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SASC Events / Next events! Aug. 26/27 in Fort Macleod!
« on: August 13, 2017, 05:52:59 PM »
I was surprised a number of people asked about the next events (and that they were not on MSReg) on the weekend!   :)

They are up on MSReg.com now.

FM - Saturday practice (and a novice/intermediate school if there is interest will be held at the west end - let me know if you want to attend!)

Sunday is championship #10.

Reijo

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SASC Events / Setup this afternoon/evening for FAT CAT Challenge!
« on: August 11, 2017, 06:58:28 AM »
Looking for a bit of help later today to set up the course for the FAT CAT Challenge this weekend.

Might be a  busy day for me so this might have to happen this evening.  Any preference for schedule?  6 pm?  7 pm might be a bit late?  (this way we can put in a full day of work)  Should take a little under 2 hours total.

We need to bring one or two loads of cones and equipment from the storage (some cones are still on-site) from the practice.

The course is longer this time so we may need a few extra hands to setup the course.  I'm thinking lining the course might be a good idea to help keep people on-course ... being a long course and all.  so that is a bit of extra work - however we do have 2 liners.

Thanks!

Reijo

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Other Events / National Corvette club solo at YYC this weekend
« on: August 04, 2017, 11:23:11 AM »
If you aren't doing anything, the National level Corvette club solo is taking place this weekend at YYC.  Might be interesting to spectate for a bit.

If I can get over there today I might help them set up the course:  They are using a variation of my Packwood Tour course from last year.

R

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Other Events / Results from the Toledo Tour last weekend....
« on: July 31, 2017, 09:20:46 AM »
In case you are wondering who did well and which cars were winners etc.:

http://sololive.scca.com/

R

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Other Events / SCCA Solo Nationals!
« on: July 29, 2017, 12:01:10 PM »
We are well under way for preparation for the SCCA Pro Finale and the Solo Nationals even with locals entered and making final adjustments and schedules etc. etc. etc. since this is just over a month away.  Early deadline is Aug. 6 for registration I believe.

There are 1170 entries as of this morning:

https://www.motorsportreg.com/index.cfm/event/event.status/uidEvent/F5C01D32-0839-803A-58485C83A60EF7B3#class1-4A22261E-C002-8F6F-9EF41775E57A985B

The biggest class appears to be STR with 72 current entries.

Information on schedules, run days, etc. etc. are at the main SCCA web site:

www.scca.com

There will be live scoring and broadcast so that even though you may not be going, you'll be able to follow along (same link above).

Locals already registered - Jay/Ambrose - SS, Wayne/Ryan - BS (runs Tues/Wed. Sept 5-6), Cam/Stephen in AS (Sept 7-8 - Tr/Fri) .... we haven't registered yet but will likely soon (FP - 20 entries thus far - run Sept. 7/8 - Tr/Fri).  I already have my work assignment - reporting/writing an article on some classes - probably work Tues/Wed and run Thurs./Fri.  Alan Rae hasn't entered yet in DM but will be likely going I would imagine.  Don't know if Tom Kerns was going from Edm.?  Tom?

Did I miss anyone?  In any case, there are a few of us going.   :)

R

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SASC Events / Wed. Aug. 9 Practice registration is open.
« on: July 28, 2017, 09:17:09 PM »
Register here:

http://msreg.com/2017Practice2

As might be expected, we will make some improvements based on our experiences from the last event.

Stay tuned here.

Reijo

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SASC Events / Re: July 26 YYC Practice event is a go!
« on: July 24, 2017, 07:08:14 AM »
1st practice this Wed. (July 26) - event insurance paid for and lot secured.

Notices have been sent to members last night for registration information (link) and this will be opened to the general public this afternoon.

Registration numbers are limited to ensure seat time.  Be quick!

R

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SASC Events / YYC Practice event?
« on: July 18, 2017, 03:38:23 PM »
Who's interested?

I am thinking a Tuesday or Wednesday evening.  Somewhat informal.

- Maybe 2 short courses - or 1 combined later?

- courses would emphasize some basic elements to work on - say a slalom course, a sweeper course etc. so that we can focus on special elements and "getting them right" ...

- instruction/coaching available.

- I  would also like to set up some video cameras (GoPro etc.) at certain parts of the course for follow-up analysis.

- data loggers?  Who's got one? ... should use it and see what we can learn.

- limited entry to ensure seat time

- working on focus and improvement, perfecting technique

- car setup can also be worked on since you are repeating elements.

Some or all of the above can be worked on - independently or otherwise.  Open to whatever here.

I'll bring this up in the meeting at the Glenmore auto circle A&W this evening - so drop by to discuss.

R

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Other Events / Packwood Pro Solo - July 14-16
« on: July 14, 2017, 11:15:00 AM »
We have some of our locals running down there.  Live scoring and broadcast,run orders, entries and all kinds of other information is available here:

https://www.scca.com/events/1986572-2017-tire-rack-packwood-prosolo

They will have test starts today and maybe even a short coned course (seems to be becoming a "thing" ... a good idea I think).  Competition begins Saturday morning and continues through on Sunday with the shoot-out Challenges etc. on Sunday afternoon.

Reijo

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Technical Talk / KJ's A-Mod ...
« on: July 11, 2017, 02:33:51 PM »
Here's an interesting article on KJ's A-Mod ... the current Amod championship car with Marshall Grice at the wheel.  This is also the car that I drove in 2008 at Heartland Park in Topeka however, it is vastly different now due to all the work KJ and Marshall have put into it.

https://www.autoxandtrack.com/a-mod-acme-special-fastest-autocross-car/

Have to see if Joe and Gary bring the Vancouver Special to Nats to do battle.   :)

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SASC Events / Re: FM July 22 OPEN - LSCC event.
« on: July 11, 2017, 11:29:19 AM »
Our next event is July 23, however, if you want to get in two days on one weekend, you can also register and run on the day before on Saturday, July 22 at the Fort Macleod Airport with the Lethbridge Sports Car Club.

I ran with them last time and the course design was great and only 11 entries ... so we had our fill and were out of there by 3 pm ... a good day!  So I can definitely recommend this event.  I'm sure there will be more people this time but you will still get plenty of good seat time.

Register here:
https://www.motorsportreg.com/events/lscc-event-2-fort-macleod-airport-lethbridge-sports-car-club

R

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Other Events / Packwood Championship Tour
« on: July 06, 2017, 09:23:44 AM »
Packwood is this coming weekend with a number of competitors from Alberta headed down (as we speak in some cases) since it is about 12 hrs. of driving time from Calgary ... or about 2.5 hrs. SE of Seattle.

Packwood, of course, is the closest National level SCCA solo event to us and if you stick with this sport for any length of time, it is well worth your while to plan on attending one of them (or even Nationals - why not?) to see what they are about, how they run things, the cars, the competition, etc.  You can and will certainly experience a lot, learn a lot and also meet a whole bunch of other like-minded folks who are a great bunch of competitors and friends.

So look for live results, scoring etc. on SCCA Solo.live in the coming days. 

There is a test and tune on Friday afternoon .... usually on the Friday morning Evolution has their school (they are a competitor to SoloPro of course) so there is that opportunity too.  Racing is Saturday and Sunday.

The Pro Solo is the weekend after - again, the closest Pro to us at the National level.

Here's a bunch of information on the Packwood Tour including those registered, schedule, run order, links for live timing/scoring etc. etc.:

https://www.scca.com/events/1986532-2017-tire-rack-packwood-championship-tour

R






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General Discussion / Missing an Apple cord?
« on: July 05, 2017, 12:26:16 PM »
Almost forgot - picked it up on the sidewalk near grid where people spectate (near the washroom) ... at the WCMA YYC event.

The cord appears to be for an Apple device.

Let me know and I can bring it to the next event or whatever.  I live in the NW btw.

Reijo

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