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    No this isn't posted in the wrong section. Some Time-Attack competitors would like to participate in wheel to wheel racing but find the budget a bit alarming. Others plan to "move up" to regional racing but don't have any experience running in traffic or committing to race strategy. Ice Racing is a great way to get your feet wet in wheel to wheel combat without spending a pile of money and having a ton of fun while you're at it.

    OMSC is having an Ice Racing Primer night on Tues Oct 7 at the Whitby Yacht Club open to anyone where we will be able to get you started in the right direction (and help avoid those mid winter blues). Perennial OMSC Ice Racing Champ and chief instructor Doug Forbes, will NOT be there but we have plenty of competitors who can point you in the right direction (and have probably made enough errors on the way to save you the trouble of making the same mistakes)

    Meeting starts at 8 PM and yes, the bar will be open. For directions go to www.oshawamotorsportclub.com
    Mobil 1 Time-Attack # 4, CCC Member

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    And.... your Class C Time Attack license is the same license that you need to go Ice Racing! That doubles the value of your Class C.
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    Stephen, SPDA VP, OTA Director, CCC Member
    OTA: SGT1 ! -=- CSCS: SSA #842

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    • #3
      Re: Ice Racing Primer

      Is there any chance I could get my C class licence in time to do this coming season?
      Simon

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      • #4
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        Yep no sweat,its a 2015 license.

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        • #5
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          How do you get it? Is there a course coming up?
          Simon

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          • #6
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            Class C doesn't require a course. It's a pay money and you get it kind of thing.
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            BMW E30 (#84) | Honda Civic (Chumpcar - Scrap Denial #19)

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            • #7
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              Oh thats great. Okay I will be there on the 7th!
              Simon

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              • #8
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                Same C class licence is good for Ice Racing and Time-attack. Good combination if you ask me for two totally different experiences on the track.

                BTW just like Time-attack, Ice racing has a school run at lunch time for the first few Saturdays. Not required if you chose to run but absolutely beneficial.

                I would not want to start in either discipline without going to the school.
                Mobil 1 Time-Attack # 4, CCC Member

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                • #9
                  Re: Ice Racing Primer

                  Dave, this sounds like a blast!

                  Doesn't your plastic car tend to shatter on contact in cold weather? LOL

                  But seriously, is there a link to assist in showing the type of car and prep needed to go out and race?

                  Thx TomB
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                  OTA#33 TomB,

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                  • #10
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                    Also - some of you may not be aware - in the past there have been a few drivers/teams who offer arrive-and-drive ice racing services.

                    Great way to check it out and get your feet wet...
                    "Asking the front wheels of a car to do <more than> their normal job of steering ... is like asking a man to wire a plug while juggling. Penguins. While making love. To a beautiful woman, while on fire, on stage, in front of the Queen. It's all going to go wrong." - J.C.

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                    • #11
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                      Originally posted by Oo=[][]=oO View Post
                      Dave, this sounds like a blast!

                      Doesn't your plastic car tend to shatter on contact in cold weather? LOL

                      But seriously, is there a link to assist in showing the type of car and prep needed to go out and race?

                      Thx TomB
                      Look in the ice race forum, lot of videos and pics from the past seasons. They talk about prep a bit in this video.

                      http://www.grid1.tv/motorsport/artic...cing-in-canada
                      Dave

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                      • #12
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                        Originally posted by Oo=[][]=oO View Post
                        Dave, this sounds like a blast!

                        Doesn't your plastic car tend to shatter on contact in cold weather? LOL

                        But seriously, is there a link to assist in showing the type of car and prep needed to go out and race?

                        Thx TomB
                        You can PM me if you like,I've been building cars for different classes for close to 2 decades now and have a pretty good idea of what to do to be in the front half of the field.

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                        • #13
                          Re: Ice Racing Primer

                          Class 'C' licence can be obtained by following the link below. Even though the form is for 2014 Deb will update it for the 2015 campaign.

                          http://www.casc.on.ca/sites/default/...ce_package.pdf
                          Chuck Atkins

                          Ontario 1500 Motorsport Adventure Organizer
                          Former CASC-OR Ontario Time Attack Director
                          Former ASN Canada FIA SoloSport Ontario Rep

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                          • #14
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                            The group is VERY helpful and welcoming. Post any questions in the ice race forum and you will receive plenty of help and advice.

                            As for prep, it is VERY easy. There have been a couple of people who drove to the track and prepped there. Others have even put the car back to stock on Sunday and drove back home. That was odd though. $500 will get you a decent car and as long as it's reliable you will have a fantastic season.

                            The best part in my eyes is that you tow the car up the week before the season starts and tow it home gain at the end of the season. It sits at the track ready and waiting for you.
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                            BMW E30 (#84) | Honda Civic (Chumpcar - Scrap Denial #19)

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                            • #15
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                              how did this go? how many new ice racers are going to come out?
                              Ice Racing SS4 #167
                              Twin Lakes Motor Club

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