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Successful Weekend at VARAC Test & Tune April 22, 2012

The season has started off with an excellent turn-out to the VARAC Test & Tune that was held on Sunday, April 22nd, 2012 at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park (Mosport).  A large number of new members and “new” vintage and historic cars along with a strong turnout of our regular members teched their cars and hit the track.

The day served as an excellent warm-up for the first race of the season to be held on May 4/5 as part of the BEMC Spring Trophy Races at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park as well as for the Canadian Historic Grand Prix coming up on June 15 to 17.

A visit from Ludwig Heimrath was a special treat and an honour for our club whos passion lies in the history of race cars and racing legends.  Media personality Gary Grant was on hand to capture the visit and even wrote about it in the Wheels section of the Toronto Star – see the posting here.

Our first annual edition of “Pit Signals” by Jeremy Sale will be released shortly with more coverage on the event, in the meantime pictures of the event can be found here.

Confirmed Registrations For Test And Tune Day

Hello VARAC racers

 

With just under 2 weeks to go until Test and Tune Day, I wanted to confirm who has registered to date. As this is one of the first times we’ve used the new Online Registration System, some members seem to have had problems with it as there are a number of “abandoned” entries.

So just to make sure, I thought I’d list who is currently registered – if you are NOT on this list, you are NOT registered.

 

If you are not on the list, you can still register online HERE . If you prefer to wait and register at Mosport, you’ll pay an additional $75 over the online rate of $175, so we really hope everybody will register online.

 

So here is the list of CONFIRMED REGISTRATIONS:

 

Name                              # of Cars

Gary Allen 1
Gord Ballantine 1
Del Bruce 1
Jeff Clark 1
Steve Clark 1
Neal Cockshutt 1
Christopher Creighton 1
Diane Dale 1
Jeff Devine 1
Michael Deweerd 1
Ted Dobbie 1
Bob Eagleson 1
Patrick Ferrier 1
Colin Gibson 1
Glenn Grainger 1
Steve Hamann 1
Tom Harwood 1
David Heino 1
Gavin Ivory 1
Andy Januszewski 1
Geoffrey Layne 1
Walt MacKay 1
Geoff McCord 1
Cam McRae 1
Matt Molson 2
Robert Murray 1
Richard Navin 1
Andrew Nelson 1
Steve O’Connell 1
Mike Palladino 1
Richard Paterson 1
Bob Polak 1
Craig Rodwell 1
Fred Samson 1
Tim Sanderson 1
Peter Schlag 1
Robert Searle 1
John Stammers 1
Mike Steplock 1
Michael Strelbisky 1
James Sutherland 1
Douglas Switzer 1
Brian Thomas 2
Harry Vegter 1
Stefan Wiesen 2
Kevin Young 1

 

Please check carefully – you may think you’ve registered but you may accidentally be one of the “abandoned” if your name is not on the list. If you have trouble registering, please Email me and I’ll talk you through the Registration process

 

Walter

VARAC Test and Tune Day

The 2011 Test and Tune Day will be held on Friday, 22nd April (Good Friday) at Mosport from 9:00 to 5:00 p.m.

 

This is the ideal opportunity to get your car through its Annual Inspection and do some laps of the Circuit to blow the cobwebs off it, and you!

At lunchtime, we’ll serve the usual delicious burger/hot dog and soda.

 

DETAILS:

1. starting at 9:00 a.m., track sessions will be 25 minutes duration, with a 5 minute changeover/clean up period before the next session.

2. we will alternate sessions in 2 groups:

Group 1. Vintage/Historic and Open Wheel,

Group 2. G70+ Cars.

 

3. we will enter the track at the corner 1 ramp from the end of the pits. The exit is the usual way from Corner 10 – except that no cars will be allowed to stop in the pits and must move immediately through to the Paddock so we can control the number of cars on the track.

4. we are limited to 10 cars on the track at any time by Insurance requirements. Based on previous track days, this should not be a problem.

We’ll work on a  “first come first served” basis but as this is testing, many cars will leave the circuit before the end of the session, so we anticipate releasing cars onto the circuit to always maintain a 10 car limit.

So you might have to wait a while until somebody leaves the track – but we do have it all day so there will be ample track time available.

5. We’re using the main circuit and there will be corner worker coverage at some of the corners, so we will limit this session to Licensed Drivers and race cars only.

 

Mosport is a handful when you are licensed and in a race car – we are not going to use this as a training ground for unlicensed drivers or street cars.

 

COST AND PAYMENT

We’re encouraging everyone to use our ONLINE REGISTRATIONS AND PAYMENTS system only – it makes organising these events so much easier if we don’t have to handle cheques or cash on the day!

We’re reflecting this in our pricing for this event:

a. IF YOU REGISTER AT THE TRACK ON THE DAY OF THE EVENT, THE COST IS $250 FOR ONE CAR AND $75 FOR EACH ADDITIONAL CAR

b. BUT IF YOU PRE-REGISTER USING OUR ONLINE REGISTRATIONS AND PAYMENTS SYSTEM, THE COST IS $175 FOR ONE CAR AND $75 FOR EACH ADDITIONAL CAR.

SO YOU SAVE $75 BY PRE-REGISTERING ONLINE!

 

You can pay online by Credit Card, Paypal or Direct Debit if your card has a Visa/M’Card Logo.

Our refund policy is: –

if you cancel before 8th April, you get a full refund

if you cancel before 18th April,  we’ll refund the full amount you paid LESS $25

if you cancel  after 18th April, we’ll refund the full amount you paid LESS $50.

 

 

Please, REGISTER BY CLICKING ON THE LINK BELOW.

 

Register Now!

I can’t make it

 

Looking forward to seeing you at the Track.

You can get a copy of the 2011 VARAC schedule here so you can plan your schedule after the Test and Tune Day.

 

Cheers

Walter Davies

VARAC President

walter.davies@me.com

(647) 938 3230