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Motorsports / 2017 Autocross Thread
« on: June 21, 2017, 09:46 PM »
Joined the WCMA regional event in Calgary last weekend as a crodriver in a Corvette Z06 and 4 other local autocrossers from Winnipeg. Their site near the airport was fantastic, they have a 400x900ft lot for courses. Since we are in Calgary the site is not 100% flat, the back (west) of the lot was much lower and the north site also slightly lower, this gave us really interesting camber/banking situations, going uphill or turning with the banking gave more grip and vise versa. Really fun to include that in the game plan for a good run. The lot grip was much higher than St Andrews where we usually run since it was clean, unbroken concrete, this was also a pain since everyone's car from Winnipeg tended to understeer a lot more than at St Andrews (Although the Vette was awesome if not better at this site since we oversteer more at home).

Here's what the autocross lot looked like from the hotel across the street.




We ran Sat and Sunday but both days had 2 sessions, one in the AM and another in the afternoon with the course run in reverse. Both best times from AM and PM are your total scores, pretty neat I wish we could do that but that would mean starting at 8:30 instead of 11am. We were all pretty happy to see everyone from Winnipeg made it into either the top 11 Raw or top 10 Pax, consider this event had over 70 drivers total not too bad, Well done everyone from Winnipeg!


Saturday AM (had a little drift action at the end, I can confirm drifting like that is super fun but it's also super slow)



Saturday afternoon, driving the course backwards.



Sunday:
Totally new course from Saturday


Sunday AM:



Sunday PM:



Here's the Sunday AM course for reference (reversed for afternoon):


If anyone is from Calgary or plans to be in Calgary I highly suggest you check out there autocross progam. website: http://forums.sascsolo.com/index.php?PHPSESSID=cc3b1887da68df62b0c3a75942f764b4&action=forum

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Motorsports / 2017 Autocross Thread
« on: June 13, 2017, 09:51 PM »
Next WSCC event is July 8th... a few club members are going to Calgary for a regional event this weekend. I was lucky enough to score a ride in a Corvette for this event. The Clagary Sports Car Club scored a sweet vacant parking lot near their main airport, hard to resist a good site and some hanging out with the Calgary autocrossers. I will post back with some video after the event.

Here was my best in the C5Z06 from this past Sunday:



BTW the newest Nexen N Fera SUR4G tire is AMAZING. We are using 265/35/18's (tiny for the Vette) and they were stupid fun, you could slide the car around and catch it much easier than the RE71R's.  Not sure if they are grippy than the current Rival S or RE71R model but in my opinion they are easier and just plan more fun to drive on at the limit. Would make a sick drift tire too.

https://www.tirerack.com/tires/tires.jsp?tireMake=Nexen&tireModel=N+FERA+SUR4G

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Motorsports / 2017 Autocross Thread
« on: June 10, 2017, 07:41 PM »
Originally posted by Nirusan
What's a sunburn?

Bring your M2 tomorrow and find out 28c and sunny! (B-Street is your class)


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Motorsports / 2017 Autocross Thread
« on: June 09, 2017, 07:19 PM »
Don't forget to register before 11pm tonight.

St Andrews forecast showing showers for Saturday AM only, afternoon looks dry!

Sunday sunny all day.


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Free bump for a mint car and a legendary seller

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Motorsports / 2017 Autocross Thread
« on: June 06, 2017, 08:14 PM »
Double header weekend coming up for events 6 & 7 this year!

Saturday: https://www.motorsportreg.com/events/2017-wscc-autoslalom-event-6-st-andrews-airport-winnipeg-sports-car-club-676599

Sunday: https://www.motorsportreg.com/events/2017-wscc-autoslalom-event-7-st-andrews-airport-winnipeg-sports-car-club-397335

New? Come join the novice group, it's been huge this year lot's competition to be had.

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General Discussion / Mazda Thread
« on: June 02, 2017, 08:12 PM »
Even rotary guys can have fun at autocross:


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Journals / Just Another Civic Hatch
« on: June 01, 2017, 08:25 PM »
Sounds like a good track mule, come try autocross this summer with it!

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General Discussion / What did you do to your car today? part 2
« on: May 15, 2017, 09:04 PM »
Originally posted by Riley
Installed some chassis braces (traction bar front, torsion bar rear) the other day, and installed short shift adapter plate today.  The car is so so so much fun to drive right now. Can't wait for my bigger FMIC and tune!
Bring it out to an auto-x this summer, I want to see you take on a Focus RS that's joined this year!
Edit: That thing sounds like a good match for the rest of us in SMF, come try to take Coach's lunch money like old times.

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Motorsports / 2017 Autocross Thread
« on: May 02, 2017, 09:08 PM »
 :Event 2 this Saturday:
 
https://www.motorsportreg.com/events/2017-wscc-autoslalom-event-2-st-andrews-airport-winnipeg-sports-car-club-750751

Anyone plan on attending?

Edit Saturday not Sunday*

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General Discussion / Top Tier Honda Discussion !
« on: May 02, 2017, 08:59 PM »
Originally posted by Vince
I've seen http://torontohondaparts.com/ but I haven't bought from there.
Hmm looks like over 40% higher prices even when factoring, exchange duty & additional tax.
Looks like majestic shipped to ND is still the best bet.

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General Discussion / Top Tier Honda Discussion !
« on: May 01, 2017, 08:13 PM »
Looking to buy some OEM Honda parts. What's the best place these days? Majestic still offer the best prices?

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General Discussion / What did you do to your car today? part 2
« on: May 01, 2017, 03:57 PM »
Originally posted by Gavin
Drove around cones in an aggressive manner at St Andrews to try and improve driver mod.
Gorgeous car! And nicely done hope you had fun.

I won the "cone killer" award and am leading the season standings currently lol. Hopefully someone takes the title from me next event (this Saturday)

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Motorsports / 2017 Autocross Thread
« on: April 28, 2017, 05:42 PM »
Bump!
Sunny 15c this weekend  8-)

Reminder events start 1hour earlier this year, you need to be onsite for 10am if you plan to run the Test & Tune and Event 1 this weekend .

Registration closes at midnight, the night before the event. preregister now!

Saturday Test and Tune:
https://www.motorsportreg.com/events/2017-wscc-autoslalom-test-tune-st-andrews-airport-winnipeg-sports-car-club-400730

Event 1:
https://www.motorsportreg.com/events/2017-wscc-autoslalom-event-1-st-andrews-airport-winnipeg-sports-car-club-229523

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Journals / 2017 Honda Civic Hatchback Sport (Turbo)
« on: April 27, 2017, 07:04 PM »
Originally posted by spicy
...the car feels light and very connected.
Come find out what it's capable of!
https://www.motorsportreg.com/events/2017-wscc-autoslalom-event-1-st-andrews-airport-winnipeg-sports-car-club-229523

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Motorsports / 2017 Autocross Thread
« on: April 15, 2017, 10:21 AM »
Season starts in 2 weeks!

Make sure to pre-register for all events to save yourself time and money ($10 per event) at motorsportreg.com:

Saturday April 29 Test and Tune link:  https://www.motorsportreg.com/events/2017-wscc-autoslalom-test-tune-st-andrews-airport-winnipeg-sports-car-club-400730

Sunday April 30 Event 1 link: https://www.motorsportreg.com/events/2017-wscc-autoslalom-event-1-st-andrews-airport-winnipeg-sports-car-club-229523

Club membership link: https://www.motorsportreg.com/events/wscc-annual-membership-winnipeg-sports-car-club-985168
(not required but it will save you $10 for each event including schools)

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Other for Sale/Wanted/Trade / FS: 26 of Crown Royal - Apple
« on: April 14, 2017, 12:52 PM »
Just return it or exchange it, you don't need a receipt at the LC.

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Motorsports / 2017 Autocross Thread
« on: April 13, 2017, 12:51 PM »
Originally posted by Vince
True.. but that sweet pax handicap.
Rookies don't get a different pax. They are only grouped and scored  separately.

Pax is always based on the car and it's class not the driver.

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Motorsports / 2017 Autocross Thread
« on: April 12, 2017, 09:38 PM »
2016 SCCA Nationals Music Video was released today, lots of cool cars to check out, I want to go again!



In case you were wonder what one of the course looks likes here's one (there's 2 courses running side by side):



Winnipeg Sports Car Club Season starts in about 2 weeks!  :banana:

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General Gallery / Epic car videos
« on: April 12, 2017, 09:29 PM »

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Motorsports / 2017 WSCC Autocross Schedule
« on: April 07, 2017, 09:06 AM »
*Note as of April 7th, the June events have been changed from the original schedule.

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Motorsports / 2017 Autocross Thread
« on: March 29, 2017, 08:16 PM »
Originally posted by Matthew
Car should actually make it out for test and tune. Should be a fun season!
Yeaaahhh! Love me some SMF Civics.

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Motorsports / 2017 Autocross Thread
« on: March 28, 2017, 09:46 PM »
There's a great autocross podcast out there for some of the more hardcore guys (autocrosstalk.com). Great interviews with some of the legends in the sport with helpful tips and strategies. But recently I came across one that's a great for some newer members or anyone interested in wanting to get more involved with autocross. This one is a  great motivation to get out there and get involved, it highlights focusing on seat time, learning from other drivers and practicing with sims or video games can really make a difference.

Check out the interview with Nicholas Chu, 2016 Solo Rookie of the Year: http://autocrosstalk.com/?powerpress_pinw=281-podcast

He's only been autocrossing since 2013 (3 years!!) and came in 2nd in STR last year in his first SCCA Nationals, not bad! He's a also from the Vancouver area and runs with a sister club of the WSCC, VCMC. 

Here's a run from him at Nationals last year:




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Motorsports / 2017 Autocross Thread
« on: March 25, 2017, 01:46 PM »
-Updated original post with link to schedule, 18 regulator championship points events + 3 Schools and 2 Test and Tune events!

Note,  All regular events at St Andrews will now start 1 hour ahead of the prior years.
12:00 am Online pre-registration closed
9:00 am Gates open
9:30 am Driver check-in & late registration. Course open for course-walks.
10:00 am Check-in and registration closed. No competitors will be accepted after 10:00 am!
10:15 am Novice course walk (Mandatory for first time participants)
10:45 am Drivers meeting
11:00 am Competition begins
Lunch after 1st heat (approx 12:45 pm 1:15 pm)

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