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  1. 11 points
    in 2018 the WSCC is starting a Gimli Motorsport Park road race track asphalt resurfacing project that over the next couple of years is planning to resurface the road race track and add curbing. The total cost will be over $460,000. The initial work planned for 2018 includes corner one and corner three to eliminate the bumps, cracks and excessive abrasiveness of the track surface. The start and completion dates of the 2018 work is still being determined but we're targeting to start as soon as possible. To complete the entire track in the shortest amount of time the WSCC is open to all ideas for raising that amount of funds. Please contact me at president@wscc.mb.ca with your fund raising ideas or if you or your company are willing to donate to the project. Today, the Honourable Jeff Wharton Minister of Municipal Relations for the Manitoba provincial government, met me at the Gimli Motorsports Park to formally confirm that a Community Places Program grant of $30,489 has been approved to assist in carrying out the resurfacing. Thank you Jeff and also thank you to Bev Arden, Dave Cain and Ian Goodall-George at the Community Place Program for their excellent assistance during our application preparation. This funding is an awesome start to the project!
  2. 9 points
    I've got to give Thank You's to many people this 2019 HPDE weekend. Starting with track workers keeping us safe, the instructors giving us invaluable knowledge and advice, for me especially my instructor Damon Hill, and the organizing group of people putting in countless hours preparing and organizing the event: Thank-You! My car ended up breaking (right-rear shock broke, not damaging anything else or causing havoc) mid-morning Sunday before the speed limit was lifted. So I feared that I wouldn't be able to finish the course, wasting my time and money. So my biggest THANK YOU is to George Abrahams from Saskatchewan for lending me his BMW M3 so I could successfully finish the course! That was way beyond the call of duty, Thank-you so much! And last but not least, Thank You to Randy Morash, he had his tow truck there and got my car home on Sunday night! I consider by self to be a very fortunate person to have experienced the generosity of so many people of the WSCC! Thank You All! peace, David
  3. 8 points
    Learning is the attraction. I’ve never been one for classrooms, but always had a thirst for knowledge – a horrific dichotomy for anyone growing up in the dystopian school system of the 70’s and 80’s. ‘Dynamic Classrooms’ are the only way I seem to learn anything, and became autodidact as a result. Sometimes the results are dramatic, other times you really don’t know you learned anything until a few days (or weeks) later. Such is the motivation for this post, so here are the deliverables from my past 2 seasons in Time Attack. 1) Know your car, Ask questions, more power is not the answer. I ran a few events my first year and really had to learn the car. It’s a daunting proposition when you want to make immediate changes, but being able to learn the car only comes from seat time and changes to the car will be less than effective without that intimate knowledge of how your car reacts. Ask yourself questions, was it understeering on entry or exit? Or both? Was it my line, the track conditions or the car? Was I trail-braking there? There is a lot going on and training yourself to address a single component is critical to eliminating variables. It takes time, iron out your car and your line before you make any changes. Make changes 1 at a time or you will never know if it worked. ASK QUESTIONS!! There are so many people who want to help you, so let them – but they don’t know unless you ask! I am super grateful to Wayne S for taking time to talk with me and show me his in car footage to explain lines and track-out options that really worked for me. I’ve been around race tracks and race cars my entire life. I’ve taken schools and built my knowledge base from some world class instructors – but the most important lesson I’ve ever learned is to never be afraid to ask for help. I continue to learn because I still have questions. The Gimli track fosters a family environment, be a part of it. 2) Aero is Good! After much research and learning, really trying to understand the physics of how and what works on what type of car, I embarked on a journey in search of downforce! One of the things I really like about Time Attack is the relative freedom to modify your car in this manner. After designing a splitter, I thought I’d have it ready in short order “it seems simple enough” I thought, until I started to build it – so part B for this point is “its always more complicated than you think”. There’s doing something, then there’s doing something right. My favorite saying is “Cheap, Fast, Reliable – Choose 2”. Most want Fast and Reliable, you don’t get Cheap with that option. So then it becomes an exercise in patience, but the results are better. It took a year to get the splitter on the car doing it all myself, it took a little longer for the wing, but I am happy with the results. Patience is a virtue, but also a key element of success. 3) Brakes are Grrreat! After trying to ‘drive around’ a braking problem that turned out to be inherent to the cars suspension geometry, I went through an interesting learning curve that proved you are never too experienced to make a simple mistake. My Dad always taught me “measure twice, cut once” while this may seem simple in theory, errors can occur in the name of deadlines. It’s imperative to free yourself of deadlines when working on your car – this requires planning. Your hobby/race car is supposed to fun, relaxing (I can hear the murmuring already lol) and fulfilling, getting that “I did it” sense of accomplishment. Part B to this point is “remove the wrong parts that look like the right parts from your work area…” fasteners are an example; metric vs imperial, spark plugs - segregate what you need to avoid errors - espcially when you have multiple vehicles you maintain. Brake pad compound selection has a lot bigger effect than I thought. And I was able to effectively alter front/rear brake bias with pad selection, I was elated to get on the binders for the first time in 2 years and not have the back end bounce all over the track. Just to emphasize the importance of knowing your car (see point 1) in relation to braking, one event I went to had a simple caveat prior to event entry “if you can’t tell us what brake fluid and brake pads are on your car, you won’t be admitted on the track”. Take that to heart. 4) “It’s just bodywork”. This has been the summer of bodywork for me, or maybe just “losing stuff that was supposed to be attached to the car” lol! From the hood flying up exiting turn 9 causing an embarrassing red flag (and an even scarier look from the Steward!!), to losing my transponder (yet another awkward moment), to shattering my hatch while trying to install the wing (more disappointing than awkward lol). Remember the point about never being to experienced to make a simple mistake? It happens all the time. I forgot the hood pins in a rush to get on grid and the hood flew up at 109kmh. The transponder was held on with one zip tie, that wasn’t enough. The hole location to mount the wing turned out to be .020” overlapping the edge of the hatch glass – poof! All over the place in a million pieces in the blink of an eye. The bigger picture is that of how do you react in the face of adversity? Or better yet, Who is around you? I am grateful for Al M. When my hood flew off, I was ready to put it on the trailer and go home. Al was the first guy in my face telling me “it’s all good, no problems, its just bodywork – get back on the track”. This is absolutely critical. He was right, and I followed his advice. Same for Mat L – I lost the transponder, he ran up and gave me his personal transponder to use and put it on the car (with 2 zip ties, I noted…). Then he and Al both spent their own time searching for that lost transponder – a bigger ‘Thank You’ can not be said. Maybe part B for this point should be “Lean on Me”…Remember what I said about family? 5) Cold and Wet. I have raced in the wet, I have raced in the cold – racing in the cold AND wet is an entirely different animal. Typically I like the September races because they yield the best lap times, the formula for fast lap times is cool pavement and hot tires. For a wet set up I always bump up tire pressure and if possible, narrow rear track width (this is RWD, no idea about you modern cars lol). The wet driving style changes as well. Trail braking in the wet is historically a bad idea, so I try to do all my braking in a straight line, and while all this will help, nothing will help the fact that I can’t get ANY temp in the slick tires in a wet, 2 degree track in 5 laps LOL! Then add in that BEAUTIFUL new pavement and it’s like a switch when transitioning from that to the old surface – treacherous at best!! The only thing I can take solace in is that it’s the same day and same track for everybody, I was not alone! …but those AWD cars are fast right away in this stuff, not fair LOL!! So, at the end of this I look back at this season and have nothing but thanks and gratitude for those I am lucky enough to share the track with a few weekends each summer. Perhaps this could also be a ‘WIF’ or “What I Forgot” post. Because its accurate that many of us take things for granted. I forgot to ask questions earlier, I forgot that I need help despite my best plans to avoid it. I forgot that I need time alone and that I need time with friends. We call it Racing, we say it’s about going faster, I call it learning and it’s about whatever you put into it. Roger Penske’s formula for success is Effort = Results, many people put in effort to make my season successful, the results are that I’m going to keep coming back and pay it forward to the best of my ability, so that I can help more people have a successful season at the track as well. I hope this post is the start of that. Matt
  4. 8 points
    Hey all, Last weekend was a blast volunteering for the Vintage Weekend. I just want to say: it's pretty cool to be thanked so much, just for helping out a bit. Almost every post I see, between the forums and Facebook, has a thank you in it for all the volunteers. But I want to say thank you too: To all the big dogs running the show, and to all the seasoned volunteers who are always super helpful in teaching me what to do out there. It's pretty awesome to learn from these folks, they make it look so easy. I've only done it a few times so far, so I don't quite know everyone yet, but I'm comfortable out there, and I'm happy to be a part of the craziness. Dason.
  5. 8 points
    I need to make a few mentions here. Firstly all the event day volunteers who showed up in huge numbers and covered all stations and jobs so well. All the planning in the world could not be executed without all of you! To my team of misfits who worked all day Thursday on a decades old problem of having a lack of a dedicated women’s shower area as well as proper lighting and a few other details. Horhey, Kim, Ian and Brooke. Johnny Armatas. The upgrade you followed through on and have planned for the washroom facility is a massive step towards having facilities we can finally be proud of. This was a huge commitment and a massive improvement. Spencer and Ian. Two full days of banter is no small feat. You guys did a great job. I’ve heard some good quotes from your “performance”. Not to mention the cringeworthy ones. Kim Ambrose. You stepped up huge this weekend...all weekend. From concession to banquet prep and service. It was an absolute pleasure working beside you that evening. Well done! Jen Bell. I’m not sure how you take my horribly communicated talking points and turn them into such a clear and concise message. Your meetings are so efficient and on point. You’re always one step ahead and looking to improve every aspect of our club. The way you handle race control sets the standard for how we should all treat one another no matter the position. Scott McDonald. Without you Road Race would not be what it is today. You’ve made the WSCC one of the friendliest groups around. You are legendary and quite worthy of your award this weekend. Ken Hilash. Ken you are constantly leading by example. You always make yourself available for any task large or small. I’ve not known the executive board for very long but I have trouble believeing we will ever be able to replace you. Thank you for handling the presentations during the dinner and everything else you continue to do for our club. To all the others who pitched in and filled the gaps. Thank you all so much. Thank you to Classic Motor Works for 20 years of vintage race weekends.
  6. 8 points
    Hi all, This weekend was a bit of a roller coaster weekend for Autoslalom. We attempted to hold a double header where we raced on the skid pad in the afternoon and then run on the road course in the evening. The skid pad event went off without any issue and in fact we finished up ahead of schedule. The road course event got off to a good start but we soon ran into issues with the timing system and as a result Run Group B never took to the track. As a result, Event #5 will not be included in the championship points. An email will be going out to those that attended regarding a refund for the event. Please keep an eye on your inbox. We are investigating what went wrong and truthfully it appears we had more than one issue. I will leave that for a followup discussion including what we will be doing differently going forward. To say this is disappointing is a huge understatement and besides trying to express how sorry I am, I really need to just say THANK-YOU to everyone. Thank-you to the drivers that had to hurry up and wait as we tried to resolve the issues Thank-you to the workers that got to bake in the sun but didn't get to get their timed laps in Thank-you to Josh for handling all the registration stuff, including figuring out worker assignments and handling the aftermath of Event #5 Thank-you to Matt who took the brunt of this as he was trying to hold the crippled system together and find a way to get us times. That timing trailer was a very unhappy place. Thank-you to everyone that was helping us formulate ideas how to get the timing system operational and actively troubleshoot what was going on Thank-you to everyone that even after we made the call to shutdown the event, stuck around and helped tear down the course and repack the trailer And through all of this, with how frustrating and annoying it was, not a single person gave us a hard time. Everyone rolled with it and for that I am immensely grateful as it keeps a stressful situation from getting unbearable. But the thank-yous don't stop there because that was just for the turmoil of running Event #5. There is a tonne of work that goes into the events and without the help, well, the events would never happen. Thank-you to Road Race crew for working with our group during the weekend, coordinating our track crossing and directing people for us, for the use of the radios and for just being great hosts Thank-you to Mat for working with me to facilitate the events and lending me gear to prep for my event and making sure we were properly taken care of. I promise I will find your missing 12 cones and get them to you..they are somewhere in the stacks of 350 cones we brought. Thank-you to Shane and Bryce for hauling the timing trailer between Gimli and St Andrews and to Jim for relocating the trailer between the events. Thank-you to Tim for the use of the Jeep and trailer as a cone hauler during the events Thank-you to the guys that helped get the road course setup in record time Thank-you to Chris for chalking both courses, for organizing the setup of course 2 and the tweaks to the courses to keep them safe and fun Thank-you for everyone that took on tasks that I just randomly threw at you especially when you are doing things I know you'd prefer not to be doing...you guys told me to learn how to delegate, how am I doing? 8-) Thank-you to everyone that helped with set-up, and tear down and all the packing and unpacking the trailer Thank-you to Brian and his wife Judy for all their help (hours and hours of help this weekend) in setting up both courses in the evenings prior to the events, not to mention for running the Drift event Saturday in between all the work I was making you do. And one final note just to prove how much you guys rock...at the end of the day as I was leaving, Mat and I were chatting and he mentioned how cool it was to see how so many people would pitch in and help do whatever was needed to be done to either get the event going or get the event closed. He said it looked like we had an awesome crew...and that made me feel like a proud dad. You guys rock. Shawn
  7. 7 points
    The Aficionado for January 2019 with the 2018 club results and the description of the Gimli Motorsports Park Asphalt Resurfacing Project. Please email any updates, corrections or suggestions regarding this newsletter to: khilash@mac.com. Aficionado 2019 01.pdf
  8. 6 points
    Photos should be available to download if you wish to do so.
  9. 6 points
    2019 Championship Points, Final Standings Studded: 1st #55 Al Marcoux - 112 2nd #9 Lee McRae - 65 3rd #44 Dean Smith / Trevor Hudey - 42 4th #20 Jim Antosko / Greg Eastwood / Wayne Kehler - 33 5th #80 Trevor Hudey - 26 6th #52 Mathieu Léveillé - 18 Rubber: 1st #11 Damon Surzyshyn - 140 2nd #79 Tim Gordienko - 98 3rd #40 Morris Drysdale / Stephen Leiding - 87 4th #88 Mike Demchenko / John Armatas - 70 5th #09 Lee McRae - 50 6th #08 Manuel Fetzel / Jim Shaw - 41 Please let me know of any errors, or omissions. Congratulations to all our winners! A Big Thank You to all the track volunteers, drivers, support teams, and organizers for braving this year's wind-chill. It takes a huge commitment to put together a season of racing, six events and five different venues. Big thumbs up to everyone for making this happen. Let's make it bigger and better next year. See you all at summer racing. - Steve
  10. 6 points
    Despite an unfortunately low car count this season there continued to be an exceptional commitment from our group of dedicated organizers, officials and track volunteers. Given that this was apparently the coldest winter in 40 years a huge shout out is warranted to all those that helped make this season happen. Much appreciated!
  11. 6 points
    Huge shout out to Matt and Cheryl and Jen and all the volunteers whom bust there buns to make a huge event like this weekends. THANK YOU!
  12. 5 points
    It is 100 for the entire day regardless of whether both disciplines are being practiced. The autocross side will be a little looser in terms of schedule but we have the same lunch break and have Autox instructors there to offer guided course walks, ride alongs, and demos to everyone. It’s a Test & Tune with some free Level 1 schooling thrown into the mix!
  13. 5 points
    I got a call at 5pm on Friday on my way back from Winkler from the guy we lined up to help finish the track, pits, security road and access road and he had broken down that day at noon. I was then panicking as lapping was 10am next morning and now it's 5:05pm on a Friday. I got on my phone and made a call to Todd Allard from Southern Ground Landscaping and he was already booked solid with removing all the snow that fell earlier that week and said he'd call around. He called me back a couple of times trying to arrange something then finally said "how thick is that Ice?" and next thing I knew he had two units on the way to do this for us. They didn't get at it until much after dark and it was quite the site to see a 9' wide blower shooting snow 100 yards in to the air. Looked like a geyser. Not sure what I would have done if Todd and crew didn't come through for us in the 11th hour.
  14. 5 points
    One entirely separate comment from above... If you want to become a better driver in all conditions...go to MPI/kijiji/FB-MP or wherever, buy a inexpensive, mechanically sound, manual trans lump (for enviro reasons) and partake in ice racing hot laps this winter! This might even include the winter beater you already have! I can't stress enough how much you will learn. Or how much fun you will have doing it.
  15. 5 points
    Not sure who's idea it was to make the rescue trucks park in strategic areas around the track but I'm damn happy you did. During the Aussie Pursuit I broke a hub and tried to make it close to rescue truck but didn't quite make it and stopped in the grass and within seconds a grass fire started and Mat L was on it and put it out. If he wasn't there, a simple broken rim would have cost me an entire race car plus who knows what could have happened with the grass fire. Thank you organisers for this decision, saved my car and possibly a lot more. Volunteers rule!
  16. 5 points
    Excellent event. Thank you Ian and Brooke, the Road Race crew and especially all the fantastic volunteers. Absolutely outstanding effort by all with superb results. Even the weatherman ...person, co-operated. I would also like to give some big Kudos to Echlon Wealth Management for sponsoring such a fantastic weekend.
  17. 4 points
    May 3 - Track Day #1 May 24 - Track Day #2 June 21 - Track Day #3 July 6 - Track Day #4* July 7 - Track Day #5* July 26 - Track Day #6 August 16 - Track Day #7 September 20 - Track Day #8 October 5 - Track Day #9 *Track Days #4 & 5 are Saturday, Sunday 9am - 5pm
  18. 4 points
    The Aficionado for April 2019 with the 2019 ice racing results, race weekend comparison, 2018 survey results and details of our upcoming events. Please email any updates, corrections or suggestions regarding this newsletter to: khilash@mac.com. Aficionado 2019 04.pdf
  19. 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.
  20. 4 points
    Yesterday the entire field of ice racers performed a black flag lead, reverse course lap to honor former ice racer Bob Winslade. Bob had to retire from the sport he loved over 20 years ago when he began his battle with MS. The last couple of years he has also been battling cancer. He left us on Friday afternoon in the Hospice Care unit at St. Boniface Hospital, surrounded by the family he loved. He was an exceptionally fine racer, very hard to beat. We miss you already Bob. SM
  21. 4 points
    What a fantastic weekend to end the season. Great turnout, not so great weather but eh ... we're hardy CANADIANS!!! Sooo many people to thank so I will not embarrass myself by forgetting to mention a name ('cause I have such a good memory). To all the club executive, all the volunteers, all the racers and all the spectators that made the 2018 race season THEE best I wish to pass along my heartfelt gratitude and respect for the effort and commitment it takes to run events like these for an entire season. From planning that starts from the end of the previous season up to and including the windup banquet I am simply amazed at level of professionalism and dedication everyone puts forth. Thank you.
  22. 4 points
    Along with all the others that help and contribute I would like to give a big applause to Ian and Brooke for their work and dedication to Time Attack and to the running of the day in general. Definitely bring it up a notch (or 6)! We all know that race day is frantic enough. Add that to all the other things you guys do on race day = a HUGE effort on your part and I wish to give a special thank you for your time.
  23. 4 points
    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.
  24. 4 points
    Hi All, I have taken the last few weeks to put together a website to host all of our event results, dating back to 2016 (when I became the Chief of Timing and Scoring). This site also includes updated class and pax standings for the season. It is a work in progress and I plan on adding a few more pages and features to the website. If there are any suggestions, or things you'd like to see in terms of stat tracking etc, please post below. The site is: www.wsccautoslalom.com Thanks.
  25. 4 points
    Here's my in-car from the West course: (uploading now) I'm trying an external microphone on the air cleaner. I think it's much better than the usual buzzing body panels from the internal GoPro mic. The whistling/whooshing noise is the throttle butterflies at part throttle, which is kind of interesting to hear how often I pull out of the throttle part-way to tighten my line.
  26. 4 points
    Yesterday was my first event ever, I drove the red #88 Civic hatch and had a blast. During the event I struggled but sticking around for fun runs was a great idea as I strung together three clean consistent runs and gained a ton of confidence. Overall on the day I learned a ton and can't wait to be racing again.
  27. 4 points
    Thanks to everyone who made that such a great event - it's always a pleasure being 'welcomed home'! The improvements since last year were incredibly noticeable, the positive attitudes were infectious, and it was as big an event as I've seen out there in 10+ years. Good work all! Gary
  28. 4 points
    I will be heading up to Gimli late afternoon on Friday to setup the course. If anyone wants to come out for a bit, maybe after hot laps if you are up at the track, and lend a hand that would be good. My timing completely depends on how work goes but I think I'd be there by 530. The general plan is lay out the course, trim weeds from the racing line and then clean off the course with a leaf blower. Sounds like a fun Friday night right? This is why I am not in sales or marketing or really any public facing job.
  29. 4 points
    Events 8 and 9 have been added to the site as well as up to date PAX and Class Season Standings. NOTE: Event 5 has been scratched (Gimli Road Course), so there will only be 8 events displayed on the season standings. @justkickin I have addressed the timing discrepancy between you and Chris. @Curtis I have added your fastest run from event 8 that had mysteriously gone missing. @dark_daku89 I have updated the previous events where you were incorrectly classed, as per your request. If there are any other timing questions/issues please feel free to post them here.
  30. 4 points
    Echelon Wealth Partners Present The Honda vs Mazda Challenge Race Weekend A full race weekend with a Mazda vs Honda feature race each day. 8 Races in total! This is an incredible amount of track time!!! We’re offering a $250 tow fund for any closed wheel driver or $100 for any Time Attack driver doesn’t call GMP home! $750 in Cash prizes for the fastest Time Attack Pax Lap of the weekend. Any Honda or Mazda can compete in the feature. This is a team race in which the winning team will claim the trophy! We’re calling you out Alberta! Come race at GMP for the Echelon Honda vs Mazda Challenge Trophy! https://www.motorsportreg.com/events/2018-wscc-rr-3-hl-ta-echelon-honda-vs-mazda-gimli-motorsports-park-244030 WSCC 2018 - Echelon Honda vs Mazda Challenge & Time Attack Shootout Supplemental Regulations.docx Echelon Wealth Partners Present - Honda vs Mazda Challenge Schedule - July 21 22nd 2018 (1).xlsx
  31. 4 points
    Shawn, You couldn't have said it better and you took the time to thank everyone involved in the event. However, there is one thank-you that is missing. Thank-you Shawn!! It's incredible how much effort you put into organizing the weekend events and how none of this would've been possible without your determination to get it done. I can't believe anyone would consider this last weekend as anything other than a success. Well done, and looking forward to helping with the July double-header.
  32. 3 points
    WSCC Season Opener - May 24-26th 2019.pdf
  33. 3 points
    That was a great day at the track! I can't thank everyone enough for all the help to keep the event running smooth. It was great to see a bunch of new faces and old friends. Here's my 2nd run, my best today: My 4th run was on track to be better, but, um... yeah... I got too greedy and ran out of talent:
  34. 3 points
  35. 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
  36. 3 points
  37. 3 points
    Hey everyone, Canadian tire and a couple other stores have the Pennzoil jugs on sale: Platinum 0W20, 5W20, 5W30: $29.69 High Mileage 0W20, 5W20, 5W30: $29.69 Ultra 0W20, 5W20, 5W30: $32.99 Euro 0W30, 5W30, 5W40: $31.34 https://www.canadiantire.ca/en/automotive/oils-fluids-additives-chemicals/engine-oils-additives/engine-oils.html There’s also a $10 per jug rebate from Pennzoil https://www.pennzoil.com/en_ca/promotions/do-it-yourself-oil-change/promotion-9.html#iframe=L0RJWS9uYXRpb25hbDE5L2NhL3N0b3JlbG9jYXRvci5jZm0 Great opportunity to build a stock for the season!
  38. 3 points
    Pax worked awesome that why the top 3 time attack finishers in 2018 used a pax factor higher then there car classes just to keep the field tighter lol yes I will say pax sucked for a heavily modified cars. But I don’t think anyone in mod 1 really cared. For any of us to be competitive we would have had to run a mid 55 sec lap. Being that the 1 min mark hasn’t been tackled yet it wasn’t going to happen haha Dot slicks in limited essentially makes it unlimited class without a cage. Aside from that point dot slick sizing in comparison to a street tire is a joke. My 245 dot slicks are as big as my 275 dot r compounds. On the point of stock factory sports cars being pushed up into unlimited due to tire size alone. I’ll just put it out there that buying a set of smaller tires is the only thing needed to get into limited and be ultra competitive The big upside I see is 3 classes that can be competitive and fun for everyone. A nice entry level class that can be ultra affordable and still very competitive. A middle class for fast sports cars and modified street cars with a common tire size that equalizes them... and unlimited for the people that want to build dedicated track cars. Another big upside is the ease of classing this will bring vs the countless times I heard people say they had difficulty doing the pax classing for there
  39. 3 points
    NEW NEWS: We are very excited to confirm the venue for 2nd Race Weekend to be Beausejour at the Canadian Power Toboggan Championships venue. We have been talking about an oval for many years and now is our chance. This is the first year that I can remember that we will have 5 different race venues throughout our race season!
  40. 3 points
    May 3-5 - Speedfactor HPDE, Race School, T&T May 24-26 - Road Race #1 June 21-23 - Road Race #2 July 6-7 - Track Day Weekend, Test & Tune July 26-28 - Road Race #3 WCMA Runoffs August 16-18 - Road Race #4 CMW Vintage Weekend September 20-22 - Road Race #5 - Season Finale
  41. 3 points
    Hi everyone, Despite the results being posted at wsccautoslalom.com I thought I should post a thread here as encouragement for the winners to come collect their trophies at the banquet on Saturday October 27. Due to the low numbers of competitors that completed a full season, we are only awarding 1st and 2nd place trophies this year. Novice Division 1st - Roberto Ercole 2nd - Jason Tran Street Division 1st - Curtis Janzen 2nd - Chris Magne Mixed Division 1st - Corey Dyck 2nd - Allan Ball Modified Division 1st - Benjamin Vander Zaag 2nd - Shawn Clarke Cone Killer and Volunteer of the Year will be kept a highly guarded secret until the awards are presented at the banquet. Hope to see you all there.
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    For all the folks that haven't had the benefit of running GMP in the rain, you are in for a treat. So much to learn! Luckily, you will find that with few exceptions, GMP drains fairly well. Wet/Snow laps...turn the track into dragstrips with corners! Work into it a bit at a time. Brake in a straight line and take the "outside" line. Stay off the shiny bits. You'll need to play the inch-or-two game to find the best line you can take. At our HPDE, we always have the question come up of whether or not to have two sets of tires with different treads for wet and dry conditions. Most of us seasoned racers who aren't required to run a spec rain tire, only have one model of tires and adjust accordingly. To say, add or subtract pressures for rain is a really interesting discussion with no real right or wrong answer. Each brand of tire, and each model of tire within that brand reacts differently. Adding in the variability in each vehicle make, model and setup, saying "typically you just add 3psi of pressure and you're golden" is poor advice. Generalities can be made but ultimately, trial and error is the name of the game. I suggest starting with your usual suspension and tire settings. It may surprise you. My racer has 12 settings on the shocks, 3 adjustments on the sway bar and easily adjustable camber/caster settings. I'll be honest, for the amount of times I raced in the rain or other adverse conditions at the track, I've changed nothing suspension wise based on what the weather was doing. My motto is set it and forget it. Each session will be different as the ambient temperatures change, precipitation changes, and the surface conditions change. Find something that works 90% of the time and work with what you have the other 10%. Who wants to lay on your back in the cold rain fiddling with a sway bar or shocks? (If yours are like mine and have the adjustment knob at the lower mount of the shock) Definitely not this guy! haha I will adjust tire pressures but would start with whatever was in the tire, read the tire, change my line and adjust. I'm much to lazy to go and mess with suspension when our track, or my skill level, likely won't yield large enough results for the effort...or for just being cold and wet! If you have a setup you like for the dry track, and you must play with it, make sure you document it BEFORE you change for the session. This way, you can always go back to square one, to what you know, and move from there. Will you go off the track? Maybe! Don't get discouraged. Learn "why" from your experience. I'll be the first one to admit that I've been off the track at almost every corner in some fashion, for whatever reason. Most of us have. One more large item...for track driving in adverse conditions, make sure you are well rested. It's an early, cold day and your attention must be on what you are doing. This is always the case, however, slick conditions will display your inattentiveness swiftly and publicly!
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    Brooke will bring something for me.
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    There were two photographers out - does anyone know if they put pictures online somewhere? Awesome! Hope to see you out again! A tip for anyone new: Ask people to ride along with someone that seems to know what they're doing. It's stunning how quick the fast drivers are, and how intense the whole experience is. Most anyone will take a passenger for one of the first two runs if you ask nicely. I still remember my first ride at autox, a mere 18 years ago. #oldfart
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    With just under a month away from our last event of the year this is a reminder for everyone to bring a thoughtful gift for the volunteer swag draw. We have had incredible volunteer counts this year and we’re really looking for a great representation from the racers to say a huge THANK YOU!
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    Wow, that was a really fun course! The wide-open design really felt like national SCCA courses with lots of line selection available. Kudos to Shawn for the design. Here's my third and best run:
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    Unbelievable how smooth things really went with such a large turn out. Mucho kudos to all the volunteers. A-may-zing! Thank you.
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    Getting a schedule agreed on and printable and postable is harder in a large event like this coming one for a couple of reasons. if we have more than 33 cars in the largest grid (open wheel in this case) we have to split it because the track is only licensed for 33. At the moment we are right around that magic number with the cars that have registered through MSR. We also always have a few walk-ups on Friday night and Saturday morning. At this point we are preparing 2 schedules and it looks like we'll have to start with the one that runs 3 grids, Open Wheel, Closed Wheel and Vintage Closed Wheel in addition to Time Attack which doesn't change. If attrition takes us permanently below the 33 magic number we may shift to an alternate schedule before the weekend is over as that would give us more interesting racing than watching two dwindling grids of cars parade around. Both of these schedules will be available Saturday morning at the driver's and workers meetings and will be posted at the Concession. No matter which schedule we use the Workers Meeting is at 8:15 and the Drivers Meeting is at 8:30am. The track goes hot at 9 am and racing ends about 6 pm. There is the usual hour of Courtesy Laps after racing on Saturday and the banquet is at 7:30. Our sponsor has organized racer car ride-alongs for a modest fee in the half hour before lunch both days. This should be popular so sign up before it fills up. This means the noon lunch hour will end up about a half hour longer. The usual lunch wagon will be on site. There will be a show and shine featuring vintage sports cars and other exotics near the Concession building and parade laps for these cars both days during lunch hour. A lot of people like to be consulted and critique whatever schedule we put forward. This is more complicated in an event like this where the sponsor has a number of features that need to be included in the schedule, like the Australian Pursuit at the end of the day on Sunday, always a very popular event. We will have suggested times for each event in the printed schedule and the people in the tower will do their best, as they always do, to keep us on schedule. Unpredictable events like crashes are often a challenge for them so we leave them a little wiggle room between races to take up the slack if needed. So, there will be a printed schedule and an alternate schedule by Saturday morning, maybe even Friday night. So don't bug Mat about it as he has an awful lot of other things he needs to get done. Unless of course you want to volunteer to run into Gimli Friday and get copies printed for him. We have an amazing group of people, including Dyrk Bolger, our sponsor in his 20th year, doing an awful lot of work to make this a great event. At this point they've heard enough complaints and only have time for offers of help. See you there. Scott McDonald, Chief Marshal and assistant to the Road Race Director (sometimes misnamed Co-Director)
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    Anyone interested in co-driving my Focus RS this Sunday? Looking to partner with a mature, responsible adult. Must have driver's licence, a sense of humour, and enjoy long walks on the beach. Ha -ha, just kidding about one of those requirements. You don't actually have to be "responsible". Send me a PM if you're interested.
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