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codewhore last won the day on December 9 2016

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  1. Nope, not previously mentioned apart from me just posting about it in this other thread...
  2. Agreed that due to the lack of offset elements we can do at Gimli on the road course the average speed is higher. Although at St. Andrews I have easily hit the same speeds as I did at Gimli. I haven't been at an event that uses the portion of the track I am referring to (same as in your video) however it is the area that drift uses for their seems to have now been dubbed "the skid pad". I do know that the track has not been resurfaced since that video was taken. I suspect though that the surface isn't any worse than what we have a St. Andrews. We will be visiting the track prior to the event to do an assessment and if it doesn't suit our needs we will implement a Plan B. One other thing I had talked to Scott (Road Race director) about was using the road course after both the Road Race and Autoslalom events are complete. Possibly instead of fun runs, during a supper break we could set-up an autoslalom course on the road course like in past years. We just might have to do it without timing. But at this point that is just an idea and not officially part of "the plan".
  3. Congrats on the R8 and welcome to the darkside. Regarding Gimli, there are actually 2 Gimli events this year, one in May and one in August. However the big change with the Gimli event is we will be using the section of the track between the kart track and the road race course; pending a site inspection once the snow melts enough for us to get out there. This will be a completely new experience and a great opportunity for us to design a different kind of course as the area is about 220ft wide and 1800ft long compared to St. Andrews which is 75ft wide and 2000ft long or the road race course which is 35ft wide by however long it is. I think by using this area we will be able to start earlier in the day than we previously have done at Gimli as we can race while road race is happening. This means we can do fun runs if people are still interested. We should also avoid the timing issues that plagued us at Gimli last year due to how far away the timing gear for the finish line is from the trailer.
  4. Hey Josh, WSCC Membership #5540 for both Shawn Clarke and Michelle Price has been renewed. We will keep #7 and #77. Please. Thank-you.
  5. 2017 Season Schedule is now online! Please read through the page linked above as a few things have changed for this year. Of particular note: registration fees have increased by $5 we are starting racing an hour earlier (now 11:00 am) and we are narrowing the check-in/late registration time to 30 minutes We strongly encourage drivers to register online before 12:00 am on race day as it greatly reduces the work our registration team (which is really just one guy, Josh) has to do the morning of the race. It also saves you some money. Win-win.
  6. I'm in Mississauga on March 2 but I'll be around this Thursday (Feb 23) if anyone wants to go.
  7. Feb 16 @ 7 PM In 1. Corey Out 1. Shawn - WSCC meeting
  8. Yeah it's pretty close between PMC Tire and Costco for me depending on what I wold do. If Costco mounts them for me then they are a bit cheaper, if I have the tires mounted at Winnipeg Wheel Works (regardless of if I buy from Costco or PMC tire), then PMC is the cheaper option. But the difference is pretty small. Ugh, you made me realize that my tires for the season are ~$1650
  9. Note to self...cancel all Gimli and RRX events going forward. Just kidding. 8-)
  10. Agreed that you can't beat Costco for Bridgestone tires. Although they start at $129, my size runs about $350 per tire.
  11. If you had a large fortune to start something like this up in Winnipeg you would definitely have a small fortune in end.
  12. Pretty sure that's something new but I wonder how many issues (protests) that will cause. Specifically with some of the bushing replacements they have the requirement that you can't increase the metal content of the bushing relative to the non-metal content which is stipulated in the full rules but not that cheat sheet. Sure it's the racers responsibility to class their car right but you know someone will find this guide and just run with it. I keep flipping back and forth on whether to install all my bushing inserts and run SP or leave them for another year and drop down to STU. And if anyone has a classing question you should reach out to Doug Gill. I did a few times in the off season and he clarified a few things. In fact one of the changes I was thinking of making that I thought was legal for my class turned out not to be (see the posts in this thread on March 23).
  13. No video yet, I missed my opportunity to do a "first drive after a heavy snowfall" which I think would have been fun...just haven't had the time. As soon as I get something I will post up here. First things first though, I have to get some autoslalom director work done or no one is racing!
  14. Sticking with the S4 of course but have some additions I plan to make...nothing crazy and more just because I want to do them and I think they might help a small amount: Short shifter (really this is just because I have never done one and everyone raves about how good this mod is) Front and rear sway bars with end links Rear sub-frame bushing inserts Rear differential bushing inserts Transmission bushing inserts Front upper adjustable control arms (need some more negative camber. Had -1.1 degrees last year and going to -3 degrees this year) I had also expected to do new wheels and tires but I might not be able to swing that now. So it might mean just replace tires in the stock size but instead of RE-11's I'll go RE-71R's. Was hoping to go one size wider, from a 255 to a 265 but that won't work on the stock wheels. Will see how that all shakes out. Was also planning on adding telemetry but that will have to wait another year. I am going to improve my video this year though. My wonderful mother-in-law cashed in some airmiles to get me a great Christmas gift...2 GoPro Session cameras (last year's model) and I have enough rewards points of my own to get a Hero5 Black. I also purchased some video editing software so that I can run the Hero5 in-cabin as I did last year but then run the Sessions on each rear fender looking down the side of the car. The placement is almost perfect and I can see down the side of the car including the base of the rear tires to see where I am actually placing the car. The software will allow me to do PIP so I can place 2 small windows showing the outside views. I did a tests with just random videos and it worked well. Also a neat feature that I hope works well, though I have not tried, is that the software will auto-sync the videos using audio, so If you guys hear me at the staging line cranking my radio or honking my horn, I am just trying to establish some audio cues for the video...although if we have announcing then that should take care of what I need.
  15. Feb 2 at 7 PM In: 1. Corey 2. Stefan 3. Peter 4. Shawn