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October 2012 Pit Signals

VARAC Pit Signals

The October 2012 edition of VARAC Pit Signals by Jeremy Sale has been released! Click here to download your personal copy.

Features this month include:

  • Indian Summer Trophy Races – reports from Peter Viccary, John Kinnear
  • Tremblant Fall Classic – reports Chris Rupnik, Ted Michalos, Nick Pratt, Joe Cannella
  • Scrutineer’s Rant – “Are Tow Hooks Weapons of Mass Destruction?” by John Greenwood
  • Celebration of Motorsports – reports from Colin Gibson, Doug Kurtin, Stefan Wiesen, Richard Navin
  • Three MGA’s Run and Race Simultaneously! by Dave Good
  • Collier Cup at the Glen – reports from Dave Good, Richard Navin
  • Celebration of Motorsports – Wine & Cheese Pictures

Pre-Race CASC-OR/CTMP Celebration of Motorsports, Sept 29/30 2012

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

THE VINTAGE AUTOMOBILE RACING ASSOCIATION OF CANADA TO CLOSE OUT
THE SEASON AT THE CASC-OR/CTMP CELEBRATION OF MOTORSPORTS

TORONTO, ON (September 25, 2012) – VARAC Vintage/Historic and Group 70+ race cars will compete in their final race for the 2012 season as part of the Canadian Automobile Sport Clubs (CASC-OR)/Canadian Tire Motorsport Park (CTMP) Celebration of Motorsports this coming weekend. It has been a long standing tradition that CASC-OR runs this season wrap-up event at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park (formerly Mosport) and VARAC continues to be a strong participant. This event is the eighth and final points race counting towards the VARAC Drivers Championship.

For each VARAC race group of Vintage/Historic and Group 70+, Saturday will consist of one 15-minute practice, one 15-minute qualifying and one 20-minute race. Sunday there are two 25-minute races. On-track actions starts at 8:30am both days.

Other race groups that will participate at the CASC-OR/CTMP Celebration of Motorsports event are as follows:
• CASC-OR GT Challenge
• CASC-OR GT Sprints
• Toyo Tires F1600 Championship
• Formula 1200
• Formula Libre

The full weekend schedule is available here

Complementary tickets are available here

VARAC is the Vintage Automobile Racing Association of Canada whose members share a desire to preserve, restore and race historically significant cars in a form as close to the original specification as possible. We race cars made in 1989 or earlier in Ontario and Quebec. The highlight of our season is the Canadian Historic Grand Prix held annually in June at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park. The 2013 CHGP will feature Porsche.

For more information on VARAC: www.varac.ca
For more information on CASC-OR: www.casc.on.ca
For more information on Canadian Tire Motorsport Park: www.canadiantiremotorsportpark.com

Follow us on Twitter at @VARACBoD

Pre-Race Mont Tremblant Fall Classic, Sept 21-23 2012

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

THE VINTAGE AUTOMOBILE RACING ASSOCIATION OF CANADA RACES AT FULL FORCE
THIS WEEKEND AT MONT TREMBLANT FALL CLASSIC

TORONTO, ON (September 20, 2012) – VARAC returns to Mont Tremblant in full force this weekend to celebrate the much anticipated Fall Classic races. A large contingent of over 65 VARAC racecars representing both the Vintage/Historic and Group 70+ classes from Ontario and Quebec make their way to the track nestled in the beautiful Laurentian mountains of Quebec. This event is the seventh points race counting towards the VARAC Drivers Championship.

For each VARAC race group of Vintage/Historic and Group 70+, Friday will consist of two 25-minute practices. Saturday will consist of one 20-minute qualifying and one 12-lap race. Sunday there is one, 12-lap race and a final 15-lap race.

Other race groups that will participate in the Mont Tremblant Fall Classic event are as follows:
• Quebec GT Challenge
• Quebec Formula Libre

The full weekend schedule is available here

Ticket and track information is available at here

VARAC is the Vintage Automobile Racing Association of Canada whose members share a desire to preserve, restore and race historically significant cars in a form as close to the original specification as possible. We race cars made in 1989 or earlier in Ontario and Quebec. The highlight of our season is the Canadian Historic Grand Prix held annually in June at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park. The 2013 CHGP will feature Porsche.

For more information on VARAC: www.varac.ca
For more information on Circuit Mont Tremblant: www.lecircuit.com

Follow us on Twitter at @VARACBoD

Pre-Race BEMC Indian Summer Trophy Races Sept 15/16, 2012

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

THE VINTAGE AUTOMOBILE RACING ASSOCIATION OF CANADA RACES FOR FUN AT
THE BEMC INDIAN SUMMER TROPHY RACES THIS WEEKEND

TORONTO, ON (September 11, 2012) – VARAC continues its whirlwind tour of eastern Canadian race tracks on their stop at Canadian Tire Motorsports Park for the British Empire Motor Club (BEMC) Indian Summer Trophy Races on September 15/16, 2012. As a special event that does not contribute to the VARAC points championship, VARAC’s Vintage/Historic and Group 70+ cars (under 2500lbs) will combine together to form one grid and race for fun in front of fans and fellow regional competitors.

This weekend’s race event is the 58th annual long standing BEMC tradition and includes a special three hour CASC GT Challenge enduro that will be held at the end of the day on Saturday.

For the combined VARAC race group, Saturday will consist of one 20-minute practice, one 15-minute qualifying and one 20-minute race all starting at 8:30am. Sunday, there is two, 25-minute races, on-track activity starts at 9:00am.

Other race groups that will participate in the BEMC Indian Summer Trophy Race Weekend event are as follows:
• CASC-OR GT Challenge
• CASC-OR GT Sprints
• Toyo Tires F1600 Championship
• Formula Libre

The full weekend schedule is available at CASC-OR

Complementary tickets are available at CASC-OR

VARAC is the Vintage Automobile Racing Association of Canada whose members share a desire to preserve, restore and race historically significant cars in a form as close to the original specification as possible. We race cars made in 1989 or earlier in Ontario and Quebec. The highlight of our season is the Canadian Historic Grand Prix held annually in June at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park. The 2013 CHGP will feature Porsche.

For more information on VARAC: www.varac.ca
For more information on Canadian Tire Motorsport Park: www.canadiantiremotorsportpark.com
For more information on BEMC: www.bemc1928.ca
For more information on CASC-OR: www.casc.on.ca

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Pre-Race MCO Ted Powell Memorial Race Weekend, September 1/2, 2012

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

THE VINTAGE AUTOMOBILE RACING ASSOCIATION OF CANADA HEADS TO
CALABOGIE MOTORSPORTS PARK THIS WEEKEND FOR AN EPIC EAST MEETS WEST EVENT

TORONTO, ON (August 28, 2012) – VARAC Vintage/Historic and Group 70+ cars head to the picturesque Calabogie Motorsports Park this weekend to participate in an action packed weekend of racing as part of the Ted Powell Memorial Race Weekend, hosted by the Motorsport Club of Ottawa (MCO). This event will be the sixth race to count towards the VARAC Drivers’ Championship where we anticipate seeing many of our distinctive cars from both Quebec and Ontario. One of the benefits of Calabogie Motorsports Park being located just outside of Ottawa is that this weekend is a “not-to-be-missed” event for both Quebec and Ontario competitors of each regions’ provincial championships, delivering to fans an unprecedented array of racecars.

For each of the VARAC Vintage/Historic and Group 70+ race groups, Saturday will consist of one 15-minute practice, one 15-minute qualifying and one 20-minute race all starting at 9:00am. Sunday, there is two, 20-minute races; on-track activity starts at 9:00am.

Other race groups that will participate in the Ted Powell Memorial Race Weekend event are as follows:
• Canadian Touring Car Championship
• CASC-OR GT Challenge w/ Super Production Challenge (from Quebec)
• CASC-OR GT Sprints w/ Defi Quebec GT
• Toyo Tires F1600 Championship w/ Formula-Tour
• Formula 1200
• Formula Libre

The full weekend schedule is available at CASC-OR

Complementary tickets are available at CASC-OR

VARAC is the Vintage Automobile Racing Association of Canada whose members share a desire to preserve, restore and race historically significant cars in a form as close to the original specification as possible. We race cars made in 1989 or earlier in Ontario and Quebec. The highlight of our season is the Canadian Historic Grand Prix held annually in June at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park. The 2013 CHGP will feature Porsche.

For more information on VARAC: www.varac.ca
For more information on Calabogie Motorsports Park: www.calabogiemotorsports.com
For more information on CASC-OR: www.casc.on.ca/roadracing

Follow us on Twitter at @VARACBoD

Pre-Race BARC-OC Canadian Touring Trophy, August 4/5, 2012

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

THE VINTAGE AUTOMOBILE RACING ASSOCIATION OF CANADA RACES FOR FUN AT
THE BARC-OC CANADIAN TOURING TROPHY THIS WEEKEND

TORONTO, ON (July 31, 2012) – Fresh from racing at the Legends of Motorsports Powered by HMSA at Mt Tremblant last weekend, VARAC returns to its feature track, Canadian Tire Motorsport Park, to participate in the BARC-OC Canadian Touring Races on August 4&5, 2012. As a special event that does not contribute to the VARAC points championship, VARAC’s Vintage/Historic and Group 70+ cars (under 2500lbs) will combine together to form one grid and race for fun in front of fans and fellow regional competitors.

For the combined VARAC race group, Saturday will consist of one 15-minute practice, one 15-minute qualifying and one 20-minute race all starting at 8:30am. Sunday, there is two, 25-minute races, on-track activity starts at 9:00am.

Other race groups that will participate in the BARC-OC Canadian Touring Trophy event are as follows:
• CASC-OR GT Challenge
• CASC-OR GT Sprints
• Ontario Formula Ford Championship
• Formula 1200
• Formula Libre
• Formula Four

The full weekend schedule is available here

Complementary tickets are available here

VARAC is the Vintage Automobile Racing Association of Canada whose members share a desire to preserve, restore and race historically significant cars in a form as close to the original specification as possible. We race cars made in 1989 or earlier in Ontario and Quebec. The highlight of our season is the Canadian Historic Grand Prix held in 2012 on Jun 15-17 at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park.

For more information on VARAC: www.varac.ca
For more information on BARC-OC: www.barc-oc.com
For more information on CASC-OR: www.casc.on.ca/roadracing

Follow us on Twitter @VARACBoD

Pre-Race BARC Canada Day Grand Prix – June 30/July 1, 2012

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

THE VINTAGE AUTOMOBILE RACING ASSOCIATION OF CANADA RACES INTO THE PAST
AT CANADIAN TIRE MOTORSPORT PARK THIS WEEKEND

TORONTO, ON (June 26, 2012) – Following an extremely successful Canadian Historic Grand Prix celebration two weeks ago the Vintage Automobile Racing Association of Canada (VARAC) competitors will compete in the fourth event of the season this weekend (June 30 & July 1) at the BARC Canada Day Grand Prix.

Competitors from all over the provinces of Ontario and Quebec will be competing in Vintage/Historic, Formula Classic and Group 70+ alongside other race groups including the CASC-OR GT Challenge, GT Sprints and Formula 1200.

For each VARAC race group, Saturday will consist of one, 10-minute practice session followed by a 15-minute qualifying and the first 20-minute race of the weekend, all starting at 8:30am. Sunday the cars will take to the track at 9:00am and the day will consist of two, 25-minute races.

Provisional Schedule available here

Complimentary Tickets available here

The BARC Canada Day Grand Prix is the fourth points race of the year and is an exciting follow-up to VARAC’s renowned Canadian Historic Grand Prix which took place June 15-17 at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park, celebrating the Corvette as the featured marque.

VARAC is the Vintage Automobile Racing Association of Canada whose members share a desire to preserve, restore and race historically significant cars in a form as close to the original specification as possible.  We race cars made in 1989 or earlier in Ontario and Quebec.  The highlight of our season is the Canadian Historic Grand Prix held in 2012 on Jun 15-17 at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park.

Follow us on Twitter at @VARACBoD