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Shawn last won the day on June 3 2020

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  1. Paityn and I had an awesome time. I have been eagerly waiting years for when she would be old enough to co-drive with me as she only turned 16 this year and has been driving less than 6 months. Everyone was supper friendly and encouraging which really helped with her nerves. I know that she is going to give me a run for my money as she gets more experience. We think her last run would have been her fastest if she hadn't upshifted to 3rd at the north hairpin. The car is an auto and we were in manual mode but on her last run I told her to not worry about manually upshifting to 2nd the car will do it itself. However she thought at the hairpin she was in 1st and went to upshift to 2nd and as she put her foot to the floor she says "WHY'S IT NOT GOING?!?!" Myself I am so glad that I have the excuse of racing on all-season tires for why I am at the bottom of the timesheets. Damn I forgot how fast everyone is...and how poor my driving is. LOL. Regardless it was a lot of fun sliding the car around which proves you don't need anything really special to put a huge smile on your face at autoslalom.
  2. Shawn Clarke #5540 Renewing #7 Paityn Clarke New membership purchased, don't know # yet #77 please
  3. For the event on Saturday after the test and tune, the course isn't open for walking until after registration closes?
  4. My car has a feature like this built in and while I agree that the car feels quicker, I set it so that this feature is disabled. I have my car using the setting that gives the most linear response (which is not linear at all) but I find that it is much better for autoslalom where I don't want abrupt changes in power delivery. What I do which was that I could get rid of the lag like the guy talks about in the video but still leave the throttle so that when I press 25% I get 25% not 85%.
  5. RS4 based on regular maintenance would be a deal killer for me (I actually passed on the opportunity to buy one and opted for my S4 instead). Gold R is a reactive system although in mine I did get the Competition Haldex controller that helped it a bit but at the end of the day at full lock the Haldex system is 50/50 split. Ignore all marketing material that says otherwise, as the only way they can claim more power goes to the back is that the fronts and on a near frictionless surface and therefore no actual work is being done by the front tires. My S4 with the Sport Differential is nice. Yes the car is nose heavy but under throttle you can get the backend moving however maybe not as much as you would like. It is not a steer by throttle kind of car. Too bad you didn't bring this topic up when there was still snow on the ground and you could have taken the car for a spin.
  6. Shawn Clarke Member # 5540 Renewing 7 Michelle Price Member # 5540 Renewing 77 Please and thank-you
  7. Tuesday would work from me between 7 and 9 pm. Thursdays would work for me in a couple weeks once my dog training class is over.
  8. On Saturday Jared Halpin took top honours for knocking down cones and in the cooling temps destroying at least 5 cones. That said, it was great seeing him in the rally car doing lap after lap.
  9. Hi everyone, Despite the results being posted at wsccautoslalom.com I thought I should post a thread here as encouragement for the winners to come collect their trophies at the banquet on Saturday October 27. Due to the low numbers of competitors that completed a full season, we are only awarding 1st and 2nd place trophies this year. Novice Division 1st - Roberto Ercole 2nd - Jason Tran Street Division 1st - Curtis Janzen 2nd - Chris Magne Mixed Division 1st - Corey Dyck 2nd - Allan Ball Modified Division 1st - Benjamin Vander Zaag 2nd - Shawn Clarke Cone Killer and Volunteer of the Year will be kept a highly guarded secret until the awards are presented at the banquet. Hope to see you all there.
  10. Regarding the schedule, we will have to flesh that out in the next day or two.
  11. Hey everyone, You may have seen a post that there is a hot lapping/intro to autoslalom day on Saturday October 13 (weather permitting). https://www.motorsportreg.com/events/2018-wscc-open-track-day-intro-to-autoslalom-gimli-motorsports-park-559373 We will be getting an instructor or two to come out and be available to show people what autoslalom is all about and make sure that they get a great introduction to the sport. I am looking for a few volunteers that would like to come out and do some marshaling and/or take people for fun runs. Shawn
  12. There are 2 events in St Andrews this weekend that you should come out to. The season ending event is at Gimli on Saturday September 22.
  13. I wasn't going to change it as we stated in the beginning that the Championship was going to be 8 events. I suppose I was just blindly following the "half plus 1" rule (13/2 + 1 = 7.5 so rounded up to 8 anyway) which I guess with an odd number of events we could just do "half". I think it is too late to change the formula now. For full disclosure though, I am a little biased now because after the last even where I stated Ben had claimed 1st in Modified and he can't be beat, I figured out that mathematically I still actually have a chance get 1st place back from him. It is an extreme long shot but it does exist. So based on that bombshell, I will entertain others' opinions on the matter. It's a sticky situation because if you benefit from a change you will likely want it and if it hurts you you probably don't.
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