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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 secretary@wscc.mb.ca 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 secretary@wscc.mb.ca   Thanks,

Brian (aka Weebly)

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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.

 

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Just a reminder to everyone when you’re classing your car.  In order to class your car you’ll need to go to http://ccdb.casc.on.ca/ and sign up for an account. When registering, please use the format “name.WSCC” for your username (e.g. John Smith.WSCC). Using that format allows us to identify our club members apart from the Ontario Time Attack (OTA) racers. From there just follow the instructions to get a class for your car.

For a video tutorial check out the “Beginner’s Guide to Time Attack”, posted on the Forums, under “Time Attack Discussions”. 

Also, please don’t’ forget download a PDF copy and forward to secretary@wscc.mb.ca  I don’t know why Ian said it would be difficult to get people to send in a copy.  Heck, it’s only May and I’ve already received one classing form.

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Hi everyone,

I`d like to participate in TimeAttack this season on my bone stock 2012 bmw 135i. Could you advise what class should I qualify/classify, please?

Thanks in advance,

Regards,

Max 

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4 hours ago, Max said:

Could you advise what class should I qualify/classify, please?

 

What is the wear rate of your tires? That could affect your class even if you are bone stock otherwise.

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5 hours ago, David Klassen said:

What is the wear rate of your tires? That could affect your class even if you are bone stock otherwise.

340

Firestone Indy 500  

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18 minutes ago, David Klassen said:

Tires with a wear rating of 340, results in -5 PIPs and takes you down to GT3 class

Thank you.

@Weebly I`ve sent you the updated file.

Regards,

Max 

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Hey everyone,

I'm having trouble classing my car also as it's not listed in the Base car list http://ccdb.casc.on.ca/BaseCarList.aspx

I have a 2019 Ford Mustang ecoboost base model (4cyl turbo), with an aftermarket rear sway bar and 340 treadwear tires (Firestone Firehawk Indy 500)

Vehicle weight is 3542lbs

Power: 310HP

Torque: 350lb-ft

The only 4cyl Mustangs they have in their list are the '88 to '93 LX models but my power to weight is much higher than them. Just based on my lb/hp it looks like I would be in GT3? I emailed CASC about getting my car added but haven't received a reply yet.

Thanks!

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2 hours ago, Rob said:

Hey everyone,

I'm having trouble classing my car also as it's not listed in the Base car list http://ccdb.casc.on.ca/BaseCarList.aspx

I have a 2019 Ford Mustang ecoboost base model (4cyl turbo), with an aftermarket rear sway bar and 340 treadwear tires (Firestone Firehawk Indy 500)

Vehicle weight is 3542lbs

Power: 310HP

Torque: 350lb-ft

The only 4cyl Mustangs they have in their list are the '88 to '93 LX models but my power to weight is much higher than them. Just based on my lb/hp it looks like I would be in GT3? I emailed CASC about getting my car added but haven't received a reply yet.

Thanks!

You will pretty much have to wait for their answer, because the classing is not just based on power-to-weight ratio alone; there are other factors such as suspension type etc. involved. I know from personal experience that it can take a long time for them to answer...as a matter of fact, one of my inquiries has been completely ignored after  they initially started to look into it.

The regulations stipulate that any car that can't be classified needs to be placed into Mod1, the highest class. Now, I think most people would agree that this is not the class you should be in, and if everybody agrees, we could let you run in a lower class. However, for safety's sake, that lower class should be at least one, if not two higher than what you think the car should be in. Not only because the aforementioned reservations regarding the various contributing factors to the classing, but also because most people forget some modifications, or do not know that their modifications change their classing. The penalty for classing yourself too low vastly exceeds the handicap of having classed yourself too high. And ignorance won't protect you from punishment....

Hopefully they will come back to you soon, and we have a good starting point to evaluate your car. If they have not reponded by the first competition weekend, we will have our TA Director evaluate your scenario and see whether we can get you into a lower than the default Mod1 class.

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Unfortunately it looks like I'll have plenty of time to wait for their reply before the first event! Good to know that I can race even if I can't class my car properly beforehand. Not worried about being competitive it being my first year so running a few classes higher is no problem. Thanks

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20 hours ago, Rob said:

Hey everyone,

I'm having trouble classing my car also as it's not listed in the Base car list http://ccdb.casc.on.ca/BaseCarList.aspx

I have a 2019 Ford Mustang ecoboost base model (4cyl turbo), with an aftermarket rear sway bar and 340 treadwear tires (Firestone Firehawk Indy 500)

Vehicle weight is 3542lbs

Power: 310HP

Torque: 350lb-ft

The only 4cyl Mustangs they have in their list are the '88 to '93 LX models but my power to weight is much higher than them. Just based on my lb/hp it looks like I would be in GT3? I emailed CASC about getting my car added but haven't received a reply yet.

Thanks!

Hey Rob:

 

Is your mustang equipped with the handling/performance package?

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