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  1. 17 points
    Hi everyone. This is an email from Cheryl, Don's wife, with an update on his condition as of this morning. Nothing to new to report. Don is on surgical standby for ankles which means everyday they assess if Don is ready for surgery. This might go on for a few days before surgery actually occurs. Back brace will be put on today if pain can be tolerated. Once brace is on Don will hopefully be able to sit up a bit. Blood work is good, which means his body is doing the right things to heal. Everyone says Don will recover but it will be a long tough road. Likely once he is stable, Don will be transferred to Calgary rehab hospital (we hope) or possibly Vancouver. No idea on timeline yet. Thanks Cheryl Ps thank you, thank you to everyone for cards and cash. Don was overwhelmed. Don is calling the car club his support team. I hadn't stopped to think what his rescue was like, til I met Jeff. Thanks isn't enough but thanks to all who were involved.
  2. 13 points
    Hi All, Just a note to thank everyone who has been thinking about me! The last surgery has been completed, back brace is on, I have casts on both legs and one arm, so now I am on the long slow road to recovery. I expect to make a full recovery over the next year. l expect to be a patient at HSC in Winnippeg for the next few weeks while I recover and rehabilitate. Then I will be sent back West for more recovery. As of today there is no exact plan for when I will be leaving HSC. In the meantime people have been asking if they can visit me. The best way to set up a time to visit is to text my wife Cheryl at 204.960.3601 ahead of time to check availability, and plan on keeping visits short. The Docs in this hospital are taking a lot of my time with tests etc but I would be happy to share some of my spare time with you. A lot of people have been asking me when I will be racing next. I am not sure what the answer is. I will need to take a break from racing, and I am not sure how long I will be away. Thanks -Don
  3. 11 points
    We're do you start? Folks, this event is the highlight of my year! I absolutely cannot believe all of the effort so many people put into this event and it gives me chills when I see it all come together successfully every year. Thanks to Matt's team for putting on such a tightly run operation. Al for organizing the tire banding session to make us all feel more comfortable on the track. The volunteers for marshaling and setting up the track facility. Greg' s team for the amazing meat lovers dinner. The wine and beer sponsors were a very nice touch. Dyrk's team for stepping up as the main sponsor for the 21 st time. All of the club sponsors. Helmut' s team for helping out with organizing the event. The officials who have to find a balance between friendship and being the voice of reason. Spencer and Ian for the entertainment and acurrate commentating. Damon for lending the PA system. Timing and scoring personnel. Thanks to all of the drivers and families who made a special trip out to our world famous track. We love having new faces to bond with. And a personal thanks to Damon Hill who converted my car from carbs to fuel injection and lent me his injectors for the last two races as a Hail Mary attempt to solve our last gremlin in the system. It was a success!
  4. 10 points
    Just because some individuals are violating the public health order does not mean the WSCC will follow suit. The club will not put itself at risk of fines, penalties and bad publicity by violating the public health order. We want to spend that money in improving our facility, not paying fines. Until the public health order is lifted, this is the situation we find ourselves in and we will continue to structure our events in accordance with the provincial government's requirements.
  5. 9 points
    After the first month I am through the worst of it. But there will be many months of work ahead of me before i am walking around like normal. Thanks to all for your kind words and visits. The safety equipment was literally a lifesaver in this crash, especially the hans device which saved my neck and the roll cage that kept the car from being crushed. I cant overstate the importance of making sure your safety equipment is good every time you drive on the track, even if the chance of a crash is unlikely. I would also recommend using a full face helmet instead of an open face. I was using an open face helmet but in retrospect that was a bad decision and it was only luck that allowed me to escape serious facial injuries in a violent crash. Thanks again to the corner workers, paramedics, fire department, and stars who were organized and responded to my crisis. It is so important to be ready for a crash and they all did a great job. My spirits are good as i continue my recovery. The staff at HSC is great and the support i have received from so many has been encouraging. Thank you all! Don
  6. 7 points
    What an amazing start to our season! Great weather, great people, great competition, and great cars. Thanks to all that helped put these events together on short notice! Here's my best run from Saturday: https://youtu.be/xugqZzUixvQ Check out that slide through the chute at 0:43! Here's my best from Sunday: https://youtu.be/LDY0Hh8k7qY I'd love to see other's videos here too! See you back at St. Andrews airport on June 13 & 14!
  7. 7 points
    Hey All, Thanks for making the trip out today! It was feeling a bit chilly by the end of the day, but the racing was intense!! I am always a bit freaked out on the morning of any event, I never know who is going to be there until right before we start. But I cannot tell you enough how relieved I am when I start seeing the familiar cars rolling in, just like you did again this morning. From the little grey Civic to the big brown van, and everything in between, I am thrilled to see you come join us for the day. We had a really good turnout, and we even had people doubled up in most places, which is awesome! I'm going to try to figure out a way to maybe get an early sign up of some sort rolled out, so that I can get a better idea of how many of you might be coming out for the day. But I need to start with finding you the best way through my keyboard. I could start a list here on the Forum before an event, or I've been told there is a possibility of signing up on MSR in a Volunteer section, like the racers do. I believe this has been done before. Any thoughts or opinions on this? Please post up and I will do my best to figure something out that works easily for all of us. Then maybe I can get some sleep the night before, and you guys won't have to see me hurt myself doing backflips in the pit area because I'm so happy to see you on the morning of the event. You guys are awesome, and I have a hard time thanking you enough for the hours that you all put in at every event. Especially when it's out on a frozen lake somewhere, and the wind keeps biting you in the face. Dason
  8. 7 points
    As the Rolex 24hr is coming up this weekend, I figured I would re-visit this topic and provide addition insight into what really happens during the Rolex 24 race weekend. A common misconception about any 24hr race, is that the crew needs to be alert and awake for 24hrs straight. Certain crew members such as mechanics are only required during pit stops so they will often sleep between stops. The time between stops varies for each class in IMSA since each class burns a full tank of fuel at different rates to ensure that under green flag running, there are not multiple classes pitting at the same time. In the GTD class, time between stops from a full to near-empty tank can be anywhere from 50-65 minutes. IMSA positions teams from different classes beside each other on pit lane in an effort to maximize the chance of having clear pit box entry and exit for drivers. If there is a full-course yellow (FCY) and the safety car is dispatched, pit lane will only be open to specific classes following the order of DPi/LMP2 then GTLM/GTD. The opening and closing of pit lane to specific classes under FCY safety car is controlled by the race director over the race control radio channel. For other crew members such as the engineers and crew chief, the Rolex 24 is closer to 36hrs than 24. Teams arrive at the track around 6am on race day to complete final vehicle checks, spares preparation and pit equipment servicing. The race starts at 1:40pm and provided your vehicle makes it the entire 24hrs to Sunday afternoon, you need to tear down and pack up your pit lane and garage setups and vacate the track by 5:30pm on Sunday. The fact that a 24hr race is significantly more than just 24hrs was the biggest eye-opener to me last year and made me gain even more respect for teams who make it look so easy. A lot can happen in a 24hr period regarding position changes on track and teams who have been more than a lap down at some point in the race have come back to win. As important as outright pace is to maintaining or gaining track position, I learned early in the season last year that the easiest and most effective way of passing a car ahead of you is by fuel saving. Through saving fuel, if you pit on the same lap as the car ahead of you, there is a significant chance that you burned less fuel than them. While filling the tank back to full, you require less fuel and thus less time in your pitbox. Often the ability to fuel save while setting competitive lap times is what differentiates the best drivers from the mediocre ones. The most common strategy for fuel saving is lifting off of the throttle early and coasting into braking zones after high speed sections of track. Drag force is equivalent to the square of air speed so the faster the car is going, the greater the "braking" effect caused by aerodynamic drag will be. Remarkably, a good portion of IMSA documents are accessible by the general public. For timing reports, weather reports, official schedules, team briefing slides and other race event-specific documents see the following: http://results.imsa.com/notice-board.html. For technical bulletins regarding regulations and BoP tables see the following: https://competitors.imsa.com/102019/2020-technical-bulletins.
  9. 7 points
    If you are reading this, you are into motorsports. At least a little bit. Welcome, you are in the right place! Maybe you have been out to a race event at some point, even just to hang back and watch the action. In the summer, hearing the screaming engines and squealing tires, or maybe kicking up a cloud of dust. In the winter, watching the cars get sideways, fighting for traction, and throwing up massive rooster tails of snow. You have to wonder, how do people actually get into this adrenaline rush? Maybe you have a car, and maybe you are the next great racer waiting to get started. You can get through all of the proper channels and hop right into full out competition. Maybe you are already a racer, but you broke a part and you are done for the weekend, or you just want to take some time off from racing. But maybe, you just want to get a closer look at the action, and you don’t know where to start. We can help you with that too. We are officially one race weekend into the 2020 season. With the second Ice Racing weekend coming up soon, February 1st and 2nd at the Lake Shirley Ski Pond, to be exact. There are a couple of things that are always guaranteed. There will be action. There will be cars flying around a challenging track. There will be volunteers needed, and this is a major part of what keeps our club running smoothly at every event. So here is your chance to be part of our team. As a Volunteer Track Worker for the WSCC, the only major ask is that you are at least 16 years of age, and that you are willing to help out in any way needed, on any days that work best for you to join us. This is a very unique opportunity to learn about how things work behind the scenes. There are lots of important skills to pick up, and you will receive “on the spot” training for any of the tasks involved. You could be stationed on a corner of the track, learning the radio or communicating flags to the drivers. You could be working the Gate, smiling and welcoming our traffic and spectators and signing some waivers. You could be on the Grid, helping get everybody set up where they are supposed to be, based on their race group. Last but not least, this is the closest you can get to the track, without being the actual race driver. And it is absolutely free. If that doesn’t sound interesting enough, let me mention some of the perks of being a Volunteer. If you are helping us out, we will cover your lunch for the day. There are opportunities for some free time on the track in your own car, usually at the end of a race event. You could even get enough time built up that you could have your club membership paid for the next year. And you will get to meet many awesome, experienced, helpful people and race drivers as well. This is a very positive environment, and as a Volunteer, you are offered the best seats in the house for the action on the track, nobody is closer to the action than we are. If you would like to help us out, please send me your info, and I will get you started. Consider me your guy, I will help you any way I can! See you at the track! Dason Wowk Volunteer Director 204-291-7728 justaviperguy@gmail.com
  10. 7 points
    The Aficionado for October 2019 with banquet and AGM details, SCCA Nationals experience, HPDE annual review, 2020 Ice Racing and more. Aficionado_2019_10.pdf
  11. 6 points
    Here is the latest with stories from the winter and updates on the upcoming season. Let us know if you have additional stories, updates or corrections. Thanks Aficionado 2020-2.pdf
  12. 6 points
    Hey Everyone, I have been watching this section for a really long time and truth be told, this might be my favorite stuff to read. But I have to say, all I can hear are crickets chirping in here, for quite some time now. Forums in general have been pretty quiet since we all got hooked on Facebook, Instagram or whatever else might be at the tips of our fingers with just a swipe today. This section in particular hasn't seen much activity in some years, and I think it is one of the more "fun" places to do some reading. I am hopeful that maybe there are still quite a few of you who come in here and might want to see something new. So short story long, I'm interested in chirping too, if anybody wants to listen. It is no joke that the World feels a bit upside down at the moment. It's like a scene from "I am Legend" if you are still lucky enough to be driving to work these days, except the potholes are deeper. Nobody has any idea when we will all get back to our version of "normal". But who needs normal anyways? So here I am. My absolute favorite thing about this club is our people, and there are so many different worlds coming together it blows my mind. Every single event brings such a variety of vehicles, driving styles, and attitudes. It would be next to impossible to showcase every single member, but I think it would be an intriguing challenge to try to touch on as many familiar faces/grilles as I can. I believe this also helps in the long run with people just getting to know each other. In my experience, after you attend a few events, you start to recognize the cars, and especially if you are out on the track with them, you end up talking and getting to know them a little bit. This could possibly become a slightly less adrenaline filled version of that same excitement. This is just an idea in my head of course, but please let me know if there is any interest in something along these lines. Dason
  13. 6 points
    Dason, thank you for being who you are. You've already made a positive change in the volunteer world. I am so happy you said "Yes!" when I asked you to consider this new position. And to start your list for the Gimli weekend coming up March 7 & 8, I'll be there both days. Others can sign on here to make Dason's night-before-the-event sleep more peaceful. Scott
  14. 6 points
    Here is our first Aficionado for the the new decade! Thank you Mia for pulling this all together! If you have story ideas, pictures or comments please send them our way so we can keep making it better. Aficionado 2020 1.pdf
  15. 6 points
    I had the chance to make it out for a few hours last Sunday. Here is the photo album link from it. https://www.flickr.com/gp/40991851@N03/a8Xn26
  16. 6 points
    Hey Volunteers, I just want to say thank you for coming and helping out in Beausejour this past weekend. We started the season out on a cold one, but I feel like everything went really smoothly, so great job everyone! That was a really neat setup, I had never actually been out there before this event. We get back to normal at the next event without all the nice heated facilities, but it will be a lot of excitement as always. I will post up again before the next one, just to help everyone stay up to date on information. And as a quick heads up, I will be looking for more volunteers next time around as there will be more stations to be filled. If you have any questions or anything, please feel free to reply, and I will throw my phone number at the bottom if you would rather text me. Thanks again for donating your time! See you on the ice, Dason Wowk Volunteer Director 204-291-7728
  17. 6 points
    What great day we had yesterday in Beausejour! Thank you Darin and Mat, all the instructors and volunteers that came out on a cold day so we could have some fun on the ice (and learn few things too)! The venue was great with the figure-8, slalom course and of course the big wide oval (which I needed most of to get around the corners). I now have a much greater appreciation for the skill the ice racers have as they blast around a course at full speed. Thanks again and good luck to all the ice racer this season! Brad
  18. 6 points
    A few more tidbits of information to share while watching the on-board live streams tonight: The additional lights that you see mounted on the GT cars for night races are actually referred to as "apex lights" and are angled outwards so while braking in a straight line, the apex of the corner is illuminated. While not highly effective at Daytona, they are incredibly useful for the after-dark portions of the Sebring 12hr and Road Atlanta 10hr races. The GTD cars actually have driver air conditioning systems installed that either blow air at the driver, into their helmet, at their back or all of the mentioned. In the Porsche, the system had varying intensities from completely off to being on all the time. The most commonly run position during hot weather was the "performance" setting which would engage the A/C compressor clutch only when under the throttle pedal position was below a certain threshold. Similar engine performance favouring logic is used for battery charging as well. If the battery state of charge (SOC) is below a certain amount, then the alternator would always be engaged. If the SOC is at 100% or close to it, the alternator would not engage at all and if the SOC is just below full-capacity, the alternator would only engage under braking. Electrical failures do happen and sometimes the crew will loose radio communication with the driver. At tracks were crew members can access the front straight wall from across pit lane, IMSA allows the usage of signs to communicate with the driver. Our protocol was that as long as the car was functioning mechanically sound, the driver was to stay out until the low fuel alarm came on. The fuel system in the car is designed such that you can only see the exact level of the last 6L of fuel in the central collector. The cell has 4 pumps (one in each corner) that feed a central collector at the top of the tank. It is in this collector that the level sensor is located and from here that two high-pressure fuel pumps (one primary and one spare) feed the engine. In the Porsche 911 GT3R, the 6L capacity was enough for at least 2 full green-flag laps at every track we competed at. The car also has selective engine maps that vary how rich/lean the engine runs. Under FCY behind the safety car, the driver would use map 0 which is the most lean and under normal running would use map 3. Map 4 is the richest and is only used when an opportunity to pass is present. The last 6L in the fuel cell are all that really matter when it comes to knowing exact fuel level. The car does have a fuel-flow meter installed so we were able to keep track of how much fuel had been burned since the last fueling. The ECU also outputs fuel usage data based upon injector duty cycle for where the engine is operating within the loaded engine calibration and fuel maps. It is nearly impossible to mount a level sensor in the fuel cell to measure the entire level because of capacity blocks that have to be added to ensure cell capacity matches the specified amount as outlined by the BoP tables. The fuel cell has a full capacity of 120L but the car typically has to run in the 94L capacity range. The fuel rig in pit lane has load cells attached to it so we know exactly how much fuel was put in the car at each pit stop. Even when the car is filled in the paddock for practice sessions, it is common practice to measure fuel capacity by weight and not outright volume. This leads to my next point, one of the most over-looked positions on an endurance racing team is that of the fueler. The IMSA BoP mandates that GTD cars cannot fill an empty car to full during a pit stop quicker than 40s. A typical 4-tire change takes no longer than 20s so the remainder of the pit stop is dependent on the fuel going in the car. If the fueler does not plug the head in perfectly straight or bobbles it slightly, the flow will be disrupted significantly and slow the rate of fuel passage to the car. Another massively over-looked position is that of the tire guy. Though he may not be any of the mechanics going over the wall to actually put the tires on the car, the tire guy is responsible for ensuring their preparation. Each set that comes off the car needs to have their balancing weights removed, cleaned and inspected for any cracks or damage. They then are taken to a designated area where Michelin technicians are set up to dismount the used tires, mount new ones then balance them. Tire pressures are highly critical to vehicle performance and tire longevity, especially on the Daytona banking. Pure nitrogen is used in the tires to ensure repeatable pressure ramp-up and maintenance since target hot pressures need to be accurate within 0.15 psi. The mounted tires from Michelin are purged of whatever pressurized gas is put in them then the tire guy fills them with nitrogen from one of our own tanks. The pressures are always set higher than required, then bumped down a lap or two prior to the car coming in to pit. This is because the engineer may call for a change in cold pressures based upon driver feedback or change in ambient weather conditions.
  19. 6 points
    Wow, what an amazing event! Cool cars everywhere, fun courses, ludicrous grip. Here's my fastest scratch time, would have been 0.9 out of the class lead: Cone hit on left side at 0:40. Now on to day 2 action! Still sitting 7th of 16 in CM, in striking distance of the trophies. Courses close for walking at 7:35 AM. LOL, our local crew might die if we did that.
  20. 5 points
    Here are my best runs Saturday: Sunday:
  21. 5 points
    Thank you Randy's Towing for delivering stacked tires twice, one unstacked batch of tires to my shop and bringing a donor car to GMP for extrication demonstration purposes this weekend. Cheers AL
  22. 5 points
  23. 5 points
    Here's my fastest time 56.338. Not very happy with the first half and didn't take the line I wanted going back through the wall. I really like this course, simple and fun.
  24. 5 points
  25. 5 points
    Nice idea, but way too short to change for the 7th! How about 'bring-a-friend'? One entry fee covers two people. One of them must be new to autoslalom.
  26. 4 points
    So Covid-19... social distancing...etc etc etc. But does it all mean that a WSCC spring drive is out of the question as well? Obviously we'd all be in our own cars for the drive. Plus, several other groups around town have had their own cruises. Since racing season is postponed, surely there are some of you itching to take your cars for a spin. Why couldn't we organize a drive? (hopefully nobody bites my head off for even asking...)
  27. 4 points
    We would not ban anyone because of their home location. It has nothing to do with who is from where. We welcome all comers, the more definitely the merrier. It is ... #1.) The Federal and Provincial government rules/guidelines that we are bound to abide by #2.) The local municipality that actually owns the land controls our entry to the facility. We are not even allow on site to do any maintenance yet. All of our scheduled race meets are being planned tentatively for now, according to legislation and state of emergency powers the government has enacted.
  28. 4 points
    I decided to start with a general overview and will create more detailed posts about specific parts of the car. All IndyCars use an "identical" carbon fibre monocoque that was designed and manufactured by Dallara. I say "identical" because there is a decent amount of manufacturing tolerance differences from chassis to chassis. Also, if a chassis has been involved in a wreck, it can be repaired and put back into use. It goes without saying though, that the repairs would never result in a composite chassis behaving the same as brand new. For our team, each car number entry has 2 chassis, one primarily for road course events and the other for ovals. The powerplants are 2.2L twin-turbo V6 direct injection engines and each team has the option to sign engine leases with one of two manufacturers, Honda or Chevrolet (we use Honda). Every team car entry has an engine calibration engineer tied to them and they are not allowed or even able to start the engine without the calibration engineer being present. The gearbox housing and internals are supplied by Xtrac and is a true transaxle to which the rear suspension completely bolts to. The front and rear suspension layouts are both double-wishbone pushrod activated setups with 3rd members both front and rear. Unlike some prototype cars, such as LMP3, LMP2 etc., IndyCar does not allow any dampening on the 3rd member so only bump stops and/or springs are used. Our shop has a small office space up front that has an engineering office that fits 6 of us, each car entry has a head engineer, assistant engineer and a data/electronics engineer. The main shop has 2 primary work bays, a sub-assembly area, pit-stop practice area, fabrication corner, paint booth, setup plate, secondary vehicle work area and a storage mezzanine above the fabrication corner. Each work bay is controlled by the respective crew chief for each car number. There is a primary front-end mechanic, primary rear-end mechanic and each have a secondary mechanic who helps them. The subassembly area is where the gearboxes are cleaned, inspected, serviced and assembled in addition to the axles, brakes and uprights. One mechanic is solely responsible for the gearboxes and another for the axles, brakes and uprights. We do have a magnaflux machine to inspect any wear parts that we are responsible for, that being anything other than the engine. The pit-stop practice area is a fairly basic setup with wooden boxes made to emulate a pit-box wall. The vehicle used for the practices is an old chassis that has been outfitted with an electric golf cart motor and batteries. The air lines for the air-jack wand and wheel guns have sensors on them and interface with a video system for instant playback and review of practice runs that show exact performance of individuals. The fabrication corner is fairly basic with a vertical band saw, drill press, cold saw, tig welder and table, 3-axis manual mill, manual lathe, bench grinder, belt sander and a downdraft table. Simple metal fabrication will be done in-house, but a good majority is completed by local companies since we do not have enough manpower to dedicate solely to fabrication. We do have a full-time painter and body assembler who are responsible for ensuring proper fitment of all body parts, the body assembler is also responsible for assembling and repairing all of the wings and floors. I should also mention that the other data engineer and myself share a workbench where we take care of any electrical and wire harness assembly required.
  29. 4 points
    One does wonder why Manitoba rates are so low in the first place. Perhaps it is because social distancing and other preventative measures were implemented before the virus got a strong foothold? It is easy to have this narrow frame of mind when you are in your 20s or 30s but there are family members of most of the competitors that are not in that age group or have some kind of immune system deficiencies. The death rate for Canada from the flu is somewhere between 500 and 1500 for an average reporting year. Canada has 4400 + deaths for the first 5 months of this outbreak. I'm guessing people here are orphans with no immune deficiencies or relatives 40 +? Don't get me wrong, this is putting a damper on all our social activities not to mention our financial positions. But just think if we maintained this kind of an attitude from the start, would we be like QC or Ontario? Currently we are not .. at the moment. I am pretty sure we all would like to keep it that way. Also would you like to be the one that is financially responsible for any health issues or fatalities caused by gathering too soon just for a past time activity?
  30. 4 points
  31. 4 points
    Here are my pictures from the WSCC/Manitoba Subaru winter track day in February to help you get through some days while you're stuck inside. https://www.flickr.com/photos/40991851@N03/albums/72157713560073906
  32. 4 points
    Scott all your kind words are mirrored by the rest of us, and even back at you. Thanks for spending your birthday standing in the cold to make weekends like this happen. Thank you Dason, We really appreciate all you have done, and everyone that has been out to support ice race this year. Ice Race runs on volunteer fuel, this year we have been burning premium. Sometimes the group is small, but the quality is always there.
  33. 4 points
    Please advise of any suspected discrepancies and they will be addressed ASAP.
  34. 4 points
    With big thanks to Wayne S. Both videos are now on YouTube. 1982 Canadian Road Race of Champions, Gimli Motorsport Park https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O8zkE9LBlZk Or you can skip directly to the Full grid .mFormula Ford Race with this link.: https://youtu.be/O8zkE9LBlZk?t=1038 1982 National Autoslalom Day https://youtu.be/AEjhdKst8bM
  35. 4 points
    April 25th - Track Day #1 - Season Opener & Work Party April 29th - HPDE Classroom Session May 1st - Track Day #2 May 2 / 3rd - HPDE Competition Licensing School May 22nd - Track Day #3 May 23 / 24th - Race Event # 1 June 19 - Track Day # 4 June 20 -21st - Race Event #2 July 17th - Track Day #5 July 18 / 19th - Race Event # 3 August 14th - Track Day #6 August 15 / 16th - Race Event # 4 August 28th - Track Day #7 August 29 / 30th - Race Event # 5 Sept 25th - Track Day #8 & WCTAC Test and Tune September 26 / 27th - Inaugural Western Canadian Time Attack Championship Race Weekend
  36. 4 points
    Sunday was a fun event, and one of my best events thus far! The track was suited well to my car. Ignore the speedo in the video Best in health to everyone! See you all in 2020.
  37. 4 points
    My 1st and fastest run. Car had beautiful rotation right out of the box, I pushed too hard all the following runs. And my fails Anyone else have grip that seems to come and go in the wet at Gimli? It sort of shudders when sliding and then catches and upsets the car. Excited to try Gimli in the dry, and trying to pick up some pointers from @MRS Joe !
  38. 4 points
    Sorry about the audio, I have a bit of play in the mount and it seems like it decided to focus on that. Stupid knock offs! My fastest clean run And my last run where I managed to tip a cone at station 4. Over-driving a bit....4 wheel slide into the south pivot.
  39. 4 points
    Agreed, it was fun to see the 204 Gaijin group out! The group I spoke with seemed to have fun, good people too! Here's my fastest clean: And my fastest dirty (still not fast enough to catch Allan or the faster Corey)
  40. 4 points
    No video because I'm an idiot and got my camera all prepped just to leave it on the couch this morning. I just wanted to say that I really enjoyed todays course. It didn't drive like it walked, and the fast pinches over the painted Xs were a blast. Whoever's idea it was to have a car club be featured at an event should also be congratulated, seems like a great way for newcomers to experience the sport within the comfort of your usual friend group.
  41. 4 points
    Huge shout-out to Ben for building such a Frankenstein of a Civic and setting his best ever finish in it. Years of development to get to this point, congrats! Also a big thank you for letting me co-drive it in anger today! Ben's 55.309: Since I literally don't have a clean run to share, I've compiled several spins and close calls in a blooper reel. Funnest worst runs ever!
  42. 4 points
    Here's my run. Daiten's run And a bonus clip of Daiten spinning out on his first run
  43. 4 points
    I just want to take a moment and say thank you to everyone today helping during the hotlaps. Whether you stood at the grid, or at any of the flagging points, I appreciate your commitment today. I am entirely aware that often I was the only one out on the track for numerous laps, and I realize that because of me you had to stand in the sun (and even more so, in the rain). You could have easily short-flagged the sessions and allowed yourself some reprieve - instead you kept watching my sorry little ass driving around and around and around. I truly appreciate you giving me the opportunity to rack up the laps today. People must be crazy if they don't see the value in a hotlapping day... Thanks again! ...now where to do I send my fuel bill for reimbursement? ;-)
  44. 4 points
    Here's my fastest clean run, I've bleeped out my swears stupid bumps...
  45. 4 points
    Please see attached schedules. Hoping to see a massive turn out for this one! Registration link below! https://www.motorsportreg.com/events/wscc-open-track-weekend-event-4-road-course-gimli-motorsports-park-078653 July 6th & 7th - Track Day Weekend - Timed Run Schedule.pdf July 6th & 7th - Track Day Weekend Schedule.pdf
  46. 3 points
    Open Track Weekend #1 June 20-21st Gate Opens @ 9:00am All attendees must have valid annual memberships prior to registering @ wsccracing.com Online registration goes live at Noon on Friday June 5th. Please read all detailed event info listed within the MSR event page. All future events are TBA.
  47. 3 points
    Fantastic idea Dason. To Matt Corrie. Back in the day I was dealing with a similar problem for a different reason and changed my diff to put my revs where I could use them in 5 and in 7/8. My car had a power band from about 5000 to 8500 but was pretty sluggish below 5. You can make a spreadsheet with all your different gear ratios and tire sizes included. In my case I knew what speed I needed to get down to to make corner 5 so I picked a final drive ratio that would put me just over 5000 in second coming out of 5. I was losing a couple of car lengths with the stock ratio and this eliminated that problem. Not enough for a pass on that back straight but since it worked the same in 7/8 I could set up passes on the front straight coming out of 8 or 9 or whatever it was. Yes, it was a rotary. Scott
  48. 3 points
    Registrants were confused by the description on MSR. Many drivers admitted they had selected the wrong corner. In any case I believe the “vote” may become a standard addition to all track day registration pages.
  49. 3 points
    Had a great time on Saturday, sadly couldn't make it on Sunday. Really liked the course design and I feel that the 6 runs worked pretty well. 70.241 raw - 56.965 PAX
  50. 3 points
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