The schedule for the Motorsports Club of Ottawa Autocross Season.
I'm not expecting to get to all of these. I'd love to. But the 'non-scoring' events especially, are unlikely to happen.
Except May 28/29 at Picton Airfield. That could be done, because I've got somewhere to stay (Mom & Dad's, duh). That'd be a fun introduction to the way things work, I think. But I'll have to confer with idioglossia as to whether or not a weekend away is viable that weekend. It may not be, and as it's only ten days away...
What I do know is that I will 99% be in Class "D". Very mild modifications (Cold-Air Intake, Blow-off valve, lowering springs, performance tires). The bad news is, that puts me up against last years "rookie of the year" (who also drives a Genesis Coupe).
GAMZ on the Autocross last year
On the upside, I won't be up against (directly) Spool2Go, who's now bordering on massively modified, and is making around 80hp more than stock.
I'm definitely going to need a photographer in the house on some of those dates. :) Just not early on, when I'm embarassingly slow.
If anyone's interested in coming to watch one day, they're welcome. It's a drop-in, drop-out kind of situation, and all you have to do is go to the timing booth, and sign the waiver (to hang out in the 'paddock') saying you won't sue. The chances of anyone getting hurt? pretty much nil. And there will be some seriously zoomy, fun cars there through the summer. the "A" and "B" classes have some ridiculous, purpose built cars that are blindingly quick.
Other car stuff.
I had a blast at the Hyundai Fundai in Cambridge last year, and am hoping to go again this year. This year, though, it's July 30th.. Normally, that would be the August Long weekend, and the cottage, but as Jay is working that Monday, now he's a Quebexican as far as work is concerned, I'm wondering if we put off the big-cottage-event until September/Labour Day Weekend. I shall have to confer with all involved. It would suck to miss that cottage weekend for the first time in, oh, ten years, but at the same time... I really enjoy seeing all the Toronto and Southern Ontario guys & girls who I talk to all year on the forums. And this year, it sounds like there's a contingent of Ottawa folks going down. It also doesn't coincide with a race-day weekend, so I don't have to ditch THAT to go. Again, will have to see what happens. In fact, if there's a bunch of Ottawa types going down, I'm seriously tempted to talk to Mom & Dad, and go Friday night, and have everyone camp on Mom & Dad's lawn that night. Could be some serious fun. And it's all of about a two hour drive to the meeting spot in Toronto, for the big cruise down into Cambridge.
Hmmm. yeah, that could be some serious good times.
As you can see, I've kinda gotten immersed in the culture, rather than sitting on the fringes.