Pirelli GT Sprints 771 Motorsports Race Report – BEMC Indian Summer Trophy Races

771 Motorsports and their Honda Civic EK hatchback racecar at the 2018 BEMC Indian Summer Trophy race weekend, competing in Pirelli GT Sprints GT4.

771 Motorsports invited me to the seventh round of the Canadian Automobile Sports Club Pirelli GT Sprints.  It is one of the series running during the British Empire Motor Club  Indian Summer Trophy Races .

After the receiving aero upgrades, alignment, and corner balancing since the last race, 771 Motorsports seemed confident with the improvements on their #71 Honda Civic racecar.  Additionally, a fresh set of Pirelli slick racing tires have been mounted on the Enkei RPF1 wheels.

However, they are still down on power compared to other cars in their class.  This is a significant disadvantage for the Grand Prix track at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park.  To overcome the power deficit, 771 Motorsports driver Pauly Plewa really had his work cut out for him. Continue reading “Pirelli GT Sprints 771 Motorsports Race Report – BEMC Indian Summer Trophy Races”

Fiesta ST Autocross – TLMC 2018 Finale

The Inside Line Auto Ford Fiesta ST at the 2018 TLMC Autocross Finale.

After taking my less than stellar showing with the Fiesta ST at the previous round of Twin Lakes Motor Club autocross, I was determined to improve my driving at the 2018 season finale on September 9th.

The last TLMC round was a double header event running two different courses in one day.  To add to the challenge, the cold weather made it very difficult to get heat into the tires.

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Ford Fiesta ST Autocross – BC Racing Coilovers Handling Test

Ford Fiesta ST next to an Audi R8 V10. Tough competition at autocross!

The Inside Line Fiesta ST has been due for a shakedown since the BC Racing coilovers were installed in July.  Round 6 of the Twin Lakes Motor Club (TLMC) Autoslalom was a perfect opportunity to put the new setup through its paces.

Lower ride height, stiffer springs and dampers combined with a more aggressive alignment should make the car more competitive in the Street Touring Hatch class.  However, it is still up to the driver to put down a fast time at the end of the day!

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Corvette Racing – an IMSA Race Weekend with Chevrolet Canada

Corvette Racing at the IMSA Mobil 1 SportsCar Grand Prix, featuring a hot lap around CTMP with legendary Corvette Racing driver Ron Fellows in a 650 hp C7 Corvette Z06!

Corvette Racing has been one of the most dominant forces in North American sportscar racing ever since the iconic Corvette C5-R made its debut in the 1999 America Le Mans Series.

It should come as no surprise that Chevrolet Canada has been a longtime supporter of sportscar racing at Canadian Tire Motorsports Park (CTMP), dating back when the track was  known as Mosport.

My friend Roland and I were lucky enough to win the ultimate experience at this year’s IMSA Mobil 1 SportsCar Grand Prix weekend at CTMP: a hot lap in a Chevrolet Corvette Z06 with retired Corvette Racing driver Ron Fellows at the wheels!

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