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  1. 4 points
    Saturday Schedule: * No lunch break today so bring a sandwich or eat before you come out. **All track users must be WSCC members, $60 TNT/Lapping fee paid to registration via cash or cheque with entry form, or prepay at MotorSportsReg.com. Bring a printed copy of the Event Receipt if registering online. $10 daily memberships if you are not an annual member (payable with your entry fee at the track). Laps only, no qualifying sessions. 10:00 workers meeting 10:15 driver's meeting - Driver’s will need to know where to stage - Track Direction - Track Exit - Hot pit if it exists - Reminder track is hot at 10:30. Be ready. Lapping schedule: 10:30 to 15:30 15 mins Studded 15 mins RTI and Street Cars 15 mins Studded 15 mins RTI and Street Cars Repeat until 15:30, break midday for plowing if required. If there are no studded cars running, then organizers may skip that group and rotate through other groups that are good to go. 15:30 - track is shut down for the day and we thank the Volunteers for their hard work. Sooner if there is no cars left. Sunday Schedule: 09:30 - worker meeting 09:45 - driver meeting Red Trailer (make sure you are here) 10:00 Practice and Track is Hot Studded practice 15 mins Rubber practice 15 mins Studded practice 15 mins Rubber practice 15 mins 11:00 LUNCH 12:00pm NOON (12 mins Rubber, 8 to 10 mins Studded) Studded Race 1 Rubber Race 1 Studded Race 2 Rubber Race 2 Studded Race 3 Rubber Race 3 Ballet of the Plow (if required) Studded Race 4 Rubber Race 4 Studded Race 5 Rubber Race 5 Studded Race 6 Rubber Race 6 16:00 Finish (approx) Track is closed.
  2. 3 points
    Event1 - January 6, 2019 - Lake Shirley Studded: #09 - 3, 3, 2, 1, 0, 5 = 14 #20 - 2, 1, 0, 2, 1, 1 = 7 #55 - 5, 5, 3, 5, 3, 3 = 24 #80 - 1, 2, 1, 3, 2, 2 = 11 Rubber: #08 - 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1 = 6 #11 - 7, 7, 7, 7, 7, 7 = 42 #40 - 5, 5, 3, 3, 3, 5 = 24 #79 - 3, 3, 5, 5, 5, 3 = 24 #88 - 2, 2, 2, 2, 2, 2 = 12
  3. 3 points
    We can mark this as sold... for now... safely tucked away in the trailer. Maybe it gets put back up after the zx10, flatshifter, nitrous, some carbon fibre, new wings, a bunch of hours, and (at least) one hilarious autocross outing. I look forward to seeing if I can make it as ridiculous as Gord would have. Gary
  4. 2 points
    The days leading up to the race were pretty hectic and we didn't have much of a chance to relax before the green flag dropped. Porsche had a 35+ page manual of updates that had to be completed on the car in addition to the typical race weekend prep and setup optimization. On top of all that, we had a coolant leak from the gearbox heat exchanger during the last practice session that required dropping the gearbox to fix. The middle picture is my view during all on-track sessions. I use my laptop screen to run a software connected to the live timing feed and also have a direct connection to messaging with race control and timing and scoring. The screen right in front of me is an extension from my laptop and displays the telemetry feed from the car. Our telemetry uses connection to a 4G cell network to broadcast its information so typically at the start of the race when everyone is posting on social media our connection does not work. The screen to the left of me is the live TV feed of the race and the screen to the right of me is an array of all the cameras around the track in live time. We access these TV feeds from coax bulkheads installed in pit lane which also includes channels displaying weather information, radar and timing.
  5. 2 points
    Michael Schumacher - Immortal (The Youtube Video). (Image above: Ferrari F2004, Wikipedia) Michael Schumacher is known by many as the greatest racing driver in human history. I have to admit the video below has been made brilliantly and it's worth watching. Schumacher began his career with Eddie Jordon who brought him into Formula 1. Schumacher later joined Ferrari and went to become the greatest driver ever in Formula 1 history by becoming a seven time Formula 1 World Champion by 2004. I grew up watching this great man and I will never forget the memories he made while driving for Ferrari. To all car fans on here. Here is the YouTube video below of the great Michael Schumacher: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I5ahkfc1kKg
  6. 2 points
    Hello all, The annual WSCC Awards Banquet will be held, Saturday October 26th, at the fabulous Clarion Hotel! Thank You Chris
  7. 2 points
    Sweet! I guess I'm digging my car out from under all the snow.
  8. 2 points
    WHAT: WSCC Ice Race Event 2 WHERE: Beausejour, MB on the Canadian Power Toboggan Championship “CPTC” one half mile ice oval. WHEN: January 19-20, 2019. Lapping on Saturday, Racing (Studded and Rubber classes) on Sunday. Schedule for each day will be posted below. Registration is open on MSR until 23:59 January 18, 2019. https://www.motorsportreg.com/events/2019-wscc-ice-race-event-2-ctpc-oval-winnipeg-sports-car-club-776018 CPTC is located South East of Beausejour, on provincial road 302, one mile South of hwy 44. For directions to the facility from where you’re at, Google "CPTC Beausejour", or click the link below. https://cptcracing.com/venue/map-directions/ Go to https://cptcracing.com/venue/facility-information/ Scroll down and you will see a map of the facility. You will enter through the gate on Pescitelli Road/Mile 77N. Participants and spectators will then drive through the pit entrance which is labelled #9 on the map. Racers, crew and officials shall park on the East side of the pit area, near track entry, all other vehicles park inside the pit area on the West side. Park appropriately and do not block access to the track entry, or East side of the pit area. The pit washroom is building #5, and will be open for racers, crew and spectators. Do not enter the facility through trackside parking entrance #20, or park in sections 17, 18, “Trackside Parking”. There is a kids racing event using this section of the facility and small track. This area is not part of the WSCC weekend. “Trackside Parking”, sections 17, 18, are now available for this event, entrance #20. Kids racing, scheduled for this section of the facility has been cancelled due to weather. Buildings 7 and 8 are heated and will be available for spectator viewing. Accommodation for 100 guests. Timing / Scoring and Race Control will be in the heated lap counters booth at the top of the grandstand, #16. Dress appropriately. "Extreme cold wind chill values for central and southern Manitoba (-35 to -45) are expected from Friday overnight/morning until Sunday afternoon (January 18 – 20, 2019)" https://weather.gc.ca/city/pages/mb-38_metric_e.html
  9. 2 points
    Thankfully when we were at the Roar we were able to use one of the garage spaces and qualified high enough to secure one for the race this week as well. It's nice having a garage to work in since it eliminates the time required to setup and take down the trailer awning, the only downside is that you have less room to work on the car. This past week we finished up all the final prep for the car, including almost an entire day of fuel drop tests to match our required BoP for the weekend for in-car tank volume and flow rate. I always had heard teams complaining about how long it takes to get their setups perfect and now I finally understand why. So many factors are at play to ensure results are repeatable: fuel level in fuel rig, length of hose, height of re-fueler, distance of car from fuel rig and of course restrictor size. Today we officially released our livery for the Rolex 24 Hours of Daytona, a very Canadian buffalo plaid. At first it started off as a joke between our team manager (Steve Bortolotti) and the Pfaff creative director (Laurance Yap) but our sponsors got on board with it and we may even be securing a sponsorship from Smoke's Poutinerie because of it.
  10. 2 points
    Just some pictures from preparing for the Roar at the start of the month. The car has been under development for a while in Europe, but the North American tracks are presenting a new challenge for Porsche so we are all learning together at this point. It has been a big help having Lars Kern as one of our drivers since he has done a lot of the development for the new car in Europe. All pictures were taken by Jordan Lenssen (https://www.instagram.com/lenssenphoto/)
  11. 2 points
    This is a sweeeet venue. Good work on this Steve. Makes a guy want to scheme to show up and race without the wife knowing. Oh, will you look at who is looking over my shoulder, "Hi Pat, how are you?", "No, not me honey, I was talking about Bill"
  12. 1 point
    I can work the booth 5:00pm to 10:00pm on the Friday and all day both Saturday and Sunday.
  13. 1 point
    We (Sarah and Darin) can do 10 to 2 Saturday. Depending on load-in time Thursday, I also might help with setup.
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    does the executive make the decision? do the incumbent class competitors vote? a combination of both? - how does this get approved?
  16. 1 point
    The dyno rule would make it easy to level the cars. Technically in PT cars should be dyno'd too because there is an absolute hp/weight ratio that overides the points. ST rules are way simpler than PT. I think all the cars could fit into ST6 as the HP limit is 160 hp and a 2.4 litre motor I believe. So an Integra should be ok too. I think we should decide as soon as possible about ST6 versus PTF/PTE to make sure we all ave time to dyno and prep, etc. How do we set up a vote like ice racing just did for the layout of Winnipeg Beach? Damon
  17. 1 point
    Updated rules in the following: Increased maximum tire sizes in Enthusiast and Limited classes to equal out classes Added Novice scoring to promote newcomers to the sport Added clarification between roll cage and rollover protection *I'm a miner not an english teacher, please overlook any spelling mistakes!
  18. 1 point
    Jordan, you can maybe play the "help the local community" angle... lol.
  19. 1 point
    Some big news today for us Canucks north of the border; all IMSA Weathertech Sportscar Challenge races will be broadcast live on the Discovery Velocity channel as well as TSN will be airing tape-delayed "cutdown" recaps from events. Of course that is on top of the live streaming that has always been available at https://imsatv.imsa.com/.
  20. 1 point
    80 had a great line today. His bash bar is completely ludicrous however...
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  22. 1 point
    This is an urgent call for corner workers for Saturday January 19th in Beausejour. 10:00am - 4:00pm Bring warm clothes, especially boots. Since you are protected by a barrier you can stand much closer to the action than we do in the summer. This makes for a great view of the racing. Please Contact @ScottMcD for more info.
  23. 1 point
    @Brian_Earl_Spilner Does not speak for everyone on here. This forum is supposed to be a welcoming place. “To bring about and foster a spirit of unity, comradeship, and sportsmanship among Members.” I personally don’t see an issue with you sharing your F1 experience. Welcome here.
  24. 1 point
    So I am pretty sure I found the location of this shot, I cropped it down a bit: My family went for a hike to the Pembina valley provincial park today. On the way home I took this portion of 201 near the provincial park: the trees are much taller now but check out the clearing of grassy arias on both sides of the other side of the valley along side of the road in the far side of the photo they are the same. in my photo you can not see the bridge at the bottom of the valley because the trees are much taller but it is there.
  25. 1 point
    I am in regular contact with Frank Mancini (member 4) and George Chapman (member 24). These are both long-time members of the sports car club and still very interested in what's going on. Frank is almost blind, somewhat deaf and definitely not on a computer. His niece could print stuff off for him if necessary. George Chapman used his work email but his secretary printed all emails so he could read them. I do not know how much office time he spends these days as he is getting on in years and retired or semi retired. I am sure there are other lifetime members in the same boat. Maybe we could collect the addresses and have the new Afficianabo editor make sure that copies of the Afficianabo get sent to these people.