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  1. 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 involved! Our Instructors did a great job adapting to the new lead-follow concept, and as the direct and immediate contact to the students they did an outstanding job not just teaching, but also representing our club. However, I have been in the military long enough to know that a General and his Comissioned Officers will never win a battle unless the rest of the battalion wants to win. It takes many more people to do the dirty work than it takes to annouce the win! I therefore want to say a cordial "Thank You" to all the people who might have not gotten as much glory as they diserve... the people who did all the car wrangling to ensure the instructors had their own group bunched up together every time... the corner workers, who are always taken as a given, no matter how cold the wind, always cheering for our students... the Sarahs, who patiently work the gate first thing in the morning, yet never get acknowledged for the hours they spend at their post...the Mias, who single-handedly take over the lunch arrangements, and whose decisions are not challenged because they just make sense...the Brads who just miracously show up wherever work needs to be done...the Llews and Brians who always are reliable there at their post..the Jens who always have everything under control, yet most participants never know who they are... the Olgas driving 700km in one day just to be there to help....the Als hanging around to let the tent company in on Monday... I can keep going, but you know who you are! Names don't mean anything, the commitment is what counts! Today in the late afternoon, after every participant had left, I noticed that air traffic seemed to have slowed down. I suddenly realized how special GMP is, being able to see a Honda Fit doing its best to impress, while 600hp cars are hurtling down the main straight and water bombers are taking off, and the occational helicopter or Private Air Plane is landing. Later on, when all students had left, Jay hopped into the back of my truck, and we collected the pylons that were left on the track. And he mentioned how great of a club this is, having so many great people in it. He is right...Thank you to all of you!
    11 points
  2. 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 membership until now, as the consortium, if it is composed of the individuals we believe it is, includes at least one active member of the WSCC. As a result, we felt it would be inadvisable to disclose that we were aware of the situation as anything we might communicate to the membership would invariably be shared with the consortium. Furthermore, given the risk that this deal, if it goes through, could limit (or even eliminate) GMP as a future venue for the WSCC, we also elected to put an immediate hold on all further facility repairs until such time as we met with the CDC. As some of you have observed, your Executive has been somewhat oblique about issues surrounding our relationship with the CDC and GMP track repairs, and we hope that in light of these developments, you now appreciate the difficult position in which we found ourselves on this issue. We remain in contact with the CDC and have requested a meeting to discuss these developments and the potential impact on our existing permit agreement. We understand that the Board will meet with us for those discussions, and once that meeting is held, we will report back to the Board of Directors, and then to the general membership. In closing I simply ask that you bear with us as we work through these developments, and when there is news to announce, we will be in touch when it is time to do so. Thanks again, Jay Funke WSCC President
    9 points
  3. Here is the first Aficionado of 2021. Enjoy! WSCC Aficionado 2021-1 Jan 18.pdf
    9 points
  4. Event 2 points.pdf Event 2 is in the books. Super bummed we missed this one as the weather looked awesome and everyones lap times reflect that! The Championship get even closer with Dason Wowk just squeezing out Roland for first place. Russell Friesen takes third place while also shattering the production car record at GMP in his 2017 Dodge Viper acr running 58.962 lap. Thanks Everyone! See you soon! Championship points after event 2.pdf _______________________________________________________________________________________________________________ *Classing updated Aug 30 Event 1 Points.pdf You all know the drill! Huge congratulations to our event 1 first place driver Roland Hufgard, 2nd place Dason Wowk, and 3rd place finisher Rob Rurak. This is the first time all these drivers have been on a podium (for time attack anyways)! Event 1 points Championship breakdown
    8 points
  5. 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 (previously referred to as Ice Attack). This series is designed around non-caged streetcars either competing against a clock or drifting on ice just for fun. Important to note is that this is not door to door racing action and is more similar to autocross, time attack and hotlapping events. During a typical race day designated groups of IceX cars will be allowed on track to run a set number of laps in between the race sessions for the Fire on Ice studded race cars. The cars will be spaced out accordingly to minimize the chance of running into one another and there will be rules for safe passing slower cars that must be adhered to. The availability of timed competition for the IceX cars will be determined as this series develops and will be based on the interest of the entries and the required logistics. In the interim the focus will be on how much fun it is to drift and slide as fast as you can around a race track on ice in a streetcar! How do I start? Got an old car sitting in the backyard that can still spin the tires on ice? Maybe a winter beater that is just meant to slide sideways or you know of an autopac write-off that’s not worth putting back on the road? Pretty much any streetcar works well for the ice assuming the steering, brakes and suspension are safe. Follow the info below to pre-register online for an event and show up with your car to start drifting on ice! How much does it cost? To start sliding sideways all you need to come up with is a club membership fee, entry fee for the event, a car and a helmet. Ice Racing is one of the cheapest forms of motorsports. A typical race event for IceX is a $60 entry fee for the day ($100 for a double header weekend) and either a $60 annual club membership or a $10 temporary daily membership gets you on the track. The Fire on Ice Series costs only $160 a day ($220 for a double header) for high-speed studded tire door-to-door action. Sanctioned regulations dictate all track participants utilize a minimum of either Snell 2010 "SA" (special application) or "M" (motorcycle) rated helmet for un-caged cars. Caged racecars require "SA" rated helmets or equivalent. If you require a helmet the WSCC club provides "SA" rated helmet rentals for $25 a day. We also recommend the ice racing school that occurs on the Saturday of the first race weekend (note: unfortunately cancelled for 2021 due to Covid19). For $150 you get some online pre-tutorials and a full day of on-track practicing, learning and coaching of various ice racing and drifting techniques. Entry in the school also includes all the IceX track time for free on the following Sunday Race event. Is it hard on my car? Because you are mostly just tire spinning and sliding on frozen ice the wear on an engine is very minimal compared to any form of pavement racing. Bouncing off the rev limiter is so much safer when there is little torque on the drivetrain! An added bonus with this is the fact that minimal horsepower cars are just as competitive than high horsepower cars when sliding sideways and spinning rubber tires. It is worth noting the most typical “wear” on a car in IceX is the front plastic spoiler will sometimes not like plowing into a snowbank when you get it wrong trying to perfect that sweeping drift. No worries however as the complementary tow truck is there pull you out! Do I need special tires? Good standard winter tires are perfectly fine. You also have the option of running tractionized rubber tires or DOT street studded tires. If your looking for more speed and g-force, an experienced IceX driver can get approved to run aggressive studded tires like the Black Rocket race tires or similar bolted tires. The Fire on Ice Racing Series utilizes a “spec” studded tire that are hand-built by Club Members utilizing specific bolts installed into a shaved tire for crazy studded grip on ice. How do I step it up a notch? Joining the door-to-door studded tire action requires a bit more commitment however is also fairly easy to jump into. The cars require additional key safety equipment like a rollcage and seatbelt harness and drivers require a racing license. You can review the vehicle and driver requirements along with the licensing information in the WSCC Ice Racing Supplemental Regulations document located here: http://forums.wscc.mb.ca/index.php?/topic/12005-2021-supplemental-regulations/ Almost anyone can build an ice racer if they know how to do it properly, however it is definitely easier and almost always cheaper just buying a used ice racer. There is often one for sale within our club on the forum or sometimes other race clubs in Ontario (CASC) or Alberta (NASSC) have used racecars for sale. If you are thinking of building an ice racer, contact our club at ice@wscc.mb.ca to discuss and review it and we will assist in any way we can. What’s a typical race day look like? If you are showing up with a car to either race or drift, pull in and find a place to park in the pit parking lot and then check-in with the Race Registrar. The race day event usually starts at 9:00am with the drivers meeting followed by a review/introduction meeting for any rookies or new comers. IceX cars will be grouped into specific run groups based on their lap speeds and experience. The number of sessions is based on the number of entries/groups and racers can expect a lot of track time. The various cageless car groups will alternate with the caged racecars in the Fire On Ice series with each track session lasting approximately 10-15 minute sessions. You can expect 6-8 sessions per group depending on the car counts. Please see the WSCC Forum for the specific daily schedule details/times as an event approaches. How do I sign up? Online registration will be with our online partners MotorsportsReg.com (a.k.a MSR). Simply go to wscc.motorsportreg.com to get the full list of WSCC events (note: events will only be posted on MSR once the season has been confirmed), click the link to the event you are interested in and follow the instructions from there. Events will be posted at least 14 days before the event date and the posting will contain the details such as pricing, event schedule and membership requirements. You can find the calendar to all WSCC events posted on MSR here. If you decide you want to show up at event first and learn what it is all about before you register, please feel free to walk the pit area and talk to other drivers (just make sure you sign the mandatory waver located with the Race Registrar). Most drivers will be glad to answer your questions and fill you in on what you are missing and some may even offer to take you as a passenger for some hot laps. If after reading all this, you still have questions...don't hesitate to email ice@wscc.mb.ca and we will try and respond to you as soon as possible. Stay safe and hopefully see you on the ice!
    8 points
  6. 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 out as much as you can. Sideline story on Mike; I think it was about 10 years ago, Mike was an avid road racer, and we were at an awards banquet at “The Bank” downtown Winnipeg and we were having a smoke outside. Mike was asking about Ice Racing and I said “My dad’s Swift is for sale” and he asked “how much” and he even did that in front of his wife, and I said “I dunno, about $700?” and his eyebrow raised. And then he was sucked in, we’ve all been there. Normally we don’t ask questions like that in front of the wives, sucker. Before I sign off, I want say a few thanks you's to a couple of people although there are many that make this work: Steve L; you’re awesome at doing the boring stuff that keeps our racing going. Appreciate that. Al Martoot; thanks for doing the tech stuff, helping newbies and helping with the schools . Tim and Gloria; you guys are great, whatever I can do to help you out to keep racing, let me know. All the workers that make these races happen in our POS tin can, we can’t thank you enough. Want to give a big thanks to MMhuaaaattt L for organizing the schools, track days, social media crap, private days, etc. Couldn’t have done a decent Income Statement without that. Of course I’m missing people, if you weren’t on the list I apologize. Please welcome Mike Demchenko as your new IRD!!!! Congrats Mike!
    8 points
  7. 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, contributed to our ongoing leasehold improvements & provided our competitors and staff accommodations. Autumnwood Hotel CGS Sales & Leasing Great Rides Di-Tech Restoration Birds Hill Hydro Excavating Khinda Team Realty Platinum Auto Sales Armatas Painting and Decorating To the racers who attend our events, bring new faces to the track, take ride alongs, and promote our brand on social media and in real life...THANK YOU. The WSCC is a group of 300 people who share a passion for Motorsport. As was demonstrated this weekend at GMP sportsmanship above all else. These relationships and memories will last a lifetime. 2021 is right around the corner. So begins the next stages of the GMP re-surfacing project and overall revival of the facility. The vibe is strong. The membership has bought in. The collective engagement to move forward is undeniable. Here’s to a prosperous 2021.
    8 points
  8. 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
    7 points
  9. 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 on Thursday, but if these protocols are followed, the 25 person limit on outdoor public gatherings does not apply to our events. This will require that all participants observe these protocols upon pain of expulsion from the event.
    7 points
  10. 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 track and now as a title sponsor their generosity will also help ensure our ice racing series success. Much appreciated.
    7 points
  11. Here's the latest Aficionado, enjoy! WSCC Aficionado 2020-4.pdf - Brad and Mia
    7 points
  12. DirtX - Regs v.1.1.pdf
    6 points
  13. 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 corner workers, but it is hard focusing on the apex cone, while at the same time making a mental note of who is working the corner. Wish I could do more than just say thank-you, but giving hugs is apparently frowned upon.
    6 points
  14. So ends the most peculiar season of WSCC racing since 1952. Despite these unusual challenges this series remained profitable and incredibly successful. 4 Road Race / 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, contributed to our ongoing leasehold improvements & provided our competitors and staff accommodations. Autumnwood Hotel CGS Sales & Leasing Great Rides Di-Tech Restoration Birds Hill Hydro Excavating Khinda Team Realty Platinum Auto Sales Armatas Painting and Decorating To the racers who attend our events, bring new faces to the track, take ride alongs, and promote our brand on social media and in real life...THANK YOU. The WSCC is a group of 300 people who share a passion for Motorsport. As was demonstrated this weekend at GMP sportsmanship above all else. These relationships and memories will last a lifetime. 2021 is right around the corner. So begins the next stages of the GMP re-surfacing project and overall revival of the facility. The vibe is strong. The membership has bought in. The collective engagement to move forward is undeniable. Here’s to a prosperous 2021.
    6 points
  15. 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 there were the cars and drivers to watch out for. I believe it is safe to say that this was the fastest year we have ever experienced out there in terms of speed, horsepower, and the resulting lap times. And the drivers and cars continue to just get faster and faster, a couple of big records were broken. It was the first season that I have ever heard Timing and Scoring actually calling out lap times on the radio, that is incredible, and we are obviously turning a new page in our own history. We have had more than our share of track incidents this year too. We have done well to stay razor sharp and focused not just for the drivers' safety, but for our own as well. It is easy to forget that when we are out there, but we need to remind ourselves that we are the "front lines" and need to continue to pay extra close attention to our surroundings. I feel that we did a pretty stellar job of staying calm on the radio calls, as well as reacting quickly and professionally to whatever was going on around us. Great job by everyone! As I looked around at the windburned faces at the end of this past weekend, everyone was smiling and proud to be a part of the craziness, and that makes me extremely happy. You deserve to feel that way... you did awesome! We actually ended the year with way more volunteers than we started out with, and I hope we can carry that momentum into 2021. Now you can all sit back and relax for awhile, and we will be back on track before you know it. Thanks everyone, see you soon! All the best, Dason.
    6 points
  16. DirtX will debut this year as a demonstrative discipline. The intention is to garner some interest while keeping the requirements and cost of participation to a minimum. We plan on holding one or two events between May and September. The DirtX concept is similar to Autoslalom. Envision 1km courses on various loose surfaces. This is a timed solo sport activity where drivers can expect to hit speeds of +\- 80 Kmph. Each event will feature multiple runs on more than one configuration. Cars will be classed only by AWD, FWD and RWD for this season. As long as your car is well maintained, complete and dimensionally wider than tall it SHOULD be permitted to participate. Full race cars, ice racers and heavily modified cars should speak with @Al Marcoux prior to attending. An SA2015 helmet will be mandatory equipment. More specific “supplementary regulations” will be posted here soon.
    5 points
  17. 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.
    5 points
  18. It was great to watch the progression of the drivers over the two days and see how much fun everyone was having. It was a great group, and special credit must go to the instructors, organizers and helpers who all contributed to a fun and safe event. When passing was allowed on Sunday afternoon, every single pass on the back straight was accomplished cleanly and safely. Every driver given a blue flag responded exactly as taught. Compliments to everyone from the corner marshals!
    5 points
  19. Hey all, Hope everyone has been busy in the garage this winter staying happy, healthy, and warm! Don't let all the white stuff on the ground fool you. We are not too far away from having it melt and the 2021 time attack season starting! We have decided to make some much needed changes to our Pax classing index. Looking over the data from the past couple of years our pax index (That we use from Ontario time attack) has heavily favoured high HP cars. While this index may work for Ontario i think its obvious to see we are not having the same success. Lowered PAX cars are at a huge disadvantage and are simply unable to compete with higher tier cars. I believe this is due to the 2 massive straight-aways gimli has. The low HP cars just lose too much time down them. As such, The pax index has been updated to the following: Old PAX index New Pax index CLASS PAX FACTOR CLASS PAX FACTOR Open Mod 1.062 Open Mod 1.062 Mod 1 1.052 Mod 1 1.052 Mod 2 1.012 Mod 2 1.012 Mod 3 1 Mod 3 1 SGT1 0.988 SGT1 0.98 SGT2 0.976 SGT2 0.962 SGT3 0.964 SGT3 0.943 GT1 0.952 GT1 0.926 GT2 0.94 GT2 0.91 GT3 0.928 GT3 0.894 GT4 0.916 GT4 0.878 T1 0.904 T1 0.862 T2 0.892 T2 0.846 T3 0.88 T3 0.83 As you can see the change is minimal to none for the higher tier cars but lowered tier cars are given a much needed boost in order to compete. I've ran a couple of pretend events using some of our top drivers in assorted classes ranging from T3 all the way up to Mod 1 and I can say without a doubt that this will definitely close the massive gap. The original point of the pax index was to provide a fair and neutral playing ground where cars of all different classes can compete against each other fairly. We believe this new index classing will finally prove that statement true the WSCC time attack championship. As we believe this is a needed change to our championship this will not be voted upon. We are however open to any feedback or other changes you have to provide a more fair and equal playing ground. As always, If you have any other changes you would like to propose , please reach out to Brooke or I. See you all in a couple of months! Ian & Brooke ( & baby soon!)
    5 points
  20. Thanks for the kind well wishes Jordan. It is fair to say you are responsible for me getting into the wonderful world of ice racing - your offer to sell me “old swifty” for such a ridiculous (alcohol induced) price that night was something I couldn’t pass up! Lol. The time, dedication and hard work you put into coordinating ice racing over the years cannot be understated and is much appreciated. Cheers, Mike
    5 points
  21. I want to offer personal thanks to a couple of people in particular who taught me so much about corner marshalling: Scottie who was a wealth of knowledge; Stu who knows more about marshalling than anyone I know; Al who partnered with me the very first weekend on Station One (and shared many memories from when I crewed for his dad in the 1980s); and Dason who's enthusiasm and love for the sport was contagious. I also have to mention Jen and Matt who were ever patient and understanding that I haven't flagged since the 1980s, and some of my radio calls to Control may have been a bit late or sometimes just plain wrong. (Apparently, you don't say "Station two, go for launch," instead of "Clear, staffed and ready," although in my defense, it was the last call in the last race of the year and I was having fun.) I may also have confused my corner number and my station number at least once last weekend, if not more. But at least when it really counted because of a rollover right in front of me, I got the waving yellow out immediately; and I got the station number, car number, AND corner number correct in the radio call that followed. Funniest line of the weekend was from the driver of the Mini who rolled over on the inside of three and landed back on his wheels. His eyes were big as saucers and he was still clutching the steering wheel when my wife ran up to him to ask if he was all right. He looked at her and said, "Am I upside down or right side up?" When she told him he was right side up, he said, "Then I'm okay." In all seriousness, I was HUGELY impressed by the professionalism of all the workers, crews and drivers, and the friendliness of the entire community. I have been worried that when I retire from the film industry, I am going to miss the all the fast pace; the action; and most especially the culture of safety and professionalism inherent in what I do. But it looks like I have found a new home and hopefully I will be back at my favorite corner for next year. Corner three. Station TWO. I promise to get it right next year! Dave Brown
    5 points
  22. … and I have to say a couple of things to the following people: - to all the directors and committee members who evidently did not put in enough efforts to host more events on this year - to all the competitors who were slower than me and clearly held me back - to all competitors who were faster than me, with the obvious intent to make me look bad - to all the competitors from "the other racing category" who took time away from each race day - to all hot-lappers who clogged up the pits and took all the good parking spots - to all time keepers and scorers that did nothing but play computer the whole day - to all the stewards who really did nothing but enjoy the sun and socialize - to all corner marshals who stood around and randomly played with some colourful flags - to the lonely guard at the gate who probably slept the whole day - to all the volunteers who most likely only took on a job for all the fame and fortune that comes with it THANK YOU!!! Thank You for understanding sarcasm , and thank you for having been here this year! I would not want it to be any other way! This club struck my cord when I decided to race in Gimli; not just because of the facility, but even more so because to the people and the synergy. I love every moment at GMP because of you- thank you all for a great 2020! Let's hope that 2021 will see us having even more fun in a full-length season filled with great racing and even greater comradery. Oh...and a great thank you to all family members who help, support and stand by each competitor, volunteer or club member putting time and sweat equity into our racing season - you are just as important to the success of each individual and the club as all the other people mentioned earlier! I raise my glass to a successful 2021 season!
    5 points
  23. To all of the Volunteers from this past weekend, I want to say a huge thank you, and if I were allowed within 2 meters I would offer each and every one of you a very well deserved pat on the back. I think that was by far our best Volunteer turnout, I could barely keep track of all the names in my trusty book! To those of you who have been out there before, that experience is really starting to show. Other than a few radio mishaps, you all did an excellent job of keeping everything flowing smoothly, and I am super proud of the job you all did. The instructors did a really great job this year too, adapting to all the crazy changes could not have been easy. In my opinion, something in the way it all worked out created a completely different caliber of drivers out there, so we didn't have any really crazy stuff to deal with on track, and that was awesome to see. But for the very few issues we had, they were all taken care of very well. I always look around at the start of the events, and I see everyone is eager to get out there and do our part. When I looked around again at the end, I saw some wear and tear and some sunburns, but I still saw sharp eyes and wits and I know that you might even come back next time and do it all over again, no matter how crazy it gets. We absolutely could not be out there if it wasn't for the time you all put in out there, and for everything you do, I cannot say it enough, thank you!! I look forward to working with you again, and congrats on a great weekend well done. My eyes are red, my voice is shot, I'm a little burnt and my legs are tired, and I imagine many of you probably feel exactly the same. This is the price we pay, but I hope some of you were smart enough to take today off from work... I forgot to book it off. See you at the next one, much respect! Dason
    4 points
  24. Here is the April 2021 Aficionado. Enjoy. WSCC Aficionado 2021-2 online.pdf
    4 points
  25. The fact that at least someone on council has the cranium capacity to realize the municipality has a gem that they need to dust off and promote. And that council has an obligation to consult with members of the community and different users of the property in the future of GMP. A fire sale tactic should definitely not be considered. The property, as many other assets, has more value than just a fixed dollar amount. History, heritage and a source of draw for the town of Gimli are definite concerns that need to be considered. I think the more interested groups that learn about what was going on the better chance it remains as status quo. Perhaps it could be considered a "Heritage Site" with all the rich history. Any consultant worth their salt is going to inform the CDC to not lose an asset with such a past, present and future value. One thing you can't make more of... land.
    4 points
  26. After COVID19 ruined our plans for a High Speed Driving Experience and Licensing School in May 2020, we are optimistically planning for a great 2021 season. Knowing how much people are looking forward to this event, we set the date for May 1st and 2nd of 2021. Expect to see some minor changes to the layout of the event, yet it will be again a highly anticipated weekend for participants and volunteers alike! Watch motorsportreg.com after New Year for the opportunity to sign up. The HPDE / Licensing School traditionally has sold out rather quickly.in the past few years - signing up early helps to attain one of those coveted spots in the event! Please stay tuned for more information! Meanwhile, let all your friends and acquaintances know that very soon it is time to get enrolled!
    4 points
  27. With the recent Jan 22 announcement that most provincial health guideline restrictions for outdoor activities will remain in place until Feb 12th we have no choice but to cancel plans for our proposed Feb 13/14 event. Here is the new race schedule/plans based on the recent announcement that current health restrictions will remain until at least Feb 12th. All of this will be reconfirmed again come Feb 12th with the hopeful assumption that some restrictions will be lifted and the provincial health guidelines will allow outdoor sporting activities with at least 50+ people. Feb 20 & 21 - GMP IceX 2021 - Gimli (rubber tire special event) Feb 27 - Winnipeg (WSP) - hotlapping/test & tune Feb 28 - Winnipeg (WSP) - IceX and Fire on Ice Race Event Mar 6 & 7 - Fire on Ice CPTC - Beausejour (studded tire special event) Mar 14 - Winnipeg (WSP) - IceX and Fire on Ice Race Event Worth noting.... The planned ice race school is canceled for 2021. The "GMP IceX 2021" event planned for Feb 20/21 is a rubber tire only special event on the Gimli Motorsport frozen roadcourse! Saturday will be hotlapping and practice and on Sunday there will be IceX groups running laps and caged cars racing door to door (on rubber tires). A "Fire on Ice CPTC" event planned for Mar 6/7 is a studded tire only special event at the Beausejour CPTC track. We plan on racing in conjunction with the snowmobiles as part of the Canadian National Snowmobile race weekend and are working out the logistics on sharing the oval track for this special weekend. The season final race event is planned (weather permitting) for Mar 14th at the WSP however if the weather remains cold enough we will continue to organize ice racing events each weekend until they turn into water or mud races. Here's hoping the pandemic situation improves and the covid numbers support a softening of the current provincial health restrictions. Stay safe and hopefully we will see you all on the ice!
    4 points
  28. Hey all, spread the word...the 2021 Ice Racing School is open for registration. If the pandemic situation improves in Manitoba and covid restrictions are relaxed enough to have an event we plan on putting on an ice school on the Saturday of the first planned race weekend. Currently this is planned for Jan 30th at the Winnipeg Ski Pond (WSP). Note: registering on MSR currently just reserves a spot and will not charge your credit card until just prior to the event and only once event is confirmed. https://www.motorsportreg.com/events/2021-wscc-ice-competition-license-school-hpde-lake-shirley-winnipeg-468024?utm_source=apis&utm_medium=apim&utm_campaign=apic&utm_content=html Cost is only $150 for WSCC club members (non-club members are welcome however must obtain membership). Entrants for the school also will receive entry into the Sunday's event day for the Ice Attack group ($60 value). Student count is currently capped at 20 entries so reserve your spot now. Outdoors, socially distanced activity coordination and the opportunity to practice drifting on ice...you won't find a more covid friendly "group" activity this winter! Keep an eye on the forum for updates as we all monitor the pandemic situation and our potential ability to ice race this winter. If you have any questions feel free to contact ice@wscc.mb.ca
    4 points
  29. Check out the Replay of last nights amazing first round of the WSCC Grassroots E-race series staring the AE-86 at limerock park!
    4 points
  30. Here is a look at the 2020 season, from my perspective. werent a lot of cars, but it was NEVER boring. 18 mins ......... Coach aka Derrick
    4 points
  31. Greetings all, here's an update on some of the key changes we are planning for this year's ice racing. Caged car class - due to the low number of caged cars running door to door we are proposing running a single "studded" class of cars. This class would be expected to run either Black Rocket tires or a new spec bolted tire design. So far it looks like about 7-9 cars are expected to compete in this class (with hopefully a couple more deciding to jump in as well). Hotlapping - we plan on running RTI cars and cageless cars in between the studded races similiar to how the Time Attack groups run with the Sedan Racing during our summer season. We are excited about creating this new "Ice Attack" group and hope it entices many newcomers. Spec Studded Tire - we are looking at making a bulk purchase order of hardware (bolts/washers) and tires. We are still determining the tire however using a spec tire will keep everything consistent since the club doesn't own a tire shaving machine. Estimates for the tires and hardware look to be around $500 for a set of 4. Time is running out on this so please notify me asap at either mikedemchenko@yahoo.com or through the Ice Director email on our website with any questions you have and what size of tires you run (13, 14 or 15") Events - with Covid and the impact to the Winter Festivals we are looking at pulling back on some of the out of town races to help with the budget. We are looking at potential races at both the Winnipeg Ski Pond (Lake Shirley) and Beausejour (CPTC snowmobile track) and likely a double header race weekend at these locations to help with the budget. There is one special event race weekend that is being explored that will also hopefully also be a huge step forward (and a surprise to many if we can make it happen). More details of that will come out shortly. As well, we are strategizing how to deliver some form of an ice school in this crazy covid world we are now living in. Next steps include finalizing all the above info hopefully within the next couple weeks so we can submit a budget to our club executives and hopefully proceed with ordering tires and acquiring permits. A draft of the event schedule will be shared soon once it is sorted out. Please feel free to reply and leave feedback within this post or if you prefer to direct questions and feedback directly to me please do so as well. Regards, Mike WSCC Ice Race Director
    4 points
  32. Sneak peak... Coming soon! RulebookQuick.pdf.docx
    4 points
  33. Right on Mat. I have been coming up to this track since 1976. Ive watched my Dad (and my mom!) race here and watched his return, the first time back in over 20 years. My cousin (also raced karts here early 80’s!) came up and was energized to the point he bought a race car and will be joining us next year (Dason will be happy lol). I have raced myself at all ends of this wonderful place, drag raced, kart raced (when the kart track was was at the north end and it’s current south locale) and road raced, and even made some laps on the MX track. I’ve got vivid memories from the early days of the Atlantic races, Players 100 and IKF championships ...and even a couple pit-passes and a T-shirt. like others here, I can say your words echo our thoughts. It’s a super weird year, but the People made it great. This facility is the only one in Canada like it - and it’s because of the people - so thank you!
    4 points
  34. I would like to take this opportunity to personally say thank you for all the great work all the volunteers have done throughout the year. We are SO lucky to have such a great bunch and definitely would not be able to race without the volunteers. Thank you all. (P.S. C'mon drivers, bring on the swag as a small token of our thanks and adoration!)
    4 points
  35. Thanks to everybody who came out. We witnessed some very very close racing in Sedan as well as Al earning a broom, a Viper do a 58 second lap in SoloSprint and a young rookie driver improve in Open Wheel with every outing to the delight of the corner workers. Times are posted here - https://speedhive.mylaps.com/Events/1906904 Championship point to be posted later. Comments and concerns will be addressed ASAP
    3 points
  36. My fastest run of event #6 at 37.4 seconds.
    3 points
  37. Wow, that is wild to see!! I just wanted some lap times for my car, so I'm pretty pumped with that!
    3 points
  38. It was a very strange weekend for me at first. Instead of waving flags and watching the action, I was out there getting some good laps in. It felt great!! Big thanks from me too, to everyone out there standing in the sun all weekend. Overall, as a competitor (I forgot what that felt like), it seemed like it went very smoothly! Great job out there! Dason
    3 points
  39. The Province has announced that there will be further changes to the Public Health Order that take effect this weekend. As usual, the press release and announcement were made yesterday, but the actual Public Health Order has not yet been published. I expect that will occur tomorrow. As noted in the media release, there will be portions of the Order that deal specifically with motor racing venues, which are expected to allow operators to run events at 100% capacity, but they will be specifically limited to ONLY those who have been double vaccinated. We understand that these provisions are aimed at 'members of the public' (aka spectators) and not participants, but we need to wait until we see the Order to know for certain. In discussions with the Road Race Director we have determined that, even if the new Order is published tomorrow, there will not be time to review and revise our COVID-19 Policy and Practice directive in time to accommodate the Road Race event at GMP this weekend. This means that despite the announcement of these new regulations, our event at GMP this weekend will continue to operate under our existing policy. We plan on calling a meeting of the Board early next week to review and revise the WSCC COVID-19 Policy and Practices directive in light of the changes to the PHO so that there will hopefully be time to make changes to the AutoSlalom format for the following weekend. Please continue to watch this space for further information.
    3 points
  40. July 10th Track Day #6* July 11th Track Day #7* August 6th Track Day #8 Aug 7-8th Time Attack Event #1 August 27th Track Day #9 Aug 28-29th Time Attack Event #2 September 24th Track Day #10 Sept 25-26th Time Attack Event #3 Oct 8th - Track Day #11 Oct 9-10th Time Attack Event #4** *experienced WSCC drivers only **tentative
    3 points
  41. Two new speaker mics and ten new radios, programmed, charged and labeled. Will check the rest of the speaker mics and radios next track weekend. I think a few antennas on the older radios might be bad as well, so I will order some new ones. These should last us many years to come.
    3 points
  42. Another data point here on the RT660 vs Re71R size. I received my 215/45/17 RT660 and compared them to a new never used 225/45/17 RE71R. Mounted on the same 7" wheels side by side they are almost identical height less than 1/8" difference. If you have clearance issues or already run a pinched Re71R setup absolutely consider going down a size in width if available. And another not so apples to apples comparison. 245/40/15 RT660 are about 10.5" worth of tread from sidewall to sidewall where as a 245/40/17 RE71R mounted on a 8.5" wheel is under just under 10". In theory they should be the same width but based on brand, diameter, mounting they are not. Again not a good comparison but just shows the RT660's appear to run wide.
    3 points
  43. 225/45/17 rt660 on left, 235/45/17 re71r on right. Stacked two high.
    3 points
  44. Thanks everyone for your input and comments. I can advise that the Executive has assembled the 2021 WSCC COVID-19 Policy and Practices Directive that will govern all events held by the WSCC for 2021. This will be presented at the Club meeting tomorrow night for review and passing. It will be posted here on the Forums later today so that people have an opportunity to review the Directive in advance of the meeting and come prepared with any concerns or comments they may have. Unfortunately, with the recent change in the Province's Public Health Order, it didn't give us as much time to finalize the Directive or provide people a chance to review the document in advance of the regular club meeting as we would have otherwise hoped. Please bear in mind that this Policy and Practice Directive is NOT intended to replace Discipline specific supplementary regulations. That means that this is a minimum requirement that all Disciplines must meet, however where additional requirements or limitations are necessary for specific venues or events, those will be implemented under the Discipline's supplementary regulations. As a result, this Policy and Practice Directive is not intended to address every eventuality, but to provide guidance to each Discipline when drafting their supp regs. I look forward to having an informative and engaging discussion tomorrow night.
    3 points
  45. I also camp at track. But buy my food and beverages once there. I can actually buy my beer that is brewed in Saskatoon for less there than at home. I will eat out at restaurant and also buy from grocery store for ice and snacks,it just easier. Also purchase fuel there all the time. Bruce
    3 points
  46. I've been going to GMP since the the beginning 1974, I remember going to buy fuel in town with my dad or his mechanic then in 91 got my own thing going and still buy food or fuel in town or the airport. Why would anyone want to transport 40 plus liters of fuel, that's an accident waiting to happen, plus fuel is sometimes cheaper in Gimli. Just because Jen and I along with others camping at the track, mean we ignore the town . We go in town for supper on Saturdays and we always see club members eating at the same place or recognize other members vehicles at other restaurants or gas stations. The guys at Chudds know me from the track only. I will make sure that any business I shop in, will be notified that I'm from WSCC and I am supporting you because of GMP. See you at the track Cheers
    3 points
  47. @Weebly : I don't have snow tires, either. But Drift Mode, that I have! I don't even have to switch it on, it comes on all by itself, whenever I don't need it....
    3 points
  48. … and I have to say a couple of things to the following people: - to all the directors and committee members who evidently did not put in enough efforts to host more events on this year - to all the competitors who were slower than me and clearly held me back - to all competitors who were faster than me, with the obvious intent to make me look bad - to all the competitors from "the other racing category" who took time away from each race day - to all hot-lappers who clogged up the pits and took all the good parking spots - to all time keepers and scorers that did nothing but play computer the whole day - to all the stewards who really did nothing but enjoy the sun and socialize - to all corner marshals who stood around and randomly played with some colourful flags - to the lonely guard at the gate who probably slept the whole day - to all the volunteers who most likely only took on a job for all the fame and fortune that comes with it THANK YOU!!! Thank You for understanding sarcasm , and thank you for having been here this year! I would not want it to be any other way! This club struck my cord when I decided to race in Gimli; not just because of the facility, but even more so because to the people and the synergy. I love every moment at GMP because of you- thank you all for a great 2020! Let's hope that 2021 will see us having even more fun in a full-length season filled with great racing and even greater comradery. Oh...and a great thank you to all family members who help, support and stand by each competitor, volunteer or club member putting time and sweat equity into our racing season - you are just as important to the success of each individual and the club as all the other people mentioned earlier! I raise my glass to a successful 2021 season!
    3 points
  49. Thanks to Wayne for his assistance - we used our 'spare time' in the trailer to refine some of the current technology and explored options for the future. For those who don't know but Wayne also supports T&S at the Karting track as well. Time are posted here: https://speedhive.mylaps.com/Events/1812879 Championships : https://speedhive.mylaps.com/Organizations/82738/Championships Comments and concerns will be addressed ASAP
    3 points
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