St LAC Welcomes Back Our Supporters!

A special note of thanks goes out to St LAC supporters Fieldings Tires, Subaru of Kingston, Brack Driving Concepts and Import Auto Supply all of whom are back with us for another  year.

Please be sure to pay them a visit when shopping for parts, special orders, tires and, of course, Spring Fling!

Import Auto Supply:  745 Development Dr, Kingston, ON K7M 4W6 Phone: (613) 634-1756

Fielding’s Tire & Auto:  900 Princess St, Kingston, ON K7L 1H1
Phone: (613) 546-3181

Brack Driving Concepts:  Shannonville Motorsport Park

Subaru of Kingston:  399 Bath Rd, Kingston, ON K7M 7C9
Phone: (613) 546-7000

“In that case, miss, I must insist that you put on your safety belt.”

You’ve probably never heard of this obscure Canadian comedy–High Tower–(belatedly released in 1984 after sitting in the canister since 1980) starring Richard Harris (yes, that Richard Harris) as a mild mannered accountant who inadvertently saves the life of drunken Beverly D’Angelo, resulting in being employed by the family matriarch to manage their ill-gotten gains. Meanwhile, estranged brother and former heir to the fortune (Christopher Plummer) is desperate to get his hands on the stash.

So what’s this got to do with car racing? The seatbelt quote.  Last night at our club meeting the requirement for seatbelt replacement every two years came up.  I was immediately reminded of the movie’s scene when Harris realizes that they are being followed and co-star D’Angelo asks him if he could lose them.  His answer?  “In that case, miss, I must insist that you put on your safety belt.”

Before you do that, you might want to check the expiration date on your harness.

LeMelons is how Canadians do crapcan-car racing

Get a dirt track cut into a field. Take $300 beaters and race them for 3 hours, or until they all fail. That’s the Three Hours of LeMelons, Canada’s take on the epic beater race. Holy crap, this looks like fun.

They’ve got the 24 Hours of LeMons down there in the States, but that runs at faster speeds on tarmac, and requires all kinds of fancy safety gear.

Cars run hilarious, beater-worthy themes and “paint transfer happens” is their attitude on contact. You can even take passengers along!

It all starts off with an old-school Le Mans-style start, where competitors run to their cars. I daresay a few of them can run faster than their cars can drive.

Hmm, can this be Picton Regional half-time entertainment or the elusive club championship that Curtis has been dreaming about..?

Now if you’ll excuse me, I have to look up beaters on Kijiji.

(Source:  https://jalopnik.com/the-three-hours-of-lemelons-is-the-300-crapcan-dirt-ra-1794508956)

Shannonville Motorsport Park Driving Academy Presented by Brack Driving Concepts

Brack Driving Concepts is your source for advanced driver training, fleet driver safety training, the provision of custom driving events or precision driving talent for the media.

Our popular one day Brack Driving Concepts program provides advanced skills to drivers to become better in everyday driving. With participation in a multi-day program a driver can build their skill level to participate in sanctioned racing, after graduating from our Race Academy with a ASN Canada FIA novice race-license or to participate proficiently in open lapping and track days. Each driver is paired with a coach that will customize their approach with the outcome desired and skills of the individual driver.

For more information visit:  http://www.brackdriving.com

2018 Shannonville – Brack Schedule

Chin Track Days presents: WATKINS GLEN, 3.4 MILE, 11 TURN GRAND PRIX COURSE

Want to spend a couple of days in the merry, merry month of May at Watkins Glen?  You can…

Mon-Tue, 5/14/2018 – 5/15/18
Watkins Glen Int’l: Monday+Tuesday, Two days | One fee
Event Manager: James Pomroy Jim@ChinTrackDays.com

Registration Status: Accepting Registrations

  • Solo Drivers 52 openings remaining (as of March 16, 2018)
  • Novice registration is full. To be added to the waiting list, please send an email to Jim@ChinTrackDays.com
  • Total Registration is limited to 90 participants

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Shannonville/Driver Dynamics/Car Crew Autoslalom Schedule

The Club Racing Circuit Shannonville Motorsport Park (or SMP) will be holding a series of both auto slaloms and lapping in the evenings at the track this summer as part of their Driver Dynamics Series. The Car Crew will be running these events on behalf of SMP.

Registration begins at 4:30, Drivers Meeting at 5:15, Runs from 5:30 to Dusk. Entry fees are $55 for slaloms, lapping at $85. Nelson is the front track, Fabi is at the rear, near to Hwy 401

Helmets required. Snell foundation M2005 or SA2005 or newer. DOT not accepted.
Self tech car form required class system requirements available.

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