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Nayional Soloport News Spring 2016

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NATIONAL SOLOSPORT NEWS
Spring 2016
Greetings to all Regional SoloSport contacts in the Canadian SoloSport community.
This is the Spring/Summer 2016 newsletter from the ASN SoloSport Committee. We
hope to keep you up to date on what is happening in the world of Canadian
SoloSport, and what the Committee is reviewing and working on. Feel free to
contact your Regional representative with any concerns, queries, or inquiries on
SoloSport in your Region.
If you no longer wish to receive this newsletter, or know who in your Region should
be receiving it instead, please let me know.
Regards, Doug Campbell ASN SoloSport Committee
Committee Members:
Chairman: Terry Epp mailto:terryepp@asncanada.com
Dave Hull – ARMS mailto:d.hull@ns.sympatico.ca
Richard Lestage – ASQ mailto:rlestage3@yahoo.com
Barry Greenaway – CASC-OR mailto: barry.greenaway@gmail.com
Doug Campbell – WCMA mailto:talongeo@shaw.ca
Henry Threlfall – CACC mailto:hent@telus.net
SoloSport News Bits:
2016 ASN Canada FIA Canadian AutoSlalom
Championship Event Awarded
Mississauga, Ontario – May 3, 2016
ASN Canada FIA has announced that the ASN Canada FIA Canadian AutoSlalom
Championship will be held in Blainville, QC, July 29-31, 2016, organized by Club
Autosport Des Laurentides (CADL) under the direction of François Leduc,
president of CADL.
“ASN Canada FIA is pleased that the Canadian AutoSlalom Championships are
returning to eastern Canada,” said Terry Epp, chairman of ASN Canada FIA's
National SoloSport Committee. “With the support of ASN National SoloSport
championships’ presenting sponsor, Toyo Tires Canada Ltd., we are looking
forward to working with one of the Canada’s top SoloSport clubs.”
The event will be held at the PMG Technologies testing track facility which has
been the venue for SoloSport and Rally events. With 9 hectares (22 acres) of
pavement, the organizers are promising very challenging, 60-80 second courses
over the two days of competition. With a paddock that will easily accommodate
125 competition vehicles, a strong entry field including many from Ontario, the
Maritimes and the western provinces as well as from the US, is anticipated and
they will find it quite a challenge to come out on top in their class. The highlight
of the event will be the crowning of the 2016 overall AutoSlalom champion. The
event organizing committee is already planning for this edition of the Canadian
AutoSlalom Championship.”
François Leduc said, “The Club worked so hard to convince PMG Technology to
host this unique event, that it might be a once in a lifetime opportunity. Finally
having the CAC on the greatest piece of asphalt in the country is a treat to all of
Canada’s autocross addicts. The most beautiful part of this track is the total
absence of walls, barriers, posts or any hard surface making it possible for all
level of drivers to be on full attack without any risk all weekend long. To make
the trip even more worth it, Blainville is situated only 20 minutes from historic
downtown Montreal and is at the base of the Laurentians, where activities for the
whole family are endless.”
Additional Features of this year’s CAC:
1. Test and tune runs on the Friday afternoon;
2. Friday and Saturday nights will feature get togethers at local restaurants;
3. Two full days of competition;
4. All SCCA and ASN Canada FIA affiliated club members are welcome with no
special licensing requirements;
5. An Arrive and Drive program will be set up on the event web site and forum
for out-of-town competitors;
6. Camping will be available on site (no services) for the weekend;
7. You can easily come out and spend an entire week or more seeing the sights
in Montreal and the Laurentians.
Canadian AutoSlalom Championship Fast Facts:
From 1972 through 1991, Canadian SoloSport competitors enjoyed a National
AutoSlalom Day with identically designed courses run on the same day on
different venues across the country from which national class champions were
determined.
In 2000, a group of enthusiastic SoloSport competitors from across Canada
created a single national championship event, the Canadian National AutoSlalom
Championship, which ran through to 2003.
With the formation of the ASN Canada FIA National SoloSport Committee in
2004, the ASN Canada FIA Canadian AutoSlalom Championship concept became
part of the mandate of the ASN National SoloSport Committee and the committee
elected to hold an annual Canadian AutoSlalom Championship event alternating
between eastern and western Canada. This year will mark the 36th time that the
AutoSlalom Championship has been held.
In 2004, the National SoloSport Committee (NSC) created a national set of
AutoSlalom Regulations and in 2005, added a new feature for Canadian
AutoSlalom, a formula for determining an overall national AutoSlalom champion.
In 2013, the NSC adopted SCCA class preparation rules and classes in order to
unify the AutoSlalom community both north and south of the border so that the
sport ran on the same rules in terms of preparation and class. Event organization
and safety requirements remain part of the NSC’s mandate.
The first championship event held under the ASN Canada FIA banner was in
2004 at Sanair racetrack in Quebec. In 2005, the event was in Red Deer while
Toronto was the location of the 2006 event.
2007 saw the Canadian AutoSlalom Championship in the west when the event
was held in Pitt Meadows, British Columbia where the event was hosted by the
VCMC club. Excellence was evident in every aspect of the championship and 132
entries vied for top results.
In 2008 and 2014 the championship was in Slemon Park, Prince Edward Island
organized by Moncton Motor Sport Club. The organizing committee designed a
4000 foot course that challenged and delighted the 95 entries that attended the
three day event.
Since PEI, the championship has also been held in Saskatoon, Saint Eustache and
in Barrie. In 2013, the championship returned to Pitt Meadows where more than
120 competitors competed followed by a return to PEI in 2014 and the ‘Slalom at
Slemon’ and the ‘down home hospitality’ and keen completion that are found in
Atlantic Canada.
In 2015, the Calgary Sports Car Club and the Southern Alberta SoloSport Club
held the event at the Fort Macleod Airport. 88 Competitors attended the event
and, for the first time, over $7000 in cash was presented to various overall and
class winners.
Fellow Racers
After dreaming about it for a long time, the CADL is proud to announce that the
2016 Canadian Autoslalom Championship will be held on the newly paved site at
PMG Technologies. This highly anticipated event will take place from July 29th to
July 31st. We assembled an all star team of organizers to offer you an excellent
championship. Save the date to your calendar because this is a weekend you
won’t want to miss. All details and information will be posted on this site.
Bonjour cher(ère) pilote,
Après y avoir rêvé longtemps, c’est avec fierté que le CADL vous annonce la
tenue du Championnat Canadien d’Autoslalom 2016 sur la magnifique asphalte
de PMG Technologies. Cet événement très attendu aura lieu du 29 au 31 juillet
2016. Nous avons assemblé une équipe étoile d’organisateurs pour vous offrir un
événement de qualité exceptionnelle. Notez bien cette fin de semaine à votre
calendrier car vous ne voudrez surtout pas la manquer. Tous les détails et
informations seront affichés sur ce site.
SITE INFO: http://www.pmgtest.com/index.php/en/facilities/pistes.html
The event will be laid out on the Delta portion of the facility.
FOR UP TO DATE INFORMATION ON THE EVENT AND REGISTRATION VISIT:
www.nationalautoslalom.ca
Toyo Tires is on board as 2016 presenting sponsor for the event.
Toyo is providing $2000 in cash sponsorship to the Organizing Club, Sponsoring the
Event.
Toyo is enhancing their contingency program for this year’s event:
NEW INFORMATION ON TOYO CONTINGENCY PROGRAM!
New this year, Toyo will be providing a $50 rebate to their entry fee to ALL
competitors running either the R1R in Street Classes, or any of the R Compound
Toyo tires.
Requirements are:
• The tires, both R-comp and street, be bought in 2016 from an authorized Toyo
motorsports dealer in Canada ( a link to authorized motorsports dealers can be
found on our website, See Team Toyo Link)
• 1 rebate per car/team
Winners of the Street and R-Compound Classes running Toyo Tires are also eligible
to win a set of R1R or R Compound Tires
The Proxes R1R is an extreme performance tire that incorporates a high
grip compound and an advanced autocross-inspired casing design to
provide “street class” autoslalom competitors every advantage while
driving hard through the corners and quickly accelerating in the straightaways.
Webpage URl. http://www.toyotires.ca/tire/pattern/proxes-r1r
NATIONAL SOLOSPORT COMMITTEE MEETINGS:
Jan 13, 2016 Conference Call Notes
All members present: Terry Epp (chair), Dave Hull (ARMS), Richard L’estage
(ASQ), Barry Greenaway (CASC-OR), Doug Campbell (WCMA), Henry Threlfall
(CACC)
Welcome to Barry Greenaway the newest member of the NSC, as the new
representative for CASC-OR.
The minutes and the quick notes from the December 9/15 conference call were
approved.
A new item has been added to the Toyo Tire contingency program - $50.00 off your
entry into the Canadian Autoslalom Championship if you are running Toyo R Comp
or Toyo R1R tires. Also the allowance for the use of 140 tread wear tires will
continue for 2016.
The 2016 ASN National SoloSport Rule sets should be completed shortly and
available online by mid February.
A National SoloSport Notice Board will be incorporated into the ASN web site. This
will be for any and all notices related to Canadian SoloSport. A photo page for event
photos will also be added at the same time. Further info on how to submit items to
be posted will follow shortly.
Bulletin 2016-01
200 Tire-Wear Requirement
Application: ASN Canada FIA National AutoSlalom Regulations,
Appendix E, 13.3A1
Effective Date: February 1. 2016
Bulletin:
In Street and Street Touring classes, 13.3A1 of the Class Preparation Rules indicates
a 200 tread-wear limit for tires to be eligible for competition effective January 1,
2015. This requirement is delayed to January 1, 2017.
Rationale:
The NSC, in consideration of the number of competitors who presently have 140
tire-wear tires and a request from our CAC presenting sponsor, Toyo Tires, have
delayed the date for implementation for the new requirement as outlined in 13.3.A1
of the class preparation rules.
Terry Epp
Chair, ASN Canada FIA National SoloSport Committee
April 19, 2016 Conference Call Notes
Present: Terry Epp (Chair), Dave Hull (ARMS), Richard Lestage (ASQ), Doug
Campbell (WCMA), Henry Threlfall (CACC).
Regrets: Barry Greenway (CASC-OR) January conference call minutes were
approved.
Discussions between Toyo Tire and the NSC are continuing with the hope that Toyo
Tire will continue to be the presenting sponsor of the CAC event. Resolution is
expected shortly.
CAC:
Terry will represent the NSC at the 2016 CAC Terry and Richard will work to secure
a senior steward for the event
The 2016 SCCA Autoslalom regulations have been upgraded from “draft” to
“official”.
The ASN 2016 Time Attack Regulations have been posted on the ASN web site.
The NSC is working gather names of overall and class winners from previous
SoloSprint and CTAC events to create a living record of past winners.
The new ASN web site is up and running. Some minor finishing touches yet to come.
Insurance rates for Lapping and annual certificate event coverages have gone up. A
new category for High Performance Driving Schools has been added as well. Details
on event rates can be found on the ASN web site under insurance on the right of the
sheet. http://www.asncanada.com

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