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davericher20
12-20-2012, 12:51 AM
Who- You!
What- Sick Gokarting yo
When - Soon
Where- GPK
Why- Cause it's sick?
How- well keep reading duh!

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Have you ever felt like something in your life was........missing?
Have you ever thought...... Could there be more to life? Is this all there is?

I have the answer!
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It's Gokarting.

Grand Prix Kartways at Downsview (Sheppard and Keele)
http://www.gpkartways.com/

These are electric karts, so none of that exhaust smell on your clothes.
And did I mention GPK is licenced under LLBO?
Thats right, beer and gokarts.
And did I also mention they have a full kitchen?
That's right. Beer, poutine, and gokarts.
And that's not all, GPK has taken notice to how we conduct ourselves and the calibre of drivers that attend....So they have kindly let us use their karts using Speed 2 setting for the last 3 years. Not Speed one which the general public gets. The only groups that are allowed this setting is their own personal race series, and us.
Last year Devon and Kurt smashed the track lap record.
But they aren't invited back......because, I want to win this year.

SO!

5 nights, Every second Sunday at 7pm sharp! SO be there at 6:40pm for registration.

Jan 13th
Jan 27th
Feb 10th
Feb 24th
March 10th

These dates do not fall on any holidays, valentines, superbowl sunday, your grandparents anniversary, your dog dying, or any of your kids birthdays.

$50 taxes in for...

15 laps qualifying
15 laps 1st race
15 laps 2nd race.

Groups are split into A B and C based on qualifying times. The faster drivers are in one group, and the slower drivers in the other groups.
Bonus points are awarded if you fall into the faster groups.

Your 1st race position is based on Qualifying. So if you have the fastest time in qualifying, you start 1st in your group. If you have the slowest time, you start last.
Your 2nd race position is reverse grid from the first race. So if you won the first race in your group, you will start in last in the second race. If you ended up last in the first race, you start 1st in the second race.
It keeps the playing field even. If you're a good enough driver, you can gain a few positions......

or not. *shiner*

Points are calculated from your best 4 out of 5 nights.
Trophies for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place.
And if you also autocross, the points you accumulate from this and autocross count towards the competition trophy.

You need to be a Trillium club member to participate in the series. The annual membership fee is $62.15 (incl. tax)
For non-members you can participate for one evening.
If you are not a member of the Trillium club, don't worry! You can be!
Follow the directions here
http://trillium-bmwclub.ca/content/about-membership

I will also have registration forms at the event for you lazy folk. Just bring a creditcard.

This is a great event as well as a chance to chill with your buddies, or meet new people.

See you there!

doogee
12-20-2012, 01:20 AM
http://static.f1bigpicture.com/content/2012/11/sebastian-vettel-world-champion-2012.jpg

davericher20
12-22-2012, 12:55 AM
^^ nemesiiiiiiiiis! I wonder if Devon is coming out this year? ;)

Also wanted to add if you have your own helmets, bring em! If not you can borrow the track helmets with head covers.

E36is
12-22-2012, 08:39 AM
hmmm... havent been since '09... tempted!

dble Trouble
12-22-2012, 04:28 PM
I'm in! I have to redeem my 3rd place finish from last season!!!!

GreyHair
12-24-2012, 12:54 PM
Count me in!!!!

doogee
12-24-2012, 05:14 PM
Probably going to have to sit this one out.

davericher20
12-25-2012, 01:05 AM
Probably going to have to sit this one out.

All of them? *sad*

davericher20
12-30-2012, 04:51 PM
Correction, Earlier I said we will be driving at speed 2, that is not the case. I meant to say we will be driving at speed 1 which is the faster speed. It is 1-2 seconds per lap faster.
Went there last night for a few hours, they have a great menu and $13 pitchers.

richie_s999
12-31-2012, 06:21 PM
working the weekend of the first event :(

richie_s999
01-01-2013, 07:51 AM
Best 4 outa 5 sucks!!! Can only make the last 3 events, but it's always a good time at these events, so still totally worth coming out

DIY
01-03-2013, 06:46 PM
im gonna miss the first one :(

E30M42cab
01-06-2013, 01:01 AM
Hopefully I'll see you all next weekend!

E36is
01-11-2013, 09:17 AM
Just want to confirm things. I have a co-worker that wants to try out the first event (this sunday). he doesnt want to join bmw trillium until after he does the first event, if he likes it, then he can join trillium to do the others, is this correct?

Also, is it $50, per race event?

davericher20
01-11-2013, 11:28 AM
Just want to confirm things. I have a co-worker that wants to try out the first event (this sunday). he doesnt want to join bmw trillium until after he does the first event, if he likes it, then he can join trillium to do the others, is this correct?

Also, is it $50, per race event?

Correct, anyone who isn't a Trillium member can participate for 1 event with points accrued without having to sign-up, if they would like to continue the series they must sign up for the year. Each event (night) is $50.00

EMPOWERD
01-11-2013, 12:05 PM
Going to sit this series out as well. Sorry guys, give Devlin my regards.

dble Trouble
01-13-2013, 12:40 AM
For all you people thinking of maybe joining as a member, you must understand that there are numerous reasons to join. Quite frankly everyone on Max should be a member as the benefits far, FAR out weigh the mere $55.00 + tax cost per year.

-You get the BMW Club of Canada - Trillium Chapter Magazine mailed directly to your home quarterly. This is a full print, glossy magazine with numerous full colour professional articles each issue.
-20% discount of CAA membership and numerous other CAA travel discounts
-17% off parts and accesories at Serpa BMW
-members of 1 year or longer in good standing get an additional 2% of the purchase at any BMW retailer above and beyond the negotiated price
-access to Trillium events for the full year including the Christmas banquet
-Discounts at Trillium events
-Discounts at Wheels Direct
-Discounts at Pfaff Tuning
-Discounts at Braiden Tire
-Discounts at Bavarian Motors Inc.
-Discounts at Raven Performance
-Discounts at MarkD
-Access to ALMS at Mosport with the full access pit pass, paddock pass where you chill with the team, and its drivers, crew, and catered food. Plus first hand pit side during the race with live pit stops etc

Register on line at www.sobmw.ca. Payment is through paypal.
If you have any questions please email me at john.venditti@trillium-bmwclub.ca.

Cheers,

John Venditti
Vice President
BMW Club of Canada - Trillium Chapter

davericher20
01-13-2013, 04:05 PM
We will see you all tonight!

doogee
01-13-2013, 11:57 PM
Had a great time!

davericher20
01-15-2013, 11:28 AM
Remember to sign up for your membership!

http://trillium-bmwclub.ca/content/about-membership

Results will be up shortly

jabela
01-17-2013, 03:33 PM
Some pretty good action in both races.

On board video from Race 1
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Race 2
<iframe width="640" height="480" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/1y0-LRcmLnk" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>

T.Dot_E30
01-17-2013, 04:51 PM
nice, was that Kam in front of you in Race 1?

jabela
01-17-2013, 04:59 PM
Yea, that was Kam in black defending pretty hard. I ran into Martin pretty hard when we was spun out in front of me and a couple guys passed me.

davericher20
01-18-2013, 03:49 PM
I looked at my vid and its not worth posting, the angle is too far down so all you see is my crotch.
unless.......nevermind.

Here's the standings so far

Kurt .........45
John ........45
The Dave..44
Martin......42
Kam........39
David......35
Tejinder...35
Stephen...33

Best 4 out of 5 nights, so if you had a crappy night, you can make up for it in the rest of the races.
See everyone next Sunday!

davericher20
01-27-2013, 02:58 PM
See you all tonight!

kamus
01-28-2013, 02:55 AM
Hmmm - you pass 3 or 4 people in race 2, on the inside of the second hairpin... thanks for the tip! PS, how much do you weigh? :)

Some pretty good action in both races.

On board video from Race 2
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740-iLL
01-28-2013, 12:21 PM
Sorry guys, will be sitting out of this series as well :(

davericher20
01-28-2013, 02:22 PM
Well, what an interesting evening!

Other than one of the groups getting yelled at for shenanigans and two guys getting ready to exchange fists to the face....

It was a great night! It was especially fun getting home at 4am.

doogee
02-02-2013, 12:59 PM
It was a great night! It was especially fun getting home at 4am.

Got home at 7:30am. One of those crazy nights you know?:D

jabela
02-02-2013, 04:04 PM
Well, what an interesting evening!

Other than one of the groups getting yelled at for shenanigans and two guys getting ready to exchange fists to the face....

It was a great night! It was especially fun getting home at 4am.
Felt like a real NASCAR event with those hot heads nearly brawling.
btw, checked my gopro... I didn't get the altercation... took a picture by accident :(
Was looking forward to nemesis, go kart style.

davericher20
02-03-2013, 12:53 PM
Got home at 7:30am. One of those crazy nights you know?:D

Lmao

davericher20
02-07-2013, 06:48 PM
Tally from last race (I guess you can't copy excel text to this site.......)

KURT DAWSON.......... 88
JON ABELA............ 87
THE DAVE............... 82
KAM UPPAL............ 78
STEPHEN ROY.......... 64
JOHN VENDITTI.......... 46
RUDY GLARNER........... 43
MARTIN VAN DYKE....... 42
STEFAN YASIN....... 40
SERGE BYKOV.......... 37
JIM MIKELL ............ 35
DAVID ABELA......... 35
TEJINDER RAI........ 35
THE PROFESSOR........ 35
ROCCO RICCI........... 34
ROB FERGUSON........ 34
ROBERT FOREMAN ....... 33
JACLYN YASIN........ 32
ALEX MIKELL........... 29
SAMUEL DE BOURNO... 28
ALISHA BIJAI......... 24
KEVIN MURRAY....... 23
TONY LOURAKIS........ 19


Remember this series is best 4 out of 5, if you find yourself out of contention, it only seems that way, make it out to the rest and you could be bumped to the top!

See everyone again this Sunday!

dble Trouble
02-07-2013, 09:40 PM
Tom Varanekos is missing from the points.....

Can you list the points separately from event 2 and event 1 so we can see how everyone stacked up at the second event please?

over 10 Serpa BMW staff are coming out on Sunday, this will be a busy night! Looking forward to it!

davericher20
02-08-2013, 02:11 AM
Weird that I missed Tom

He has 38 points.

If you want I can send you the excel file that I have because I don't know how to link it here. Maybe someone can fill me in.

The points are structured....

1st place 20 points
2nd place 18 points
3rd place 16 points
4th place 15 points
5th place 14 points

And so on

You get 10 bonus points for being in the fast group, 5 bonus points for the 2nd fastest group, and zero bonus points for the slowest group.

davericher20
02-10-2013, 04:28 PM
It's that time again! if you've participated already and would like to continue cause you got the bug, please register for your membership here
http://trillium-bmwclub.ca/content/about-membership

See ya'll Tonight!

doogee
02-13-2013, 02:08 AM
I'd like to see Johns video from the second race.

jabela
02-13-2013, 06:04 PM
Not sure if you're looking for John V's video or mine (Jon A).
Anyhow, here they come.

Quali, testing kart mount.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qEO6PpzVEBo

jabela
02-13-2013, 06:06 PM
Race 1, pretty boring, just getting bumped from behind the whole time.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ISbe7XSpC9A

Race 2, tons of action. At one point, my pants get caught in the steering tierod and I can't turn in, while I'm fixing it, I get passed by 2 racers.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i-V2123CaNo

doogee
02-13-2013, 11:44 PM
Race 1, pretty boring, just getting bumped from behind the whole time.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ISbe7XSpC9A

Race 2, tons of action. At one point, my pants get caught in the steering tierod and I can't turn in, while I'm fixing it, I get passed by 2 racers.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i-V2123CaNo

Thanks. I thought you smashed into the back of me in the second race but now I know it was someone else!

davericher20
02-20-2013, 02:16 AM
results from last race

128 KURT DAWSON
130 JON ABELA
123 THE DAVE
98 STEPHEN ROY
90 JOHN VENDITTI
83 MARTIN VAN DYKE
79 INCRIMINATOR
78 KAM
75 THE PROFESSOR
73 TEJINDER
72 ROB FERGUSON
43 RUDY GLARNER
40 STEFAN YASIN
38 TOMAS VARONECKAS
38 MIKE GORIUP
37 IAN BRUEGGEMANN
37 SERGE BYKOV
35 JIM MIKELL
35 DAVID ABELA
34 SCOTT MAZZONE
34 ROCCO RICCI
33 ROBERT FOREMAN
32 JACLYN YASIN
29 EMILY ATKINS
29 ALEX MIKELL
28 SAMUEL DE BOURNO
24 ALISHA BIJAI
23 KEVIN MURRAY
19 TONY LOURAKIS

davericher20
02-20-2013, 02:25 AM
here's my vid of the first race. I'll have the second tomorrow

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wpmkX0vXOMY&feature=youtu.be

davericher20
02-20-2013, 11:14 AM
Here's the second race

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IXHigqgMHtU&feature=youtu.be

davericher20
02-24-2013, 03:38 PM
See ya'll tonight!

davericher20
02-26-2013, 11:50 PM
Here's the vid of the first race,
http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=OpXQJCe-fq0

I thought the white flag was the checkered flag, relaxed on the last turn and doh!

davericher20
03-10-2013, 04:22 PM
Sorry for the delay in posting the results. This is from Feb 24th

176 JON ABELA
169 THE DAVE
136 STEPHEN ROY
128 KURT DAWSON
118 THE PROFESSOR
90 JOHN VENDITTI
83 MARTIN VAN DYKE
81 MIKE GORIUP
79 INCRIMINATOR
78 KAM
73 TEJINDER
72 ROB FERGUSON
43 RUDY GLARNER
40 STEFAN YASIN
38 TOMAS VARONECKAS
37 IAN BRUEGGEMANN
37 SERGE BYKOV
35 JIM MIKELL
35 DAVID ABELA
34 SCOTT MAZZONE
34 ROCCO RICCI
33 ROBERT FOREMAN
32 JACLYN YASIN
29 EMILY ATKINS
29 ALEX MIKELL
28 SAMUEL DE BOURNO
24 ALISHA BIJAI
23 KEVIN MURRAY
19 TONY LOURAKIS


Remember best 4 out of 5 races!
Tonight is the last race, so if you have participated in 3 races so far, tonight will determine your final tally and you could be in the running! If you have participated in 4 races already, and tonight you get a better score than one of your previous nights, the worst score will be dropped off and the new score will count instead! Which means you could be bumped up in the rankings!
Trophies for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place!

See you in a few hours!

jabela
03-10-2013, 06:36 PM
I'll be there. Don't forget we went ahead one hour last night.

jabela
03-12-2013, 02:40 PM
Well that was the most fun races we've had all season. Tons of back and forth passing. Too bad my gopro kept locking up. Dave, put up your go pro vids.

You can use AviDemux to cut your videos
http://prdownload.berlios.de/avidemux/avidemux_2.6.1_win32.exe
http://fixounet.free.fr/avidemux/index.html

davericher20
03-14-2013, 11:07 PM
Well, The results are in..........

I agree Jon! That was one of the best events, I love racing with a large group like that!

And might I extend a congratulations to you!


179 JON ABELA
173 THE DAVE
161 THE PROFESSOR
141 STEPHEN ROY
128 KURT DAWSON
119 MIKE GORIUP
119 INCRIMINATOR
118 MARTIN VAN DYKE
90 JOHN VENDITTI
78 KAM UPPAL
73 TEJINDER
72 ROB FERGUSON
43 RUDY GLARNER
40 STEFAN YASIN
38 NIGEL ETHERINGTON
38 TOMAS VARONECKAS
37 IAN BRUEGGEMANN
37 SERGE BYKOV
35 JIM MIKELL
35 DAVID ABELA
34 SCOTT MAZZONE
34 ROCCO RICCI
33 ROBERT FOREMAN
32 JACLYN YASIN
31 PETER ETHERINGTON
29 EMILY ATKINS
29 ALEX MIKELL
28 SAMUEL DE BOURNO
24 ALISHA BIJAI
23 KEVIN MURRAY
19 TONY LOURAKIS


The professors name is Paul, he's a kart junkie and was curious about our event, so we invited him to be a part of this race series and he ends up finishing 3rd! Not bad at all! Plus he's now a member of the Trillium club! HOpefully we'll be seeing more of him and YOU GUYS at the driving schools.
*rockout**par-t**th-up*
Hats off to Mr. Abela for defending pretty hard, I think he was breathing a sigh of relief when he found out Kurt wasn't gonna be there for the last 2 events :P

.....That's okay, I did too.

It was loads of fun guys, I always look forward to this event every year. Now lets drive the real thing on a bigger track!

royst
03-15-2013, 11:07 AM
I like say thanks to Dave and Trillium for putting on this event. It was my first time doing the Go-kart series and I was hooked from the word go. I'm kind of sad that this is over for the season. This final night was bitter sweet and probably the best one of the series. Ending on a high note just leaves you hungry for more. I'm also of mixed reaction to the joining of the professor to the club as that puts me in 4th. Dam had that Trophy cabinet built and everything. Hope to see everyone at the autocrosses this summer.

GreyHair
03-15-2013, 12:20 PM
I second that! Thanks for organizing, Dave.

jabela
03-15-2013, 03:30 PM
Thanks Dave, and great job with putting on karting this year.
It definitely would have been even closer if Kurt could have made the last 2 events. I think were were only 2 points apart.

davericher20
03-15-2013, 07:43 PM
Here's the first race

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1D4NlxW-21U

davericher20
03-16-2013, 09:06 PM
Race 2

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DUorsYUjbY4&feature=youtu.be