The 2016 season saw drivers competing at 10 events in Westerner Park in Red Deer (CSCC) and Fort Macleod Airport (SASC), the championship ran from late April until early October and was scored as a best 7 of 10 format. Placing high in the series championship requires not only outstanding driving but the commitment and dedication to attend all events. Thanks to all competitors, members, volunteers and organizers with the SASC and the CSCC for making the series happen. Hope to see everyone again, and a few more, in 2017 when the Solo season commences in spring.
RAW 1st – Tom G 2nd – Cam W 3rd – Stephen H
PAX 1st – Cam W 2nd – Stephen H 3rd – Tom G
Rookie (PAX) 1st – Paul T 2nd – Brian A 3rd – Yvonne A
L->R Paul T, Cam W, Tom G, Yvonne A, Brian A Missing: Stephen H
This year’s AGM was very well attended and we had quite a few folks step forward to help with the club either as executives or stewards. Thank you all for volunteering your time.
President – Tom G (continues) Solo 2 Director – Reijo S (continues) Treasurer – Andrew L (continues) Secretary – Chris S Equipment Steward – Murray P Equipment Steward – Chris R Tech Steward – Kenneth P Safety Steward – Richard B
Front Row L->R Ken P, Murray P, Richard B Back Row L->R Daniel O, Andrew L, Tom G, Chris S, Reijo S, Chris R
Fort Macleod Appreciation Event & Complimentary BBQ
Please join us on Saturday, October 1st between 11:00am - 3:00pm at the Fort Macleod Airport.
This is the SASC's chance to give back to the town of Fort Macleod. We will be hosting an appreciation event and giving ride-alongs to anyone who comes out to show them what our sport is all about. There will also be a complimentary barbecue for all who attend.
The event will be run as a typical Test N' Tune format i.e. standard fees and signup.
This past weekend the SASC hosted another successful event right here in Calgary at the YYC Budget lot near the Calgary International Airport. Beautiful weather coupled with a strong turnout of nearly 80 drivers and many more spectators made for a great day of autocross.
The SASC will be hosting two more events at this lot in September and October, check the forums for more information.
This past weekend saw a handful of SASC members make the long trek to the SCCA Solo Championship Tour in Packwood, Washington. There was a total of 11 drivers who regularly compete in SASC events. Cool and wet weather and changing conditions on both days made for some interesting challenges.
Chris – SSP Corvette Tom G – SSP Corvette Wayne – CS 350Z Jim – SS Cayman Ryan – SS Cayman Reijo – STR S2000 Julie – ESL Miata Tom K – BS STi Matt – ASP STi Cam – AS Corvette Jess – AS Corvette
Round of applause to all who attended and a special congrats to the folks that trophied; Cam who finished 1st in AS, Ryan who finished 2nd in SS, Wayne who finished 3rd in CS and Tom K who finished 5th in BS.
Good luck to those competing in the ProSolo also in Packwood this upcoming weekend.
Dates for the 2016 Solo Season have been released, including 5 championship events held as part of a joint Solo Championship with the Calgary Sports Car Club. In addition to these championship events, the SASC is excited to host some special events, including a elimination tournament, team challenge weekend and SoloPro school weekend. The dates for these events are as follows. All events will take place at the regional airport in beautiful Ft. Macleod.
Saturday, April 23, 2016 – Practice // Novice School
Sunday, April 24, 2016 - Championship Event #1
Saturday, May 14, 2016 - Practice
Sunday, May 15, 2016 - Championship Event #2
Saturday, June 11, 2016 – SoloPro School Day – Intro
Sunday, June 12, 2016 – SoloPro School Day – Comp
Saturday, July 23, 2016 – To be determined
Sunday, July 24, 2016 - Tournament Challenge
Saturday, August 27, 2016 – WCAM Regional / Team Challenge
Sunday, September 18, 2016 - Championship Event #4
Saturday, October 01, 2016 – Fort Macleod Appreciation Day, BBQ, etc
Sunday, October 02, 2016 - Championship Event #5
Note that some of the events for these dates are tentative, and may be re-ordered to accommodate the availability of the SoloPro team. Details for the Tournament Challenge 32, and Team Challenge Weekend will soon be released in the forums. Cash is king! There's nothing like a cash prize to motivate good competition!
Competitors and other event attendees, should note that in an effort to further develop the SASC's relationship with the surrounding community, certain event guidelines will be strictly upheld for 2016. As motorsports enthusiasts, it is the goal of the club to not only host motorsports events, but to demonstrate that motorsports activities can be conducted in a responsible, sustainable manner that benefits the surrounding community, and participants everyday driving skills and behavior. With this in mind, participants and attendees are reminded to be respectful of others both on and off the event site.
In an effort to minimize our impact, in 2016 the club will strictly enforce a 93db sound limit at all Ft. Macleod events. All participants will be given an opportunity to evaluate their vehicles sound level the weekend of April 23rd. After this first event weekend, any vehicle in excess of the sound limit will be banned from participation until appropriate modifications are made.
Questions regarding this regulation, or other details of the events can be discussed in the forums. We are less than one month away from getting at it!