How to join St LAC or renew your membership in 2023

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The original CASC logo-template created by St LAC’s very own Jack Luck.

Joining St LAC has never been easier and once again, we ask all members — new and returning — to join through the CASC portal. This will require that you ‘join’ the site and then login.  If this is a problem you can drop us a line at stlacclub@gmail.com

1. Go to:  https://members.casc.on.ca/

2. Join or login .

3.  Make your selections! 🙂

This year’s membership fees will be the same as last year’s; namely, $55 per single and $5 for family members.

The St Lawrence Automobile Club…

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Welcome to the website of the St. Lawrence Automobile Club or as it is better known:  St LAC, (pronounced “Saint Lack”).  The Club calls Kingston, Ontario, Canada home and is the motor sport group to join for any enthusiasts in South Eastern Ontario.

Why Join St LAC?

  • It’s a social thing!  Whether it’s at a meeting or some other automotive event, you’ll meet fellow car nuts who are more than happy to share stories and more.
  • Want to try your hand at racing? We’re more than happy to help and who knows — we might even be able let you try a fully-kitted car.
  •  Need to install a new Flux Capacitor?  We might just be able to help with that too.

 

  • For more information about joining or renewing your membership please click here.

Race stewardship/volunteering update

Hello St Lac members past and present. Happy March.

The Spring season will be upon us very soon so in an effort to organize the volunteers for the June 3rd-4th Shannonville regional race we need your help. Approximately 30 of you responded positively towards volunteering when we polled the membership in last year’s club survey. Due to the anonymous nature of the survey we now are asking for your help by responding to this email to indicate your support for this exciting CASC regional event. 

As previously mentioned there are a wide variety of roles available to assist with the event. If you were one of the positive respondents we are asking that you also come and join the “regulars” at our next Wing Night at the Loyal Oarsman on the 23rd.
That evening we will confirm your interest and ask what role you would be most comfortable with. Next steps will be a follow up in person meeting in April with the team we assemble and then, if you are able, we will be pairing everyone up with members from BEMC so that you can attend the opening round or the regional race series at Mosport on May the 6th-7th. Don’t worry if you can’t make this May race as it’s not mandatory; but the CASC head honchos have invited us to attend and feel its a great way to familiarize yourselves with the voluntary positions. Making it out for either day for this opening race weekend will be a great introduction to the inner workings of the races and how they are run. So we are hoping that many of you will take up this unique opportunity to assist the BEMC team. If you have never attended a Mosport race you will not be disappointed as the track is world renowned (editor’s comment — on the F1 circuit until 1981). So please send us you name to if you can volunteer your time in June at Shannonville and come and join us in person later this month so we can allocate the roles that suit you best.

Membership news

I have almost caught up with mailing out new memberships which stands at 73 so we are well on our way to matching our post Covid growth from last year.   If you have not renewed you membership here is the link: https://www.stlac.ca/membership-page/
If you have misplaced your login password just email the club and i will send it to you.  To all of those individuals whom have already renewed:  a huge thanks.  Looking forward to packing the rear room at the Oarsmen on the 23rd.
All the best DC

ST LAP IV passes closing in on 50% sold

Hello St Lac Members.

ST LAP IV Lapping passes
It is with great pleasure that we can announce that the 2023 St Lap IV lapping passes are now available for purchase. As in past years, this evening lapping pass is focused on providing a cost effective series of evening lapping sessions on the Long track at Shannonville motorsport park. The club’s format will remain the same as in previous years with two road car groups and one race car group. The passes will also retain their transferability among the pass holders so if you know you can’t make all 5 events the pass can be used by a family member or friend to ensure its value is maximized.

The dates this year are May 25th, June 29th, July 20th, Aug 24th and Sept 7th. There are a total of 30 road car spaces and 15 race car spaces on offer now. The cost for this year’s pass has risen to cover the additional liability insurance for the Club; but we are still able to offer exceptional value per event. The St Lap IV pass is $380.00 ( 76.00/ night) for the season and your payment can be sent directly to paymentstlac@gmail.com . Upon making your payment can you please email the club email at stlacclub@gmail.com as a confirmation.

The self tech form is attached. Please ensure it’s completion as we will be collecting them at registration. The club will also be enforcing attendance at the drivers meetings this year in addition to improved mentorship for new comers and additional help with scrutineering. For example we will be cracking down on any loose items in your car, inspecting brake fluid quality and overall safety to ensure a trouble free season. As in previous years all 5 evening sessions will be marshalled. We are looking forward to another sell out season so make sure your membership is up to date prior to your pass purchase.

Race Medical Clinic
In other news a huge shout out to Dr Chris Evans for hosting his second annual race medical clinic. Chris raised 650.00 last Friday, matching last year’s donation to the Formula 1600 scholarship, and said there were several donations yet to come ( myself included) so that is excellent for this year’s scholarship winner.

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Our next social event is coming up in two weeks’ time at the Oarsman on the 23rd so hope to see you there- All the best DC

St LAP vehicle fitness self declaration form

2023 Bob McCallum Scholarship

The Bob McCallum scholarship was established to provide financial assistance to new Motorsport competitors in the 2023 CASC-OR Championship competing in the F1200, F1600 or Formula Libre Championship series.

Bob was an exceptional professional and dedicated motorsport enthusiast. He was the longest standing President of the British Empire Motor Club (BEMC), Formula Ford competitor, car constructor and race official.

Bob was also an integral part of the CASC-OR Race Committee where he was appreciated for his analytical view. He was present at many CASC-OR race events working as a scrutineer, a role perfectly suited to his talents.

This scholarship is made possible by a generous anonymous contribution to CASC-OR and from clubs like ST LAC.
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New: Discussion Forum

By popular demand comes a new feature in our website:  a Discussion Forum.
Here you can talk about what’s new in your car life, complain about the US exchange rate or the high cost of shipping.
Upon arrival, be sure to read the post concerning our forum policy.

Getting Started

  1. Go to stlac.ca
  2. Scroll down to the bottom of the left-hand column.  Click Log in
  3. Complete the registration process:
  4. You will be sent an email to complete your registration.
  5. Select from the top menu:
  6. Have fun.  Be nice.

Jacques Villeneuve joins WEC

Jacques Villeneuve will be returning to endurance racing in 2023, after signing to race for Vanwall in the all-new Hypercar class this season.

Source: https://www.sportnewscentral.com/formula1/jacques-villeneuve-joins-ex-f1-contingent-in-new-wec-hypercar-class-in-2023-planetf1/

The World Endurance Championship unveiled its full provisional entry list for the 2023 season, and a record number of teams will be competing in the top class – with 13 in all contesting the new hybrid Hypercar class, which has replaced LMP1 racers.

And the 1997 World Champion will be heading back into the WEC field for the first time in 15 years, having had two attempts at winning the 24 Hours of Le Mans in the past with Peugeot – finishing second in 2008.
Source:  https://www.planetf1.com/news/jacques-villeneuve-wec-hypercar-entry/