‘RX renew round two

Despite the heat, your faithful executive found time to continue the needed bushing work on our race car Tuesday past.  Efforts to straighten the rocker panels and reinforce one of the jacking points also went well.

If you would like to get in on the action worry not; there’s lots more to do.  Here we are under the watchful eye of Danby Crowder.

We met, we worked, we made progress

So it’s out with the old and in with the new on our club race car.  New bushings that is.  It was indeed a struggle but progress was made as we removed the rear suspension and began the arduous journey of replacing the bushings. This involved much cutting, heating, pounding and the help that only a 20 ton press could offer.  As a result, the CRX si race car should be able to handle anew.

It was a long day of stress and strain but we’re moving ahead and the tea made it all worthwhile.  A tip of the hat goes to Prof (ret) Dr Mrs Crowder for the Orange Pekoe.  Next effort will be this Tuesday.

They’re back! Union Autofest ’19 is now accepting registration

It’s official The Union Autofest – Year Four is locked in for September 7th, 2019 and we can’t wait for another amazing year with all of you! Big thank you again to Braille Battery Canada for being the principle sponsor yet again and providing us with an amazing venue as always to hold the event.

We have TONS of updates and news coming your way in the next few weeks and we hope that everyone is excited to make this year bigger than the last! Make sure to get over to the webSee More

Source: Union AutoFest (Facebook)

July General Meeting postponed ’til Saturday, July 13th

Okay, okay, we get the message..!

Please plan to join your fellow St LAC members at the home of Danby Crowder for round two of Pimp My Honda.  As usual, there’ll be a BBQ, a chance to enhance/show off your mechanic skills and visit with the faithful.

So why not find out more about the new/additional logo, spin a wrench and enjoy a burger all brought to you by your famously low membership fee!
When:  Saturday, July 13th, 09h30
Where:  657 Simmons Rd,  Odessa

Local boy makes good

In the third and final G90 race at the Annual VARAC Festival of Speed held on the Fathers’ Day weekend, St LAC’s very own Rob Metcalfe produced a 1st place finish.  As a result, he’s being kicked upstairs to a higher category. 

Events within 500 kliks of Kingston July 3rd – September 25th, 2019

3We-4Th Chin Track Days Watkins Glen International
5Fr 1morelap.ca Calabogie Motorsports Park
5Fr-7Su PCA – Northern New Jersey – Drivers Education Le Circuit Mont-Tremblant
6Sa Pinnacle Advanced Driving Academy Toronto Motorsports Park (TMP)
6Sa Pinnacle Advanced Driving Academy Toronto Motorsports Park (TMP)
6Sa NE-SVT Devens Airfield
6Sa-7Su SCCA – Glen Region – Club Racing Watkins Glen International
6Sa-7Su SCCA – New York Region – Solo Nassau County Veterans Memorial Col
6Sa-7Su Hooked On Driving – Northeast Pocono Raceway
7Su Motorsport Club of Ottawa Lot 9 – Canadian Tire Centre
7Su BMW CCA – Boston Chapter – Autocross Devens Airfield
7Su BMW CCA – New Jersey Chapter TD Bank Ballpark
7Su SCCA – Misery Bay Region Lake Erie Speedway
7Su SCCA – New England Region – RallyCross Team O’Neil Rally School
7Su SCCA – New England Region – RallyCross Team O’Neil Rally School
7Su SCCA – Western New York Region New Era Field
7Su Western Ontario Sports Car Assoc. St Thomas Municipal Airport – Gate3
8Mo BMW CCA – Boston Chapter Club Motorsports
8Mo Sports Car Driving Association-SCDA Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park
8Mo BMW CCA – White Mountain Chapter Club Motorsports
10We Apex Driving Events Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park
11Th SCCA – Northeastern Penna Region – Solo Pocono Raceway
12Fr Calabogie MotorSports Park Calabogie Motorsports Park
12Fr-13Sa NASA – Northeast Region Lime Rock Park (Main Track)
12Fr-14Su SCCA – New England Region – Club Racing Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park
12Fr-14Su CASC Ontario Region – BARC-OC Exhibition Place
12Fr-14Su SCCA – New England Region – Club Racing Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park
13Sa ProCup Karting Oakland Valley Race Park
13Sa Calabogie MotorSports Park Calabogie Motorsports Park
13Sa CASC Ontario Region – Autoslalom Barrie Molson Centre

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Inaugural Grand Bend Festival of Speed Sept 7 and 8, 2019

Plan to attend the inaugural Grand Bend Festival of Speed Sept 7 and 8, 2019

The entry fee is $25 per person paid to the event – no fee to run your car.  They’d like pre 1980 racing cars, the older the better.  VARAC has purchased 4 30 minutes track sessions on each of Saturday and Sunday.  The track is limited to 15 cars at a time.  Point to pass.  The event includes a car show and other activities that we are welcome to participate in – more information will be posted once it becomes available.  I believe camping is available at the Grand Bend Motorplex, or arrange for your own accommodations in town.

Lots of lapping

Mark your calendars.  There’s evening lapping to be had at Shannonville July 1, July 15, August 5, August 19.  For those who prefer Mix ‘n’ Madge, plan to attend July 5, 2019 – evening only
August 16, 2019 – evening only
August 30, 2019 – evening only.  Check the Events Calendar for more information.

Rumour has it the Porsche Lowencash car will make an appearance if the latest part arrives in time.  Watch this space…

It made it!  And after an amazing whole three laps it went wonky again.  Sniff, but as my grandparents’, fellow-countryman liked to say, “I’ll be back”.