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SASC Events / July 2 - YYC event - this coming Sunday.
« on: June 26, 2017, 11:26:21 PM »
It is on MSReg.com ....

Ambrose Fung is the course designer this time ...looking forward to something new!

R

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Other Events / Cdn Nats Results and updates
« on: June 23, 2017, 06:42:08 AM »
Well, this begins today with a practice course etc. and actual competition tomorrow morning and through Sunday. Sadly I can't make it this year. But we'll cheer on our locals who are going or already there!

Murry and Jo Peterson - CStreet, Doug Campbell DSP, Cam and Jess W. in AStreet, Ryan, Chris S. in BStreet, Wayne D. - DStreet are ones I can think of off the top of my head ... have to look for scoring and such on-line at the VCMC link ... not sure if they have live scoring though.

Others from here are Alan Rae in his Caterham - DM, Doug Knight DStreet, Nicolas Flick HStreet (even though he moved to Vancouver last summer I think we can consider him to be a Calgarian.  :)  ), Tom Kerns, SM from Edmonton who has been running with us quite a bit over the last few years (blk GTR last weekend), and Sera and Richard Bonham in the FStreet BMW M3.

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SASC Events / Co-drive for this weekend
« on: June 16, 2017, 01:44:33 PM »
Just found out the part (crank angle sensor - they sent the wrong one last time) will not be in until Monday for the FP car and I wore my tires out last weekend in the S2k.

So, I'm looking for a co-drive.  I can drive pretty much anything (and have?  lol).

Send me a PM or email and we can talk terms.

Thanks,

Reijo

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Technical Talk / Fitting a race seat ...
« on: June 14, 2017, 08:48:37 AM »
Just noticed that Speedway Motors (who sponsor the US Nats in Lincoln ... huge parts supplier for aftermarket ...) just issued a short (3 1/2 min.) video on fitting a race seat .... for those of you thus interested:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dlx3757C4n0&feature=em-uploademail

You can subscribe to their YouTube videos ... including their annual videos from the SCCA Nats.

R

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Technical Talk / RERUNS for displaced cones etc! How do they work?
« on: June 14, 2017, 08:38:21 AM »
This weekend for the first time at a regional (we have done this at Nationals here before), we will have a person whose work assignment will be to time reruns.

As per the rules and some of my commentary to ensure we are all on-board and understand how this is all supposed to work:

RERUNS

Let's say you are driving the course like usual and you encounter a "downed" or displaced cone (even a fraction of an inch outside the box counts and is to be given a re-run).

Once you notice the displaced cone, you should stop (and you must stop or nearly so ... look for acknowledgement from the corner worker.  The corner worker should wave you on once they see and then they can  replace the cone in position).

After the worker has acknowledged the cone, they or their radio person has to radio that in.

Following that, you must proceed briskly through the rest of the course in order to not cause a re-run by the car behind you who will be coming full steam ahead!

NOTE THAT this situation is a rule now in the SCCA Rules.
  E.G. that you must drive very briskly - 80% or so .... hustle!  Get the heck out of the way so you don't hold up the next car!  If you doddle, you will not get a re-run!  Yep, move it or lose it!  BUT that does not mean 100% .... tires should not be skidding but nearly there if that makes sense.

Here's a copy of Section 7.4 from the SCCA Rules dealing with this (emphasis is mine except for the last paragraph in red which comes from the SCCA since this is a new addition to the rules):


7.4 reruns


Reruns will be granted only for timing failure, object on the course, red flag, or other situations at the discretion of the Chief Steward and will not be given because of mechanical or other failure of the competitor’s car. A minimum of five (5) minutes must have elapsed before a competitor may take a rerun.

If the Chief Steward or designated representative awards a competitor a provisional rerun, it should be taken as soon as practical, subject to the “five minute rule” above and the discretion of the Chief Steward. The Chief Steward should notify the competitor which run is considered provisional.

Pylon penalties are not carried over to the rerun. A DNF (Did Not Finish) on a run for which a rerun would have been given shall stand and no reruns shall
be given.

46 — 2017 SCCA® National Solo® Rules

In the case in which a competitor is red-flagged or stops for a displaced or downed cone on the course, the competitor must thereafter continue through the remainder of the course at a reasonable pace below competition speed and will be granted a rerun if appropriate. Delaying the event by failing to complete the remainder of the course in a timely fashion, or incurring additional penalties, may result in forfeiture of the rerun. During the remainder of the run, DNF’s or off-course penalties will not be scored provided the competitor follows the general route of the course and exits in a timely fashion. (e.g. straight-lining a slalom is acceptable, but cutting across the course or through a corner station is not.)



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SASC Events / June 17/18 WCMA Regionals help
« on: June 12, 2017, 11:35:15 AM »
Help!

Speaking of outlining, we will need some extra help on Friday and SAturday (after running) to set up the next day's courses ... including chalking/flour/outlining the course and even blowing/sweeping dust/debris etc. There is some extra work to do.

We'll let you know the exact time a bit later ....

I'm guessing after 4 pm on Saturday and probably the same approximate time on Friday (maybe earlier? ... for setup, pick up cones, layout of the course, sweeping/blowing the dust/marbles away), etc. etc.

Reijo

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General Discussion / FM - missing a helmet?
« on: June 05, 2017, 03:31:05 PM »
Who left their helmet behind?

Small, HJC full-faced helmet ... near the gate ...

PM me and we can arrange to get it to you or whatever works.

Reijo

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These two events are on this weekend.

You can follow along with live audio and live results from here:

http://sololive.scca.com/

Reijo

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SASC Events / REG. OPEN: WCMA Champ June 17/18 - for Registration!
« on: June 02, 2017, 01:44:03 AM »
We kept it simple ... entry fees only and in line with regular pricing.

http://msreg.com/2017YYCWCMA

Reijo

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Technical Talk / New Autocross book by Dennis Grant
« on: May 30, 2017, 04:30:18 PM »
Dennis Grant is a Canadian (Ontario) and has written this book that just came out on Amazon:

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B072C8RKHR/

R

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SASC Events / Championship #4 - Sunday, June 4 at Fort Macleod
« on: May 29, 2017, 11:13:10 AM »
Next event, Championship #4 (of the CSCC/iSASC Solo Championship series for this summer) - next weekend at Fort Macleod - June 4 (Sunday).

Also the LSCC is having an event on Saturday, June 3 so you could do 2 days at FM airport this coming weekend ... check the LSCC FB page for more details.

Enter the Sunday Championship here:

http://www.motorsportreg.com/orgs/southern-alberta-solosport-club

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Other Events / NEW LSCC events at Fort Macleod
« on: May 28, 2017, 12:29:09 PM »
FYI:

Saturday June 3
Saturday July 22
Saturday Sept 23
Saturday Oct 7
Sunday Oct 8

We have one at FM on June 4th so that can be two days of autox for us.....same with July and Sept. dates I believe.

Reijo

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SASC Events / CSCC/SASC Championship Event #3 tomorrow
« on: May 27, 2017, 05:36:08 PM »
Championship #3 event tomorrow at Red Deer (Westerner Grounds) hosted by the CSCC:

enter here:

https://www.motorsportreg.com/orgs/calgary-sports-car-club

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Other Events / Lincoln Spring Nationals - tour - Fri-Sat-Sun
« on: May 25, 2017, 08:36:34 PM »
The Lincoln Tour takes place Sat (course set-up, registration and walks etc).

Same people we know from the Pro Solo are entered in the Tour ... 326 entries:

Info is here:

https://www.scca.com/events/1986522-2017-tire-rack-lincoln-spring-nationals-championship-tour

Reijo

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Other Events / Lincoln Spring Nationals - Pro Solo - Thurs-Fri-Sat
« on: May 25, 2017, 08:24:44 PM »
The Lincoln Pro started today ... with practice starts etc. and competition begins tomorrow morning.  There are 269 entries on the list.

A number of people from here are going - Ambrose and Jay in SS, and Orieta in L2 ...

Also of note are Eric Peterson in ES (SoloPro Instructor), Patrick Washburn in EPrepared or R2 (SoloPro instructor who has taught here many times), Neal Tovsen in CSP (SoloPro instructor who has been here many times). Jeff Kiesel of Emod fame in Bugeye Sprite (note some mod and Prepared cars go in "R" - race tire classes), and a number of others that members among us know of, have raced with, etc.

Info on the Pro is noted below including live results, entries etc.

Schedule:

https://dk1xgl0d43mu1.cloudfront.net/user_files/scca/downloads/000/021/280/2017_Tire_Rack_SCCA_ProSolo_Event_Schedule_Lincoln.pdf?1492609469

Other info:

https://www.scca.com/events/1986562-2017-tire-rack-lincoln-spring-nationals-prosolo

Reijo

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