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Old 12-16-2017, 04:27 PM
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Re: new here, wondering what are the most popular classes in CASC-OR

Your question has been hijacked.
Go to a race next year. Look at the cars. Talk to everybody.
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Old 12-16-2017, 05:52 PM
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Re: new here, wondering what are the most popular classes in CASC-OR

That absolutely makes sense. I could see how it would be very hard to get enough volunteers for that sort of work.

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The main problem we have with "spec" anything in Ontario, is getting Volunteers to ensure the vehicles are really "spec". We currently having 2 classes(with sub-classes within)
F1200 and F1600.) As soon as you say "spec" you open the door to people that don't mind "cheating" in an innovative fashion. For example, I'l "bet" a considerably under-weight forged crankshaft does make a difference in a Kent powered F1600. Is it worth the expense
to win with an illegal engine ? I gues it depends if you want to sleep at night.
If I was paid for my tech inspection time I wouldn't mind the extra hours, but as a "volunteer" I'm at my limits.

(whine off) LOL
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Old 12-16-2017, 06:05 PM
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Re: new here, wondering what are the most popular classes in CASC-OR

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Your question has been hijacked.
Go to a race next year. Look at the cars. Talk to everybody.
It doesn't matter what the forum is about, all the threads get hijacked eventually lol. I did receive a few helpful private messages though.
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Old 12-17-2017, 07:26 AM
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Re: new here, wondering what are the most popular classes in CASC-OR

Interesting comments though. I do agree though that any spec racing has a formula -car+driver+best cheater+most money spent=winning. Most spec series are not what you think and can be very frustrating.
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Old 12-17-2017, 09:36 AM
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Re: new here, wondering what are the most popular classes in CASC-OR

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I do agree though that any spec racing has a formula -car+driver+best cheater+most money spent=winning.
On the other hand GT Sprints is run what ya brung, a class for every type of fendered car imaginable, where even a relatively new driver with a basic/inexpensive car has a chance of winning. Sure, some say that brackets are not real racing, so what, brackets are real fun and real popular (biggest class by far).

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Old 12-17-2017, 10:31 AM
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Re: new here, wondering what are the most popular classes in CASC-OR

To David Sim, thank you for your always POSTIVE comments !!!!


DAVE KING

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Old 12-17-2017, 01:29 PM
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To Davis Sim, thank you for your always POSTIVE comments !!!


DAVE KING
And thank you Dave King, along with the rest of the Officials, for doing what you do for all the racers, you rock too !!!
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Old 12-17-2017, 05:50 PM
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Re: new here, wondering what are the most popular classes in CASC-OR

Hi all, I race down east, and was part of the original Spec Miata series we had down here. It's still alive, but on life support. Which is a shame, the cars make fantastic entry-level race cars (reliable, cheap on consumables, faster than they have any right to be).

I put our problems down to the clash of some some overly competitive competitors (there was an invite to a 'Mazda Shootout' for big bucks up for grabs) and well-meaning volunteer officials more accustomed to a 'race for fun' atmosphere. That didn't work out very well, but it had nothing to do with the cars. Take the money tension out of the picture, and I think we'd have been just fine as a 'fun' racing class.

Incidentally, I still race my car in SM-legal form in one of our GT bracket classes. And we did OK this year, just because of the reliability of the platform. But If you folks could get a SM series going in Ontario, I'd tow up for a race or two for sure. I'd love to see it, good luck!

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