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  1. As usual we are looking for volunteer workers for our final weekend of the year coming up at the end of this week. Corner workers are a particular priority of mine as Chief Marshal. If you like being close to on track activities, this is for you. In particular I am looking for people to staff our 4 corner stations. At this the last event of the year we encourage all Time Attackers and Racers to bring a gift for our volunteers. At the end of the day on Saturday we'll have a draw type auction where you workers get to choose your gift from the Swag Table. If there is some left it will b
  2. Welcome back Dave. Don't be sensitive about age. I'm 81 and just getting warmed up so I have lots of room for you. Bless you for thinking of us. Come and introduce yourself when you get there. I think the workers meeting is at 8:45. Scott McDonald, Chief Course Marshal.
  3. We are prepared to handle a few newcomers. If you haven't participated in hot laps at Giimli before, you will need to undergo an orientation. That meeting starts at 11:00 am and you will need to attend that or you won't get on the track until later in the afternoon. Registration is on Motorsportsreg.com. Look around this forum and find the easy signon for that website. No walk-up entries this weekend, no cash.
  4. Its Friday only Spencer. Starts at noon but come and be prepared to take part in a newcomers orientation at 11.
  5. I can confirm that there will be lunch for the volunteers. SCott
  6. Registration is now open on Motorsport Reg: https://www.motorsportreg.com/events/2020-wscc-race-event-1-season-opener-rr-ta-gimli-motorsports-park-370765 Earlybird discount ends on Wednesday, July 15.
  7. We are still scrambling to get ready but the July weekend is on for sure. Would those of you who are coming please drop in here and let us know who you are. Scott McDonald
  8. Check the poll forum guys. We are racing. Find some other racers. Scott
  9. We are running on July 17-19. Check my post on the Road Race string about the poll for more detail. Scott McDonald, Road Race Director
  10. The poll results indicate we have enough racers and Time Attackers to at least break even financially. We will need a lot of help with this small an amount of lead time. At this time I am still looking for a Registrar which is a quite huge job the week before the race. We will need some physical help on the Friday of the weekend to repair the 2 marshal station barriers that got damaged. Let me know if you can do some end of day hands on at that on the Friday after the hot lapping is over.. The event will be a few days appearing on MSR and the late registration date will be moved u
  11. At first viewing I recognize a couple of friends. The #35 Mini is of course Dyrk Bolger who still races a #35 Mini. I expect my now deceased friend Ron Schryer was driving either a Datsun 510 or something weird. One of the VW beetles is likely the one with the Ford small block in the back seat. Who else can name some of these or admit to being in them?
  12. Reply to DonRolando: I suggest staying in 3rd for corner 3 and 4 and dropping to 2nd for 5. You can't gain as much on the two short straights as you can by being able to accelerate more furiously once you get out of 5. Also staying in 3rd give you a little more gas pedal control over spinning tires. I was running a 512 and dropped to a 465 with outstanding results. I think all Mazda's diffs fit any Rx7. I picked mine up used on Ebay and it worked fine. I'll see if I can find the formula for calculating rpm to speed with different tire and diff combos. You need to know the gear ratios
  13. I appreciate what you guys are doing and it looks like we'll have lots of time to do it. I'm a long way from being able to guess when we can get close enough to one another to actually build them but we can certainly get ready. I'm currently operating from a wild guess that we won't be free to race until later on this summer but it would be nice to have a couple of these up and ready to go when that time comes. Stations 1 and 4 currently have no shelters at all so we might think about starting with those two and hold off on the other two until we see what the budget looks like when we know
  14. Fantastic idea Dason. To Matt Corrie. Back in the day I was dealing with a similar problem for a different reason and changed my diff to put my revs where I could use them in 5 and in 7/8. My car had a power band from about 5000 to 8500 but was pretty sluggish below 5. You can make a spreadsheet with all your different gear ratios and tire sizes included. In my case I knew what speed I needed to get down to to make corner 5 so I picked a final drive ratio that would put me just over 5000 in second coming out of 5. I was losing a couple of car lengths with the stock ratio and this elimina
  15. Dason, thank you for being who you are. You've already made a positive change in the volunteer world. I am so happy you said "Yes!" when I asked you to consider this new position. And to start your list for the Gimli weekend coming up March 7 & 8, I'll be there both days. Others can sign on here to make Dason's night-before-the-event sleep more peaceful. Scott
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