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Technical Talk / Re: Possible system enhancement
« on: Today at 03:26:56 PM »
Sounds like a good idea!   :)

SASC Events / Re: Results for practise event of October 15, 2017 at YYC
« on: October 16, 2017, 03:04:35 PM »
No doubts here.  I was disappointed Cam didn't win the SCCA Nationals!  I thought it was possible!   :)

SASC Events / Re: Help Setting Up on Saturday (Oct. 14th)
« on: October 13, 2017, 07:18:00 PM »
the only thing that "may" be needed is more flour if the course is to be lined ... but there is some left ... might be enough if used sparingly.

Costco has big bags of flour for cheap ... 2 big bags are enough.


SASC Events / Re: Help Setting Up on Saturday (Oct. 14th)
« on: October 13, 2017, 06:27:47 PM »
I have the keys.
3:00 pm Saturday so we're down in decent time.

So 3:00pm at the lot, or do we need to meet at the self storage place?

Thanks, John

No.  Virtually all the equipment is now on-site.


Here's the official announcement from SoloMatters:
For Immediate Release:
Official Specifications Announced for New SCCA Solo Spec Coupe Class
TOPEKA, Kan. (Oct. 11, 2017) -- In September, the Sports Car Club of America® unveiled the new Solo Spec Coupe (SSC) class concept for autocross competition. Today, the SCCA® has released the official specifications for that class, which can be reviewed online in full at the SCCA Solo Supplemental Classes webpage.
SCCA President Mike Cobb said the new supplemental class for 2018 national and regional events was developed to be unique in that it primarily focuses on a competitor's driving skill by having racers participate in nearly identical cars. The base platform selected by the Solo Events Board is the 2013 to 2016 Subaru BRZ or Scion FR-S, cars considered to be modestly priced, rear-wheel drive, late model enthusiast vehicles useful as both a "daily driver" and for autocross competition.
"The Solo Spec Coupe class leverages the market strength and know-how of longtime Club partners Tire Rack, Koni, Eibach and SPC Performance to create a turnkey competition platform that is both fun and cost efficient," Cobb said. "With an exhilarating car model and tremendous partner support, the SSC class will offer an amazing SCCA member experience we're sure many people will enjoy."
Howard Duncan, SCCA Rally/Solo Senior Director, pointed out that official SSC vehicle specifications include a number of mandatory components and parts that must be used and are required to be installed for national competition. Original equipment or equivalent components are not allowed at national events. However, individual regions may decide to allow SSC vehicles to compete in regional events with some original equipment.
"The Scion FR-S and Subaru BRZ are readily available and offer a platform where the modifications outlined in SSC rules can be made with ease," Duncan said. "The cars have proven to be reliable, which should help with cost containment over time. Plus, these street vehicles can be maintained for daily use while also allowing for autocross fun and performance."
Some of the mandatory components include tires sized at P225/45-17 with a UTQG treadwear grade 200 or higher, wheels with diameter and width of 17x8, and specific suspension upgrade kits and packages from Koni, Eibach and SPC Performance available through Tire Rack.
All work on SSC cars must comply with factory-authorized methods and procedures, or industry standard methods. Such work may not result in a part or combination of parts that provides a performance advantage. If a change or modification is not specifically authorized in SSC rules, it will not be allowed. However, components normally expendable and considered replacement parts may be used provided they are essentially identical to the standard parts, used in the same location, and provide no performance benefit. And it is not permitted to use non-compliant parts even if they have been set to the manufacturer's specifications.
Both front and rear suspensions may be tuned through their designed range of adjustment by use of the specified parts. No suspension part may be modified for the purpose of adjustment unless such modification is specifically authorized by the manufacturer service documentation. Suspension bushings as supplied in kits are mandatory. Those not included in the supplied kits may not be replaced with bushings of a different material.
No changes will be permitted to electronic engine management systems or their programming. The engine air filter element may be removed or replaced provided the air flow path remains as originally designed, but no other components of the air induction system may be removed, replaced or even modified. The muffler and midpipe may be substituted provided the system meets the minimum weight of 18 pounds and exits the car in one or both original locations. "Track pipes" or "straight pipes" are not permitted.
For more information, please visit the SCCA Solo Spec Coupe specifications webpage.
The Sports Car Club of America®, Inc., founded in 1944, is a 67,500-member motorsports organization that incorporates all facets of autocross, rally and road racing at both club and professional levels. With headquarters in Topeka, Kansas, the SCCA annually sanctions over 2,000 events through its 116 Regions and subsidiary divisions. Much of the SCCA's activities are made possible with support from the following Official Partners: Chevrolet, the Official Truck of the SCCA; Hawk Performance, the Official Brake Products of SCCA; Mobil 1, the Official Oil of SCCA; Sunoco, the Official Fuel of SCCA; and Tire Rack, the Official Tire Retailer of SCCA. To learn more, please visit

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SASC Events / Re: Help Setting Up on Saturday (Oct. 14th)
« on: October 11, 2017, 11:44:50 AM »
Setup map emailed to all of you.  Pls. pass on to other helpers.


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!



SASC Events / Re: Help Setting Up on Saturday (Oct. 14th)
« on: October 11, 2017, 10:50:47 AM »
Yes, I can print those too.  It is convenient to have 2 copy machines there ... and much faster than a normal printer!

Will look for your email (let me know how many).


SASC Events / Re: Help Setting Up on Saturday (Oct. 14th)
« on: October 11, 2017, 09:07:54 AM »
I'll arrange to get the key (business hours) on Friday probably and then make payment for the lot.  So, we'll have to get the key to one of you guys before Friday afternoon (when I'm heading up to Leduc).

Course design (philosophy by Murray P.) and then completed by me ... so I have to pass those on as well.  I have a few touch-ups/tweaks to make on it and it will be done ....


1.  Tech forms - Cam has been stealing them and has a year's supply!  ;)
2.  I'll print up a few general waivers.
3.  Under 18 waivers - will look into that as well if there is enough ... or print more.
4.  Course maps - setup maps - will print separately - maybe 4-5 or so .... 1 or 2 11x17.
5.  Course maps - for participants - will run off a bunch at UPS probably today.

If I think of something else, I'll post on here.

So, all of the above I will have to pass on to someone.  I live in the NW corner of the city - Silver Springs ... anyone near by?

Other Events / Re: WCMA AGM - Leduc - Saturday, October 14
« on: October 10, 2017, 09:56:59 AM »
Topics for the Solo portion of the workshop (afternoon - when we are placed in separate rooms .. .with coffee of course!):

Review of the previous years' minutes and items:  There is definitely stuff in there worth reviewing and working on - for instance venues.  We'll update the topics from last year.

We can also include new issues to deal with from individual clubs/places as well.

The safety aspects will be a seminar type of thing and there is lot to be covered there so I expect it will take into account course design/layout/restrictions (and what do the rules tell us), car preparation, vehicles not allowed to compete (high CG, poor condition, etc), safety stewards, working course, helmets ... and all the whys and hows related.  Lots of material there!

I will also include a short blurb on how to grow the sport.

So there will a bunch of good information for you to digest about the sport there!

SASC Events / Re: Free Entry coupons from winter school
« on: October 10, 2017, 09:52:57 AM »
I have a couple of these that I received from one of the winter schools this year that I haven't used yet, am I able to give these to friends to use on the 15th - it says members only on them.



Use them to enter and then buy your friends an entry!   ;)


Other Events / Re: WCMA AGM - Leduc - Saturday, October 14
« on: October 10, 2017, 09:25:53 AM »
Good question.  Yes.

Sue just needs the head count for the cooks/caterer to supply enough food for the banquet.

By the way, Leduc is right near the Edmonton Internation Airport just south of Edmonton and about 2 1/2 hrs (or slightly less from the north end of Calgary) drive north on hwy 2 in case anyone is wondering.  It is a pretty quick drive and traffic is not bad this time of year.


Other Events / Re: WCMA AGM - Leduc - Saturday, October 14
« on: October 10, 2017, 01:49:49 AM »

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.

Let Sue know if you are coming etc. 

The AGM is this coming Saturday ...


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