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Don P last won the day on August 28 2017

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  • Birthday 04/25/1961


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    Nat Gas Maintenance Tech

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  1. Don P

    Pot luck 2018!

    Or how about a homemade mushroom and egg fried rice paired with a chicken and vegetable lo mein. Only instead of the crummy chicken most chinese places use, I opted for roasted chicken slices (that I diced) I had grabbed at a deli. Wait until next year. I'll bring a portable stove and everything I need. Challenge accepted.
  2. Don P

    Pot luck 2018!

    This one I called KGB, because it's Korean Ginger Beef and white rice. lol Very spicy.
  3. Don P

    Pot luck 2018!

    This one was my take on Fair Food. Miniature corn dogs. battered mushroom slices, and battered shrimp. (using a corn flour mix)
  4. Don P

    Pot luck 2018!

    Not afraid of my cooking, quite the opposite. But if I make anything here at home on Wednesday then it's 3 days old by the time you eat it at the track on Saturday. Next year I'll have to arrange to bring a portable stove where I can cook on site. I have reinvented spaghetti. Took it to a new level. No I'm not kidding. And you should try my homemade Chinese food. My kitchen Kung Fu is strong. First, this is homemade fried rice with battered shrimp.
  5. Is anyone bringing a can of ether to get our cars started?
  6. Don P

    Pot luck 2018!

    Cookies, buns, pastry, or whatever looks good at the Sobeys on Friday in Gimli. (and maybe some extra gluten) lol
  7. Darin/Mat, Doing a bit of spring cleaning here and came across some assorted size 3 ring binders. Will bring them to race school if the club has any use for them.
  8. an expensive winter. Just got the parts dropped off by Fedex today to fix the right rear suspension. Into that for $900+ already, and haven't bought the CV joints yet. Not even sure they're damaged, but plan to replace them anyway. The upgrade won't hurt as the right side takes all the high loads anyway. And those old Volkswagen parts can't be that expensive. lol Also got a new 6 point 'HANS friendly' harness for $400+ this week. And still thinking about buying some newer 'used' slicks for this year. (ran all last year on used ones installed 2 years ago) The price we pay to go fast, huh.
  9. Don P

    New Mylaps X2 transponder

    Well it's over a year later and I had a brief scare a few days ago. lol All the lights on my transponder started flashing red. I unplugged and checked cable and plugged it in and it kept doing the same thing. Then I'm thinking wtf? So I surfed to their website and found the user manual to decode the lights, and it turns out it does that when it needs a major update. So I had to download the new file into the transponder thru it's USB cable from my PC. Then power down and back up again and we are back in business. Carburetors man, that's what life is all about.
  10. Don P

    Road Race Registrar

    Too many late registrations. lol Thanks for all your efforts over the last few years though.
  11. Don P

    GM Vortec 4200

    I bought a used GMC Envoy recently. Was reading up on some net info on these vehicles and came across a reference to this pdf file from GM. Seems to have been written for non-gearheads to understand. Probably was for the Corporate Execs or something. Seems too detailed for a media release, etc. Quite impressive considering that GM only thinks of it as a truck engine. Here's brief rundown on it. An inline 6 with an aluminum head, block, and oil pan. 4 valve head with twin cams c/w variable valve timing. 10:1 compression ratio Hyper-eutectic pistons with full floating pins, forged steel rods, nodular iron crank Vane-style crank-driven oil pump. Gerotor style water pump. Drive by wire throttle. PCM controls everything. (like sports cars and fighter jets) I've read this twice already, and I'm really glad I own one now. lol File included, if you want to read the long version.... vortec4200.pdf
  12. Don P

    Road Race Registration time!

    My car is still not ready. Hoping to be ready by race #2.
  13. Should be there after supper tomorrow. See you at the firepit.
  14. Thanks for the replies. It turns out since I posted this that I may have a job offer next spring. Seasonal work. It's a large electrical contractor doing a directional drilling project for our phone company who is doing a huge fibre optic upgrade. They are hired to do directional drilling in lanes, streets, residences to install large and small polyethylene conduit underground, so the phone company (or another contractor) can come along later and install the fibre inside. Since I was supervising them crossing our facilities this past year or two, they pitched me a potential offer for next year, once they heard I was retiring. The young foreman said he'd talked to his bosses and they could use someone like me to work ahead of the drilling crews and make sure all crossings got located/verified and exposed by a hydrovac crew. Seems to me I'd be doing some of what the young foreman used to do, but they are adding a 3rd crew as well, which will multiply the details needed to get it all done safely since he'd now be overseeing 3 crews. He told me to expect a phone call in May. Out of the frying pan and into the fire. lol But it will depend on whether I'm allowed to take certain extended long weekends when required. (for racing purposes) It's kinda funny how things unfold sometimes. I was wondering what I'd do next when this offer essentially fell in my lap. It reminds me of the first job I got when I was 14. Me and a buddy walked down to the local Exhibition Grounds the day the carnival company started arriving to set up the yearly carnival/exhibition/rides/booths/etc for the week long event that summer. We no sooner got there and stopped to look around when a guy walked up and asked us if we were looking for a job. Of course we said yes. Then he says, "well you won't find one standing around, go start talking to people" or something like that. Since we'd just got there we were a bit pissed he'd say that to us, as we'd had quite literally just arrived. It wasn't like we'd been standing there for awhile and were looking at everyone. So as we were discussing what a dick he seemed to be for saying that to us and then walking away, lol, another guy walked up to us and asked us if we wanted a job. Which made both of us break out laughing. We then had to explain to the second guy what the first guy had said. Then he laughed too. And we both got jobs with his booth for the week. And all because we were just standing around... lol
  15. Don P

    Area 27: Canada's newest racetrack.

    Besides the country club prices, who has the budget to race 15 days a month and 2 weekends a month? That's half of your life at the track. lol If it flops and doesn't pull in enough support it will go public pretty fast, or go bankrupt. Then we might have a shot. lol