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Brian_Earl_Spilner last won the day on May 25 2015

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  1. when is the first autocross event?

    My intention wasn't to discourage anybody. The comments above mine saying that 100km of lapping at Gimli with negligible wear & tear to show for it is UNrealistic, and I've responded based on experience from years of tracking. It's unlikely that anybody is going to want to come to a race track and roll around like it's a Sunday scenic drive with the family, causing no wear on tires and brakes. They're going to want to have fun with their cars, and people need a realistic expectation if they come to the track. So it's been said from one person that they had minimal wear, and from another who's had plenty of wear. Both sides have been told, so either way, people can make up their own minds, or come to the track and find out for themselves.
  2. when is the first autocross event?

    You must have been putt-putting around then. Gimli is an utter cheese grater on tires if you're giving it hell. Especially the right front. I've had chunk missing from tires many times from Solo Sprints. I even had cracked front brake rotors one year. I remember Nish missing chunks of rubber from his old M3 too. There's no way you did 100km on the track, lapping hard, and have minimal tire & brake wear.
  3. Permanent numbers

    Just keep the green tape on all the time!
  4. when is the first autocross event?

    Awesome. Nice to see a couple of events in Gimli on the actual track again, instead of just the skidpad.
  5. Trac Grabber traction aids

    Interesting thing. Though looking at the thickness of the strap, these look like they could only be used on actual spoked alloy-type wheels, and not on steelies. Steelies don't generally have gaps big enough to pass that big strap through. They seem handy in a pinch though, that's for sure.
  6. Sports car in space

    Elon Musk would hate us. We all run gas-burning cars...
  7. Drift Day

    Doesn't the WSCC already do a drift day every year? I recall a few of them happening in Gimli.
  8. 2017 Fall Drive

    Should be nice weather for Saturday too. The more the merrier.. hopefully lots of you show up. It's always a fun ride.
  9. Promoting autocross

    Nobody is going to care about special events like "team battles" and other junk if you don't get people coming out in the first place. Things like that will only cater to an established crowd of participants. The number one thing is location. Location. Location. Back when we had the Ex grounds, we'd have 70+ competitors and the sidelines would be packed with people. It was close by, word got out, and people came to both race and watch. Nobody is going to drive out to a beat up airfield at St. Andrews for something they're unsure about. All this talk of special events is just pointless garnish without a proper venue to have them at. Get a new (and good) venue sorted out first, and the people will come.
  10. Strut/shock rebuild in Winnipeg/Canada

    Koni should be lifetime warranty... Back when I ran Koni, I remember getting replacement shocks sent in the mail at least 4 times that I can remember (and you send the dead one(s) back). They were always good about it. No fuss, they always sent replacements without a fight. Not sure if Koni still does that though.
  11. Video: BMW M Day 2017

    Wish I went.
  12. Gimli 2017 (Event #12)

    So looking at the schedule on Motorsportsreg, this seems kind of whacked. Gate opens and check-in at 10am, then a break for lunch, and finally at 1:30 the runs begin? 3 and half hours after check-in? Seems like such a waste of time. If we're at the far end of the runway, what we do has no bearing on what the road racers do. Why such a massive delay? Gate opens 10:00 AM Check in and late registration 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM Course open to walk 11:00 AM - 11:45 AM Rookie meeting and course walk 11:15 AM – 11:45 AM Drivers meeting 11:45 AM – 12:00 PM Lunch 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM First run group starts 1:30 PM Second run group starts 3:00 PM Wrap up meeting and teardown 4:30 – 5:00 PM
  13. Novice Taxi

    I don't think a paid service is the answer. What I think should be stressed is: a: The importance of course walks. b: If you're a rookie, it should be in your best interest to drive the track slowly to ensure that you don't DNF, and recollect the course from your walks. Over the years I recall seeing so many rookies come out, thinking "I got this", then hit the course hot-dogging it only to DNF every run. No rookie is ever going to set a record or impress the veterans right off the hop... So take it slow, and you won't need a "taxi", so to speak.