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  1. 8 points
    Winnipeg Sports Car Club member Frank Mancini is being inducted into the Manitoba Motorsports Association Hall of Fame on Saturday, March 25, 2017. Frank is a founder member (member #4) of the Winnipeg Sports Car Club back in 1952 and still attends our events. In 2016 he was at our booth at World of Wheels, the vintage race weekend at Gimli and our annual banquet. I believe the induction ceremony will be at the convention centre and more details will be posted here once we know the time, the room, etc. Please plan to attend and support Frank and his motorsports achievements.
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    Hello everyone, thanks for the get-well wished from all of you. Had my back operation on Thursday and I'm told it went well. Basically I close my eyes in one area and wake up in another area 14 hours later. They are trying to get my off my IV today and do excertcises in prep so I can leave. Hopefully by Wednesday/Thursday I'm told that Portage is proceeding as normal and we should be good to go. Thanks everyone
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    Hello guys and girls, I am very proud to announce our 2017 Fire On Ice Title Sponsor: Winnipeg Truck Exhaust We are very excited to have Jim Antosko and his team on board to sponsor our 2017 Ice Race Season. Many of you know Jim specifically for his countless hours of volunteering for AutoX and Ice Racing. I would like to thank Jim Eh for his contribution and we are looking forward to working with Winnipeg Truck Exhaust For the racer's; you will need to get a new Windshield decal from Al Marcoux although not yet. Please wait for more information for Decals in other posts.
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    Hi all, My name is Matt and I will be taking over Josiah's position as Chief of Timing and Scoring for the 2016 autocross season. Similar to last year, we will be using this thread to display the results from our events this season. After every event this post will be updated with the results. The results will also be posted on the http://www.wscc.mb.ca/autoslalom/ webpage. If anyone has any suggestion or concerns about how results are being displayed feel free to let me know. Season Standings Dropbox Folder TnT Apr 30 St. Andrew’s Airport Results #1 May 1 St. Andrew’s Airport Results #2 May 15 St. Andrew’s Airport Results #3 May 21 St. Andrew’s Airport Results #4 Jun 4 St. Andrew’s Airport Results #5 Jun 19 St. Andrew’s Airport Results #6 Jun 26 St. Andrew’s Airport Results #7 Jul 10 Gimli Motorsports Park Results TnT Jul 23 St. Andrew’s Airport Results #8 Jul 24 St. Andrew’s Airport Results #9 Jul 30 St. Andrew’s Airport Results #10 Aug 13 St. Andrew’s Airport Results #11 Aug 27 St. Andrew’s Airport Results #12 Aug 28 St. Andrew’s Airport Results #13 Sep 11 St. Andrew’s Airport Results #14 Sep 17 St. Andrew’s Airport Results #15 Sep 18 St. Andrew’s Airport Results
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    Quattro Tires in Canada Paid $1064 including taxes and delivery for 4 - RE71R's in the 245/40/18 size... and I still can submit for the $70 rebate... Forms are on their site. They called me before shipping them to confirm my address and advise when they would be delivered and then sent me a FedEx tracking number... They should arrive on Tuesday. http://www.quattrotires.com/
  7. 4 points
    Just picked up the new whip: ... I know, I know. Another one. I have to admit they are pretty fun to race! (for those of you wondering, yes this is Murray's old car)
  8. 4 points
    Hello everyone, sorry for the delay on the details although I wanted to be sure that I had all the info before posting the rest. 1) Had to cancel race day tomorrow because of Mother Nature. We were able to deal with the warm weather fine although a 20' long crack did appear on the track and it started pumping water like a geyser with 5" of water in the corners. The organizers tried what they could do to re-route the track but it just wasn't possible. 2) The weather in the next while is not promising so our next race is currently the one two weeks away on Feb 4/5 weekend. 3) For those that registered online via MSR, I want to that you for making our registration process easier for the workers. I will email you the discount code to use for Ice Race #3 to use so you do not have to pay. Steve L Colin M Andre T Jim A Damon S 4) Next Venue; At this moment we are not 100% sure where our next venue will be for the Feb 4/5 weekend. Later this week Al M is going to grab some cohorts and do a drive to both Maz and WSP to see which one will be our best bet. 5) Volunteers: I want to thank all the volunteers and organizers for their work on this and I know it's a lot of work.
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    Hey everyone, I just wanted to take the opportunity to introduce myself. My name is Jared, and I'm the new Rally Director for the WSCC. I'm excited to be taking on this role, and am looking forward to bringing a rally scene back to Manitoba! We've had a long history of Rally Racing in Manitoba, however the last number of years has seen a hiatus in activity. As your new rally director, I will be organizing events to begin in the new year that will include both Rallycross and TSD (Time Speed Distance). The hope is that we will build a community interested in having regular rally events, and gather momentum as we build towards an eventual goal of participating in full stage rally events. One step at a time! If you are interested in any type of rally event, whether it be participating as a driver, or helping out as a volunteer (ideally doing both), feel free to contact me and I'll start assembling names and interest. - Jared - Rally Director, WSCC
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    Hello everyone, Our track designer extraordinaire was at Mazenod this morning and drilled 5 different test holes. I would have bet money that we were nowhere near the right thickness but we're 2" away from full blown Race Ice. Get your cars and haulers ready, sounds like we're going racing in a week and a half!
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    Hello everyone, Dylan Sabatini came through again for us for a great Ice Race poster: 100 dpi 1MB low res image: 300 dpi High Res Image for printing 6MB:
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    Hello everyone, the schedule has now been firmed up: Weekend 1: Jan 7th/8th Mazenod, Rd Saturday Test N Tune and Qualify and Race School Sunday Race Day #1 Weekend 2: Jan 21st/22nd Mazenod Rd Saturday Practice and Laps Sunday Race Day #2 Weekend 3: Feb 4th/5th Water Ski Park Saturday Practice and Laps Sunday Race Day #3 Weekend 4: Feb 18th/19th Crescent Lake, Portage la Prairie double header Saturday Race Day #4 Sunday Race Day #5 Weekend 5: March 4th/5th Gimli Ice Fest, Gimli, MB Saturday Race Day #6 and final race day for Studded Sunday Race Day #7 for RTI, Studded Enduro, Worker Appreciation
  13. 4 points
    The top PTE guys could put even more cash into their cars to go even faster. I did some sniffing on the NASA forums for popular PTE mods on our civics, and those guys have a lot of go-fast parts that no one here is running yet. You can easily spend up to another $6,000 (more if you haven't bought a cam yet) on parts before you reach the 'fully modified' ceiling. Personally – I don't want to race a $1000 shell with a $10,000 engine. Racing is already the world's most expensive hobby, let's try to at least keep the vehicle costs down.
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    Thank you everyone for a great season. A big thanks you to The Stewart Family for all the work you do. Above and Beyond. The Volunteers without you racing could not happen. To the drivers for a great show and swag gifts you gave to show your appreciation to the workers. See you all at the banquet. Bob Willmott
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    Thank-you everyone for a great day yesterday. Thanks Tim R. and Jeff C. for helping out with setting up the course on Friday night. My daughter also joined us and she (surprisingly) enjoyed herself and said Tim and Jeff were funny and nice...it's amazing how first impressions can be so off. Thanks to Chris D., Derrick P. and Sam F. for taking my daughter on some runs on Saturday, she had a fantastic time. I'll be posting some videos of my runs as some of her commentary is great. I wish I had a mount for my phone where I could have recorded her face in all of it. Her favorite car was the S2000, and I don't think I can blame her for that. And to everyone else, thanks for making this club so awesome. There were a bunch of guys that showed up to just help out and work without driving and others who stuck around to help with the tear down and building of the school course. I know I am biased towards how great our group of enthusiasts is but to experience it through the eyes of my kid really drives it home (pardon the pun). My kid had a great time, one of her favorite days ever (her words) and that made it one of my favorite days too.
  16. 4 points
    Hey guys, thanks for following along. We had really crappy WiFi in the hotel (just in our room for some reason) so it wasn't easy to check in or update you guys back home. I had a limited data plan but used it all pretty quickly when the WiFi dropped out. The weekend was a blast. Joe, Chris, and I stayed together and had a great time the whole weekend. We ran into Mark and Briget a few times but they obviously had quite a lot of testing going on, and were on different schedules, but we still were able to see them and chat, and watch them run a bit. Joe drove really fast all 4 days. He took the Pro pretty handily, to the point that I think some of the other ES guys were partly confused and partly upset, but all in all they were a great bunch of guys so there was no hard feelings. I think Canak/Bailey expected to come in and dominate (or at least compete against the known competition), so when they got beat by a total unknown, it was a bit of a shock to them. Still, they were a good pair of guys, and so were many of the other guys. I've never been part of such a tight class like that - in both ways racing wise and also friendliness. It was pretty fantastic. Right now ES is a great place to race. I have heard similar things about STS and a few other classes, but didn't know much about ES until this past weekend. Eric Peterson and Azmath Mohammed were awesome guys too. Instead of being intimidating guys, they were very welcoming to us Canadians and we instantly got along with them both. I feel like Joe already knew Eric through his spyder chat and also just from following his results for a few years. The other guys in the class were good guys too, we all went out for dinner one night and it felt like everyone knew each other. What a great class that is. Chris drove very well, as we could see in his times and also in the videos we reviewed every night in the hotel. He improved quite a bit over those few days and was driving the heck out of his car. He was also getting a lot of attention from people who loved his car in paddock. I drove pretty well for myself but there was more to give. I learned quite a bit in studying Joe's lines and in the data from Solostorm. My last run on Monday was pretty good I thought, but there was one place I could have gone much faster, probably dropped 0.5 seconds right there and it would have been a really great run for me. Still, I'm happy with my overall results in both events. I've said it before, but BIG CONGRATS to Joe! To go to Lincoln and compete against the best, and do that well, it's quite amazing. And all this on a completely different surface, with completely different course designs than we're used to. It's hard to imagine what would be possible if we had a giant concrete lot like that at home. Lincoln is a fun little city to hang out for a few days. Also we stayed downtown and that worked out way better than other years where we stayed by the airport or at the North part of town. Highly recommended. All in all, it was a fantastic trip. Great people, great racing, cool cars, and the weather even turned out great too. Awesome.
  17. 4 points
    Nice to see lots of changes coming this year. I'll be missing a few events due to working Saturdays now, but I still plan on being in the points race in Street. Haven't decided which tires to put on the S yet but it'll be otherwise unchanged, still on original shocks. Probably going to mooch some rides off the E Street guys too. Emily is planning to run most of the season as well. The baby doctor says 1 lateral G should be just fine for a fetus.
  18. 4 points
    Thanks everyone for a great 2014 Road Race year! Special thanks to the Volunteers and Organizers that make it possible for us to race our tin buckets around the concrete. Some special mentions; - Thanks to Scott M for putting this together and not forgetting the ambulance - Thanks to Bryce S for taking control of all the dirty jobs and making sure every little detail is taken care of. I know sometimes it's like herding cats and we appreciate it. Also thanks to the Stewart crew for showing up and volunteering your time where needed. - Thanks to the timing and scoring boys for sitting in the tiny trailer watching the tin buckets run by lap after lap. - Thanks to all the corner workers that stand out there is in the 33C heat, pouring rain, freezing wind and boring periods of nothingness. - Thanks to the officials for keeping this a clean sport - Thanks to the poor guy (girl) that gets stuck working the gate and watching the race at a distance - Thanks to the out-of-towner's that travel many miles to come racing at our track. - Thanks to Al M for organizing and running the Hot Laps on Friday's. * Sorry if I missed someone Congrats to some of the class winners; JS for FV, Al M for IT3, Bill L for STU and it appears like it should be Ken H for Vintage. It was a pleasure racing with all of you.
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    I am starting a new thread so Honda Civic racers currently in PTE can discuss options on how to reduce the cost of road racing in our class with new or additional WSCC rules that apply to our civics only. In a previous thread and in other communication most civic racers in PTE indicated they are in favour of this concept, and none were outright opposed. I am looking for opinions from all civic racers currently in PTE. Why? PTE is WSCC’s entry level road racing class, but there have been some criticisms lately: costs are too high, and the class is too dominated by civics. Some current and potential new racers are discouraged. We need to discuss how we can reinvigorate the spirit of an entry level class with cheaper cars and cheaper race weekends. Evenly matched cars on a lower budget is the goal. Who? Participation in this thread is intended for current civic racers in PTE. This is the group that has skin in the game and has experience racing a civic so this is the (only) group I need to hear from. If you are racing something else in PTE don’t worry – the likely outcome will actually slow down the civics and make your non-civic racer more competitive. The additional restrictions won’t apply to your non-civic race car. How? This thread is to discuss how to achieve the above goals. We all have our own ideas, so let’s share them on this thread so we can view and discuss what we are thinking. To start us off, here are a few ideas I have heard so far: · The biggest ongoing expense is tires. Softer tires like Nitto NT01 last only one weekend because GMP’s track surface is so abrasive. Harder tires (treadwear = 200) last longer and keep costs down. Do we want a spec tire or a limit on tire softness? · Create a club class for civics, like a spec series with limited modifications. · Keep the regional class (PTE) but impose extra restrictions on modifications for civics. · Identify the really expensive parts that are currently being used on some PTE civics racing in USA and proactively restrict them. I would like us to pursue these changes cooperatively. I want any new rules to be fair – no rules designed to exclude, penalize or help any particular competitor. And we all need to be ready to accept rules changes that are good for our racing class and WSCC. Please chime in with your comments and ideas! Thanks! - Don
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    A video posted from a Gimli Photographer that was out on the ice with us:
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    Hello ! Please allow me to introduce myself. My name is Ken, and i am an automotive instructor at Murdoch Mackay, here in winnipeg. We are planning to build an ice racer, with our students. This year, we hope to acquire the car, and start building it, hopefully having it ready for next season. The hunt is on for the donor car !
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    IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO RESERVED A NUMBER FOR 2016 YOU MUST FIRST RENEW OR APPLY FOR A WSCC ANNUAL MEMBERSHIP AND CREATE A PROFILE ON MOTORSPORTS REG. 1. 2016 WSCC Membership renewal instructions: Go to DLBRacing.com and create an account or log in if you already have one. Choose “My Clubs” and search through the list for Winnipeg Sports Car Club. Fill out the application and make sure your info is accurate. It will need to match your MSR profile for event registration (see here for additional details). If you’re a new member applying for the first time, you don’t need to provide a member # as you haven’t been assigned one yet. Pay your dues via PayPal. 2. Create a profile on MSR WSCC Autoslalom division uses MotorsportReg (MSR) as the event registration system. This system is widely used across North America by over 700 clubs, including the SCCA for Solo Nationals and Tour events. You will need to create an account on MSR to register online for 2016 autocross events and reserve a permanent number. Go to MotorsportReg.com and create an account. Please use the same email you used on your account on DLB. This same email will be used to contact you regarding event info. Please make sure your first and last name are spelled exactly as in DLB. Once you’ve created your account, join the WSCC as one of the clubs you’re a member of. It should come up as a suggestion on your dashboard. Otherwise, you can find your club info under “My Account” and add it from there. When joining you will be asked to provide a member # if you have one. Otherwise, you can leave it blank. 2016 Permanent Number Rules: Every year we allow WSCC members to reserve a "permanent" number to use while competing in autoslalom. Once you get a number, you have the opportunity to renew your claim on it every year before it is released. This is the official claim-your-number thread for 2016.Here are the rules: You must be a CURRENT 2016 WSCC member to reserve a number. If you have not renewed your membership for 2016, please do so before requesting a number ( See instructions above 1.). You must have an account on Motorsportsreg.com before requesting a number (See instructions above 2.) Only numbers 1-99 can be reserved. All holds (in italic) will be released on April 28, 2016. Numbers will be available on a first come first served basis to anyone holding a valid 2016 WSCC Membership. (no calling dibs for numbers pending renewal) Unused numbers (those without a name beside them) can be claimed at any time. If you don't plan to autocross this year it would be appreciated that you do not reserve a number since we are running low on numbers for participants that do not have reserved numbers. New for 2016! Reserving your number will now allocate it to you for all events. Your number will not be available to other competitors even if you are not at the event. How to claim a number: Renewals: Post your membership number or full name with your intent in this thread. First Timers: Post your full name and/or WSCC member number along with your desired car number. 2016 Permanent Number List Entries that have been confirmed will be bolded. All entries in Italic not claimed by April 28, 2016 will be released. 1 - William Malenki 2 -Craig Thoroughgood 3 - Wayne Chin 4 - Garrett Wisnewski 5 - 6 - Derrick Pelletier 7 - Shawn Clarke 8 - Zachary Clapa 9 - 10 - Lawrence Baltus 11 - Noel Mattson 12 - Brian Turko 13 - Corey Matthews 14 - Tim Robinson 15 - 16 - 17 - 18 - 19 - 20 - Andre Lussier 21 - Bryan S 22 - 23 - JT Letkeman 24 - 25 - Josh Peters 26 - Beau Maryniuk 27 - Clayton Drover 28 - 29 - Reese Rahman 30 - 31 - Josiah Polkowski 32 - Miguel Yetman 33 -Jeremy Linton 34 - 35 - Charles Friesen 36 - 37 - Mitchell Lyle 38 - Jeremy Linton 39 - 40 - 41 - 42 - Chris Deacon 43 - 44 -Mohamed Alnouri 45 - Carlos C. 46 - Rachel Kendall 47 - Chris Magne 48 - Bob Wall 49 - Jeff Couch 50 - Joe Premecz 51 - Helix Li 52 - 53 - 54 - Hendrix Deleon 55 - John Du 56 - 57 - Chris Boettcher 58 - 59 - 60 - Curtis J 61 - 62 - 63 - Devin James 64 - Jeff Munro 65 - 66 - Peter Gwyn 67 - 68 - Kosta Fliangos 69 - Mark Sawatsky 70 - 71 - Allan Ball 72 - 73 - 74 - Jim A. 75 - Brendon R. 76 - 77 - Michelle Price 78 - Mike Woo 79 - 80 -Jasvir Ghattora 81 - Robert Reynolds 82 - Trevor Burtenshaw 83 - Nick Kowalyk 84 - 85 - Sam Friesen 86 - Curtis Hartlin 87 - Emil-Peter Sosnowski 88 - Nishanna Gunasekera 89 - 90 - Jeff Janzen 91 - 92 - Matt Foderaro 93 - Corey Dyck 94 - Liam Robertson 95 - Von Cruise 96 - Daniel Gravenor 97 - Miguel Rivard 98 - 99 - Valter Cardoso
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    For the overall benefit of the quality of racing and everyone participating I think we need to find a way of blending novices back into running with the experienced participants. We should have all rookies run with there appropriate classed drivers. They can compete against each other but perhaps will run in different heats. At nationals it is done this way. I race directly in my group but overall pax is taken from all the groups running various at points through the day (ex: Mod can be stronger one event due to wet vs dry for street, but over the season it averages out) Weather can change for or against anyone at any time. At Spring nats beau got dry runs and I got a soaked course for mine as a second driver in the same class. Luck of the draw. Novices would still be competing for a class trophy, but while also running against the experienced drivers the the standard classes. The novice group was originally designed to help new competitors get comfortable racing with other newer drivers, and maybe by separating them into there own class we created a larger issue, that we only now see the issues with as the attendance grew.
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    Due to Charles and myself recently being demoted to HS, we have decided to heavily modify the lowly 2001 GTI to make the most of this unfortunate situation Freshly vacuumed floor mats Clean the rocks, dust, and sand out from behind the mudflaps A nice coat of spray on wax A couple dabs of touch up paint Knowing that our old one way adjustable KYB struts don't actually do anything, we will attempt to adjust them for optimal performance Wash our helmets Stretch Adjust our seat positions Fix the stone chip in the windshield Look for stiffer rear sway bar options... See you guys at the test and tune!