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  1. 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.
  2. 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!
  3. 5 points
    Here are my best runs Saturday: Sunday:
  4. 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...)
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. 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?
  8. 3 points
    We look forward to all of our valued out of province participants joining us again once the province of MB has relaxed their quarantine requirements
  9. 3 points
    Paityn and I had an awesome time. I have been eagerly waiting years for when she would be old enough to co-drive with me as she only turned 16 this year and has been driving less than 6 months. Everyone was supper friendly and encouraging which really helped with her nerves. I know that she is going to give me a run for my money as she gets more experience. We think her last run would have been her fastest if she hadn't upshifted to 3rd at the north hairpin. The car is an auto and we were in manual mode but on her last run I told her to not worry about manually upshifting to 2nd the car will do it itself. However she thought at the hairpin she was in 1st and went to upshift to 2nd and as she put her foot to the floor she says "WHY'S IT NOT GOING?!?!" Myself I am so glad that I have the excuse of racing on all-season tires for why I am at the bottom of the timesheets. Damn I forgot how fast everyone is...and how poor my driving is. LOL. Regardless it was a lot of fun sliding the car around which proves you don't need anything really special to put a huge smile on your face at autoslalom.
  10. 3 points
    Not as exciting as a banana on wheels slip sliding through the course, but here's my best run from Sunday. Much more of a relaxed Sunday drive
  11. 3 points
    Chris Boettcher 6417 renewing Thanks Helix
  12. 2 points
    Thank you Rare Snake, I too am torn, I’ve spent (and will spend more) of my retirement money getting into this sport. My wife has lately gone through aggressive cancer & chemo, ending up with pulmonary embolisms, putting her into an even more vulnerable position along with her (and my) advanced age. I want to enjoy my wife, my life, and my sport (which she also supports). I chafe to get out at the track and I appreciate all the consideration and care that the members and leadership of the WSCC are taking to thread through this minefield, Thank-you! peace, David
  13. 2 points
    I know everybody is fired up to get out on the track again. Heck, I'm only 99% hooked and I would love to rip a few laps too. All I can think of these days is being with my track friends again, and enjoying the craziness. It seems like only 4 months ago, I was waving that checkered flag on a frozen lake, feeling my hands go numb from the cold. But I have to say.... I know some people don't really believe in the craziness of our current situation. And in all honesty, I question parts of it too. But I have a sick wife at home,who, along with her entire family (myself included), are absolutely terrified of what could happen to her. I am pretty crushed that I may not be able to attend our first (huge) event of the year, but I may have to stay home... just to be safe. So genuinely guys, please let us take this seriously. I want to be there for you racers, for your safety as always! Just this once, I ask that you can see this COVID shitshow through my eyes, I need to make sure I am safe too. I am beyond happy that we are ready to drop that green flag again, but I want to make damned good and sure that EVERYBODY is safe and has a good time. Dason
  14. 2 points
    I think every one of us is ready for things to go back to normal. While we are bound to follow the Provincial guidelines as an Organization and tenant at GMP let’s just ELE.
  15. 2 points
    What a great event! Thanks for pulling it together. Wonderful to see a full grids both days. Much rust, but it was a ton of fun. Looking forward to the next event Poor camera angle but ... My best run Sunday Curtis’s best run, Sunday
  16. 2 points
    Fastest run on Sunday , had two cameras but the one mounted on top didn't capture anything apparently.
  17. 2 points
    Was so happy to be back for a 2020 season, few months ago wasn't even sure we could have one! Also happy to be back in the Neon, haven't driven her in anger since 2015, appreciated all the positive comments! 2020 also makes it 10 years since I first started autocrossing. Shout out to the rookie class of 2010, Chris T and Paul S who are still at it! (if I missed anyone else, jump in too!) Saturday: Sunday:
  18. 2 points
    I renewed a batch of memberships this morning and will be doing another this evening Get your memberships in today!
  19. 2 points
    Awesome news!!! Thank you Tim and all others that made this possible!
  20. 2 points
    Starting Friday, May 22nd groups of up to 50 can gather outdoors so let's start our racing season. Global News Report
  21. 2 points
    Thanks for sitting tight. Confirmed....insurance was the last holdout and that just got submitted! May 30 and 31 are good to go and should only be cancelled under exceptional unforeseen circumstances. There will be changes...we may have gotten some things wrong and some things right...bear with us and be patient please. Make sure you read both sets of supp regs! Not everything is ready but we will get documents posted as soon as we have them (ie. waiver to print at home and bring a signed copy with you). Plan some time Friday night to do your homework as a participant. Let's go racing!
  22. 2 points
    Feel free to read it yourself. https://www.gov.mb.ca/covid19/soe.html
  23. 2 points
    Thank you Spencer and Dylan for organizing the race. It was a lot of fun to have this tight pack going around Road Atlanta. On to next week's race.
  24. 2 points
    How many of the people who intended to run the Honda race this week-end also have accounts on iRacing? If there's still technical issues with the server and Discord on Saturday I can host a session on iRacing. iRacing has a built in radio system and so we wouldn't need Discord for the race.
  25. 2 points
    Three, countem' 3, handy membership links: WSCC Membership, the main club membership, needed to participate in any track activities: https://www.wscc.mb.ca/join/ Renewals: for those that don't need to read all the preparatory membership stuff, the direct renewal link for 2020 is: http://msreg.com/wscc2020 WSCC Forum Membership, to participate in these forums, ask questions, contact members: Click on the "Sign Up" button in the top right-hand corner of this page. MotorsportsReg, we used them for all membership or event registration processes, create an account at: https://www.motorsportreg.com
  26. 2 points
    And this hits the nail on the head. It doesn't matter what anyone believes or hopes is true; The rules says no gatherings of more than 10 people. There is no room for interpretation, and the fines are steep. We'll get together to play in our cars eventually.
  27. 1 point
    You don't have a case. End of story. You aren't even a club member based on your MSR history. Why do you think you have any say in how the club operates when you haven't even supported the WSCC with a membership? I encourage you to look up the definition of self isolation - here's a link to get you started
  28. 1 point
    Quarantine Kicker Registration opens @ 12:00 PM CDT, June 5, 2020 https://wscc.motorsportreg.com/events/2020-wscc-opentrackday-1-quarantine-kicker-gimli-motorsports-park-518315
  29. 1 point
    Racing with your kids is the best! Especially the comments they make and watching them learn. And yes, definitely, it is the people in this club that make it so great. And @Magner, that Neon is still the best rotating FWD car ever! So good to see it out again! Even better was the big smile Kaela had on as she left on Sunday! Huge thanks to @Corey for letting me drive the "Banana Hammock" Saturday and even bigger thanks for not posting my slow a## runs in a car I could barely squeeze out of, I have the bruises and scratches to prove it. Good thing I can lift heavy things as I discovered I am not a lightweight on Saturday...as if I didn't know before. Special thanks to Craig for letting me recover in a German sleeper with a barcalounger style drivers seat and air conditioning on Sunday!
  30. 1 point
    So sorry, when you said documents I did not realize you where talking about the supp regs. I thought you meant the waiver and other misc paper work...…….my bad
  31. 1 point
    we will get documents posted as soon as we have them patience grasshopper...they're coming...the last piece dropped into place this afternoon so hopefully soon. Yes, we're cutting it that close and it is all because of the awesome people and volunteers we have that this can turn around as quickly as it did. For those that don't know, this crew pulled together in a week what usually takes a month or more to complete under normal circumstances. Please don't shake their hand or high five them, but do respect all the volunteers and members we have in this club!
  32. 1 point
    I wanted to set up something that might take the edge off. We have all heard of the Gimli track that has been made for Assetto Corsa but have yet to race it. I feel it appropriate to have a lawnmower race on Monday 25th after the stressful day at 8pm. Forget about cutting the grass, this ones for the title! (If anyone has trouble with downloading or knowing where to unzip the files. Please, Don't hesitate to contact me.) Gimli2019 Track - https://drive.google.com/file/d/1VurkesMws6qrYdxCc8jnGBPeI14bwGgL/view?usp=sharing (May require user to create FREE account) Honda Lawnmower - https://www.racedepartment.com/downloads/honda-racing-lawn-mower.15012/
  33. 1 point
    Date for event 2 is now corrected
  34. 1 point
    Is there an event 2? On MSR it says second event was on the 25th?
  35. 1 point
    6 runs per event is TRUE!
  36. 1 point
    Igor Cabrilo 6256 Renewing #18 again.
  37. 1 point
    For those potential buyers: I watched it race for years and it was at the sharp end of the grid on a regular basis. This car is blistering fast and professionally built and maintained - I’m actually surprised it’s on offer at this price - literally a tiny fraction of what’s been spent. Truthfully I was hoping to see it out this year but hoping the new owner can still do that. GLWS.
  38. 1 point
    Hey! We're discussing this in the discord and will try to come up with a plan so people can watch. I will make a post when we have made a more solid plan!
  39. 1 point
    (May need to copy and paste) Link to website that provides all the race information you need to keep up to date with everything going on in the eSport world for the WSCC. (I hope to have an official URL domain soon) (Please, if I am over stepping in anyway DM me letting me know and I will dial back. If the club is happy with everything the way it is I am more then happy to continue the work)
  40. 1 point
    We were part of a motocross practice at Grunthal over the weekend. 70 participants, no spectators, minors with parents. All pit stall clearly marked for distance. All forms done on line and fees paid online. All were cautioned to practice social distancing. Those who did not comply, would be asked to leave. They were also told that the possibility existed of a visit to confirm the rules were being followed. I cannot say wether or not that happened.
  41. 1 point
    I wanted to do something different. I found online, a Pikes Peak mod for Assetto Corsa. I thought it would be fun to have a time attack event for those wanting to partake. The event will take place on May 28th @ 8pm. Please, if you are wanting to partake in the event I need to know what kind of vehicle you want to use. I will then download the mod and implement it so it is usable. I can then assign the vehicle to the appropriate user. To download the track used for the event go here ----> https://drive.google.com/file/d/1gWK0evHIMJHcHDn47C77pCsysYNe0knj/view?usp=sharing
  42. 1 point
    Ian, the race is still on, there’s information on this forum about the new server. For some reason the Discord channel and the server we had been using got unplugged this week. And so most of the people that had been joining the past races got together on a new Discord and a new server. We’re racing tonight as originally planned.
  43. 1 point
    That looks pretty good! Thanks for the work you put in Gamez!
  44. 1 point
    Server is back up and running. Ready for everyone to practice for Saturdays Road Atlanta GP race. Hope to see yall there. Server name: wscc Password: wscc
  45. 1 point
    I finally completed writing a bunch of rubbish about myself. I know there are many of you out there who have interesting stories to tell and I would love to read those. Keep 'em coming ... My Story.pdf
  46. 1 point
    Thank you @Rare Snake for reviving the "WSCC Driver and Car Spotlights". This has some history to it going back several years when Alston Penlock (Tristen) set this up. It's too bad the links to the interviews and pictures don't work anymore because there were some very positive comments on how well these articles were received. I think it's a great idea to learn a little more about some of the people you bump into at the track (figuratively, not literally), but are unaware of their colourful background. I enjoyed reading your story and the background on the Viper(s). @donrolandofurioso that was an awesome write-up you provided. Fell out of my chair when I read your comment about having 21 cars by the time you were 21 years old. I Googled the German version of "autocross". Wow, that's some pretty serious stuff. And, yes, I was the one who challenged you to write the story (and darn glad I did), so I guess that means I'm on the hook for providing a story. I've gone through the family album and high school yearbooks several times, but still haven't found anything interesting that I've done in my life. A boring story, coming your way soon ...
  47. 1 point
    Well said, Sir. I feel pretty much the same, I'm bummed that I'm not out there too. But as long as this is still going on, I cannot take the risk of getting my family sick. At my house, we have stayed fairly strict with the distancing this entire time. If anyone shows up, we have a quick visit on the driveway and they're on their way. The track has become a big part of my life, it keeps me sane and I miss the excitement, but I am okay that we are at a standstill until everything is back to "normal".
  48. 1 point
    @The Contrarian I hear what you’re saying and I totally understand your frustration. But, now please let me become the Contrarian on this issue. First of all, our Club is bound by federal and provincial health regulations and must abide by Phase One restrictions, beginning May 4th, and Phase Two restrictions, beginning no earlier than June 1st. Phase One limits social and sports gatherings to a maximum of 10 people. From what I understand the restrictions apply to all venues, regardless of the venue size. I know the WSCC considers the safety and well-being of its members as it’s first priority and I’m thankful for that. If I have to miss a few events in order to minimize the spread of COVID-19, then that’s what I need to do whether I want to or not. And no matter how tiring it gets when they say … “we’re all in this together”, it’s true. I thought about your comment about Auto-crossing being no different than golfing and we should be allowed to hold our events. I’m going to offer a worse-case scenario that could actually happen during an Autoslalom event: Let's say one of our club members is Asymptomatic, feels no symptoms, but is shedding the virus. We’ll call him person “A”. Person “A” arrives and registers using the common pen and signs the registration waiver. The virus is now on the pen, the form, and the table. Person “A” unloads his vehicle and asks to borrow a tire gauge from his pit stall neighbour. Upon return of the tire gauge, the neighbour checks his tires with the infected gauge. Person “A” is gregarious and can’t help walking up and down the grid chatting with people face-to face. Person “A” is very accommodating and welcomes “ride-a-longs” during his runs. During his work stint, person “A” resets several cones with ungloved hands. During the lunch break, person “A” offers another member, who forgot his lunch, an apple and a bottle of water. Unwittingly, the other member says … “thanks so much for offering!” Yeah, right. Being the helpful, caring person, he is, person “A” offers to cleanup and put things away at the end of the event. Now he’s touched equipment that will be handled by others. Everyone who’s been “touched” by person “A” returns home to their families and then to work on Monday. Meanwhile, person “A”, is unaware of the potential harm he may have caused. On the flip-side, just about everything listed above could be prevented by implementing safety procedures and Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) on site and posting educational information prior to the event. I work for a company that is committed to the safety of their employees. They have bombarded us with daily COVID-19 updates and safety protocols. So much so, that some employees are saying … “this is overkill; Manitoba has one of the lowest infection rates, why can’t we go back to normal?” I think the answer, very simply, is that we can’t take the chance. Better to err on the side of safety, especially when we’re hearing about the “second wave” and countries like the U.S. having a death rate higher than the Vietnam war. I’m the last person that wants to give up a single event, but under these extraordinary circumstances, I feel it’s in my best interest and those around me to comply with the Phase One restrictions that limits public gatherings to 10 or fewer people. I’m also crossing my fingers that Phase Two restrictions, which will be affected by Phase One results, will allow for expanded gatherings. Otherwise, it’s wait for Phase Three in September before restrictions are lifted. I’m certainly no expert on this issue and have gathered all my information from our workplace COVID-19 health safety protocols and the Manitoba government website: https://www.gov.mb.ca/covid19/restoring/approach.html I know the WSCC Executive is monitoring the current situation and will inform the general membership as soon as the status of our 2020 season is known. I hope to see you all at the track sooner than later.
  49. 1 point
    At first viewing I recognize a couple of friends. The #35 Mini is of course Dyrk Bolger who still races a #35 Mini. I expect my now deceased friend Ron Schryer was driving either a Datsun 510 or something weird. One of the VW beetles is likely the one with the Ford small block in the back seat. Who else can name some of these or admit to being in them?
  50. 1 point
    Nice write up, Dason! I have read some of the old contributions before, and I wondered why it was discontinued, and even more so...who will continue it? Kudos to you for doing so, in a very well written way! This is a nice thread to get to know the people racing with you, against you, waving the flags because of you and making the whole weekends happening for you! Somebody, whose name shall not be mentioned right now, challenged me to write the next story. And with your permission I will kind of follow your outline.
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