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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
  13. FYI http://speed.academy/100-tread-wear-track-tire-review-nankang-ar1-maxxis-rc1-toyo-r888r/ “In the end, the Nankang AR-1 came out on top in terms of lap times and its advantage over the Maxxis RC-1 and Toyo R888R was clearly in the braking zones and into the first half of the corners. The Nankang AR-1 also had the most neutral handling balance from turn-in to the apex followed by gradual and predictable breakaway characteristics as it transitioned towards oversteer balance on corner exit.”
  14. Also interesting is the Corvette, Camaro’s and Mustang Handling Index increased not my Camaro - just the fast ones From OTA forum: ”The biggest change is in our tire rules. The definition of a "street" tire rated at zero PIPs is now for a treadwear UTQG rating of 180 to 249 up from 140 and over last year. Again the Toyo R888, R888R and Nitto NT01 tires classify as "street" tires despite their UTQG rating of 100. We are also introducing a new class of tires (as yet unnamed) with UTQG ratings of 250 and up which will actually classify as negative 5 PIPs or 1 class. Next year will be a 6 competition event season with the best 5 out of 6 events scored. There will be no double points event. The schedule will follow shortly. A few cars will have their classification adjusted as follow. The handling index for the 2015 and newer Mustang GTs will increase by 5 HI The handling index for the 2010-2013 Grand Sport Corvette will increase by 5 HI The handling index for the 2017 and newer Camaro SS 1IE and Camaro ZL1 will increase by 10 HI
  15. I have dealt with Phil’s tire and they are very good. The prices and sizes are all over the place - some “onsies-twosies” But even with exchange being what it is, there still is a deal or 2 in here (2) 225/45ZR17 Pilot Sport Cup 2 $260 each - only 2 available at this price! Pilot Sport Cup 2 (2) 315/30ZR18 BFG Original Rival Discontinued size - DOT 3715  $99 each free shipping! only 2 available at this price! G-Force Rival (4) 335/30ZR18 Rival-S 1.5 $350 each only 4 available at this price! (4) 275/35ZR19 Rival-S 1.5 $275 each only 4 available at this price! Rival- S 1.5 (4) 245/40ZR17 BFG R1 $274 ea only 4 available at this price! (1) 245/40ZR18 BFG R1 DOT 0918 $315 only 1 available at this price! (4) 275/35ZR18 BFG R1 $326 ea only 4 available at this price! (3) 285/30ZR18 BFG R1 DOT 5116 $99 ea only 3 available at this price! (1) 285/30ZR18 BFG R1 DOT 1518 $330 only 1 available at this price! (14) 265/35ZR18 BFG R1 DOT 3817 $199 ea only 14 available at this price! G-Force R1 (4) 245/40ZR17 BFG R1-S $269 ea only 4 available at this price! (2) 245/40ZR18 BFG R1-S DOT 3017 $159 ea only 2 available at this price! (2) 275/40ZR17 BFG R1-S DOT 3414 $99 ea only 2 available at this price! (1) 265/35ZR18 BFG R1-S $299 only 1 available at this price! (4) 275/35ZR18 BFG R1-S $329 ea only 4 available at this price! G-Force R1-S (1) 275/35ZR18 Toyo RR DOT 1614 $79 only 1 available at this price! (8) 245/40ZR15 Toyo RR $195 ea only 8 available at this price! (2) 225/50ZR16 Toyo RR $205 ea only 2 available at this price! (6) 225/45ZR17 Toyo RR $215 ea only 6 available at this price! (8) 245/40ZR17 Toyo RR $220 ea only 8 available at this price! (2) 255/35ZR18 Toyo RR $260 ea only 2 available at this price! (8) 285/30ZR18 Toyo RR $275 ea only 8 available at this price! (8) 295/30ZR18 Toyo RR $215 ea only 8 available at this price! (4) 305/35ZR18 Toyo RR $320 ea only 4 available at this price! (2) 315/30ZR18 Toyo RR $335 ea only 2 available at this price! (4) 235/35ZR19 Toyo RR $215 ea only 4 available at this price! (2) 285/30ZR20 Toyo RR $325 ea only 2 available at this price! Email us or call for these special prices!  For Email List Subscribers only! philstireservice@gmail.com Super Deals on Discontinued Toyo R888! (1) 225/40ZR18 Toyo R888 DOT 3015 $69 ea (2) 225/40ZR18 Toyo R888 DOT 2613 $69 ea only 3 available at this price! (2) 225/45ZR16 Toyo R888 DOT 3113 $59 ea only 2 available at this price! PROXES RR PROXES R888 (8) 225/45R13 Toyo R888R $135 ea only 8 available at this price! (4) 205/50ZR15 Toyo R888R $115 ea only 4 available at this price! (8) 225/45ZR15 Toyo R888R $135 ea only 8 available at this price! (4) 235/50ZR15 Toyo R888R $160 ea only 4 available at this price! (2) 195/50ZR16 Toyo R888R $130 ea only 2 available at this price! (8) 255/50ZR16 Toyo R888R $145 ea only 8 available at this price! (6) 225/45ZR17 Toyo R888R $165 ea only 6 available at this price! (4) 235/40ZR17 Toyo R888R $195 ea only 4 available at this price! (4) 255/40ZR17 Toyo R888R $185 ea only 4 available at this price! (2) 315/35ZR17 Toyo R888R $230 ea only 2 available at this price! (2) 225/40ZR18 Toyo R888R $200 ea only 2 available at this price! (2) 235/40ZR18 Toyo R888R $225 ea only 2 available at this price! (8) 245/40ZR18 Toyo R888R $230 ea only 8 available at this price! (4) 265/35ZR18 Toyo R888R $275 ea only 4 available at this price! (4) 275/35ZR18 Toyo R888R $265 ea only 4 available at this price! (2) 295/30ZR18 Toyo R888R $255 ea only 2 available at this price! (4) 305/35ZR18 Toyo R888R $300 ea only 4 available at this price! (4) 315/30ZR18 Toyo R888R $285 ea only 4 available at this price! (2) 245/35ZR19 Toyo R888R $270 ea only 2 available at this price! (2) 265/30ZR19 Toyo R888R $315 ea only 2 available at this price! (4) 265/35ZR19 Toyo R888R $295 ea only 4 available at this price! (4) 265/40ZR19 Toyo R888R $300 ea only 4 available at this price! (4) 275/35ZR19 Toyo R888R $305 ea only 4 available at this price! (6) 285/35ZR19 Toyo R888R $315 ea only 6 available at this price! (4) 295/30ZR19 Toyo R888R $305 ea only 4 available at this price! (8) 305/30ZR19 Toyo R888R $400 ea only 8 available at this price! (4) 325/30ZR19 Toyo R888R $415 ea only 4 available at this price! (4) 345/30ZR19 Toyo R888R $475 ea only 4 available at this price! (2) 255/35ZR20 Toyo R888R $345 ea only 2 available at this price! (2) 285/30ZR20 Toyo R888R $360 ea only 2 available at this price! (2) 325/30ZR20 Toyo R888R $445 ea only 2 available at this price! Email us or call for these special prices! For Email List Subscribers only! philstireservice@gmail.com PROXES R888R (4) 205/60R13 Toyo RA-1 $150 ea only 4 available at this price! (2) 255/50ZR16 Toyo RA-1 DOT 2013 $208 ea only 2 available at this price! PROXES RA1 (2) 255/35ZR18 Toyo R1R $235 ea only 2 available at this price! PROXES R1R
  16. Super glad you were able to get that all written down!! Good reading!
  17. @beppcaGoing Faster is the best book on Driving I’ve read. I bought that when it was first released many moons ago. The Skip Barber guys have been at it for a long time and rest assured that what you read there is quite practical and applicable. Specifically on how they explain the types of corners and how to approach them. @Rare Snake pics of the toyotahome!! Those things are great! And for the most part, it doesn’t matter what you drive, as long as your get out there a drive - but rest assured we are all SUPER grateful for the volunteer work you do!!
  18. Same as me David - I have a garage but it’s skinny, can’t work on suspension or brakes in there. But that’s cool. With the nice weather it’s good to be outside! Scott - I have been contemplating a gearing change for that same reason.... I have 3.42 right now. So 3.73 is logical. With the double-overdriven T56 i could run 4.11 with no problems. But changing the headers to alter the power band Is a new challenge for me, I have no experience with this and am looking forward to the results. As it sits, I’m in 3rd gear from turn 3 until the start-finish line where I pull 4th and keep it there til T3 again...kinda boring, but as a rule I don’t take the motor past 5800 and learning to carry momentum through the corners is a great exercise in physics, specifically Newton’s 1st law of motion. I dunno, maybe I should re-visit the gearing... that being said, the rear of my car was exhibiting an uncomfortable lack of control despite my best efforts to put it where I’d like it to be. in preparation for the season finale in sept 2019, I got a new sway bar for the rear (never had one before) and also clamped a coil down in an effort to follow the manufacturers recommended settings when using Hoosier tires - they said minimum is to run 10% more spring with their tires. well, due to weather I didn’t get to the track in September, so it’s going to be a new deal for the first track day of 2020 - whenever that will be. Either way, I’ll be ready!
  19. Dason - good on you. You’re right, this is a great opportunity to keep up with our automotive connections the only way we really can in these highly unusual times. ...and I’m not on any social media either - just not my bag. But I’d like to know what everyone is working on. I kept blowing the tires off in turns 3-4-5 so I’m putting a different set of headers on my car in an effort to move the torque peak up a bit and free up a bit more hp. I went from 1 5/8” shorty’s to 1 3/4” full length headers. As soon as the weather is good enough I will bolt them on. If the dollar gets better I might get stiffer springs but exchange is just too high right now. Dason - any plans for your car?? anybody else trying something new??
  20. This is fantastic. I’d like a couple of these bullet points on their own T-Shirt
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