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    Damon Surzyshyn, Road Race Winnipeg Sports Car Club 2018 Annual Banquet Photo by Jodi Bolger
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    Brian Wiebe & Shawn Clarke, Autoslalom Director Winnipeg Sports Car Club 2018 Annual Banquet Photo by Jodi Bolger
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    Brooke Tuchscherer, Time Attack Director & Kim Ambrose Winnipeg Sports Car Club 2018 Annual Banquet Photo by Jodi Bolger
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    Chris Boettcher, Treasurer Winnipeg Sports Car Club 2018 Annual Banquet Photo by Jodi Bolger
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    Mat Léveillé & Scott McDonald, Road Race Directors Winnipeg Sports Car Club 2018 Annual Banquet Photo by Jodi Bolger
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    Scott McDonald, Al Marcoux & Frank Mancini present The Metro Motors Award Winnipeg Sports Car Club 2018 Annual Banquet Photo by Jodi Bolger
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    Frank Mancini, WSCC Member #4 Winnipeg Sports Car Club 2018 Annual Banquet Photo by Jodi Bolger
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    Al Marcoux, Road Race Winnipeg Sports Car Club 2018 Annual Banquet Photo by Jodi Bolger
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    Ken Hilash, President Winnipeg Sports Car Club 2018 Annual Banquet Photo by Jodi Bolger
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    Wayne Schellekens, Road Race Winnipeg Sports Car Club 2018 Annual Banquet Photo by Jodi Bolger
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    Greg Eastwood Winnipeg Sports Car Club 2018 Annual Banquet Photo by Jodi Bolger
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    Herni Marcoux Winnipeg Sports Car Club 2018 Annual Banquet Photo by Jodi Bolger
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    Jennifer Bell Winnipeg Sports Car Club 2018 Annual Banquet Photo by Jodi Bolger
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    Wayne and Katherine Jones Winnipeg Sports Car Club 2018 Annual Banquet Photo by Jodi Bolger
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    Jennifer Bell & Al Marcoux Winnipeg Sports Car Club 2018 Annual Banquet Photo by Jodi Bolger
  16. Resultra Project Management Inc. is donating: - Reciprocating saw - Keurig coffee maker - Car seat warmer - Three bottles Darin is sick today and I'm bringing the tire pressure gauge that he and Sarah are donating in case they can't make it tonight
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    HUGE Shoutout!

    It was also great to see the continual improvements at the race track. The painting of the washrooms and showers made a 1000% difference and our out-of-town visitors noticed and commented on them. The Saturday night banquet tent, food and atmosphere were amazing especially considering the location that used to be a tire dump in three feet of weeds. The t-shirts and program elevated the event to a level that I see at other tracks. Thank you to the drivers that drove and volunteered their race cars for the "ride a race car" experience on Saturday and Sunday. I talked to one of the passengers afterwards and she was ecstatic, thrilled, laughing...it seemed to be the equivalent of skydiving or bungee jumping. We'll have to continue doing those. Great job everyone!
  18. 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!
  19. Race Fuel For local and out-of-town vintage racers that require high octane race fuel, the following are local sources in Winnipeg or they are on the way to the race track in Gimli. Call ahead to confirm that they have in stock what you require and the hours that they are open: Auto Parts Centre (take your own containers) 1102 Notre Dame Ave Winnipeg, MB R3E 0N8 Phone: 1-877-433-6722 Phone: 204-783-7400 https://www.autopartscenterwpg.ca/parts/high-performance Century Powersports 880 Century Street Winnipeg R3H 0M3 Phone: 204-338-5050 https://centurypowersports.ca/en/118-vp-race-fuel Chudd’s Powersports Highway 8 at Provincial Road 231 Gimli, MB R0C 1B0 Phone: 1-888-642-8555 Phone: 204-642-8555 https://www.chuddspowersports.com J.M.S. Motorsports 19076 St. Joseph Road Springfield, Manitoba Office: 218-478-2720 Mobil: 218-280-0168 http://www.jmsmotorsports.com/ Power Play Inc. 215 Cessna Way St. Andrews, Manitoba R1A 3N6 Phone: 204-334-0855 http://powerplayparts.com
  20. The following are the contact details for the local suppliers of 110 octane race fuel that I know of and they may sell unleaded or low leaded: Chudd’s Powersports Hwy 8 PR 231 Gimli, MB R0C 1B0 (888) 642-8555 or (204) 642-8555 http://www.chuddsarcticcat.com/s/search/products/query/fuel J.M.S. Motorsports 19076 St. Joseph Road Springfield, Manitoba Office: (218) 478-2720 Mobil: (218) 280-0168 http://www.jmsmotorsports.com/ POWER PLAY INC. 215 Cessna Way St. Andrews, Manitoba R1A 3N6 p. 204.334.0855 http://www.powerplayinc.ca/store.htm
  21. A couple of years ago Standard Machine Works at 660 St Matthews Ave were able to do exactly this for me on a Jaguar XK8 brake caliper. I took them a new bleed screw as well and they were able to get the broken one out and also ensured the new one seated correctly. I had no problems with the caliper afterwards and I was able to melt brake pads again Time Attacking the Jaguar.
  22. The Manitoba Karting Association (https://www.manitobakarting.ca) is actively seeking a Race Director for the 2018 Race season. It is a paid position with a per diem of $150 per race day with 11 races in 2018. Please see the attached for more details. If interested please contact: MKA Steward Doug Despins dougdespins@gmail.com Race Director.pdf
  23. Article from April 6, 2018 Winnipeg Free Press: https://autos.winnipegfreepress.com/news/537/trio-inducted-into-manitoba-motorsports-hall-of-fame.html WFP20180406MMHOF.pdf
  24. 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.
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    Dino Calvert, a long-term member of the Winnipeg Sports Car Club, is inducted into the Manitoba Motorsports Hall of Fame, March 17, 2018. https://sites.google.com/a/maac.cc/garage/community/manitoba-motorsports-hall-of-fame
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