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Old 11-30-2012, 10:02 PM
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Mortimer Racing is pleased to announce that we will be running three F3000 cars in Formula Libre next year. The cars along with some of our Formula Mazdas will be operated out of our new garage facility at Calabogie Motorsport Park.

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Old 12-01-2012, 01:42 PM
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That does not sound good for what appeared to be a revived, growing class.
Those cars are too fast for club racing. I feel sorry for the guys who have been buying into the class with Formula Mazdas, F2000s, etc, never mind the FVs, FSTs, older FFs, and Formula Ford based specials. Mobile chicanes? Where will they race?
What's next? F1 or Indycar?

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Old 12-01-2012, 03:46 PM
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These will be awesome to see!! They are fun to drive in Race07 (PC Game)
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Old 12-01-2012, 07:04 PM
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Well said Greg

sometimes you have to shake your head
and wonder why ?????

Is this in the best interest of Club Racing ?

do we need more problems in a fragment class that is trying to grow
do we need safety concerns with such speed differentials
i will not take to the track if my f1200 class is supose to run with libre class
in the interest to save time and due to lack of track time for all classes
race comittee needs to address this . in the interest of safety

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Old 12-01-2012, 08:41 PM
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Don't worry guys we alredy have F2, F/Atlantic, Star Mazda, F2000, F1600, F4, Formula Mazda, and F1200 running together on the track this year with no problems.
The object of our formula libre series is to have fun on and off the track and our saturday supper parties were a huge hit.
We are gentleman racers out for a good time and we help eachother.
If the majority of our members vote to attend a race at Mosport next year you will get a chance to see our show.
Our series has our own officials that do an awesome job and if you read our rules you will apreciate what we are doing.
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Old 12-01-2012, 09:12 PM
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Well said Greg

sometimes you have to shake your head
and wonder why ?????

Is this in the best interest of Club Racing ?

do we need more problems in a fragment class that is trying to grow
do we need safety concerns with such speed differentials
i will not take to the track if my f1200 class is supose to run with libre class
in the interest to save time and due to lack of track time for all classes
race comittee needs to address this . in the interest of safety

Desmond Ennis
fv1200
Its bloody dangerous! I don't think this group supports Ontario Region racing, so it may only be a problem at Calabogie. These F3000 cars are grouped with F1 cars in historic racing. Suitable for private test days where the drivers of those cars can put only themselves at risk.
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Old 12-01-2012, 09:31 PM
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Nigel

I am not trying to be disrepectful

but if i remember correctly the f3000 series was created as a stepping stone
for drivers the reach formula 1 and qualify for a FIA super licence.

How safe is it for a gentlemen racer to be out there with this caliper of car .
whats to stops a novice driver from taking one out on the track if he can come up rental fee.

I am sorry that i dont find this as a positive for CASC

There is a place to race every type of car and f3000 would be best suited
to HRS & Boss sanctioned events or private track days.


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Old 12-01-2012, 10:57 PM
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I'm pretty sure that these cars will be running in a Libre series that is
heading into it's second season running at I CAR, Mt Tremblant, and
Calabogie but so far not at CTMP.Southern Ontario Libre types won't
have to be scanning their mirrors for them in anticipation of the worst.
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Old 12-02-2012, 11:03 AM
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What qualifications will be required to drive one of these F3000 cars?

Certainly not novices! No one that has raced anything less than Pro Formula Mazda, and at the pointy end of the grid, should even be allowed to sit in one of these beasts, let alone drive them.

There has always been a ladder system to open wheel racing...there's a reason for it! Use it!
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Old 12-02-2012, 04:11 PM
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Geez guys i'm being crucified here.
Thanks for the kind wishes !
These cars are not for rent, they will only be raced by qualified individuals, and last time i checked Calabogie is in Ontario.
If you wish to have input as to how our club is run please join so that you can have a vote.
Some of you may know that formula libre is in trouble with a reduction in races in Ontario so i am doing my part by organising a race series so that people can enjoy their cars. I make no money doing this and indeed i pay for many of the benefits to the members.
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Old 12-02-2012, 04:29 PM
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I would hate to see anyone, driver or otherwise, get hurt by one of these F3000 cars.

Last comment from me on the subject.
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Old 12-02-2012, 06:17 PM
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There's always someone who wants to rain on the parade.
* Note* not 1 complaint from a Libre Club member.

Great score for the club Nigel. With the Libre group growing so fast we will soon be the weekend headline event.

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Old 12-02-2012, 11:19 PM
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I don't understand why the assumption is made that novices would be
able to rent the vehicles. Gateway has GT 1 Trans-Am category vehicles
and I'm pretty sure that they're not available to novices.
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Old 12-03-2012, 08:23 AM
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Just because something else is similiarly unsafe, does not make the first unsafe activity safe.

As a crew member who sends cars out on test days, occasional FL sessions, and combined with FL sessions, I am terrified watching the sessions when CSR, Formula Pro Mazdas, and Pro USF2000 cars show up. The danger factor increases exponentially . I fear tragedy. I cannot see how we can allow virtual F1 cars to share the track with much slower club racers in their junior class Formula cars. HSR, BOSS, and private test days are the proper place for these cars.
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Old 12-03-2012, 03:37 PM
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Come on guys!!!

One of the people that will be in one of these cars was on the podium at a VARAC vintage festival driving a Wolf F1 car.

I have been on the track a few times in my 150hp Mallock at the same time as 7 litre Can-Am cars at the Vintage festival and past at a 80 to 100mph speed differential and wow can't wait to see him pass me again.

What's the big deal?????????

I know there are faster cars on the track and use my mirrors and the real fast guys know there are slower cars on the track.

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