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  1. Many moons ago I AX’d at a couple venues in town (used to be MAXA before AX was under the WSCC banner, but I digress...) I went to the Downs event because a very good driver I raced with in Karts was trying it for the first time and I was quite interested to see what he did. His results were rather anti-climactic; very similar to @Dnfwm - if he wasn’t dead-last, he was next to dead last. 3 weeks later he had another first, actually 3: his first ever Formula Ford race, his first time racing on Isle Notre Dame, Circuit Gilles Villeneuve. His first FF1600 Pole position and his first FF1600 race win....ok, thats 4, but who’s counting...He went on to win the Skip Barber FF2000 Scholarship and more AX, as Corey mentioned, is a special skill set. It really is. I gave up because I just couldn’t do it, it takes time and a level of dedication I just couldn’t connect with. It’s going to take a different approach to succeed in AX. What I’m saying is the point system has zero influence on your ability to drive, failing to win at your first attempt at AX has zero to do with your ability to drive OR your cars competitiveness, and re-classing your car is not going to change your raw lap times. Let the rule makers make the rules and let the drivers drive the cars.
  2. Unreal. I hope this gets resolved. Sorry Roland.
  3. The points have been address well and I won’t beat a dead horse, but I will say that when I go to work every single day, first thing I do is put on a face mask, sanitize my work area and fill out a 5 question Covid-19 Status Reporting form, question #1 asks “if I or someone in my household in the last 14 days has been in contact with someone who has travelled outside Manitoba”. its just how it is right now - nothing more, nothing less. Keith - you’re always welcome here, you always have been.
  4. For those potential buyers: I watched it race for years and it was at the sharp end of the grid on a regular basis. This car is blistering fast and professionally built and maintained - I’m actually surprised it’s on offer at this price - literally a tiny fraction of what’s been spent. Truthfully I was hoping to see it out this year but hoping the new owner can still do that. GLWS.
  5. @Dnfwm for a real world explanation gimme a call (dm) and i’ll be glad to let you know what I know. The short version is that nothing is perfect and they know it. Not long ago I was in YYZ and had lunch with one of the OTA directors. They’re good guys and know it’s not perfect and they try to make the corrections to keep it close as possible and fair. In fact I had to laugh as they made the Vette and Camaro “less dominant” with HI changes, this is the opposite to the Nissan GTR, they had to make the GTR more competitive because the Vette was kicking it’s ass - Detroit is doing it right! matt
  6. Yes - as @donrolandofurioso mentioned, brakes are a safety item and are a free mod, so go ahead and put the big brakes on. I did the same.
  7. @Jim Eh. That’s actually ludicrous. Autopac told me to wait a month and if nothing, then they will cover the loss...less my deductible of course, because it’s my fault some morally bankrupt sub-human multi-celled organism stole my new, never used trailer that was Locked up and insured on private property. don’t get me started on autopac. I love Manitoba, in fact I am a 5th generation Manitoban, with my great grandparents coming here in the 1880’s, but if there was 1 reason to leave it, MPIC would be that reason...unfortunately every other province has a similar deficiency. So I will stay...plus I can’t race for cheaper anywhere else in Canada
  8. @MRS Joe That’s more than Likely what’s happening - we went through the area over the weekend and looked at the areas that would make sense. The hitch/ball lock wasn’t anywhere around, so I assume they pushed it out by hand, rested the locked tongue on the towing vehicle and pulled it with the chains until they got clear and then cut the lock off. it’s probably already a cheap coat of black and long gone. What goes around, comes around.
  9. Hey - my new trailer’s been stolen. So after literally years of deliberation and even some procrastination, I bought a new trailer for the race car in early April. It’s an all Aluminum BW Trail 18ft open flat deck. Bought it new, towed it to my Dads place in Hillside Beach, and there it sat locked up, anxiously awaiting the green light to the 2020 season. Apparently, during the night of Friday 15 May, some dirtbag asspipe with no soul decided they would take it. The RCMP have been notified, MPI is sending letters to tow truck operators and garages in the area but they hold little hope of recovery. It was insured but it’s not a matter of insurance more than the moral vacancy prevalent in society in this time of national crisis. if anyone reading this can keep an eye open for my trailer, please notify me here or the RCMP directly. The only good thing is that the season will have a delayed start and I hope to have my new trailer for the first event, whenever that may be. matt
  10. Excellent Brian! And I might add that I think it’s once again Cool to ride a Honda 90 ...I’m sure there’s more, but this was great. thanks!
  11. Yes he was. Johnny Restored and currently races one of his cars, the #3 Datsun 710. Jim was an accomplished racer. He was a co-owner of a race prep shop here in Winnipeg and raced throughout the US and Canada, Datsuns, Formula Ford and Formula Super Vee with a Ralt RT4 before he retired. Look for a memorial decal on his old car this summer. matt
  12. JAMES (JIM) COLIN KING BORN: FEB 07, 1938 DATE OF PASSING: MAY 05, 2020 OFFER CONDOLENCES OR MEMORY JAMES (JIM) COLIN KING 1938 – 2020 It is with deep sorrow and heavy hearts, that our family announces the passing of Jim, with his wife by his side, on Tuesday May 5, after a hard fought battle with Alzheimer's at the age of 82 years at Riverview Health Centre. Jim was predeceased by his parents, James Colin and Jennie May of New Brunswick, brother Bill of British Columbia, sisters, Marion and Evelyn of New Brunswick. He leaves behind his loving wife of 43 years, Joanne, his sisters, Helen of New Brunswick and Edna of Ontario, his children, Gloria Larocque (Reg), Gail Masson (Myron), Jim King (Gail), Kevin King (Rachel), seven grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. Jim was born in Apohaqui, New Brunswick on February 7, 1938. He joined the Royal Canadian Air Force in 1955, and a few years later he was transferred to Winnipeg, where he settled. Jim left the Air Force in 1963, and became involved in sales working for various auto dealers and construction companies. He enjoyed the company of people and had the "gift of the gab" as they say. His outgoing personality suited his chosen occupation. He had a great sense of humour and could carry on a conversation with a total stranger and make them feel at ease. Jim was very athletic and enjoyed numerous sports. His first passion was auto racing, which he found very exciting and also awarded him with numerous wins. He retired from auto racing and found a new passion in golf, curling, senior men's hockey and lastly in his mid to late 60s, took to the sport of running in a competitive manner and winning several competitions in his age group. His favourite run took place in Banff Alberta, which he attended three consecutive years. Jim lived a full and eventful life until Alzheimer's took a hold on him and ceased all his activities. We extend our appreciation to all the staff at Riverview Health Centre who cared for Jim over the past several years. As per Jim's wishes, cremation has taken place and interment will follow at Green Acres Cemetery. A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date due to Covid-19. In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation to the Alzheimer Society of Manitoba. "Death leaves a heartache No one can heal Love leaves a memory No one can steal" GREEN ACRES
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