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That brings us to the end of the 2009 racing season. Early in 2010, Team SaskRacing will get together for a year end soiree and crown it's 2009 Champ.
BlurredVisionRacing is looking forward to 2010 and getting back on the track, hopefully without the issues encountered in 2009!

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After yet ANOTHER engine swap, Gary's Reynard was ready to go for the National Autoslalom event at Super Slalom in Saskatoon. The Saskatoon Sports Car Club puts on a premiere event every September long weekend. This years was no execption. BlurredVisionRacing finally had a good weekend, with Gary taking home top place in B Modified to become 2009 National Champion!

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After our return from Road America, Gary had an engine swap to do. He borrowed a Libre spec 2L from Gord for the August Gimli Vintage Weekend classic. Unfortunately, the quick engine swap resulted in the oil pump being mounted slightly mis-aligned, which caused the belt to jump off at high RPM. After a few sessions of this, that engine gained an ominous knock. This ended up being another rod bearing gone!
Gord's weekend wasn't much better, after a close couple of laps of racing against Noel, he put a rear wheel off track at Turn 9, and the upright buckled.
It seemed like a cursed weekend for Team SaskRacing, as every car that came out went home with issues, and EVERY tow rig also had issues on the way home!

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Sorry about that, it's been a bit more than a day since our last update! It was a hectic trip to Wisconsin to say the least. Gary rattled a rod engine bearing in practice after only 6 laps. He tried one more in qualifying, but it hadn't fixed itself, so that was his weekend done.
Gord's Hawke ran reasonably well, but was stuck with oil leaks through the weekend.
Noel finally got the clutch sorted out, but then managed to tag the wall at 'The Kink', one of the fastest corners on the track. He was fine, and the car only had cosmetic damage. Gord and Noel both ran it at least one race, and neither finished last. The trip home was uneventful, if long.

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Well, after getting half way through the 'micro-brew' list at Siebkins, we decided it was time for a walk through historic Elkhart Lake. We found that the first race was held in 1950 through the town itself. This led us to the 'Lake Street Cafe', which housed a plethora of formula car folks. These new friends offered to help us with our trek to Pegusus for parts, even though they just met us. Great people!

On the way back to the hotel, we decided to stop at Siebkins, again. This time, we found yet more formula car folks. We ended up chatting with the 2008 SCCA Runoffs winner, Chris Keller, and his father, Kevin. They were great to chat with, and we wish Chris all the best in his future racing endevours. More updates tomorrow, once we get settled into the paddock.

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Welcome to Siebkins! A uneventful tour from Gimli to Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin has brought us to the 'Last Open Bar'. We've already dropped the trailer at Road America, which is HUGE - 4.2 miles long, with 14 corners. The event starts on Thursday, but we should be able to get into paddock on Wednesday. Wednesday morning will see us travelling to Pegasus Auto Racing to pick up parts to fix Gord's oil leak, and Noel's clutch issues. Gord and Gary will get the cars prepared on Thursday for racing on Friday.
Abbey at Siebkin's is treating us very well, keeping us lubricated with fantastic local micro-brews. We'll get through the list before we leave!

The Reunion is going to be, by far, the biggest event BlurredVisionRacing has ever been a part of. With 5 seperate grids FF's, there will be over 240 individual cars running. Gord's vintage grid will consist of ~50 cars, while Gary and Noel will be running in the Regional FF grid of over 100 cars! We'll update again tomorrow from the track.

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Our first race was July 18/19 in Gimli. What a relief to get back on the road and out of Gord's garage!
In a weird turn of events - Gary's car doesn't leak, runs like a top, and only needed minor cleaning over the weekend. Gord's, however, turned only a few laps. Nothing serious - chasing a valve cover oil leak, and the guy who forgot to to put enough fuel into it.
We're on our way to Road America for the 40th Anniversary reunion of Formula Ford (FF) on Monday. This allowed us the pleasure of hanging out at Gimli Sunday evening with John & Joyce Humpries, and Spencer & Beaudie. A relaxing evening of loading, pizza, & drinks was very nice. Thanks to WSCC for the great weekend & well wishes, we look forward to being back for the Classic MotorWorks Vintage weekend in August.

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Sorry for the lull on updating the page. The past winter was busy. VERY busy. Gord has completed the restoration of the Hawke DL-11 he aquired two years ago. It last raced in 1982, and it looks like it!!
Gary converted his Reynard from F2000 to F1600, which was far more work than just 'swap the engine, lose the wings, and swap to smaller wheels'.

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Click to see the news page from the 2008 BlurredVisionRacing season.
Click to see the news page from the 2007 BlurredVisionRacing season.

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