Hello St Lac Members, I hope you are all doing well. Last Thursday night’s inaugural ST Lap IV lapping event was well attended, and we were blessed with excellent weather. It was great to see everyone in person and on behalf of our team of volunteers I want to thank all of the participants for coming. It’s amazing as a Kingston based club that many of our regulars come from Toronto and Ottawa. It was also great to see several individuals using passes where the pass holders were unable to attend. Hats off to Dan for setting up this feature on Facebook and what a great way for members who cannot make all 5 events to utilize the transferable nature of the pass as it was intended.
Next weekend is the SMP Cup at Shannonville. So far over 100 cars are registered. That’s a huge reflection on the efforts of all our members spreading the word that Shannonville is in a rejuvenation phase. So, if you don’t have any plans for either Saturday or Sunday afternoon, come and join us. Admission is $20.00, kids under 12 are free. The Quebec touring car series grid is now up to 40 cars and, my alma mater, the F1600 grid is sitting at 23 the largest grid since 2007; and the GT grid is looking very strong as well. (Well done, Pat).
We are hoping our new shirts will arrive this week prior to the festivities, Ian Crerar, a long-time member, will have his band playing Saturday Night and all the volunteer crew are invited to the F1600 chili dinner in the paddock. We are also presenting a cheque to the F1600 organizers for the Team Canada Scholarship for $850.00. This presentation will be held at the last race event on Saturday at the F1600 podium – again a huge shout out to Chris Evans for his efforts generating this amazing donation.
There is also still time to volunteer if you are sitting on the fence – volunteers are asked to arrive between 7:30 – 7:45 as on track action starts at 8:30 sharp. If you are busy on the weekend Friday is a test day and will have its own action as everyone takes to the long track to practice.
All the best and hope to see you next weekend- DC
Ahh, but it did! In fact, Mike Ralph reports that he “…had the best night of my life tonight I sincerely hope to make it to the next lap day.” Thanks Mike! And sorry to hear about your collision.
You can see the evidence here.
Hello St Lac members. It’s hard to believe but next Thursday is the kick off for St Lap IV, and as I write there are just two passes left so we are looking forward to meeting the newcomers and seeing our returning members.
Dan has sent the QR code link for the SpeedWaiver to all the pass holders so please take a couple of minutes and complete the waiver in advance to help speed up registration. As in past years we will be using the Fabi paddock accessed by the service road located on the eastern side of the track. Registration will be open at 4:45. John Kinnear will be on hand for the racers who require an annual tech inspection and the snack bar should be open as in previous years. If you are needing a tech inspection please so up a bit early to allow for John to do his thing.
A huge shout out to Chris for coordinating the recent swag order. For those of you who missed the short order window the club has purchased a small number of additional long and short sleeve T-shirts that will be available for sale at our events. In addition, thanks to Chris’ generosity, we will be presenting the Cdn F1600 scholarship fund with a cheque for $850.00 at the SMP Cup podium for Race #1 on Saturday afternoon on June 3rd. This donation is the results of the race medical clinics Chris conducted in the early spring so on behalf of all the members well done Dr. Evans!
In addition I want to personally thank all the volunteers who attended the BEMC spring trophy races at Mosport early this month. James, Bob, Ed, Jordan, Andrew, Sergio and Scott – a huge thank you as this was the first stepping stone towards our efforts to assist with volunteers for the SMP Cup weekend coming up in three weeks time. Word on the street says we are anticipating a very busy weekend as the Super Production series from Quebec will be in attendance along with the regular CASC classes: Pirelli Super Touring (GT 1-2), Pirelli Grand Touring (GT 3-4-5), The Toyo Tires F1600 Championship and Formula Libre. So if you are interested in amateur racing block off an afternoon to come and cheer on your fellow club racers. And if you are planning to volunteer please register at the following worker link on MSReg:
All the best everyone and looking forward to seeing many of you next week on the 25th to kick off the season. DC
St. LAC Swag
Chris Evans has graciously organized this years swag order for short-sleeve and long-sleeved tee shirts. Please fill out your order on the google sheet order form linked at the bottom of this email. This years shirts have our 70th anniversary logo – pretty sweet!
Payments are to be made to the club by email money transfer to firstname.lastname@example.org Please make payment when you order. If you have any issues please reach out.
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Yes – this is short, but you can do it. I have faith in you 🙂
St LAC Swag 2023
Photo credit: Brack Driving Concepts.