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SoloSport Discussion Board / 2018 WCMA Championship
« Last post by Dr. Dave on May 01, 2018, 07:59:49 PM »
Just curious, will there be/is there a 2018 WCMA SOLO Championship this year?
Race Cars / 2007 FUSION NASCAR FOR SALE $19,999
« Last post by BradM on April 28, 2018, 01:11:43 PM »
2007 Fusion Race Car               Please notice the following details of the race car for sale            • This is a 2006 Victory Circle Elite Perimeter Chassis with a 2007 Ford Fusion body      •351 Ford SVO Nascar racing block bored out to 358 cu. In.  665 hp @ 7400 rpm and 519 fb-lbs.   @ 5700 rpm                                 •Nascar Canadian Tire T101A 4 speed transmission                  •Tiger quick change low drag with polished EDM ring & pinion, gear drive pump off rear cover with lines and cooler, Detroit Locker                           •One piece lower control arms for better braking stability                                    • Sierra Brakes- Billet Grand National in front and standard billet in the rear with Hawk DTC-70 pads                                    •Adjustable VC upper control arms                           •Woodward aluminum trailing arms and tie-rod arms                     •Sweet spindles                                 •Chassis has slugs for upper and lower   control arm roll center adjustments            •Appleton 2.5 rack and pinion                              •Dual MSD 6ALN ignition boxes with dual coils                        •Custom steel interior with low tin work and wheel hubs               •Dry sump tank with lines and inline filter                        •Tilton aluminum pedals with Longacre brake bias adjuster                  •Nascar approved Fuel Safe fuel cell with cup style vent tube and dry break- fuel cell frame with safety plates front and rear, cell drops out the bottom                     •Longacre Accubrake installed                              •Brake ducts with blowers                              •Woodward collapsible steering column                        •Custom Penske 7500 series shocks                           •Wide 5 aluminum hubs                              •Kirkey racing seat      
Spec Miata / Re: Mazda Contingency Payout for 2017
« Last post by ChrisS on April 19, 2018, 05:58:59 AM »
Not a problem; details are now available!
Winnipeg's Free Press.

Otto So This year’s Hall of Fame inductees, Bryne McKay (from left), Pat Fletcher and Dino Calvert.
Otto So
This year’s Hall of Fame inductees, Bryne McKay (from left), Pat Fletcher and Dino Calvert.
Since 2006, three new members are inducted into the Manitoba Motorsports Hall of Fame each year when Piston Ring’s World of Wheels car show hits town. Inductees are recognized for their outstanding devotion and contributions to motorsports in Manitoba and come from the ranks of drag racing, oval track racing, motorcycling, fabrication, customizing, the automotive industry and the street rod and hot rod communities.

Special recognition should be given to Don Daley; his dedication to Manitoba’s rich motorsports history is a big reason why the Hall of Fame has been such a great success. Here are edited versions of the bios Daley penned for this year’s inductees.

Dino Calvert
Calvert’s interest in automobiles began as a young boy building model cars. After graduating university he decided a career in auto mechanics would be best for him. He attended Red River College and attained his provincial mechanic’s licence. His specialty was import cars and in the 1970s he worked at shops including Mathon Motors, Lone Star Motors and Marion Motors.

Calvert has been involved in the motorsport hobby for more than 43 years. He started volunteering in 1974 with the Winnipeg Sports Car Club (WSCC) and became a member in 1975. He is now an honorary member and over the years has held many positions within the club. He has competed and won in rally, road race, auto slalom and hill climb events. Vehicles he competed with include a 1967 Volvo 122S and a 1978 Ford Fiesta, which he raced until 1995 and still owns today.

One of Calvert’s special accomplishments is his position as regional steward of the Western Canadian Motorsports Association, where his duties include helping write the rules and teaching steward training (which is the judicial side of the motorsport hobby).

An accident in 2012 left Calvert a quadriplegic — but his enthusiasm for the hobby continues. According to Calvert “a bad day of car racing is still better than a good day anywhere else.”

Bryne McKay
McKay has loved cars all his life. At an early age he began building model cars. At age 23 he turned his love into a career and in 1973 he took over the Datsun/Nissan dealership in Swan River from his father. He learned all about Datsuns and Nissans while attending the Datsun training school.

In 1986 he moved to Thompson and opened a General Motors dealership, and was also part owner of a Mazda dealership in Red Deer, Alta.

McKay has belonged to a number of clubs and associations, including the Manitoba Motor Dealers Association, the Corvette Club of Manitoba and the Manitoba Classic and Antique Auto Club (MCAAC). He also founded the Thompson Automobile Club and was president until 1998.

McKay has owned a variety of vehicles over the years, including several Datsun Z cars, a 1996 Impala SS, 1966 Chevelle and a 1970 Chevelle SS 454. His current collection includes a restored 1941 Plymouth coupe, 1966 Buick Wildcat and 2000 Chevrolet Corvette. McKay has also been involved in snowmobiling and held several positions with the Thompson Trailbreakers Snowmobile Club.

Pat Fletcher
Fletcher began his automotive career as a mechanic at Riel Motors. He soon went on his own and began working out of his home garage installing performance parts on customers cars for Softy’s Speed Shop.

Fletcher was well known in the drag racing scene and local racers would hire him and his brother, Jack, to improve their cars. By the 1970s business got too big for the home garage and Pat and Jack operated what became the Gulf service station on McGregor Avenue. They moved to the McPhillips Avenue location with Gulf, which eventually became a Petro-Canada station in the 1990s. The Fletcher brothers then owned and operated the Goodyear store on McPhillips Avenue until they both retired several years ago.

Fletcher has belonged to the Fabulous 50’s Ford Club of Manitoba, the Manitoba Mopar Association and the Minnesota Street Rod Association.

He began drag racing in the 1960s and has won numerous races and awards. He has also owned many stunning show vehicles and built most of the cars, including mechanical, paint and body work, himself. Fletcher’s cars are so special they have graced the covers of magazines.

His 1955 Dodge convertible won the Minnesota Street Rod Association’s Street Rod of the Year in 1999. The car has won numerous other awards including Best Dodge at Mopars on the Strip in Las Vegas.
Spec Miata / Re: Mazda Contingency Payout for 2017
« Last post by majormojo on April 18, 2018, 08:00:25 AM »
Thx, but... I was unaware of the program last year, so still not helpful. :) Have mercy on the cave-dwellers!
Spec Miata / 2018 Mazda Contingency Program
« Last post by ChrisS on April 16, 2018, 08:59:09 PM »
I'm pleased to announce that the Mazda Canada Contingency Program will continue unchanged for the 2018 season.  Alberta Spec Miata competitors will compete for prizes for up to 15 WCMA races* at Castrol Raceway this season.  The top 3 finishers in the best-of season championship** are eligible for an additional prize.  See below for details:

  Per Race
1st  $100
2nd  $50
3rd  $25

1st  $1000
2nd  $500
3rd  $250

*Should the season consist of more than 15 races, the last 15 races of the season will be used.
**The best of championship is calculated by dropping the equivalent of a weekend's worth of races (typically 5) because we are amateur racers and life happens!

A new benefit this year is a rebate on vehicles for racers; see attached for details.

Please don't hesitate to reach out should you have any questions.  Happy racing!
Chris Semanciw
Spec Miata / Re: Mazda Contingency Payout for 2017
« Last post by ChrisS on April 16, 2018, 06:40:09 AM »
I'll be posting the details for 2018 shortly , but it's unchanged from last year.

Spec Miata / Re: Mazda Contingency Payout for 2017
« Last post by majormojo on April 15, 2018, 07:54:22 PM »
Where can we find details on the contingency program?
Race Cars / 1997 Spec Miata for sale
« Last post by TrentO on April 11, 2018, 11:08:14 AM »
I'm selling the #27.  1997 car, East Coast Racing Head (Jim Drago), New East Coast Racing calipers front and rear. 8 Wheels, 12 Tires (various condition, all tires were new last year). Engine pulls hard and car has pulled into the 1:31's at Castrol.  Top 5 car.
Asking $9995 firm
Spec Miata / Mazda Contingency Payout for 2017
« Last post by ChrisS on April 10, 2018, 06:18:55 AM »
I spoke with the good folks at Mazda Canada and our 2017 contingency payouts have been sorted out; they were waiting for some information from us.  Big thanks to Chris Saunders for identifying this one and getting the right people connected!

You'll also be happy to know that the program continues for 2018.  A new benefit this year is a rebate on vehicles for racers; see attached for details.

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