Car Wars Regional Autoslaloms I & II: Vidimus nos vicimus

For the many drivers who attended the Car Wars:  Attack of the Cones Regional Autoslalom May 27th and 28th it was indeed a case of ‘we came, we saw, we conquered’.

With great weather and a fabulous course, who couldn’t have but a good time?  But don’t take my word for it…here’s what the racers had to say:

“Such a great place to come and race.  I enjoyed reading about the history of the Camp, too.  Thanks for doing this.” Aron (Ottawa)

“When I read that the place was for sale I said there is no way I’m gonna miss it.  So thanks for putting on such a great race.” Brian (Chatham)

“I didn’t know what my number was supposed to be.  I didn’t know what class I’m in but thanks to your efforts and the Timing folks all was cleared up and I had such a great time.”  Richard (Pickering)

“For sure I’m gonna buy a T shirt!  This has been such a great event!” Don (Toronto)

Kudos to Driving Dynamics for a great event.  And a special shout-out to Rob Metcalfe, Roger Curtis, Danby Crowder and Pete Ellsworth for the many, many hours behind the scene and in person on the race days.

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150 kph and Third Gear for the Corners!

The Driver’s Dynamics night of lapping at Shannonville’s Fabi Track saw some pretty impressive bits of speed for a first evening of cobweb shedding.

There was a car in the capable hands of a completely random stranger coming up just shy of 100 mph on the straights as he said goodbye to some dry tires.  Add to this another car and driver who I have never seen before and am more likely to win the lottery/struck by lightning/be the subject of Pamela Anderson’s next book before I am ever likely to see again and one wasn’t sure where to look next!  What a convergence of random genetic material  and machinery!

While certainly the nicest looking car — a certain ’82 Porsche 928 — belonging to the Club’s Communications Director stayed in the parking lot, he’ll soon have something to lap with.  He hopes!

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May Monthly Meeting Minutes

It seems apologies are in order.  We assumed that those in attendance for the lapping event were there not only to take advantage of the club discount but the meeting as well.  Nope.  So, if you arrived in a BMW at the appointed hour, I want you to send me an email:  curtisr57@gmail.com and we’ll make it right.

Discussion Items:

  • Volunteering at the Regional Autoslalom this coming weekend.  It’s not too late!
  • Discount program:  a 10 percent rebate is offered to Club members for three events this year including May 18’s Lapping Night (offered by Driver’s Dynamics), Friday, June 16’s Autoslalom (at Shannonville, offered by Driver’s Dynamics), and the aforementioned Regional Autoslalom.  (See details in previous posts.)
  • Banking:  we’ve taken possession of an order of T shirts for sale to club members and those attending the Regional Autoslalom.  Cost for each shirt is $20 each (total).  Needless to say, this has had a significant impact on our bank balance.  Other recent expenses include batteries for the FRS radios ($60) and wrist bands ($65).  These items should serve our needs going forward for some time.
  • Elections:  no takers for President, Director of Racing or Equipment Director.
  • New Business:  it looks like we will part with the storage shed used to store Club materials for use at Picton Airfield.  Stay tuned as we discuss and decide on how best to maximize the return on the Club’s investment.

A shout out to Jordan for briefing those who were in attendance that this wasn’t a hoax.  The truth is out there!  Thanks, Jordan, you’re my hero.

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CTMP 2017 Regional Road Racing Series, Open Wheelers, VARAC and more!

We are almost there – next Friday is the first test day at CTMP for the 2017 Regional Road Racing Series and Saturday is BEMC’s Spring Trophy Races featuring GT Sprints, GT Challenge, Formula Libre/F4/F1200, the Toyo Tire F1600 Championship, both VARAC’s Vintage-Historic and Classic grids, as well as our guests, the Challenge Cup Series http://challengecupseries.com/.  As I am writing this the entry list looks very, very good…

We could use more cars on the Formula Libre grid, and at least 5 more on GT Challenge to justify running the full 3 hours.  We’ll definitely have a race with the 13 entries we already have,danby crowder's profile photo but we need to get that number higher to run the full 3 hours we have planned.  Take a look at the entry list and if you know of anyone “humming or hawing” get on the phone (or email or text) and convince them to come on out and race.  You know they want to – they just need a little “nudge”…

The long term weather for Friday and Saturday looks good (Sunday will improve as we get closer – you’ll see).  Temperature in the teens (Celsius!) with 20% chance of precipitation.

Don’t forget the “100 Reasons to Race” promotion.  Enter and pay for the full weekend entry using a CASC-OR or ASN Canada competition licence and you’ll automatically receive a $100 credit towards your second full weekend entry in 2017.

If you haven’t registered yet, let me help you:  https://www.motorsportreg.com/events/67th-bemc-spring-trophy-races-canadian-tire-motorsport-park-casc-ontario-590322

See you at the track!

 

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New CASC Bylaws

A general meeting of CASC-OR was held April 22, 2017 at the CASC-OR offices. Draft minutes of the meeting are attached.

At the meeting, a revised set of CASC-OR bylaws was presented and a resolution was passed to accept the changes to the bylaws subject to correcting the numbering and further amending one bylaw (to do with the presentation of the financial statements to the member clubs). These revised bylaws will come into effect when posted on the CASC-OR website (likely May 10, 2017).

A copy of the revised bylaws is attached to this message. The altered text in the bylaws is indicated by a black bar in the left margin.

 

Bylaws Revised May 2017

Canadian Automobile Sports Club CIAS proposal.docx

CASC-OR Presence at the Canadian International Auto Show 2017 Presidents

Meeting Minutes

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