Club news

Hi Everyone,  so thank you to all those members who attended our first “post” Covid social event last night.  I am very pleased to report we raised 500.00 for the F1600 scholarship recipient for 2022.  So I hope next year with a little earlier notification and Dr Evan‘s continued support we can accommodate more drivers who had previously booked their annual medicals with their own physicians and aim to double that dollar amount for 2023.  I have included some photos below for those of you who couldn’t make it.  Aslo a shout out to both Davidson Engineering and Madeley Automotive for renewing their corporate sponsorships for the year.

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Madeley Auto rejoins list of St LAC supporters

Madeley Auto — an Official Bosch service centre — has rejoined the ranks of St LAC corporate level sponsors.  Brian Madeley and his staff has been servicing imported and domestic vehicles in Kingston, Ontario since 1995.  You can reach them at:

Madeley Auto 1736 Bath Road Kingston, Ontario (613) 634-0306 / (613) 389-8492 and find them on Facebook here.

St. Lac announces medical exams for racers

To any/all racers requiring a current race medical for 2022 (particularly those in the eastern end of the province), St. Lac has 6 open spots on their medical examination night as set out below. You need to join St. Lac in order to be eligible (costs $55 for a membership) and then the exam will cost another $75.

Date: Wednesday March 9th, 6:30 pm – 09:00 pm

Location: Loyal Oarsmen Pub, 1724 Bath Road, Kingston – we have seating for 24 reserved.

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Covid regulations and racing in the US

Fellow racers,
It’s 112 days until our VGP is underway, regulations are changing fast and we want to keep everyone informed. this is the latest information from the Canadian government, and I’m sure they will continue to change up to the start of our event. We will be sending update as they are forwarded to us.




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Autobuf Kingston renews for 2022

Autobuf Kingston has renewed its support for another year and we’re grateful!

Autobuf Kingston has been offering a premium car detailing experience since 1989. Our trained, certified and award-winning staff are highly proficient in various methods to  make your vehicle look and feel outstanding.

When you’re ready to take your ride to the next level drop by or give us a call.

1063 Sydenham Road,
Kingston, ON K7M 3L8
(613) 384-2629

Mon-Fri: 7AM – 5PM
Sat-Sun: Closed

A word from our president

Hello members of St. LAC!

As you may recall from Danby’s New Years email I have volunteered as President of St. LAC. A few of you know me already, a bunch have probably seen me at some past events, but I have likely not met most of you, so I thought I would take a brief moment to introduce myself.

My name is Dan Gray, and have been in the Kingston area (up near Yarker) since 2015. I have been a club member since 2017 and have mostly been involved with supporting the Picton autocross events and, more recently, work on the clubs CRX. My automotive background is mostly Autocross, having been participating in the PITL series in Brampton for ~6 years before moving out this way.

My goal is to help keep the club going, to support all the great work that Danby, Roger, and Rob are doing, and generally have a good time.

I look forward to seeing everybody at the track!


News you can use

Greetings to all of you, it’s hard to believe St Lac is entering its 69th year. I still feel like a relative newcomer when I think of my history with the club that began in the late 80s when I first attended the club’s slalom events at the Woolco parking lot (the Frontenac Mall) and on the parade square at CFB Kingston.  Looking back it was certainly a more innocent time without cell phones, social media and the perils of global warming ;but what hasn’t changed is the inclusiveness the other club members offered me when I joined the club  and the friendships that followed.  Based on the recent membership survey those same core values are still the reason St Lac is prospering.

Survey Results

For those of you who took the time to complete the recent survey I want to say a personal thank you as we had just under a 50% response rate and your collective feedback is incredibly helpful. The first surprising result was that the majority of  respondents are willing to pay more for 2022’s membership fee. This increase is slightly risky; but it reflects the inflation all of our fixed expenses have undergone over the past 12 months.  So the new membership fee has risen an additional 20.00 bucks to $55.00 for the individual membership with any additional family members remaining at $5.00 more. Our corporate membership fee,however, will remain at 100.00. Continuing with the survey results  I know there were several anxious Subaru owners who are members that are  interested in the $750.00 rebate Subaru Canada offers its customers via our support of their rally efforts; but you can rest easy as the Club will continue its support for RSO ( rally sport Ontario)  and CARS ( Canadian Association of Rally Sport).  It was a very close call though with 52% in favor and 48% against the ongoing support.

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CASC – OR news

Ice Racing news:  It’s BACK! Brad Elkins, Ice Race Director, advises the 2022 Ice Racing Series at the Minden Fair Grounds got off to a great start last weekend with the Peterborough Motor Sports Club event.

Autoslalom news: I held a Zoom meeting with the Autoslalom clubs Feb 1. The plan is to have another meeting with them in March so we may produce a master calendar of Autoslalom events this summer. We agreed not to plan a regional series, but rather we are hoping to hold a 2 day Regional Championship event in either August or September. As soon as details are available we’ll send them out.

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