Welcome to the Canadian Prairie Pylon Racing Association (CPPRA) website. We are District 3 in the NMPRA and hold contests throughout the season in Calgary, Edmonton, Medicine Hat, and Saskatoon.These contests include racing in the Quickie 500 (AMA 426) and Quarter Midget 40 (AMA 422) classes. Some of our members represent Canada at championship events around the world.

2021 Races

posted Mar 30, 2021, 9:19 AM by Kevin Umbach   [ updated Mar 30, 2021, 9:21 AM ]

The 2021 contest dates are now set with the season kicking off with a Q500 double-header in Medicine Hat June 12th, 2021. The contest registration forms are now open for each event.  

The 2020 racing season is now over!

posted Sep 19, 2020, 7:46 AM by Kevin Umbach   [ updated Sep 19, 2020, 7:47 AM ]

The season concluded with a Q500 double-header in Medicine Hat September 12-13, 2020. Congrats to the top pilots of the weekend Roy Andrassy, Jeff Martin, Ted Ellefson, and Doug Houston. It was a fun weekend with lots of close racing!

CPPRA president Randy Smith (R) presented Roy Andrassy (L) with the CPPRA Grand Champion trophy for earning the most combined points in Q500 and Q40 over the season. Congrats Roy!

Calgary Pandemic Racing

posted Jul 27, 2020, 8:47 AM by Kevin Umbach   [ updated Jul 27, 2020, 8:48 AM ]

Thanks CMPRA for hosting a great race! Contest results are posted in the Contest results section.

Calgary Contest - July 2020

posted Jun 19, 2020, 6:31 PM by Kevin Umbach   [ updated Jun 19, 2020, 6:47 PM ]

The Calgary Pylon Contest is a GO for July 25, 26th.  It will be one day Quickie 500 and one day Q40.  Contest notice to come out shortly.  Dust off your transmitter and charge your glow driver.  It’s time to race!!!!   Plan to attend now and register early! Dry camping available at the field.

To ensure success, we will have a Go/No Go decision based on registration (10 minimum) at least ten days prior to the contest.  This means pre-registration on the CPPRA website is mandatory.  There will be a second Go/No Go decision based on weather forecast about three days prior to the event.

CPPRA dues are $30.00 - Send money to Randy!

2019 season comes to a close

posted Sep 16, 2019, 6:01 PM by Kevin Umbach   [ updated Sep 17, 2019, 7:06 AM ]

The 2019 CPPRA season finished with a Q500 doubleheader hosted by the Medicine Hat R/C Club.

Congratulations to Roy Andrassy for being this years top pilot for accumulating the most points in Q500 and Q40.

Calgary Pylon Race 2019

posted Jul 29, 2019, 7:56 PM by Kevin Umbach

The first contest of the season is now over. Thanks to the Calgary Miniature Pylon Racing Association club for hosting a well organized event. The top pilots of the weekend were:
Q500 ClassQ40 Class
1st. Kevin Umbach (St. Albert)1st. Doug Houston (Calgary)
2nd. Roy Andrassy (Calgary)2nd. Roy Andrassy (Calgary)
3rd. Hank Kauffmann (Calgary)3rd. Allan Umbach (St. Albert)

Calgary Contest Registration is Open

posted Jul 2, 2019, 11:31 AM by Kevin Umbach

Registration for the Calgary contest July 27 & 28, 2019 is now open. Get yourself registered and see you there! For full details, see the contest announcement.

Edmonton Race Cancelled

posted Jun 20, 2019, 6:36 PM by Kevin Umbach

Due to poor weather and field conditions, the race in Edmonton June 22-23, 2019 has been cancelled. Thanks to everyone who signed up to compete, it was shaping up to be a great kickoff to the season! 

Next race is in Calgary, July 27-28, 2019.

2018 End of Season

posted Sep 13, 2018, 4:05 PM by Kevin Umbach

The 2018 CPPRA season wound up in Saskatoon on September 8th, 2018. Thanks to the Hub City Radio Control Flyers for hosting the year end race, BBQ, and annual general meeting. 

The CPPRA Grand Champion is Roy Andrassy. The top pilots of 2018 were:

Q500 AMA 426Q40 AMA 422
1st. Roy Andrassy (Calgary)1st. Roy Andrassy (Calgary)
2nd. Randy Smith (Calgary)2nd. Hank Kauffmann (Calgary)
3rd. Kevin Umbach (St. Albert)3rd. Doug Houston (Calgary)

For the final season points total, see Q500 results and Q40 results.

Calgary Pylon Race 2018

posted Jul 24, 2018, 7:56 AM by Kevin Umbach

The second contest of the season was held in Calgary on July 21-22, 2018. The pilots battled windy flying conditions all weekend and the pilots that came out on top were:

Q500 ClassQ40 Class
1st. Roy Andrassy (Calgary)1st. Roy Andrassy (Calgary)
2nd. Randy Smith (Calgary)2nd. Kevin Moorehouse (Calgary)
3rd. Kevin Umbach (St. Albert)3rd. Cecil Graval (Calgary)

Thank you to Calgary Miniature Pylon Racing Association and their club members for hosting the race. Special thanks goes out to the Air Cadets, their commander, and parents for helping with the race judging. 

1-10 of 78