March Monthly Minutes (contains constitutional changes)

Correspondence

Wagner Motorsports — offering automobile transportation.  Pickup or delivery.  Mike Wagner 613 857 5218.

Elections

President, Events Director and Equipment Manager or still available.

Treasurer’s Report

Cheques are in the mail (Regional registration).  Bank account is ~ $6700.  Membership is growing and now numbers more than 45.

New Business

  1. New members welcomed.
  2. Roger reports no luck with attempting to retrieve equipment from Jon M.  Rob B. will assist.
  3. Snow storm prevented planned visit to Picton to check out the storage container.  We will try again in April.
  4. Duties for May Regional Autoslalom discussed.  St LAC will manage registration and solicit food vendors.
  5. Awareness made of seasonal conflicts with Thursday meeting times and lapping at Shannonville.  Peter will investigate options.
  6. T-shirt samples from Fast Eddies were presented.  There was much discussion about whether these could be screened and offered as a commemorative item at the May Regional.  It was suggested that they be given to registrants for free or sold to those in attendance.   We also discussed whether or not these shirts should include the name of the event and/or a date on them.  It was noted that this could be the last Regional at Picton given that it is for sale so left-over stock might be stale-dated (as it were).  Costs will be investigated once we have settled on a design and presented to the membership at the next meeting for a vote.  Watch the website for updates.
  7. Do’s and don’ts for the May Regional event were presented by Eric.  These include (but not limited to):  camping is free, no campfires will be allowed and drones will not be permitted given that this is a functioning airport.
  8. National Battery (660 Justus Dr, Kingston, ON K7M 4H4) gave our two battery packs a thorough going-over and tune-up.  While not a sponsor, they will give you a discount if you are a member.  If you agree to put a sticker on your car the amount of the discount will increase.
  9. It was suggested by John K. that the club might benefit from acquiring two new radios for use at events.  The proposed radios will serve as a master or homebase and just as in the Lord of the Rings, will rule the others.  John will investigate performance and price.

Changes to the Constitution

Proposed by Eric B. and seconded by Danby C. that the following changes to the St LAC Constitution be approved:

  1. Any executive member of the Saint Lawrence Automobile Club (St LAC) must be a paid-up member in good standing.
  2. An executive member of St LAC may not be a member of any other automobile club with the exception of CASC.
  3. That the club will continue to be a supporter of automobile rally sport in the province by being a member of the provincial sport governing body.

Result:  passed.

Please note that the above represents my interpretation of the actual language.

Errors?  Omissions?  Contact Roger at curtisr57@gmail.com

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Monthly Motorsports Goodness updated to July, 2017

Here are the next 3 months of events within 300 miles of Kingston:

Monthly Motorsports Goodness April to July, 2017

Here are the next 3 months of events in your area (within 300 miles of K7P 3J4).

APRIL
2S SCCA – New York Region – Solo Bertucci’s Italian Restaurant Details
2S Evo Performance Driving School MetLife Stadium Details
2S PCA – Northern New Jersey – Events MetLife Stadium Details
2S SCCA – Northern New Jersey Region – Solo MetLife Stadium Details
8S BMW CCA – White Mountain Chapter New Hampshire Motor Speedway Details
8S EMRA – Eastern Motor Racing Assoc. Lime Rock Park Details
8S SCCA – New England Region – Solo Devens Airfield Details
8S SCCA – New England Region – Solo Devens Airfield Details
8S-9 Shannonville Motorsport Park Shannonville Motorsports Park Details
9S Connecticut Autocross & Rally Team LAZ Parking Details
9S Tire Rack Street Survival – Mohawk Hudson Region SCCA Saratoga Automobile Museum Details
9S SCCA – New England Region – Solo Devens Airfield Details
9S SCCA – Central Pennsylvania Region Centre County Public Safety Center Details
10M Sports Car Driving Association-SCDA Palmer Motorsports Park Details
10M-14 Bertil Roos Racing School Pocono Raceway Details
11T PCA – Hudson Valley Lime Rock Park Details
11T TrackWalk Watkins Glen Int’l Details
12W-13 PCA – Northern New Jersey – Drivers Education Lime Rock Park Details
14F NASA – Northeast Region Lime Rock Park (Main Track) Details
14F PCA Jacob Javits Convention Center Details
14F BMW CCA – Connecticut Valley Chapter Lime Rock Park Details
15S PCA – North Country – Drivers Education Chelmsford Center for the Arts Details
15S Bertil Roos Racing School Pocono Raceway Details
15S Bertil Roos Racing School Pocono Raceway Details
15S BMW CCA – White Mountain Chapter New Hampshire Motor Speedway Details
15S BMW CCA – Connecticut Valley Chapter Lime Rock Park Details
15S FCSCC FCSCC North Lot Details
15S NE-SVT Devens Airfield Details
15S Shannonville Motorsport Park Shannonville Motorsports Park Details
20T Precision Track Time Watkins Glen Int’l Details
20T-22 SCCA – New England Region – Club Racing Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park Details
21F Palmer Motorsports Park Palmer Motorsports Park Details
21F Shannonville Motorsport Park Shannonville Motorsports Park Details
21F-22 Bertil Roos Racing School Pocono Raceway Details
21F-23 PCA – Potomac, The Founders’ Region – Drive & Dine Hershey PA Parking Lot Details
22S AACA Museum AACA Museum Details
22S PCA – Central PA – Swap Hershey PA Parking Lot Details
22S Evo Performance Driving School Monroe Community College Details
22S OTB Promotions, Inc. Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park Details
22S SCCA – New England Region – RallyCross Rochester Fairgrounds Details
22S SCCA – Susquehanna Region Harrisburg Farm Show Elmerton Lot Details
22S BMW CCA – New Jersey Chapter BMW Vehicle Distribution Center-NJ Details
23S Sports Car Club of New Hampshire NHMS AutoX Details
23S Connecticut Autocross & Rally Team LAZ Parking Details
23S PCA – Central PA Hershey PA Parking Lot Details
23S Evo Performance Driving School Monroe Community College Details
23S SCCA – New England Region – Solo Devens Airfield Details
23S SCCA – Philadelphia Region Warminster Community Park Details
23S SCCA – Susquehanna Region Harrisburg Farm Show Elmerton Lot Details
23S BMW Clubs of Canada- Trillium Powerade Centre Brampton ON Details
23S SCCA – Western New York Region New Era Field Details
24M Sports Car Driving Association-SCDA Lime Rock Park Details
24M Sports Car Driving Association-SCDA Lime Rock Park Details
24M-25 NASA – Northeast Region Watkins Glen International Details
27T RUD Motorsports Inc Palmer Motorsports Park Details
28F-30 BMW CCA – Genesee Valley Chapter Watkins Glen Int’l Details
28F-30 PCA – North Country – Drivers Education Palmer Motorsports Park Details
28F-30 Shannonville Motorsport Park Shannonville Motorsports Park Details
29S Tire Rack Street Survival – Green Mountain Chapter BMW CCA Diamond Run Mall Details
29S Tire Rack Street Survival – Riesentoter Foundation Montgomery Co. Com, College Details
29S COM Sports Car Club Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park Details
29S-30 BMW CCA – Club Racing – Trillium Chapter Canadian Tire Motorsport Park Details
29S-30 EMRA – Eastern Motor Racing Assoc. Pocono Raceway Details
30S Calabogie MotorSports Park Calabogie Motorsports Park Details
30S SCCA – Finger Lakes Region – Solo Delphi Details
30S SCCA – Northern New Jersey Region – Solo MetLife Stadium Details
30S SCCA – Central Pennsylvania Region Centre County Public Safety Center Details
MAY
1M Motorsport Club of Ottawa Lot 9 – Canadian Tire Centre Details
1M-2 povoledotrackdays by joeyg Watkins Glen Int’l Details
1M-31 Calabogie MotorSports Park Calabogie Motorsports Park Details
2T Shannonville Motorsport Park Shannonville Motorsports Park Details
4T Apex Driving Events Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park Details
5F Audi Club NA – NJ Chapter Pocono Raceway Details
5F Palmer Motorsports Park Palmer Motorsports Park Details
5F Sports Car Driving Association-SCDA New Hampshire Motor Speedway Details
5F-6 Calabogie MotorSports Park Calabogie Motorsports Park Details
5F-7 PCA – Allegheny Watkins Glen Int’l Details
5F-7 Sports Car Club of Vermont Saint Lawrence Motorsports Park Details
6S Sports Car Club of New Hampshire NHMS AutoX School Details
6S SCCA – Finger Lakes Region – Solo Monroe Community College Details
6S SCCA – Finger Lakes Region – Solo Monroe Community College Details
6S Tire Rack Street Survival – Genesee Valley Chapter BMW CCA Watkins Glen Int’l Details
6S BMW CCA – Genesee Valley Chapter Watkins Glen Int’l Details
6S SCCA – Philadelphia Region Warminster Community Park Details
6S BMW Auto Club Quebec Autodrome St Eustace Details
6S PCA – Green Mountain KILLINGTON VT RESORT Details
6S Connecticut Autocross & Rally Team Thompson Speedway Details
6S-7 Doublin Gap MX Park Doublin Gap MX Park Details
7S Sports Car Club of New Hampshire NHMS AutoX Details
7S FCSCC FCSCC North Lot Details
7S SCCA – Finger Lakes Region – Solo Monroe Community College Details
7S SCCA – Central New York Region – Rallycross Central New York Raceway Park Details
7S PCA – Northeast Region Devens Airfield Details
8M Shannonville Motorsport Park Shannonville Motorsports Park Details
8M-9 BMW CCA – Patroon Chapter Watkins Glen Int’l Details
8M-9 BMW CCA – Delaware Valley Chapter Watkins Glen Int’l Details
10W-11 PCA – Hudson Champlain Watkins Glen Int’l Details
11T Audi Club NA – Northeast Chapter Lime Rock Park Details
12F Palmer Motorsports Park Palmer Motorsports Park Details
12F Shannonville Motorsport Park Shannonville Motorsports Park Details
12F-13 Audi Club NA – Northeast Chapter Lime Rock Park Details
12F-14 PCA – Riesentoter Pocono Raceway Details
13S PCA – Northern New Jersey – Events MetLife Stadium Details
13S Tire Rack Street Survival – Boston Chapter BMW CCA New Hampshire Motor Speedway (NHMS) Details
13S Tire Rack Street Survival – Connecticut Valley Chapter BMW CCA Consumer Reports Testing Facility Details
13S BMW CCA – Connecticut Valley Chapter Consumer Reports Test Facility Details
13S Tire Rack Street Survival – Finger Lakes Region SCCA Xerox Details
13S SCCA – New England Region – Solo Devens Airfield Details
13S CASC Ontario Region – OntarioTimeAttack Canadian Tire Motorsport Park DDT Details
13S-14 COM Sports Car Club New Hampshire Motor Speedway Details
14S BMW CCA – New Jersey Chapter TD Bank Ballpark Details
15M Sports Car Driving Association-SCDA Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park Details
15M-16 Chin Track Days Watkins Glen Int’l Details
18T Calabogie MotorSports Park Calabogie Motorsports Park Details
19F Bertil Roos Racing School Pocono Raceway Details
19F Evo Performance Driving School MetLife Stadium Details
19F Calabogie MotorSports Park Calabogie Motorsports Park Details
19F NASA – Northeast Region Lime Rock Park (Main Track) Details
19F-21 Sports Car Club of New Hampshire Mt Ascutney State Park Details
19F-21 SCCA – National – Pro Solo Met Life Stadium Details
20S BMW CCA – Boston Chapter – Advanced Driving Skills School Lime Rock Park Details
20S Audi Club NA – North Atlantic Chapter New Hampshire Motor Speedway Details
20S SCCA – Central Pennsylvania Region Mid-State Airport Details
20S-21 Chin Track Days Palmer Motorsports Park Details
21S PCA – Northeast Region Devens Airfield Details
21S SCCA – Central Pennsylvania Region Mid-State Airport Details
21S SCCA – Western New York Region New Era Field Details
22M BMW Car Club of Ottawa Calabogie Motorsports Park Details
22M Sports Car Driving Association-SCDA Lime Rock Park Details
22M Shannonville Motorsport Park Shannonville Motorsports Park Details
24W ProCup Karting Stafford Speedway Details
26F-28 PCA – Northeast Region – Driving Events Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park Details
27S SCCA – Northern New Jersey Region – Solo Pocono Raceway Details
27S CASC Ontario Region – OntarioTimeAttack Canadian Tire Motorsport Park DDT Details
28S Connecticut Autocross & Rally Team LAZ Parking Details
28S SCCA – Susquehanna Region Harrisburg Farm Show Details
28S SCCA – Susquehanna Region Harrisburg Farm Show Details
28S Tire Rack Street Survival – Greater Toronto Area Powerade Centre – Brampton Details
29M FCSCC FCSCC South Lot Details
29M Motorsport Club of Ottawa Shannonville Motorsports Park Details
JUNE
1T Apex Driving Events Palmer Motorsports Park Details
1T-4 PCA – Zone 1 Watkins Glen Int’l Details
1T-30 Calabogie MotorSports Park Calabogie Motorsports Park Details
1T-30 Calabogie MotorSports Park Calabogie Motorsports Park Details
3S BMW CCA – Boston Chapter – Advanced Driving Skills School New Hampshire Motor Speedway Details
3S-4 COM Sports Car Club Palmer Motorsports Park Details
4S Sports Car Club of New Hampshire NHMS AutoX Details
4S SCCA – Central New York Region – Rallycross Tioga County Fair Details
4S SCCA – Northern New Jersey Region – Solo MetLife Stadium Details
4S SCCA – Central Pennsylvania Region Centre County Public Safety Center Details
4S SCCA – Western New York Region New Era Field Details
5M Sports Car Driving Association-SCDA Palmer Motorsports Park Details
5M Shannonville Motorsport Park Shannonville Motorsports Park Details
5M-6 Audi Club NA – Northeast Chapter Watkins Glen Int’l Details
9F-11 BMW CCA – Genesee Valley Chapter Watkins Glen Int’l Details
9F-11 PCA – Northeast Region – Driving Events Palmer Motorsports Park Details
10S Tire Rack Street Survival – Delaware Valley BMW CCA Montgomery County College Details
10S Calabogie MotorSports Park Calabogie Motorsports Park Details
10S CASC Ontario Region – OntarioTimeAttack Toronto Motorsport Park Details
10S Mid-Atlantic TRSS Volunteers Montgomery County Community College Details
11S Connecticut Autocross & Rally Team LAZ Parking Details
11S BMW CCA – Genesee Valley Chapter Watkins Glen Int’l Details
11S SCCA – Susquehanna Region Harrisburg Farm Show Details
11S SCCA – Susquehanna Region Harrisburg Farm Show Details
12M Apex Driving Events Lime Rock Park Details
15T-18 VARAC Canada Canadian Tire Motorsport Park Details
16F Shannonville Motorsport Park Shannonville Motorsports Park Details
16F-18 SCCA – National – National Tour Devens Airfield Details
16F-18 PCA – Potomac, The Founders’ Region – DE Watkins Glen Int’l Details
17S AACA Museum AACA Museum Details
17S AACA Museum AACA Museum Details
18S Bertil Roos Racing School Pocono Raceway Details
19M Bertil Roos Racing School Pocono Raceway Details
19M Bertil Roos Racing School Pocono Raceway Details
19M-20 Phoenix CMR Watkins Glen Int’l Details
22T-24 Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park Details
23F BMW CCA – Connecticut Valley Chapter Lime Rock Park Details
23F NECC Motorsports New York Safety Track (NYST) Details
23F Shannonville Motorsport Park Shannonville Motorsports Park Details
23F-25 BMW CCA – Boston & DelVal Palmer Motorsports Park Details
23F-25 PCA – Northern New Jersey – Drivers Education Pocono Raceway Details
24S Sports Car Club of New Hampshire Canaan Motorsport Park Details
24S SCCA – Finger Lakes Region – Solo Monroe Community College Details
24S CASC Ontario Region – OntarioTimeAttack Canadian Tire Motorsport Park Details
24S SCCA – Susquehanna Region Harrisburg Farm Show Elmerton Lot Details
24S-25 Doublin Gap MX Park Doublin Gap MX Park Details
24S-25 COM Sports Car Club New Hampshire Motor Speedway Details
25S Sports Car Club of New Hampshire Canaan Motorsport Park Details
25S Connecticut Autocross & Rally Team LAZ Parking Details
25S FCSCC FCSCC North Lot Details
25S CASC Ontario Region – OntarioTimeAttack Canadian Tire Motorsport Park Details
25S SCCA – Central Pennsylvania Region Mid-State Airport Details
25S Shannonville Motorsport Park Shannonville Motorsports Park Details
25S BMW Clubs of Canada- Trillium Powerade Centre Brampton ON Details
26M-27 PCA – North Country – Drivers Education Lime Rock Park Details
29T Apex Driving Events Palmer Motorsports Park Details
29T Sports Car Driving Association-SCDA Lime Rock Park Details
29T Sports Car Driving Association-SCDA Lime Rock Park Details
JULY
2S SCCA – New England Region – Solo Devens Airfield Details
2S SCCA – Susquehanna Region Harrisburg Farm Show Details
2S SCCA – Susquehanna Region Harrisburg Farm Show Details
4T Shannonville Motorsport Park Shannonville Motorsports Park Details
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2017 VARAC Track Day

In case you don’t recognize it, that’s the famous corner 5 at Mosport. On 16 to 18 June 2017, it will be the scene of VARAC’s Vintage Grand Prix with over 200 classic race cars, including a full grid of historic Formula 1 cars. On Thursday, 15th June, we have a Test Day for race car drivers to practise and set up their cars. And again this year, we’re opening the Test Day to street cars! So if you’ve wanted to take your “baby” on the track at Mosport, dig out your helmet and grab this rare opportunity. We invite members of Car Clubs to join us – the track will be open from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. We’ll run 3 separate groups – open wheel race, closed wheel race and street cars – in 30 minute sessions. You can expect around 2 ½ hours on track – you’ll sleep well that night! If you’ve not had race training, or haven’t driven Mosport, don’t worry. We’ll team you’ll up with an experienced VARAC Mentor to show you the”line”until you, and he, feels comfortable you can handle this amazing track on your own. Then it’s up to you to have the best day of your life The cost is $300 for the day. Contact Walter.Davies@Me.Com for more info and to reserve your place – Corner 5 is waiting just for you.…

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CASC-OR 2017 Race Licence Schools

From CASC-OR:

In the last couple of years, thanks to Ray Arlauskas, the Chief Regional Race Instructor, we’ve increased the number of licences that we are granting based on “observation”, instead of attending a school.  The schools are still very important and may provide someone new to the sport with a quick way to accumulate on-track experience.

With that in mind, here are some links to CASC-OR accredited race schools – places new drivers can go in order to obtain the necessary on-track experience to qualify for a regional road racing licence:

Brack Driving Conceptshttp://www.casc.on.ca/road-racing/brack-driving-concepts-race-schools   Brack has generously stepped up to provide the same basic race driving school that CASC-OR used to provide and at the same cost.  Graduates of their three day course offered April 28-30 at Shannonville qualify for a Class B Probationary Competition licence.  Pass the school and come race with us May 13-14 at the Spring Trophy Races at CTMP. 

BMW Club Race Schoolhttp://www.casc.on.ca/road-racing/bmw-clubs-canada-trillium-chapter-race-school-0  Offered April 29-30 at CTMP, this school is not for the complete novice, but rather for persons with some on-track experience that are ready to try wheel to wheel racing.  Contact the club in advance to see if this is the right course for you.  It is an excellent course with experienced instructors and graduates may apply for a Class B Probationary licence.

Bridgestone Racing Academyhttp://www.casc.on.ca/road-racing/bridgestone-racing-academy-racing-schools-fit-your-time-and-budget  A variety of courses are offered from a 3 day full racing course that qualifies graduates for a Class B Probationary licence, to shorter courses for people that may not have decided they need a race licence (yet).  Bridgestone has a fleet of formula cars to provide students with an excellent grounding in “race craft”.  Novice to experienced drivers will love these courses.

That brings us back to CASC-OR and our own race school.  In a break with the past, for 2017, the CASC-OR Race School will be held on the Mosport Grand Prix Track at CTMP on May 12 as part of the test day before the Spring Trophy Races May 13-14.  To register for the school you must be pre-approved by Ray Arlauskas.  The course is designed to bring experienced drivers up to speed on racing safely.  It consists of a couple of hours of classroom instruction (including a written test), followed by on track sessions to expose the students to wheel to wheel action on a race course.  The course is to be taken in your race car so full driver safety equipment is required and your car must pass tech to be eligible (scrutineering will be available for the school).  Previous driving experience is a must as this course is not designed to teach you how to drive the car, rather how to race the car safely.  Car control is assumed.  To apply for this course send an e-mail to raceinstructor@casc.on.ca with your on-track driving resume.  Ray will get back to you to discuss the requirements more fully.

A copy of the 2017 competition licence application form can be found here: http://www.casc.on.ca/roadracing_forms

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