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  1. Shawn

    2018 Awards

    On Saturday Jared Halpin took top honours for knocking down cones and in the cooling temps destroying at least 5 cones. That said, it was great seeing him in the rally car doing lap after lap.
  2. Hi everyone, Despite the results being posted at wsccautoslalom.com I thought I should post a thread here as encouragement for the winners to come collect their trophies at the banquet on Saturday October 27. Due to the low numbers of competitors that completed a full season, we are only awarding 1st and 2nd place trophies this year. Novice Division 1st - Roberto Ercole 2nd - Jason Tran Street Division 1st - Curtis Janzen 2nd - Chris Magne Mixed Division 1st - Corey Dyck 2nd - Allan Ball Modified Division 1st - Benjamin Vander Zaag 2nd - Shawn Clarke Cone Killer and Volunteer of the Year will be kept a highly guarded secret until the awards are presented at the banquet. Hope to see you all there.
  3. Regarding the schedule, we will have to flesh that out in the next day or two.
  4. Hey everyone, You may have seen a post that there is a hot lapping/intro to autoslalom day on Saturday October 13 (weather permitting). https://www.motorsportreg.com/events/2018-wscc-open-track-day-intro-to-autoslalom-gimli-motorsports-park-559373 We will be getting an instructor or two to come out and be available to show people what autoslalom is all about and make sure that they get a great introduction to the sport. I am looking for a few volunteers that would like to come out and do some marshaling and/or take people for fun runs. Shawn
  5. Shawn

    Xpel Film - worth the cost?

    There are 2 events in St Andrews this weekend that you should come out to. The season ending event is at Gimli on Saturday September 22.
  6. I wasn't going to change it as we stated in the beginning that the Championship was going to be 8 events. I suppose I was just blindly following the "half plus 1" rule (13/2 + 1 = 7.5 so rounded up to 8 anyway) which I guess with an odd number of events we could just do "half". I think it is too late to change the formula now. For full disclosure though, I am a little biased now because after the last even where I stated Ben had claimed 1st in Modified and he can't be beat, I figured out that mathematically I still actually have a chance get 1st place back from him. It is an extreme long shot but it does exist. So based on that bombshell, I will entertain others' opinions on the matter. It's a sticky situation because if you benefit from a change you will likely want it and if it hurts you you probably don't.
  7. Shawn

    Autocross event #11

    As everyone here is saying, jump into as many cars as you can, especially with people that have been doing it for a few years. Not everything you will experience will be a lesson of what you should be doing, but it might give you ideas of what you can apply to your own driving style. You will find that everyone has their own thing that works for them and it's finding which of those things will work for you.
  8. Shawn

    Autocross event #11

    Tricky course but fun. I like the need to do some significant breaking midcourse (not just at the pivots). Interestingly my 2nd and 4th runs I got identical times but drove them completely different. I didn't think I was going to be driving so no videos but glad I did race as it's the first event where I was able to snatch a win from Ben. So far it's been a fun season trying to chase him down. Dale you need to get your car sorted out and come out to more events as I think there would be some epic battles.
  9. Shawn

    Event 10 Timing Errors

    No worries Corey. It happens. Timing can get chaotic at times especially with the added radio duty. It should be 2 people running it but with attendance so low it's tough. Maybe we choose to do 1 car at a time to easy that burden?
  10. Hey everyone, please take a look at the results for event 10 and see if all the times look right,in particular for run 4 for group B. I found a few that I was able to correct like Ben's 40 second run (timer tripped early) that wasn't flagged as a rerun. Sorry Ben, but that explains you being almost 5 seconds faster than Dale and I. My last run appears under Curtis but I have not changed that yet as it wouldn't make a difference anyway. If you see something that would affect the results we should fix it. If it really won't make a difference then we shouldn't sweat it too much. The issue I think was just a car was missed being entered and the results all got shifted on the 4th run for run group B.
  11. Shawn

    Event 10 at Gimil

    Thanks for the kudos on the course. It was a pretty short course compared to anything else I have ever built. I too liked it. I wish I had actually done a course walk though as I clearly thought a couple of sections were faster than they really were, like after the opening slalom around the offset cone towards the wall. My first run ended up being my fastest which is sad. And even though it was cool, I should have been spraying my tires. Enough of the excuses though...I just need to drive better. A HUGE thank-you to all people that helped put the course together, getting it cleaned and everything else setup for the day. We had a few glitches but we got it all done and I think everyone had a good time. Corey M., I'm sorry I left you out there with the leaf blower and that you didn't really get to do course walks, but hey, you still got on the podium right? And of course, thank-you Corey D. for trusting me to drive your race car, it was a lot of fun. It feels so fast but I was actually going sooooo slow, and yet I looped it...twice! Sorry Corey, and sorry that you had to push me back to the pits. I owe you. I'm hoping maybe you'll let me drive it again.
  12. I will be heading up to Gimli late afternoon on Friday to setup the course. If anyone wants to come out for a bit, maybe after hot laps if you are up at the track, and lend a hand that would be good. My timing completely depends on how work goes but I think I'd be there by 530. The general plan is lay out the course, trim weeds from the racing line and then clean off the course with a leaf blower. Sounds like a fun Friday night right? This is why I am not in sales or marketing or really any public facing job.
  13. Shawn

    Event #8/#9

    And now the outside right camera view...
  14. Shawn

    Event #8/#9

    Not my best time of Event 8 but I get a nice slide going...
  15. Shawn

    GT-R brake pads

    antidisestablishmentarianism I can use big words too!
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