Unfortunately with yesterday's health order announcements all May Autoslalom events have been cancelled!
While we could have run today's event, the Autoslalom leadership team decided unanimously to cancel the May 8th event and issue refunds to all registered competitors after the 6pm health orders announcement by Dr. Roussin yesterday. This was done for a few reasons, but mainly to give our friends, colleagues and other racers time to close their shops and do what they had to do today to prepare for another lockdown.
To those that were registered, if you do not see your refund in the next few days please message or email email me, sometimes it takes credit card companies a couple days to process, but all refunds were sent out last night.
Hopefully we can all get back to racing in June!
I had a blast volunteering this year and meeting all the new faces. The wide array of driving experience and caliber of cars makes this event unique. I love the enthusiasm from all of the volunteers always cheering on the new drivers and letting them know they are doing great!
It was a pleasure chatting with all the drivers, reassuring them of their capabilities and getting them excited for race weekends! I really hope to see some new drivers out enjoying themselves and their cars at Gimli this year.
Great event everyone! Looking forward to some racing!.. If we are allowed.
The wcma time attack regulations list non production cars as "Non-production vehicles, which include: formula, sports racing, open-wheel, tube frame, nonproduction drive configuration, more than one engine".
While production vehicles are list as " Production vehicle is defined as a single, specific, make, model and year, entered in any class
(excluding Open Modified) and must meet all of the following "production vehicle" requirements:
4.2.1. Have been series produced;
4.2.2. Have been federalized for legal public road use in Canada;
4.2.3. Have been available for purchase and delivery to the general public through the vehicle
manufacturer’s retail sales outlet in Canada, unless specifically waived by these Regulations;
4.2.4. Conform to all the original equipment specifications, as defined in Section 4.4, except for the
mandatory requirements of these Regulations and the authorized modifications for the appropriate
4.2.5. Has been exempted by .1 or .2 above; and
4.2.6. Compliance with the second and third points above may be waived by either a CASC-OR Bulletin or
by inclusion of the model in the “OTA Vehicle Classification List”. "
The last point directs you to this rule "The following vehicles, sometimes called kit cars, may compete with the same safety equipment as a ‘Starting Class’ vehicle provided they are equipped with proper roll over protection (see Sections 1.3 and 1.4), are road registered and compete on DOT approved tires: Aurora (Cobra style), Dutton, Caterham and Lotus 7 style home finished cars. Kit cars will be classified as Modified 1 unless the Region Car Classification Committee issues a special classification for that vehicle, based on a Dyno Chart (see 5.0.8 Dyno Option), proof of curb weight and other information as deemed necessary"
So essentially, formula cars are forbidden from competing but the main kit cars are aloud following as long as they follow the criteria.
If its not listed on the CCBD base car list there is a good chance its a non production vehicle.
I have a pretty good understanding of the Time Attack Classification, and I am also willing to help anybody to get their car in the right class.
Two things to remember: 1) If you don't tell me all the modifications you have done, I can't help you to classify properrly. That means I show you your class based on the info I have...there is no guarantee that it is right if you give me the wrong information to start with! 2) I have zero tolerance for people trying to cheat by intentionally giving wrong information about their car. We are at a clubsport level, and you won't make it into the big league by lying to the people you are racing against on the weekend. This means I will not help you to cheat!
Anybody who has questions regarding the classification of their car, feel free to contact me.
My question regarding 4.1.3:
What is a production car? I understand that the Honda Civic, the Subaru WRX and the BMW 325i are all production cars. But what about an Ariel Atom or a KTM X-Bow? Not that I will be coming around with one of those anytime soon, but are they production cars? They are built in a factory in small numbers and come with optional fenders, so they are not open-wheel cars...
And that leads us to Kit Cars, such as a Factory Five, or Goblin or others...home-built sort of implies that it is not a production car, but where do we draw the line? Is Chris' car forbidden in Time Attack, because it was never built like that from any factory on, with its turbo added in a kit car?
Inquiring minds want to know...
Hello Time Attackers!
As most of you are probably aware, Brooke & Ian will have their hands full (literally) this month. I’ve volunteered to help on the administrative side of things for Time Attack.
Same as last year, we need to class our cars using the CASC Ontario Time Attack (OTA) website http://ccdb.casc.on.ca/.
If you’re not familiar with the process, Ian has put together a video tutorial that will guide you through the process The beginners guide to Time Attack - Time Attack Discussions - Winnipeg Sports Car Club (wscc.mb.ca).
In addition, Ian & Brooke have provided a link to just about everything you need to know about Time Attack in their infamous “Almighty List”. The Almighty list of Time Attack links for 2020 - Time Attack Discussions - Winnipeg Sports Car Club (wscc.mb.ca)
Don’t be afraid to get in touch with me at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any non-technical questions. If you need to know whether adding another piston to your transmission will put you into a higher class, I’m probably not your guy.
Once you have your car classed (mandatory requirement) you can send me a PDF copy of your Car Classification and we will keep it on file. Considering COVID-19 will be with us for most of the season, we don’t want to exchange paper copies this year.
If you have questions or comments of a general nature that would be helpful to others, please post here. Otherwise, please direct information to me at email@example.com Thanks,
Brian (aka Weebly)
I've been working with Ian and Brooke to reformat the look of our Time Attack Supplementary Regulations. The latest Version 2.0 is mostly about formatting but also includes some changes from Version 1.3 that was posted on 12 Mar 2021. These additional changes include:
COVID-19 compliance with health orders
Event liability waiver now required to be completed online, via MSR SpeedWaiver, prior to the event. No paper copies.
Mandatory requirement to have car classed and PDF copy submitted (see separate post on car classification requirements)
Clarification to Restraint Systems/Seat Belts & Seats
Clarification to Rollover Protection - Roll Bars and Cages. This affects primarily the definitions.
Clarification to Flags regarding inconsistency in the definition of the red flag between different disciplines.
Any questions? You're welcome to direct your inquires to "firstname.lastname@example.org" and I'll answer what I can, and direct technical questions to Ian and Brooke.
2021 Time Attack Supplementary Regulations.pdf
Great summary Roland. I couldn't agree more.
But a special thanks to you and Darin and Jordan. As always, this event is the highlight of our year. It is the single most important event for our Club in terms of outreach and engaging new members, new entrants, and hopefully new racers as well. It showcases the best our club has to offer, from the professionalism of our organizers, marshals and event staff, to the caliber of our curriculum and instructors, and ultimately, the quality of our overall competition programs.
All of that is delivered in a way that makes it all look so smooth and effortless - which is a testament to the many long hours of preparation and planning that you gentlemen put into this event - every year - and the incredible efforts of our long serving and unbelievably loyal army of volunteers, many of whom you named above.
I am always proud of this Club and the things we can accomplish together, but never more so than at the end of the HPDE weekend.
Well done everyone. Thank you all for your contributions to another successful event, and the start to a great season at GMP.
Thanks to everyone for making this past weekend a reality. Awesome job keeping everyone safe both on and off the track.
Hope we can continue to adapt to meet the challenges as they come.
Really another blast that we won't soon forget.
This excellent article appeared in the Gimli Express Weekly News today, describing the WSCC's role in the history of GMP and our recent efforts to engage with the RM and CDC over the future of the track.
A huge note of thanks to our Road Race and Publicity Director Mat Léveillé for his hard work in setting this up and his deft handling of what is an extremely sensitive issue. This is something we on the Executive have been working on for quite some time, long before even the RFP announcement in the April edition of the Express Weekly News.
It is important that the Club's perspective is accurately represented to the public and our vision for the future of GMP.
May 5 2021 Express Weekly News - WSCC and GMP.pdf
You are correct, the start/finish line is only about 30m down the straight from corner 9. But that line is also where you get the green flag at the start of the race, and the checkered flag at the end of a competitive event.
During non-competition events there is really no Start and no Finish line, as there is no timing. Therefore it is sufficient to utilize the worker at corner 1 to control start and finish of a session. During competition you will see an additional flag person right at the Start/Finish line.