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  1. 8 points
    Wow! I LOVE Gimli! Smooth, open course design possibilities, grippy, and part of the bigger WSCC club event so you have a constant background of road racing just behind us. I vote to move as many events out there as possible! Food is complicated (I'll pack a lunch next time), and you're kind of trapped until there's a break in the action. Still worth it! My 4th run: (52.3) My 3rd fun run: (51.3)
  2. 7 points
    I don't normally post something like this but I have to from what I saw during race weekend. Those of you that had the excitement of running the track this past weekend, did you notice that the grass areas are the best you have ever seen them groomed? Did you notice you can see from corner 3 to corner 5? Did you notice the nicely cut workers flag areas? Did you notice the pits where already trimmed and ready? The grass was even cut where the braking cones are on Corner 3. I want to give a shout out to Mat Leveile and Interlake Yard Care for taking care of the GMP track areas, camping areas, sweeping the track, sweeping the overrun areas, washing my truck and whatever else he does. Thank you Mat and IYC. Have you thought of moving closer to Portage and my yard?
  3. 6 points
    Time to say thank you to the Autoslalom Executive and all other volunteers for all your hard work. The racing this year has been great. Salutè
  4. 5 points
    Winnipeg Sports Car Club member Dino Calvert is being inducted into the Manitoba Motorsports Association Hall of Fame this Saturday, March 17, 2018. Dino is a long-time member of the Winnipeg Sports Car Club and in addition to his decades of competing in rally and road racing he has spent an enormous amount of time volunteering to organize and officiate Manitoba’s motorsports. Dino has also forever been the club’s regional representative at our sanctioning body, the Western Canada Motorsport Association. Dino’s ability to fairly and consistently apply the rules without making enemies is a gift and is one of the reasons that the club is able to repeatedly attract racers and cars every year from all over Canada and the States due to the quality of the racing. Dino has and does everything from chairing drivers’ meetings, inspecting tracks, discussing rule changes, ensuring safety standards, organizing large race weekends and generously sharing his extensive experience. Dino is the race track go-to-guy and at every club event you are sure to hear someone say "...you better ask Dino”. The presentation will take place at the RBC Convention Centre Winnipeg, 375 York Avenue, during the World of Wheels on Saturday, March 17 at 4:30 pm in the 2nd floor theatre. Please plan to attend and support Dino and his motorsports achievements.
  5. 5 points
    Let’s take this opportunity to train the next generation of volunteers with open arms. The road race crew is looking forward to 2018. A new outlook on how important our volunteers are and how to compensate the massive commitment they make coming out to Gimli and dealing with the various extreme conditions they endure. Scott & Mat
  6. 5 points
    I think that was when I was E-Stock. 185 Azenis at the end of their life most likely. No spins from me yesterday. Karl's car was a lot of fun to drive! Predictable with great turn in and some nice heated seats to keep you warm while waiting for marshalls to clean up after Curtis' run.
  7. 5 points
    Hi Sandra, now that you are retired, can I interest you in a raaaaace caaaaar? How about a Honda Civic? We can have it ready for you on next race weekend.
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  9. 5 points
    I keep trying to post in this thread but keep getting errors. It appears that when the forum software tried to embed the video it fails. Here is my fourth and fastest run of the day (until I shaved another 2 tenths off on my 1 fun run of course): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DktREMrrMXk Here is a link to my various course map files. This is the first time I have shared documents like this so please let me know if you can see them. https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/0B8B9UShCfDHAMDJ6RkJOSEY5Z1E?usp=sharing If you look at the Excel file that I used to build the original map (yeah I know, not very fitting software), I actually had to strip 300' out of the design just because I ran out of time to clean that portion of the track. Like St. Andrews there are certain things that we have to look out for. Some of the cracks are patched in the middle where the drag strip run-out area is and we got lucky for the most part that the course lined up with it. I think we could go up to 1600' next time if we can clean the track of more grass; this time we only went to 1300'. Lunch I think is an easy work around, we can simply start racing at 1 so that we can join Road Race for their lunch break at 12-1. Problem solved. Or we can start racing at 11 so that we end the first run group around noon, but I figured with being even further out of the city, I didn't want to force people into waking up too early. Either works for me as I was on site by 7:15. There actually is a different access road and we were planning to us it. Mat from road race was busting his ass trying to get it done for us but I told him to just leave it for this event. On Friday night at 9:30 he was heading back out to try to finish in the dark at the expense of getting his race car back together so he could race. So a huge thank-you to him. I will post up a map of the road but that road will give direct access to our site so we can come and go as we please. Part of the road is heavily potholed which is what Mat was fixing and by the time we get back there in August it should be finished and have had some traffic on it from the drift crew to pack it down. For those that don't want to use that access road can continue to use the main entrance and we just have to coordinate with race control. Speaking of that, like Corey said, I enjoyed the racing atmosphere out at Gimli, although talking was difficult sometimes when cars are accelerating out the front straight...damn some of those cars are loud. I also enjoyed to formality of coordinating with race control to time crossings to and from the gate and the general race chatter over the radio. And a big thank-you to all the road racers and crew that shared the day with us and guiding me through the processes...I think it worked out well. Regarding repairs, we should totally talk to road race and drift about this. As part of the rental agreement we have we pay toward venue development. I would like to see some of the development happen on the skid pad since that is the surface we use and drift uses. We can look at spending some (all?) of our venue refurbishment budget out at Gimli too and I suspect we should get a small committee of our own together to see what we should spend and where. I have been working on a plan for fixing some of St. Andrews and in fact have a proposal from St. Andrews regarding that, but I think now that we have had an event out at Gimli and it is not as horrible as some suggested it is, we should discuss options. Shawn
  10. 4 points
    Just toured the Gimli Race Track 0.85 Km perfectly placed in front of the hotel and pier. Track was built by grader so there’s nicely sloped gentle banks not harsh brick walls to smash your car up. Even after the sun and temps we’ve had there is ZERO slush or water on the track. We should have some great racing this weekend!!
  11. 4 points
    I found some time to have a thought about Club Class. I'm not completely sold on the spec tire idea. I think it would work if every car was the same, running a true spec class, but we are not that. I would suggest the following three options. 1- The current NASA rule set, exactly as written, running in class PTF. For most PTF would allow a total of 19 modification points, current CCC competitors may be required to remove modifications. 2- Club Class which follows the NASA rule set, but simply limits the points allotment for PTE. (no arbitrary minimum weight, NASA includes base or competition weights for each competitor). 3- No change, NASA rules, full PTE points. $$$ Proposal: Create a Club Class which reduces the NASA points allotment. Reducing the points allowance would eliminate the purchase of expensive motor mods, there is simply no points allowance for it. It solves the issue of unrealistic competition weight, there is no longer unused points available to apply drastic weight reduction. Maintaining the current NASA rules would allow for a more inclusive club class, hopefully a larger group, other makes and models would "fit". Rather than a strict spec class, there is room for some modification, you can tinker, but need to be very selective as your points allotment is limited. If everyone currently in CCC uses a base class from NASA of PTF. This allows a points allotment of 39 to move from bottom of PTF to the top PTE. Everyone should have the WCMA/NASA spreadsheet used to class their car. What if we limit the points total to a maximum of 30? Of which only 11 may be used in PTE class. You would get your full allotment of 19 to use in PTF, at which point you are bumped up one class to PTE where you are allowed a further 11 points. If your car is classed by NASA with a base of PTG (it's a heavy under powered slug), you would use the 19 points for PTG, 19 for PTF, and 11 for PTE. Below I built a model around the CRX Si ('88-'91), base weight is 2174, 205mm tire size with the following modifications. I think the standard setup for all the Honda's with small variations. I set a minimum competition weight of 2174lbs, chosen because it is already assigned by the NASA table of vehicle weights for CRX. If you don't have a CRX and can't get to 2174, you then have a few weight reduction points to use elsewhere. No Club Class car would be allowed a competition weight below 2174lbs. I suspect actually requiring a set lower limit would not be required, as there simply will not be excess points available to apply. Honda CRX Si 88-91 Base Class - PTF Asterisk Points +7 (because you showed up with a CRX, we don't like you) I think NASA rules give CRX +7, because base weight is 117lbs less than 89-91 Civic, 89-91 Civic is allowed to remove 117lbs using a points allotment of +8. A8 - DOT-Approved (non-R-compound) tires with a UTQG treadwear rating of 120-200 +2 Section B - WEIGHT REDUCTION Base Weight 2174 - Min Comp Wt 2174 = 0 lbs reduction = 0 points C4 - Modification of the BTM air intake/box +1 C22 - Modification, porting, or replacement of the BTM exhaust manifold or header(s) (includes any/all other exhaust and catalytic converter modifications) +5 D5 - Added limited slip differential or welded/locked differential +3 E3 - Non-BTM or modified/re-valved shocks/struts/dampers +3 E5 - Non-BTM or modified coil springs, bump stops, leaf springs/spacers/brackets, or torsion bars +2 E7 - Add, replace, remove, or modify anti-roll bars (swaybars - front, rear, or both). +2 E9 - Replace, modify, or remove control arms +4 Total modification points = 28 Honda Civic Si 89-91 Base Class - PTF A8 - DOT-Approved (non-R-compound) tires with a UTQG treadwear rating of 120-200 +2 Section B - WEIGHT REDUCTION Base Weight 2291 - Min Comp Wt 2174 = 117 lbs reduction = +8 points C4 - Modification of the BTM air intake/box +1 C22 - Modification, porting, or replacement of the BTM exhaust manifold or header(s) (includes any/all other exhaust and catalytic converter modifications) +5 D5 - Added limited slip differential or welded/locked differential +3 E3 - Non-BTM or modified/re-valved shocks/struts/dampers +3 E5 - Non-BTM or modified coil springs, bump stops, leaf springs/spacers/brackets, or torsion bars +2 E7 - Add, replace, remove, or modify anti-roll bars (swaybars - front, rear, or both). +2 E9 - Replace, modify, or remove control arms +4 Total modification points = 29 Honda Civic HB 96-00, Classed as Wt/HP Base Class - PTF A8 - DOT-Approved (non-R-compound) tires with a UTQG treadwear rating of 120-200 +2 Section B - WEIGHT REDUCTION Base Weight 2350 - Min Comp Wt 2174 = -176lbs reduction = 13 points D5 - Added limited slip differential or welded/locked differential +3 E3 - Non-BTM or modified/re-valved shocks/struts/dampers +3 E5 - Non-BTM or modified coil springs, bump stops, leaf springs/spacers/brackets, or torsion bars +2 E7 - Add, replace, remove, or modify anti-roll bars (swaybars - front, rear, or both). +2 E9 - Replace, modify, or remove control arms +4 Total modification points = 29 Apply to Spec Miata... Base Class - PTF Asterisk Points +14 (because Miata's are awesome, but everyone hates you, here's some points) A8 - DOT-Approved (non-R-compound) tires with a UTQG treadwear rating of 120-200 +2 Section B - WEIGHT REDUCTION Base Weight 2185 - Min Comp Wt 2300 = 0 lbs reduction = +0 points C4 - Modification of the BTM air intake/box +1 C23 - Any modification to the BTM exhaust piping and/or catalytic converter (includes muffler modification or replacement) +3 D5 - Added limited slip differential or welded/locked differential +3 E3 - Non-BTM or modified/re-valved shocks/struts/dampers +3 E5 - Non-BTM or modified coil springs, bump stops, leaf springs/spacers/brackets, or torsion bars +2 E7 - Add, replace, remove, or modify anti-roll bars (swaybars - front, rear, or both). +2 Total modification points = 30 Apply to 2010 Toyota Matrix Base Class - PTG/PTF Asterisk Points +7 A8 - DOT-Approved (non-R-compound) tires with a UTQG treadwear rating of 120-200 +2 Section B - WEIGHT REDUCTION Base Weight 2770 - Min Comp Wt 2480 = 290lbs reduction = +19 points C4 - Modification of the BTM air intake/box +1 C22 - Modification, porting, or replacement of the BTM exhaust manifold or header(s) (includes any/all other exhaust and catalytic converter modifications) +5 D5 - Added limited slip differential or welded/locked differential +3 E3 - Non-BTM or modified/re-valved shocks/struts/dampers +3 E5 - Non-BTM or modified coil springs, bump stops, leaf springs/spacers/brackets, or torsion bars +2 E7 - Add, replace, remove, or modify anti-roll bars (swaybars - front, rear, or both). +2 E9 - Replace, modify, or remove control arms +4 Total modification points = 30
  12. 4 points
    OFFICIAL ANNOUNCEMENT TITLE ICE RACE SPONSOR And now the moment you have all been waiting for, our 2018 Title Fire and Ice Sponsor is: Our good friends at: S.A.R. Sports and Recreation Steinbach In the past Randy Wolgemuth and his team have supported WSCC not only as a recurring silver sponsor to Ice Racing but they have also stepped up many times providing track signage and banners for Ice Racing and Road Racing. The Ice Race Management team is proud to make this announcement and proud to have SAR Steinbach as an association partner. I would like to ask every proud Ice Racer to take 4 minutes and go to SAR’s Contact-Us page at give Randy and their team a high-five comment for their support for our sport; http://www.sarsteinbach.com/send-us-an-email-or-give-us-a-call--xcontact Windshield decals are being designed and printed this week and should be done by Friday and will be taken to Al Marcoux. Part of the sponsorship package is going to be a ticket sales raffle to get your Race Car decaled/wrapped. More on that in a different post later.
  13. 4 points
    Well done Pete. Banquet was awesome. Food was great. Venue was great. Staff where awesome. This one is up there with the one we had at The Assiniboine Park. Deffinatly a go back to Venue.
  14. 4 points
    Can you guys (and girls) believe the amount of food that was there? And the variety? I haven't had that much good food in a very long time, everyone came out with their a-game. Thanks to Spencer for heading this up, good work.
  15. 4 points
    To Sandra - thank you for all your help over the years specifically in doing registration. I know keeping us race car driver's organized is worse than training goldfish. Really appreciate it. To Cheryl - Sucker!!! AAAAHAHAHAHAAaaaaaa!!! Just kidding. Thanks for stepping up to do the registration and we'll promised to be as organized as possible for you.
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  17. 4 points
    Not too much left to do before the next event .... Right on the usual schedule.
  18. 4 points
    The surface far exceeded my expectations. I can't wait to go back.
  19. 3 points
    May 4 Test and Tune May 25, 26 & 27th Event #1 June 22, 23 & 24th Event #2 July 20, 21 & 22nd Event #3 August 17, 18 & 19th Event #4 CMW Vintage September 21, 22 & 23rd Event #5 Thursday - Gate opens 7:30pm Friday - Test and Tune / Open lapping - Registration / Tech 11:30am - Track goes hot at 12:00 PM - Time Attack Early Registration 8:00 PM Saturday - Late Registration & Tech 8:00AM - Workers meeting 9:00am - Drivers meeting 9:15am - Track goes hot at 9:35am Sunday - Workers meeting 9:00am - Drivers meeting 9:15am - Track goes hot at 9:35am
  20. 3 points
    As we all know our car count this year has been less than spectacular. We all have challenges to overcome every season in order to participate. Two years ago we were invited back to Portage. The event was fantastic. The welcome we received was unbelievable from spectator turn out to cooperation from the community. There was quite literally thousands of spectators over the course of the two day event. WSCC showed up with full grids and the weekend was a great success. Last year we were welcomed back and I myself along with every member that I was talking with leading up to the event were looking forward to a repeat of the previous year. The weather wasn’t in our favour along with a handful of other unfortunate circumstances WSCC made a poor appearance and by Sunday only a few rubber cars were running. Our club needs to show up loud and proud for the Portage weekend. Reach out to your fellow racers. Lend a part or a hand. Team up with a co-driver. Come out of “retirement”. Dig out that hunk of junk and throw it on a trailer. Whatever It takes to get cars on the track. If you have a concern or a grievance communicate it to the proper people and not leave it to gossip. Let’s show up with two full grids and give WSCC, Portage and Mr. Sharples what they’re fighting for.
  21. 3 points
    I guess I'm the most vocal defender of CCC at this point. Let's swap the content for CCC CCC prohibits the expensive parts in PTE. It can't cost more. Based on learnings from last year: CCC should have a spec tire – we really only had 3 different tires represented last year anyways a minimum weight – just base it on the heaviest reasonably prepped car
  22. 3 points
    I sent this to Don last year to help him come up with his ruleset. I did a bit of research based on a regional PTE champion selling his class-winning CRX a few years ago. I am against an all-out PTE ruleset because of the parts listed below: The prices were sourced last year, so they may be inaccurate now. The total is approximately $5500 CAD (based on cheap tires, no dyno tune, no machine shop costs, no shipping costs) to purchase the parts on this wishlist. Everything will also wear out much faster because we're going faster, so be prepared to buy more wear parts (Hoosier a6 will last a couple races? a day?). Some racers are already changing their Hawks every weekend, better bring two sets now. By contrast, last year I swapped in a $150 MPI salvage motor and raced on it for 3 weekends (it's still alive and strong). All I did was change the oil and bolt-ons. I'll take a $150 single day swap over a $5000 build (+ donor engine) any day of the week.
  23. 3 points
    Hello guys and girls, I wanted to drop a little note saying we're finalizing some details right now for a major announcement for 2018 for Fire on Ice for our new Title Sponsor. This is big news for us and we will be very proud to work with a sponsor like this. Once the details are finalized I will post here. Stay tuned
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  26. 3 points
    Well done Pete. Everything was AWESOME!!
  27. 3 points
    2 for 1 deal, turn 1 only...
  28. 3 points
    Sandra, I trust you know I loved what you did for the club and especially getting the registration process under control. You've created a lot of ways of doing things that I am sure will last and all of which make my job so much easier. Thanks for putting up with my many sometimes annoying character traits. You were very patient. Scott McDonald, Road Race Director
  29. 3 points
    When you have 75-100 drivers show up for a local event you are bound to attract a few guys who like to wear gold chains.
  30. 3 points
    I see where you are going and I understand what you are trying to say but I suspect that if you looked at every car in your class that you would find other cars that have similar deficits. I would also say that you are looking at just one small aspect instead of the bigger picture. What I mean is, you are looking at just HP to weight but what about torque curve and gearing? You are gaining 10% displacement which could mean extra grunt down low which might be more advantageous in autoslalom. I sympathize with you on seeing your name down the order because of a crappy PAX. I felt the same way when I was running in SP last year and the only change I had done to my car was brake lines and front brake caliper guides (basically a hard plastic sleeve in the caliper that the pins slide through that I replaced with a brass sleeve). Is there a measurable difference from that change? Yes if you take a dial gauge you can see the caliper deflects several thousandths of an inch less under full brake pedal pressure. Could I feel any difference or did it change my brake modulation? No. Did it impact my times at autoslalom? No. But those mods aren't allowed in Street class so I moved. Sorry I am digressing. The point is, unless it is something truly minor like adding a side skirts, a fake hood scoop or things of that nature, I can't see making an exception. But that's me and I seem to have a thing for running an under prepped car for any class I am in. One last thing, since you like running the numbers, you can always run the numbers after the event to see where you would have ended up if you were classed differently. I actually have an Excel spreadsheet that I have used to see how PAX affects times so I could compare a specific class to all the others. Shawn
  31. 3 points
    Ok let's Talk Nexen Tires, Quick Background, the current top tires are the Bridgestone RE71R and the BFG Rival S. All other current tires, Kumho V720, Dunlop ZII SS, Falken Azenis 615K+, Maxis VR-1, Hankook RS-4 are in the same class of tire, but just aren't up to the grip levels of the RE71R and Rival S. Problem is both RE71R's and Rival S are out of stock for 18" in anything over the 255 tire width, nothing in Canada, nothing in the states could be found new. Since Tim and I were hoping to run the Calgary regional event we needed tires ASAP. Since the start of the 2017 SCCA nation season, there's been some "noise" about a new Nexen tire being quick and offering good contingency price money with the SCCA. Bryan Heitkotter (ultra fast driver) out of California running a 350z in STU and another fast father son team (Garfield's) in a CStreet Miata out east both won national events on these tires and paxed very very well overall. From what I could find feedback was positive. Turns our Nexen has offer the "SUR4" model last year but it didn't make a huge splash however this year they launched the new "SUR4G" model. The "G" model is what the was getting the good reviews. Availability on the SUR4G was also limited but Tim was able to get a set of 265/35/18 in time (considering a Vette can stuff 305's these are small but better than nothing). Driving impressions: Saturday we drove them in wet/drying conditions. We played with pressures after second runs, dropping the rears to 28psi and the car hooked everywhere under power (could have been drying conditions and mold release coming off the fresh tires that helped too). Tires were kept cool from the rain/wet course and we didn't have complains witht the grip so it appears these are tires don't need too much heat to be happy. On Saturday Tim and I BOTH coned away the class win and PAX FTD on our forth runs. On Sunday we wanted to see how they liked getting hot (dry hot 25c day). Our goal was to see if they were good under heat, it took until my 3rd run (5th for the car until I noticed the rear was not able to hook up under power. So we sprayed after our my thrid and the car was completely fine after that, considering these tires were 150F front and 120F rear when I checked with a probe in grid, these can tolerate some pretty good heat, spraying after 1 or 2 runs would be a good idea to keep temps in check going forward. Considering the relatively small size for the vette these tires but down power extremely well. The key factor that makes the RE71R and Rival S so much better than the rest is a their overall higher grip level and their ability to multi-task, they can lay down power while in a turn. Can't say 100% if a the nexen's provide the same lateral or longitudinal grip as the others without test back to back with a logger but the Nexen's can multi task, the car is extremly easy to drive on corner exit while applying power. In terms of feel these don't have the knife edge feel of tires like the Dunlop ZII SS or RE71R but are not completely numb like the original RS-3 or Rival's. I would describe the feel as being closer the old Dunlop Z1 SS (if anyone remembers those). The peak grip offered by the Nexen is available through a wider range of slip angles and they offer a good but not "great/extremely crisp" steering feedback. Depending on your driving style and tire feel preference these might be good or bad. For me it's positive since I don't like tires in the RE71 or Dunlop ZII feel. In my case even if a tire like the RE71R provided more overall grip, I would be likely setting faster times in a tire like the SUR4G since they are easy to control at the limit and are easier to fix mistakes with. Tire Rack is the only decent place I can find these, if anyone has a lead on a Canadian Supplier, I'd love to know about it. Hopefully these tires can last (both tread and heat cycles)
  32. 3 points
    The results will be up as soon as our Timing and Scoring director, Doug Waldron, finds the time to pull everything together and double check it. Doug is, like most of us, a volunteer and bless him for keeping at it for all these years. He usually has it up within a day or so of the weekend he gives up from his family to do this for us. Scott McDonald, Road Race Director
  33. 3 points
    Whiners gonna whine! There were some cracks that looked rough but they were barely noticeable in my car with minimal suspension travel. Everyone I spoke with said the same thing. It's dramatically smoother than St. Andrews and has more grip. Yes, we did the 2 fast Chicago boxes / slalom twice. Oh, and I forgot to say a HUGE thanks to Shawn! He cleaned the weeds, made an awesome course, set up early Saturday morning, and etc. He's making autocross great again.
  34. 3 points
    I have ordered Some of the parts needed for this build from Toy sport and Santos on the 1st gen celica forum. These were my number one must have parts for this car from Toysport and Santos: I also got the other 1/4 panel from Santos: My garage was getting full so my basement has 1/2 a car in it: I also was able to get ahold of this 1985 mr2 manual steering rack someone replied to my kijiji want add: Cary from the 1st gen forum made up this really nice steering rack conversion bracket for me. He makes and sells this conversion bracket or the bracket and engine swap cradle. I decided to only do the steering rack. This part is such a time saver: A little test fit with my mr2 steering rack in the bracket and a comparison of the old steering set up vs the new one: The weight of the two setups feel very similar. I ordered a set of 1984 rwd Corolla inner and outer tie rods and they were a bit to long so I had the local machine shop cut 1.5 inches off of each outer tie rod and tap the thread as far as it could be tapped. I could not find a tap big enough locally so I had the work done for me. There was a lot of test fit remove bracket grind transmission to engine brace and repeat. Then my car being 43 years old did not fully line up on all the bolt holes so they were enlarged and one of the mounting tabs had to be cut off and welded 1/16 inch out. I don't blame Cary though as my car has been jumped and landed very hard by a previous owner at some point so things could have shifted a bit. Here is the completed install mocked up it looks very oem sitting in there:
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    Just wanted to say thanks to Shawn, Josh, and Jim for putting together an Autoslalom web page that is ... can I say this out loud? ... AWESOME!! It makes me proud to be a part of a group that is head and shoulders above other Internet Forums. You guys spent the time and effor to update and improve the Autoslalom web page to not only be comprehensive but also user-friendly. This effort doesn't go unappreciated. I think I speak for everyone in the club when I say "Good Job Guys!!!"
  37. 2 points
    Regular prices are: $79 for a four wheel $89 for trucks Discounted rates for all WSCC members, this can be for street or race cars Customize how you want (does not have to be factory spec), you are welcome to stay for the process All mechanical maintenance and repairs are available C.A.P.S. on Dufferin Ave 204-582-9672
  38. 2 points
    Congratulations Mathieu. Your van down by the river is going to look amazing!
  39. 2 points
    There is a group of racers who have brought up wanting to discuss a possible spec tire, max treadwear or illegal tire agreement for 2018. How do we feel as a group on this issue?
  40. 2 points
    WSCC is preparing to host multiple drift events at GMP in 2018. We are anxiously awaiting to announce our dates and details. Stay tuned. Drift isn’t dead!
  41. 2 points
    Looking at Steve's calculation examples it seems apparent that most cars will be challenged to all go PTF without removing modifications. Obviously running PTF is possible for all our cars however I strongly suspect many won't "un modify" their car by removing a LSD or going back to stock suspension. This will inevitably break the group into some PTF and some PTE. Then comes the aspect of being PTE with 39 points to spend (for the civics) which will result in a broad range of options that inevitably costs much more money. I'd be curious to know many cars last year were running at the max points allowed. I like the idea of the structured points and hp/weight classing system developed by some very knowledgable and experienced people at NASA. I do however suspect our group is just stuck between the 2 classes. One a bit too hot and one a bit too cold.... For these reasons my vote would be to fully utilize the NASA classing however with a limited points cap (10?) for PTE. (Option 2)
  42. 2 points
    You hear that outside? You need to listen closely. That is the sound of lakes and ponds making ice. That means it is time for all of us to start thinking ice racing and time to make a list of what you need to get your rig in order Tentative Schedule; Jan 6 -7 Water Ski Pond Saturday Qual, Sunday Race Day Jan 20 – 21 Water Ski Pond Saturday TNT, Sunday Race Day Feb 3 - 4 Water Ski Pond Saturday TNT, Sunday Race Day Feb 17 - 18 Portage la Prairie Double Header? Mar 3 - 4 Gimli Ice Fest – Lakeview Res Possible Double Header? Put it on your calendar kids (tentative), it will be a good year. Thanks
  43. 2 points
    I definitely noticed the autocross numbers are struggling this year. Sure miss the days when there were 70+ drivers and event caps were getting hit! Here are a few random thoughts. 1) Re-institute the “season pass” program. At the beginning of the year, this allows racers the option to pre-purchase entry to the entire season at a small discount. Limit the number of season passes available. WSCC had this option many years ago and I remember it being fairly popular. Sell all the season passes and you have a core group established for every event and a better chance of guaranteeing minimum attendance requirements. 2) Car meets and car shows seem to achieve huge weekly attendance numbers even though you basically just stand around a parking lot and look at cars. Meanwhile our events, where you actually get to drive fast and compete, struggle for attendance. Maybe we need to be part of an event that is primarily a car show, where the autocross is secondary? This might attract an entirely different crowd and get them hooked. Perhaps more attempts at partnerships with local car clubs and forums. 3) Although it’s mostly just good fun for most of us, some people are actually drawn to autocross for the competition. Would it help to expand the rewards and recognition on the competitive side? Prizes at each event? More significant prizes for the championships? More widely published results? 4) This year we had 18 events, and you needed to attend 10 of them to compete for a trophy. Our summers in Winnipeg are fairly short and committing 10+ weekend days is probably a really tough call for some. What if we split the year into two 9-event mini-seasons? This would intensify the competition over a shorter time span and allow people to come out and be competitive with a smaller time commitment. Make it to five events within a mini-season and you’re in the hunt for a trophy. A mid-year "reset" would also improve the situation where people sometimes get left in the dust due to car changes, tire changes, breakdowns, or whatever other challenges occurred in the first half. 5) We all wish we had a better facility. Something closer to the city with more space and a better surface would obviously help improve attendance. Unfortunately we are stuck with what exists, the chances of a new venue popping up are slim to none. Most of us are aware of the sludge lot, and recognize that it is the ultimate potential autocross site in Winnipeg...the holy grail! Club leadership has worked very hard to gain access (thanks guys!), but so far it seems to be a dead end. Just to keep the idea on life support…should we publish a log of what was attempted, what was discussed, who was involved, what the results were, etc.? Perhaps there is someone else in the club who has different contacts or some other forum to further engage the discussion. We are a large diverse group and you never know who knows somebody in the right place to get a door opened. Are there any other ways to try and shake something loose (letter writing campaigns, petitions, media, etc)? Are there ever any personnel changes at the related offices that may help us revisit the discussions? 6) Springs Church has nice little lot that is often used by other clubs for small autocross events. Would it make sense for the WSCC to hold a few “promotional” non-competition autocross events there? The main goal would be to attract a crowd inside the city, suck a few new people in, and ultimately draw them out the real events at St. Andrews or Gimli.
  44. 2 points
    And a big thanks to Shelly and the kids too!
  45. 2 points
    Agreed. And if I had a million dollars I'd be rich. I don't, and we don't have other venue options. That's why we're having this discussion. Thanks for trying.
  46. 2 points
    Thanks Sandra for this, and all you do. Well done! Trouble with race drivers and goldfish, is they only remember for 3 seconds.
  47. 2 points
    If the limiter is 113, that was too fast by the rule book. It's fun once in a blue moon but that is riskier when/if an off happens. Not many cars can do over 100 in second. Nice job of wrestling the car around. Chris, over drove/over worked though as I do at times. Tim was smoother at times but both could use a bit of throttle modulation. I think I see double inputs several times on Tim ( outside of correcting oversteer) and you just were hanging the back end out lots chris. Could be setup on the new tires that the rear is looser but a tighter line with less walk from the rear would be a bit faster. Did either of you try third through the course? I found that easier in a vette on a quick course once. Then again, who am I to critique, I just wish I was there Nice job guys.
  48. 2 points
    Remember your vette is just a bunch of generic easy to source gm truck parts put together in a way to create something fun.
  49. 2 points
    Unfortunately I'm not able to plan a drive this spring but I'm planning a meet and greet at Skinners in Lockport on Saturday July 15th to celebrate the club's 65th anniversary. Some of the founding members of the club would like to meet some of the current members and have suggested getting together. The location is at Skinners restaurant on River Rd at noon. We can assemble in the parking lot and after getting something to eat, we can go for a drive in the area or convoy back to the city via the scenic River Rd.
  50. 2 points