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Old 04-05-2010, 12:13 PM   #31
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MCO will have a few experienced drivers at the track that will hopp in a car with you and give you a few pointer for one session, maybe someone else will drive with you for another session if there is someone available, etc... great feedback and great practice .. if you already know what you are doing.
Hey Klaus, that is slightly incorrect. Novices are not allowed to go on track alone until certified by the Chief Instructor for the lapping day. We have designated instructors assigned to anyone who does not have the experience or that the organizers deem to be a novice. This is a requirement of our insurance company and we take this responsibility very seriously. Also Novices must have a triangle on their car.
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Old 04-24-2010, 02:28 AM   #32
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Well, I'm registered for the May 10th driving school at Calabogie. I'm SUPER stoked. The E30 is running like a dream.

Carjoe is also going.. any other takers? Would be great to get more!

Carjoe, are you getting an inspection beforehand?
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Old 04-27-2010, 10:50 AM   #33
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Hey guys, here's a message from Pierre from the club. Someone should do this!!
Hello all,

This is a call for help for the upcoming 1 day Advanced Driver Training School. Tasks are at an easy going pace and involve helping at registration and in the pits and paddock area only. Functions such as flagging are are provided by the track management.

We will provide lunch, tire coupons to Talon Tire and allow you to drive your car on the track at noon with no helmet following an instructor. At noon or throughout the day, you will be taken for a ride in an instructors car if you wish.

If you know of anybody that may be able to provide us with any assistance at all, it would be greatly appreciated.

If you have any questions please email me or call me anytime at (613) xxx-xxxx.

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PM me your email address and I'll forward the email to you. It looks like a GREAT way to get some experience without paying a dime!
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Old 05-05-2010, 11:17 PM   #34
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Alright, whoever is going on Monday can you chime in here? Brian (BMR, E30) made a good suggestion that whoever is going should drive up together! We can meet at a timmies near scotiabank place or something.

- me
- brian
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Old 05-06-2010, 12:07 AM   #35
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I'm hooking up with a buddy near 417/Carling. We can meet you there. It's on the way...

He wants to be at bogie by 7am. I'm not sure I can function before 8 but we'll see what happens!

BTW, he mentioned bringing a case of water.

I'm bringing a jack, couple of tools, jack stand, pieces of wood, extra oil, scooby snacks and water...
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Old 05-09-2010, 12:45 AM   #36
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OK, I'll be at SBP around 5:30-ish. My buddy is meeting me there in his Genesis coupe. Might be a few other people from MR as well. Should be a fun drive up.
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Old 05-09-2010, 12:34 PM   #37
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My car is overpacked with everything I can anticipate. I suggest we meet here in the circle (see attached photo) around your suggested time, 5:30-ish.

I will PM you my cell number, I suggest you do the same in case someone is late or slept in lol.

I'm excited!
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Old 05-10-2010, 11:52 PM   #38
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That was sick. Next time, 6am...thanks for the fun times and glad to hear you found your phone!
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Old 05-11-2010, 12:48 PM   #40
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What an awesome day. No problems with the car other than fuel pickup issues with a 1/2 tank (and hard corners), weather was perfect, company was excellent.


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Old 05-11-2010, 01:51 PM   #41
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Good job Jay! Awesome to see you and your car on track, E30s represent!!
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Old 05-11-2010, 02:50 PM   #42
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pffft, there were E30's a plenty. 5 powah!

Jay, I had just enough gas to get me home and through the McD's drive thru. I should have stopped with you guys in Almonte but just wanted to get my ass home.
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Old 05-11-2010, 03:28 PM   #43
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Looks like you guys had fun. Great to see! More pics and details!
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Amazing that there was only ONE 5 Series there. Chromius needed to come out. I didn't actually need gas, I needed coffee. Andre went to the gas station, I hope he saw me waving goodbye! I needed to find my phone and call my wife because I figured she would be worried about me. She wasn't. What does that mean?

Anyway, onto the next local racing thing:

The 2010 Autoslalom School

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The MCO Autoslalom School is an introduction to motorsports at the grassroots level. Our course is designed to give you an autocross foundation that you can build on at every opportunity.
I'm considering joining the MCO and going to that school. Who's in?
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Old 05-11-2010, 04:36 PM   #45
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Looks like you guys had fun. Great to see! More pics and details!
Here's my story:

Went to bed at 10pm Sunday night. Fell asleep at 1am. Awoke at 4:40am, in Timmies at 5:15am and at SBP at 5:30am. We left there around 6am, got fuel in Calabogie (94 octane, $1.14 a litre) and arrived at the track at 7am. Some people were, others arrived after us. I removed the crap from my car (I packed everything I own, basically), and got my sound test done which I passed at 78.5 dB. 92 dB was the limit, so my Magnaflow would have worked just fine.

Tech inspection was a few minutes later, and by 8:30am we were ready to go. There was a brief meeting outside to introduce everyone to the track and the flag people. Then, into the classroom.

Our classroom instructor was Glen Clarke, who's driving experience includes karting, formula cars, GT racing, "One Lap of America", and "Targa Newfoundland". Glen was the Winner of the 2006 Targa Newfoundland. He was driving the light blue Porsche in last year's Targa who had traction issues in the rain. He owns Open Road Motorsports. He is wise.

My instructor Chris Skene was a former CBC voice over guy with loads of instructor experience. He was amazing, and it helps to have what sounded like George Carlin talking to you in your ear piece, which were given to us at the track.

He did two laps in my car, which ran flawlessly, then pulled over and I finished the session. There were two corners I kept getting mixed up, but otherwise I knew the course and felt good.

Classroom time was in between track time, and was very informative. Glen was unique in that he was teaching the 'beginner' things, but acknowledged some things would have to be unlearned at higher driving levels. For instance, we were told not to trail brake, but we'd learn it later on if we took more advanced courses.

We had lunch after session 2, a brown bag with a sandwich, drink and snack.

In sessions 2 and 3 I became increasingly confident in the car and myself. My tires held up amazing, and the brakes were the weak point. The front were 395F after the second session, right at the peak of operating temp for my street pads. I did get some fade, but I could just take it easy for 1/4 lap and they'd be fine again. I never once slid into understeer the whole day, so I didn't find the limit of the car / tires.

Derek from Autovation took me for a fun ride in his E36 M3 monster. It pulls like mad and stops like an angry troll. He was doing an exercise with a green GT3 out on track, then just did some fast laps. It was fun, but I felt a little nauseated which I fully expected. I get car sick in the passenger seat pretty easy. Thanks for that!

In session 4 I ran into a fuel pickup problem because I was down to a 1/2 tank. Any of the hard right complexes would leave my pump dry and it would die out for a second or so. If I took it easy and didn't crank the corner it was fine, so I just went slower this session and focused on looking for turn-in points that were track side.

After this session I went and got some more fuel. I took 30L, which I'd burning in 130km which is 23L/100km. I should have filled up at lunch.

Session 5 really allowed me to stretch out. If I got a good pull off "Gilles" into "Easy", I could hit 190kph on the back straight "Rocky Road" before the heavy braking point into "Mulligans". I turned harder and faster each lap until the session ended (too early for me!).

I think the day was a total success for everyone who attended.

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