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SASC Events / Sunday's course map - Oct 15.
« on: October 11, 2017, 11:40:18 AM »
Thanks to Murray for the initial philosophy and ideas for course design.

Should be swoopy!

:)

Reijo

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Other Events / FM - LSCC - this weekend - Oct. 7/8
« on: October 03, 2017, 09:20:38 AM »
The LSCC started hosting events at Fort Macleod again this year and I attended both of the first two and they were good events with great courses.

So if you want to get in a couple of extra days of tire wear, this is a good opportunity.   Forecast right now is +12C and sunny for both days ... a bit cooler (below avg) but my experience is that the forecast is a bit conservative and a sunny day will probably produce higher temps than that down there ... very dry and easily heated air.

https://www.motorsportreg.com/index.cfm/event/event.status/uidEvent/78CBCD0F-D185-F083-8200E44EBC32A131

Reijo

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SASC Events / Sunday, October 1 - Champioinship #13
« on: September 27, 2017, 08:04:22 PM »
This coming Sunday is the final Championship event of the year for the CSCC/SASC Championship series.

The event is at YYC/Budget in Calgary.

Register here if you have not done so already:

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


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SASC Events / LSCC event tomorrow (Saturday)
« on: September 22, 2017, 10:34:14 PM »
Sounding like there is hardly anyone attending?   3 I know of.

Want some serious, serious seat time?

Get your butt down there for tomorrow!   Good thing it isn't going to be too hot .... so the tires won't fry entirely!   hahahaha

I'm heading down in the morning.

R

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SASC Events / Next events! Sept. 23/24 in Fort Macleod!
« on: September 20, 2017, 05:53:11 PM »
Next events are in Fort Macleod!

1.  LSCC on Saturday, Sept. 23 - some of their club members are going to be missing this one so there will be plenty of runs!   
Register here:  https://www.motorsportreg.com/events/lscc-event-3-fort-macleod-airport-lethbridge-sports-car-club-344128

2.  SASC/Fort Macleod appreciation day on Sunday, Sept. 24.

  Free lunch on us! 

We will be taking any locals who would be interested in ride-alongs for a run just like we did last year!

Everyone welcome!

The course will be a variation of the one everyone liked that last time!    :)

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Other Events / WCMA AGM - Leduc - Saturday, October 14
« on: September 19, 2017, 10:16:57 AM »
2017 Western Canada Motorsport Association (WCMA) Annual General Meeting (AGM), Convention and Awards Dinner

 

Annual General Meeting and Convention Information

When – Saturday, October 14, 2017

Time - 9:00 am to 4:00 pm

Where – Executive Royal Hotel Edmonton Airport, 8450 Sparrow Drive, Leduc, Alberta, T9E 7G4

Cost – FREE!

Registration – None

Event Schedule

8:30        Coffee

9:00        Welcome

9:30        Discipline Workshops – Race, Solo, Race Official

12:00     Break for lunch

1:30        Reconvene Workshops

3:30        Wrap-Up

Why You Should Attend – This is a great opportunity to spend time with your fellow competitors and officials/workers to discuss any rule changes you would like to bring forward, as well as to find out what rule changes are being brought into effect by WCMA.

Agenda Items – Please forward any agenda items for any of the workshops (Race/Vintage, Solosport or Race Officials) to me by no later than October 10, 2017.

 

Come on out to the 2017 Awards Dinner

Awards Dinner Information

When – Saturday, October 14, 2017

Time – Cocktails 6:00 pm, Dinner 7:00 pm

Where – Executive Royal Hotel Edmonton Airport, 8450 Sparrow Drive, Leduc, Alberta, T9E 7G4

Cost – $40.00 per person

 

Individuals requiring a guest room must contact the Reservation Agent using the hotel’s direct line:  888-388-3932.  WCMA has a special room rate, so don’t forget to mention WCMA.

 

E-mail dinner ticket requests to sue@somedaysoon.ca.

 

Tickets will be paid for at the door (cash or cheque only).  Deadline for dinner ticket orders is Wednesday, October 11, 2017.

 

Please note that an email confirmation of your dinner ticket order will be done.  If you don’t receive a confirmation email from me, then we don’t know you are coming.

 

If you have any special menu requirements (vegetarian etc.) please let me know.

 

Let’s get out there and cheer for our 2017 Solosport and Race Champions and thank all of the track workers for their hard work this season – everyone deserves it!

 

Sue Wilson, Administrator

Western Canada Motorsport Association

Cell:  403-554-4211

Email:  sue@somedaysoon.ca

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SASC Events / Make sure you get there early tomorrow for check-in!
« on: September 16, 2017, 09:55:27 PM »
We are going to be more strict with this because we have the biggest crowd so far at YYC and we have to keep things in order:

Gates close at 8:50am, on site check in closes at 9:00am.

Check your email!  I just sent an email to all participants for some additional details:

1.. There will be 3 heats tomorrow.
2.  There is no lunch since you will be off for one heat in the morning and one in the afternoon.  Take your lunch then.
3.  We want to change workers on the fly.  As you finish your runs, go to the Worker Check-in person right away and go relieve the previous worker.  Why?  Because we want to do 8 runs tomorrow and that means we have to be on the ball!   :)
4.  HAVE SOME FUN!   ;)


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Other Events / Course map for Saturday, Sept 16 - Championship #11
« on: September 15, 2017, 10:16:09 PM »
This is the CSCC event tomorrow.  For some reason I could not post it on the CSCC forum so here it is.

I did the course design but doesn't look like I can make it to Red Deer.  :(

Anyway, here's the course design - grab a copy if you like!

Reijo

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Technical Talk / Video: How to prepare and pack for an autox!
« on: September 15, 2017, 02:45:15 AM »
How do you know what you need to run and be prepared at an autox?

Here's a great video from a Colorado region autoxer Justin and his daughter Shelby:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N1W10jZlB0c&feature=em-subs_digest

R

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Technical Talk / Work-run format of autox. The why and what-fors etc.
« on: September 13, 2017, 09:52:05 AM »
The topic of working came up in the executive meeting last night (and it has before also).

Apparently we have a bit of a problem with people skipping out on their work assignment, so here's some background information on this issue and why it is important and a part of autox/autoslalom.

1.  We run, then we work.  Run-work.  We all have to help out to make these events function, because we simply don't have paid workers to pick up cones, arrange the venue, design the course, operate grid, run the timing etc.  IF we paid workers (and we could if we want to by the way), the costs would go up significantly.  So, this is a way of controlling costs, being a registered non-profit club and all.  We can keep the costs of running events down (cheap) by all of us chipping in and volunteering.

2.  So how does this work? (no pun intended):

Essentially, we trade off running and working during the event (someone has to start cars, work timing, the gate/waivers, grid, pick up cones and replace them, etc.).  Locally for most events (except the larger ones) we are either running or working (with 2 heats/groups).  The Chief of Workers (if we have someone for that position - another job), is in charge of assigning people to work assignments.  Locally at the Calgary YYC events we typically have worker sign-up sheets so that you sign up for a work assignment (that is done at the on-site registration - where you are entered at the site into the computer and confirmed to be present.  The on-line registration is separate and helps us to have you in the computer but not confirmed as present at the site and ready to run).

Now, if people do not work, skip out etc., we need to replace their work position or else the job/work is not done.  Obviously if we get a bunch of people leaving early, for instance, then the last run group will not have very many people to pick up the cones that are hit, less people to run grid, timing, starter, etc. If too many are not showing up for their work assignment, we have to delay the event and re-distribute workers etc. in order to run the event as best as we can.  If we do not have enough corner workers to pick up cones, again, the event will run slower and face delays to pick up cones. etc.   

We need people to work and do their work assignment.

3.  Here's the verbage from the Los Angeles region newcomer part of their forum about run/work:

 Run/Work

While you run there will be others that watch the course, pick up cones, keep track of cars in pregrid, and watch the entry gate. In return you must do these items for them when they run for your work assignment.

Listen to announcements for when you should proceed to the “pre-grid” to run or report for your work assignment.

For your work assignment, check in and get instructions from the “Chief of Workers.” Failure to work will result in DNW (Did Not Work) and may result in your being banned from future Cal Club Autocross events!

When it is time for your run group, proceed to the pre-grid with your car, helmet, and anything else you might need, like a water sprayer to cool down your tires between runs. Follow all grid instructions. You may ask Grid Worker or Novice Coordinator for an Instructor to drive or ride with you if needed. If you have multiple drivers in your car, line up in the “Multiple Driver” line, which is used to expedite multiple drivers. Passengers are allowed.


4.  The LA/CalClub region runs very efficient events and there are actually very few people who do not pitch in and help out as they are supposed to do.  In fact, in my estimation, their "problem" is smaller than ours (yes, I lived there and hence why I know)!  So this is an area that we need to be trained in and this needs to be clarified.

And, similar to LA, if someone does not work, their times are deleted and, depending on circumstance, they may not be welcome back.  We will be beginning to get more strict on this due to the number of recent incidents that have occurred that we have noticed.

We need volunteers to work or else we cannot run these events smoothly and efficiently.  This is especially the case for the larger Calgary events, so we have to be strict with these requirements.  We all have to chip in and help.

If no one mans the corners, you can imagine the chaos.  As you can well imagine, it does not work.

So, please, make sure you are aware that you have to work and make a diligent effort to get out there quickly after you run.  The event is not over when you finish your runs after your heat.  The 2nd half of running, if you will, is working or vice versa.

And, of course, if everyone helps out, the events run very smoothly and quickly and we can all get more runs and have more fun etc.  Other benefits, of course, are the comraderie that comes with working together, the friendships formed, the techniques you can learn by watching what other more experienced drivers are doing out on the course, etc.  There are lots of benefits.

The best benefit?  I think it is the art and satisfaction of giving.  There are few things in life more rewarding than giving freely with no expectation of reward.  Try it.  It is actually quite "rewarding".


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Other Events / SCCA Solo Nationals info and course maps.
« on: September 04, 2017, 07:46:06 AM »
Course maps were posted this morning.  Other info here as well:

https://www.scca.com/events/1987148-2017-tire-rack-scca-solo-nationals

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Other Events / Pro Finale links and information
« on: September 01, 2017, 01:32:17 PM »
Pretty much everything you need to know and find out are through this link:

https://www.scca.com/events/1986578-2017-tire-rack-prosolo-finale

Looking for Ryan, Wayne (BS), Ambrose and Jay (SS) to do well!

Reijo

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Other Events / SCCA Pro Solo Finale article
« on: September 01, 2017, 01:29:38 PM »

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