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    Wow! that kinda sucks there already booked every weekend. Looks like the only way to get into Castrol on the weekend is if your racing with the "Track Junkies" group. My buddy raced with that group last year, and I think I might join them for a couple track events this year. It seems like Alberta keeps on losing tracks. 2 years ago Edmonton had 4 racing sites now we are down to just Castrol.
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    Well on the plus side, if the track is booked solid for the year before February, that means it won't be going Dodo on us. And Stratotech would probaby still be around if some rich guy didn't buy it for his personal track.


    Here is my latest reply I literally just got 5 minutes ago. Looks like this is a no go for this season unless any members can commit to a mid week thing? I will enquire about when bookings start for 2015.


    Quote Originally Posted by Castrol
    Morning Victor,
    Sundays are open on the RC Track, but they are all booked at this time; would you consider running on a Sunday evening? Holidays are quite picked over as well.

    Is there a time we can chat on the phone to discuss the schedule in detail- much easier to go through the calendar.

    Please feel free to give me a call on my cell.


    Cheers,
    Kimberly Reeves, Owner
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    www.CastrolRaceway.com





    From: Victor.Agopsowicz@shell.com [mailto:Victor.Agopsowicz@shell.com]
    Sent: Thursday, February 06, 2014 7:25 PM
    To: kimberly@castrolraceway.com
    Subject: RE: Road Course rental inquiry

    Thanks for the quick reply.

    That’s a bit of a let down to hear about everything being booked up. But on a positive note that sounds promising that this road course will remain available in the future.

    I am assuming Sundays are closed? Or is there an option for a Monday rental on a holiday weekend? A mid week event could be very difficult to organize as many members will be travelling from other provinces for what will most likely be a full weekend of activities. I will run the info you gave me by the group and see if any other ideas emerge.

    Thanks,
    Victor Agopsowicz

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    How about a pilgrimage to see jonb?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hiss Highness View Post
    How about a pilgrimage to see jonb?
    I like this idea....a trip to see jon, some new parts for the car....
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    What about joining up with another club that already has a date booked? More cars makes it cheaper for everyone.
    I'd love to get out to the track this summer.

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    What about joining up with another club that already has a date booked? More cars makes it cheaper for everyone.
    I'd love to get out to the track this summer.
    I think the best way is to join the Performance Drivers Club. I have been out several times with them and only costs about 200 bucks for a day at the track (plus fuel etc etc etc!) Check them out at www.performancedriversclub.org
    Lots of great instructors and nice cars!
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    I'm sure we could plan for a few of us to show up to a track junkies meet or whatever on the same day. Just would've been nice to make it an official VOA event.

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    All take a day off and book during the week works for me!

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    From what I understand it is cost prohibitive for just our club to rent out a track. We did several years ago but it seems now that the costs have skyrocketed. As you mentioned, Viktomize, those interested could meet up at a track...as I mentioned the Performance Drivers Club is run really well and very inexpensive. In the past many of our Viper members would meet up at their track days and always have a great time. Just an idea!
    Membership is free and their first event is on Easter Monday.... http://performancedriversclub.org/in...ub/membership/

    I am not trying to take anything away from our club in the way of events, rather I am just sharing an alternative way to get on the track!!
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    just out of curiosity are there any updates for what events are being planned for this year? With all this snow still on the ground, I need something to look forward to.
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    I hear you Matt how many people would be willing to come out for a track rental in Edmonton?

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    I got an email from Jim awhile ago now. Sounded like they had the ideas and were just trying to settle on which ones to go through with. So I imagine the schedule is just getting finalized, and hopefully we see something shortly.

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    Can you see if Jim can add me to the email list Victor!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Revolution View Post
    Can you see if Jim can add me to the email list Victor!
    All paid memebers should be on the list. If you're all signed up I can ask him to make sure your membership showed up in his files.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Viktimize View Post
    I got an email from Jim awhile ago now. Sounded like they had the ideas and were just trying to settle on which ones to go through with. So I imagine the schedule is just getting finalized, and hopefully we see something shortly.
    When did you get that email? cause I can't seem to find it.
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    A track day in Edmonton is a great idea! Not sure if I could make it but by all means you should plan it - when members pitch in and plan an event it really helps out the pres and his crew!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Vippy 4 View Post

    The Queen City Cruise in Nelson; typically second weekend in September; great car show, great town and the weather is typically sunny and warm.
    I was searching through some old videos last night, and noticed that I never did post this video from Nelson 2012.



    This video was shot on my GoPro with just the internal microphone so the sound quality isn't the best.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Turk View Post
    I was searching through some old videos last night, and noticed that I never did post this video from Nelson 2012.



    This video was shot on my GoPro with just the internal microphone so the sound quality isn't the best.
    I have a pile of media from the Cascade Loop trip last year that I need to get together and send off to Jim. Been so busy that it just sits on the back burner.

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    Hey guys;

    I have been preoccupied of late; final touches and data input being added to the re-developed Western Canada Website; I look forward to all members sending in their photos and videos, we have a couple from Matt already; would like to include this latest work by Matt, great job thanks.

    We are way behind this year; I can't wait any longer so I have sent the President's update to all tonight by email; let me know if you hear some past members did not receive the information.

    Unfortunately we have yet to find any track time other than a possibility in Vernon, and that is limited to autoX; need some help in this regard.

    First event is in Kelowna on the May long weekend, a repeat from prior years, details are included in the update.

    I will post info on the forums once further details are confirmed.

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    I left the May event until the last second (wanted to go to www.SSCC.us but NO navigator) and all the rooms under $160 were booked. It rained most of the weekend so we stayed home (9 hr drive to Kelowna). The next weekend I met Joel at the Laker's Spring Round Up in Williams Lake. Over 200cars with Joel's TT GTS parked beside my RoeGTS. It was great. Busy this weekend, but next Friday night (June 6th) is Street drags at Prince George Drag Strip. The owner is one of the Chrysler Dealership guys and he owns a 1200hp SRT10.

    I'm meeting Joel, Drew sent me an email and I'll be trying out my Roe GTS on street tires. Joel has wrinkle slicks on his. Since the drag strip is owned by a Viper/Dodge guy and a friend of Joel's I'll try and remember to ask about a rental. Trevor asked about renting the new track at Leduc and was told $10,000 or something else equally ridiculous.
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    Anyone looking to compete in a world class event let me know. www.sscc.us is the "world's fastest road rally" and has the Guiness world record for fastest average speed on a public hwy (217mph) and fastest speed ever recorded on a public hwy at 247mph.

    For us Viper guys Helmet, arm restraints, seat harness and a racing suit will get your Viper into speed classes up to 150mph. Factory rollover protection is taken into consideration. Convertibles need rollbars or slower classes. Half and Mile events as well as banquets and car show. Absolutely best event you can attend. May weekend and middle of September in Las Vegas. Nothing like it in Canada except for maybe Targa Newfoundland.
    Liars, cheats and Thieves will always fail - then go to Hell. http://driveviper.com/forums/images/smilies/wink.png800 and 1500hp Vipers. Roe and TT make my cars Thunder

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    THe next scheduled event for the Western Club is August 8th, 9th and 10th in Ucluelet and Tofino/Long Beach on the west coast of Vancouver Island. See: http://westerncanadaviperclub.com/page2.html for some details. The hotel we are staying at is pretty much booked, The BlackRock Resort in Ucluelet, but there are other options in town. It's not a long weekend so it shouldn't be too hard to find a room, book soon if you're thinking of it. Any questions, post back here, I will try to look in often.
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    I would love to make it out to the Island, but I already have plans that weekend. I take it the July event in Alberta has been cancelled?
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    If the July event in Alberta is cancelled, thats to bad, I was looking forward to attending that event

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    Might have to just have our own Alberta meet?


 
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