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  1. Hi everyone. This is an email from Cheryl, Don's wife, with an update on his condition as of this morning. Nothing to new to report. Don is on surgical standby for ankles which means everyday they assess if Don is ready for surgery. This might go on for a few days before surgery actually occurs. Back brace will be put on today if pain can be tolerated. Once brace is on Don will hopefully be able to sit up a bit. Blood work is good, which means his body is doing the right things to heal. Everyone says Don will recover but it will be a long tough road. Likely once he is stabl
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  2. Thank you to the RM of Gimli for making our track safer for all.
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  3. Hi All, Just a note to thank everyone who has been thinking about me! The last surgery has been completed, back brace is on, I have casts on both legs and one arm, so now I am on the long slow road to recovery. I expect to make a full recovery over the next year. l expect to be a patient at HSC in Winnippeg for the next few weeks while I recover and rehabilitate. Then I will be sent back West for more recovery. As of today there is no exact plan for when I will be leaving HSC. In the meantime people have been asking if they can visit me. The best way to set up a time to visit is to t
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  4. I am sitting here, processing the past weekend in my head. My involvement into this event started when Scott asked me whether I would take the position of HPDE Director, as help was needed. Accepting it, I had no clue what was awaiting me... I was paired with two masters in their field, and my position was almost that of a puppet - and I say this in the most complimenting sense. Darin and Jordan know what they are doing, and I was priviledged to experience how much planning, work and effort goes into making this event happen...especially during CoVid19! And there were so many more people
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  5. We're do you start? Folks, this event is the highlight of my year! I absolutely cannot believe all of the effort so many people put into this event and it gives me chills when I see it all come together successfully every year. Thanks to Matt's team for putting on such a tightly run operation. Al for organizing the tire banding session to make us all feel more comfortable on the track. The volunteers for marshaling and setting up the track facility. Greg' s team for the amazing meat lovers dinner. The wine and beer sponsors were a very nice touch. Dyrk's team for stepping up as the main sponso
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  6. I've got to give Thank You's to many people this 2019 HPDE weekend. Starting with track workers keeping us safe, the instructors giving us invaluable knowledge and advice, for me especially my instructor Damon Hill, and the organizing group of people putting in countless hours preparing and organizing the event: Thank-You! My car ended up breaking (right-rear shock broke, not damaging anything else or causing havoc) mid-morning Sunday before the speed limit was lifted. So I feared that I wouldn't be able to finish the course, wasting my time and money. So my biggest THANK YOU is to George
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  7. in 2018 the WSCC is starting a Gimli Motorsport Park road race track asphalt resurfacing project that over the next couple of years is planning to resurface the road race track and add curbing. The total cost will be over $460,000. The initial work planned for 2018 includes corner one and corner three to eliminate the bumps, cracks and excessive abrasiveness of the track surface. The start and completion dates of the 2018 work is still being determined but we're targeting to start as soon as possible. To complete the entire track in the shortest amount of time the WSCC is open to all
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  8. Just because some individuals are violating the public health order does not mean the WSCC will follow suit. The club will not put itself at risk of fines, penalties and bad publicity by violating the public health order. We want to spend that money in improving our facility, not paying fines. Until the public health order is lifted, this is the situation we find ourselves in and we will continue to structure our events in accordance with the provincial government's requirements.
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  9. As many of you are aware, there are a number of rumors circulating that GMP has been sold by the Gimli CDC. We’re aware of these rumors and our information is that this is not accurate, though we understand there is a concerted effort being made by a private consortium to purchase the facility. Moreover, your Executive has been aware of this developing situation for a number of months now. We have been in communication with the CDC and have been requesting a meeting with the Board to discuss the matter since this summer. Nevertheless, we have not discussed this openly with the m
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  10. Here is the first Aficionado of 2021. Enjoy! WSCC Aficionado 2021-1 Jan 18.pdf
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  11. After the first month I am through the worst of it. But there will be many months of work ahead of me before i am walking around like normal. Thanks to all for your kind words and visits. The safety equipment was literally a lifesaver in this crash, especially the hans device which saved my neck and the roll cage that kept the car from being crushed. I cant overstate the importance of making sure your safety equipment is good every time you drive on the track, even if the chance of a crash is unlikely. I would also recommend using a full face helmet instead of an open face. I was using an
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  12. Winnipeg Sports Car Club Ice Racing – What is it? This action packed winter motorsport has 2 key components – the Fire on Ice Racing series and the new IceX drift action -whether you are looking for adrenaline packed door to door racing competition or the excitement of full on winter drifting in a streetcar with others on a frozen track the WSCC Ice Racing has it. If you want to get involved and still have questions, don’t hesitate to reach out to our club members on the WSCC forum or by emailing ice@wscc.mb.ca What is IceX? IceX is a newly developed ice racing series (previousl
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  13. Hello all Ice Race Fans Today is epic and it is because we have a very young handsome new Ice Race Director that is primed and ready to take over; I would like to ask all of you to stand and remove your hats and help me welcome in the new Ice Race Director for 2021: Mike Demchenko I am very happy to have Mike stepping up as the official guy in the role PLUS he’s a racer which will benefit the other racers immensely. I wish I was handing him a fleet of 30 cars to take care of although he does have some good ideas and some good energy. Please welcome him to the role and help him o
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  14. So ends the most peculiar season of WSCC racing since 1952. Despite these unusual challenges this series remained profitable and incredibly successful. 4 Time Attack Events & 6 track days that saw near record numbers of first time registrants at Gimli Motorsports Park. Thank you to our devoted team of track workers, and officials that facilitate this unique opportunity that wouldn’t be possible otherwise. To the 8 sponsors who boosted our season and provided us some working capital to make our events more exciting, donate to the resurfacing of our beloved home track, contri
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  15. Learning is the attraction. I’ve never been one for classrooms, but always had a thirst for knowledge – a horrific dichotomy for anyone growing up in the dystopian school system of the 70’s and 80’s. ‘Dynamic Classrooms’ are the only way I seem to learn anything, and became autodidact as a result. Sometimes the results are dramatic, other times you really don’t know you learned anything until a few days (or weeks) later. Such is the motivation for this post, so here are the deliverables from my past 2 seasons in Time Attack. 1) Know your car, Ask questions, more power is not the answ
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  16. Hey all, Last weekend was a blast volunteering for the Vintage Weekend. I just want to say: it's pretty cool to be thanked so much, just for helping out a bit. Almost every post I see, between the forums and Facebook, has a thank you in it for all the volunteers. But I want to say thank you too: To all the big dogs running the show, and to all the seasoned volunteers who are always super helpful in teaching me what to do out there. It's pretty awesome to learn from these folks, they make it look so easy. I've only done it a few times so far, so I don't quite know everyone yet,
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  17. I need to make a few mentions here. Firstly all the event day volunteers who showed up in huge numbers and covered all stations and jobs so well. All the planning in the world could not be executed without all of you! To my team of misfits who worked all day Thursday on a decades old problem of having a lack of a dedicated women’s shower area as well as proper lighting and a few other details. Horhey, Kim, Ian and Brooke. Johnny Armatas. The upgrade you followed through on and have planned for the washroom facility is a massive step towards having facilities
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  18. Hi all, This weekend was a bit of a roller coaster weekend for Autoslalom. We attempted to hold a double header where we raced on the skid pad in the afternoon and then run on the road course in the evening. The skid pad event went off without any issue and in fact we finished up ahead of schedule. The road course event got off to a good start but we soon ran into issues with the timing system and as a result Run Group B never took to the track. As a result, Event #5 will not be included in the championship points. An email will be going out to those that attended regarding a refund for t
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  19. Wow! I LOVE Gimli! Smooth, open course design possibilities, grippy, and part of the bigger WSCC club event so you have a constant background of road racing just behind us. I vote to move as many events out there as possible! Food is complicated (I'll pack a lunch next time), and you're kind of trapped until there's a break in the action. Still worth it! My 4th run: (52.3) My 3rd fun run: (51.3)
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  20. Winnipeg Sports Car Club member Frank Mancini is being inducted into the Manitoba Motorsports Association Hall of Fame on Saturday, March 25, 2017. Frank is a founder member (member #4) of the Winnipeg Sports Car Club back in 1952 and still attends our events. In 2016 he was at our booth at World of Wheels, the vintage race weekend at Gimli and our annual banquet. I believe the induction ceremony will be at the convention centre and more details will be posted here once we know the time, the room, etc. Please plan to attend and support Frank and his motorsports achievements.
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  21. Thank you to the WSCC for having me out to do the event photography this weekend. I am adding the link to the bottom of this post for the photos from this weekend. I believe you should be able to save photos directly from the page I am linking. You can also contact me at r.thomson.photography@gmail.com. https://photos.app.goo.gl/gmz1NTvrCgcpExAu5
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  22. I've reviewed the Public Health Order in detail and have advised the Executive that it is my opinion as President of the Club that we are permitted to hold our events, provided we observe the Public Health Protocols that apply to outdoor events (i.e. remain in cars unless 6 feet of social distancing can be maintained and we encourage everyone to wear face masks even when outside, and changes to washroom facilities are made so that a minimum of 6 feet social distancing space can be maintained at all times - or in other words - only one at a time). We will be discussing this at the meeting
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  23. I am so very pleased to announce that we have secured a title sponsor or our 2021 Ice Racing series!!! Please join me in thanking CLD Excavating for their planned support for us to hopefully slide around on the ice again this winter! For anyone that has been at an ice race event in the last few years it would be hard to find anyone that has been more generous and friendly to other competitors and exemplifies the spirit of grassroots ice racing - who else brings tiki torches for an overnighter camping on the ice! Both Peter & Marlene have always exemplified great sportsmanship on the
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  24. Here's the latest Aficionado, enjoy! WSCC Aficionado 2020-4.pdf - Brad and Mia
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  25. What an amazing start to our season! Great weather, great people, great competition, and great cars. Thanks to all that helped put these events together on short notice! Here's my best run from Saturday: https://youtu.be/xugqZzUixvQ Check out that slide through the chute at 0:43! Here's my best from Sunday: https://youtu.be/LDY0Hh8k7qY I'd love to see other's videos here too! See you back at St. Andrews airport on June 13 & 14!
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  26. Hey All, Thanks for making the trip out today! It was feeling a bit chilly by the end of the day, but the racing was intense!! I am always a bit freaked out on the morning of any event, I never know who is going to be there until right before we start. But I cannot tell you enough how relieved I am when I start seeing the familiar cars rolling in, just like you did again this morning. From the little grey Civic to the big brown van, and everything in between, I am thrilled to see you come join us for the day. We had a really good turnout, and we even had people doubled up in most p
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  27. As the Rolex 24hr is coming up this weekend, I figured I would re-visit this topic and provide addition insight into what really happens during the Rolex 24 race weekend. A common misconception about any 24hr race, is that the crew needs to be alert and awake for 24hrs straight. Certain crew members such as mechanics are only required during pit stops so they will often sleep between stops. The time between stops varies for each class in IMSA since each class burns a full tank of fuel at different rates to ensure that under green flag running, there are not multiple classes pitting at the
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  28. If you are reading this, you are into motorsports. At least a little bit. Welcome, you are in the right place! Maybe you have been out to a race event at some point, even just to hang back and watch the action. In the summer, hearing the screaming engines and squealing tires, or maybe kicking up a cloud of dust. In the winter, watching the cars get sideways, fighting for traction, and throwing up massive rooster tails of snow. You have to wonder, how do people actually get into this adrenaline rush? Maybe you have a car, and maybe you are the next great racer waiting to get started.
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  29. The Aficionado for October 2019 with banquet and AGM details, SCCA Nationals experience, HPDE annual review, 2020 Ice Racing and more. Aficionado_2019_10.pdf
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  30. The Aficionado for January 2019 with the 2018 club results and the description of the Gimli Motorsports Park Asphalt Resurfacing Project. Please email any updates, corrections or suggestions regarding this newsletter to: khilash@mac.com. Aficionado 2019 01.pdf
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  31. I don't normally post something like this but I have to from what I saw during race weekend. Those of you that had the excitement of running the track this past weekend, did you notice that the grass areas are the best you have ever seen them groomed? Did you notice you can see from corner 3 to corner 5? Did you notice the nicely cut workers flag areas? Did you notice the pits where already trimmed and ready? The grass was even cut where the braking cones are on Corner 3. I want to give a shout out to Mat Leveile and Interlake Yard Care for taking care of the GMP track areas, campi
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  32. Hello everyone, thanks for the get-well wished from all of you. Had my back operation on Thursday and I'm told it went well. Basically I close my eyes in one area and wake up in another area 14 hours later. They are trying to get my off my IV today and do excertcises in prep so I can leave. Hopefully by Wednesday/Thursday I'm told that Portage is proceeding as normal and we should be good to go. Thanks everyone
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  33. Hello guys and girls, I am very proud to announce our 2017 Fire On Ice Title Sponsor: Winnipeg Truck Exhaust We are very excited to have Jim Antosko and his team on board to sponsor our 2017 Ice Race Season. Many of you know Jim specifically for his countless hours of volunteering for AutoX and Ice Racing. I would like to thank Jim Eh for his contribution and we are looking forward to working with Winnipeg Truck Exhaust For the racer's; you will need to get a new Windshield decal from Al Marcoux although not yet. Please wait for more information
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  34. DirtX - Regs v.1.1.pdf
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  35. HUGE thank-you to all those who made this event happen! I’m sure it takes a lot of effort to organize a late season event on short notice, while dealing with COVID-19 and Mother Nature all at the same. My toque is off to Mat, Scott, Chris, Al and all the others who sacrificed their time so that we could just drive around having fun. We could never hold an event without our volunteers, so a special thanks to those who braved the October windchill and kept us safe. Thanks, Dason, Al, Llew, Jay, Dave, and all the others who gave up their Saturday. Sorry that I missed a few of the other corn
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  36. Hi Volunteers! The dust has started to settle, and I don't know about you, but I think I am finally caught up on my sleep now. I just want to take a moment to say how happy I am with all of you, and the work you have put in this year. We have a very unique group of people out there, and no matter what you were tasked with, you rocked it and we made it through safely. It was a very bizarre season, and we got tested with frigid temperatures, scary viruses, pouring rain that soaks you to the core, hungry woodticks, blistering hot sun, and some pretty intense winds. And then ther
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  37. Here is the latest with stories from the winter and updates on the upcoming season. Let us know if you have additional stories, updates or corrections. Thanks Aficionado 2020-2.pdf
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  38. Hey Everyone, I have been watching this section for a really long time and truth be told, this might be my favorite stuff to read. But I have to say, all I can hear are crickets chirping in here, for quite some time now. Forums in general have been pretty quiet since we all got hooked on Facebook, Instagram or whatever else might be at the tips of our fingers with just a swipe today. This section in particular hasn't seen much activity in some years, and I think it is one of the more "fun" places to do some reading. I am hopeful that maybe there are still quite a few of you who come in he
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  39. Dason, thank you for being who you are. You've already made a positive change in the volunteer world. I am so happy you said "Yes!" when I asked you to consider this new position. And to start your list for the Gimli weekend coming up March 7 & 8, I'll be there both days. Others can sign on here to make Dason's night-before-the-event sleep more peaceful. Scott
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  40. I had the chance to make it out for a few hours last Sunday. Here is the photo album link from it. https://www.flickr.com/gp/40991851@N03/a8Xn26
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  41. Hey Volunteers, I just want to say thank you for coming and helping out in Beausejour this past weekend. We started the season out on a cold one, but I feel like everything went really smoothly, so great job everyone! That was a really neat setup, I had never actually been out there before this event. We get back to normal at the next event without all the nice heated facilities, but it will be a lot of excitement as always. I will post up again before the next one, just to help everyone stay up to date on information. And as a quick heads up, I will be looking for more volunte
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  42. What great day we had yesterday in Beausejour! Thank you Darin and Mat, all the instructors and volunteers that came out on a cold day so we could have some fun on the ice (and learn few things too)! The venue was great with the figure-8, slalom course and of course the big wide oval (which I needed most of to get around the corners). I now have a much greater appreciation for the skill the ice racers have as they blast around a course at full speed. Thanks again and good luck to all the ice racer this season! Brad
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  43. Wow, what an amazing event! Cool cars everywhere, fun courses, ludicrous grip. Here's my fastest scratch time, would have been 0.9 out of the class lead: Cone hit on left side at 0:40. Now on to day 2 action! Still sitting 7th of 16 in CM, in striking distance of the trophies. Courses close for walking at 7:35 AM. LOL, our local crew might die if we did that.
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  44. Photos should be available to download if you wish to do so.
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  45. Despite an unfortunately low car count this season there continued to be an exceptional commitment from our group of dedicated organizers, officials and track volunteers. Given that this was apparently the coldest winter in 40 years a huge shout out is warranted to all those that helped make this season happen. Much appreciated!
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  46. 2019 Championship Points, Final Standings Studded: 1st #55 Al Marcoux - 112 2nd #9 Lee McRae - 65 3rd #44 Dean Smith / Trevor Hudey - 42 4th #20 Jim Antosko / Greg Eastwood / Wayne Kehler - 33 5th #80 Trevor Hudey - 26 6th #52 Mathieu Léveillé - 18 Rubber: 1st #11 Damon Surzyshyn - 140 2nd #79 Tim Gordienko - 98 3rd #40 Morris Drysdale / Stephen Leiding - 87 4th #88 Mike Demchenko / John Armatas - 70 5th #09 Lee McRae - 50 6th #08 Manuel Fetzel / Jim Shaw - 41 Please let me know of any errors, or omissions. Congratulations to all our winners! A Big
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  47. Time to say thank you to the Autoslalom Executive and all other volunteers for all your hard work. The racing this year has been great. Salutè
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  48. Hi all, My name is Matt and I will be taking over Josiah's position as Chief of Timing and Scoring for the 2016 autocross season. Similar to last year, we will be using this thread to display the results from our events this season. After every event this post will be updated with the results. The results will also be posted on the http://www.wscc.mb.ca/autoslalom/ webpage. If anyone has any suggestion or concerns about how results are being displayed feel free to let me know. Season Standings Dropbox Folder TnT Apr 30 St. Andrew’s Airport Results #1
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