We received a letter this morning from LP Gelinas, the man heading up the new ROK Cup Quebec championship.
Following up on his recent announcement of the series, he wanted to answer some of the frequently asked questions he’s been receiving since the announcement.
Have a question for LP about the ROK Cup Quebec? Use our comments section at the bottom of this article, and LP will answer it for you.
April 14, 2014
Dear karting enthusiasts,
I have received many calls and e-mails from you, from the newbie to the veteran in the karting world, in regards to the new ROK Cup Quebec Championship announced last week.
So, I would like to clarify some of the frequently asked questions about the new ROK Cup Quebec Championship.
Q: Why another series in Québec?
A: To offer a more affordable and alternative racing series, focussed on the drivers and their driving development.
Q: What are the exact costs for everything?
A: Bridgestone Dry Tire set: $200.00 US / $230.00 CDN + tx and recycling fees
Bridgestone Wet Tire set: $222.00 US / $255.00 CDN + tx and recycling fees
Panta Race fuel 25L drum: $105.00 CDN + tx
ELF HTX909+ Oil 1L Bottle: $24.95 CDN +tx
Q: What will be the costs next year? Do we have to buy another engine?
A: A new engine will not be required, unless you change classes. The series will offer an engine rebuild package, 10 entries, 5 sets of tires for a special price, or everything “a la carte”.
Q: Can I use the same chassis for the ROK Cup as I do for my Rotax?
A: Of course! The engine will mount on all CIK approved chassis. Micro and Mini-ROK will utilize the smaller cadet size chassis. Junior/Senior/Masters will use full size chassis and ROK Shifter will use a shifter chassis.
Q: Will ROK CUP be always at PSL Montreal?
A: For 2014, all events will be at PSL Montreal, but we have plans to expand the series for 2015 to travel the province of Quebec.
Q: How many races next year?
A: In 2015, the format will have 10 races spread over 5 events like the ROK Cup USA program.
Q: Is the series open to all chassis brands, drivers and race teams?
A: Yes, the ROK engines can be mounted on any CIK approved chassis and the championship is open to all competitors and race teams.
Q: Will there be an engine rental program available so I can try it before I buy it?
A: We are hoping to have a short supply of engines for each class available for rental for those looking to try before they buy. These will be available on a first come, first serve basis so those interested are asked to inquire immediately.
Q: Will there be a ROK advisor to help answer me with any questions I may have during the race weekend?
A: We at PSL Montreal are here to help answer any questions you may have about your Vortex ROK engine and we will be at every race to support all Rokkers.
I hope this helps, but if you have any other questions please do not hesitate to contact me!