Thursday, December 31, 2009

Happy New Year

Thanks to all for a fantastic 2009. It was a great year full of surprises. All the best and looking forward to 2010.

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

New vacancies and articles of interest

Quite a number of automotive service tech positions, sheet metal workers, drywall. in a number of geographic locations. Remember to check out Watch for some workplace safety items coming up. Also traveling to and from the job site or workplace.

Monday, November 9, 2009

Some new job vancancies on

Sprinkler & Fire Protection Installer - Sarnia, Draftsperson-Mechanical - Ottawa, Refrigeration & AC Mechanic - Brantford goto to check out these jobs and many more

Thursday, September 17, 2009

First At Flamboro

What a great way to finish off the season. Testing at Flamboro went great. We dialed the car in perfectly. Fortunately for us the race on Saturday had the exact same weather conditions. Second in the heat race and starting in the 8th spot for the feature. It took us 12 laps to get to the lead and we just drove away to a 4 car length lead. Dave and Jason did a great job after the heat race changing out a suspect ignition coil. Repaired with plenty of time to spare. Now the off season starts. Strip the car down and shine it all up, replace any worn parts and get ready for next year. What colour should we paint it for next year????

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Sunset lives up to its name, sort of

Finally a nice day to go racing, a little sun, some showers during our heat race and a cool evening for the feature. The car was way too loose in the heat race. Dave made an adjustment for the feature. We tightened it up, but so did the track surface once it got colder. We had a great race for almost the whole 30 laps with the 04 car. I thought he had me a few times, but we always seemed to pull through on the straightaway. It was an intense battle to the end. 4th place in the heat and in the feature. Sitting solid in third with one race left. Please Mother Nature, be a race fan on Sept 12.

Monday, August 24, 2009


Sunshine??? Warm weather??? I would even be happy with a little bit of summer. Anything but more rain!!!!!
If anyone has seen, heard of, or knows where I can find some. Please forward the info.
Flamboro was rained out for both days of racing.
We will see if Sunset Speedway lives up to it's name.

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Heritage Champ Again

2 for 2, This year we really had to work for the race win. The 500 cc Honda in front of me was throwing roost the size of golf balls. It should have been easier, except for the terrible start I had. I hit the gate and had to back my bike up. Just then the gate dropped and everyone took off. It was all worth it. A little hard work goes a long way. Now all I need is a hot tub to soak in for a while. Next year at Walton we will be going for a third title.

Monday, August 10, 2009

Rain Tires and Umbrellas

Not much racing, but we were the first ones there. The long 3 hour haul up for nothing. Well, we did have lunch at the very cold beach. Long pants and sweaters, not the usual shorts and T's. We will try again at Flamboro. This will really tighten up the points with only 3 races left.

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Making Progress

Flamboro went well for us, fast in practice and good in the heat. The top 3 were nose to tail as we moved up through the pack. We landed in the lead about 1/2 way. That's when it got interesting. A record 7 cautions. we held the lead for 6 of them, made 1 small mistake on the 7th and we ended up in 2nd. Another good night for the points race.

Sunset, starting 7 points out of 2nd place. 2nd in the heat with a really loose race car. More drifting action. Dave made a couple of adjustments and we started the feature in 9th. By 1/2 way we were in 3rd and putting pressure on those in front. We were on the outside of the second place car when he drove us up the track out of anything that resembles a racing groove. The 02 car passed us both on the inside. Now we had some extra work ahead of us. We dug deep and finished 2nd again for the 2nd week in a row. With that we move up to 2nd in points, 1 point ahead of the 66 car. Sauble beach here we come.

Friday, July 17, 2009

Smoke gets in your eyes

Sauble Beach, lunch on the beach and plenty of sunshine. Third place in the heat race and satrting the 30 lap feature in 9th. Contact in the heat race with the right rear of the car made the rest of the night interesting. It seems that we broke the axle bearing. This took out the seal and leaked gear oil all over the rear brakes. Holy smokes would best describe the amount of smoke coming off the hot brake rotors. The car started to fill up with smoke on lap 3. We ran our cooling fans and helmet blower on high. This did little to keep my eyes from burning and watering. It looked like I watched a sad movie when I finally got out of the car. Even with no back brakes and tons of smoke, we drove it like we stole it. we ended up 5th place for the night. Flamboro is up next in the stretch of back to back races. Anyone have a tissue?

Thursday, July 9, 2009

Can I get your autograph please

Fan appreciation night was another big hit. After signing over 2000 hero cards, we were the first feature of the night. After many long nights in the shop we finally figured out what the problem was with the car. I know, I know, even I questioned myself. Could it be the DRIVER. As it turns out the driver still does a pretty good job as we finished third after the 25 lap feature. We started our heat in 10th and moved up to 3rd in 5 laps. Finally the car goes into the corner straight as an arrow. Just the way we like it. Thanks to Dave, Jason, Jim, Len and everyone who brought their ideas forward. Scott and Bill as well for keeping us all calm and collected when things got heated. It is a great comfort knowing all the skilled trade help I have. They make excellent educated decisions and it shows up with strong results. Off to Sauble beach this Saturday night. 3rd in points, 1/2 way next time by.

Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Drifting Competition

Sunshine, rain and more sun made the track extremely slippery. Sunset is usually known for the very high grip surface. Not this week. The car did more drifting than racing. Not exactly fast, but it sure was a hand full inside the car. All we did between winning at Kawartha and Sunset was wash the car and wax it. Not sure why we struggled so much all night long. We tried more big changes and started way back in 10th. A couple of cautions had us restarting on the slippery outside lane. At the end of 30 laps we made it up to 5th and put 6-8 car lengths on the rest of the field. We should have brought it back on the tow truck, not in 5th. Thanks to the crew for all the hard work. We will get it right for Mosport. Looking forward to our next win this Saturday for fan appreciation night. Come out and get your hero cards and candy. See you on the front straight during intermission.

Thursday, June 25, 2009

Excellent opportunity in Thunderbay!

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Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Check out women in skilled trades courses

Conestoga will be offering WIST Women in the Sklilled Trades courses This fall September 09 check it out!

Monday, June 15, 2009

New jobs in the system today!

Just approved positions Mechanical Insulator in Ottawa, Hairdresser in Toronto Westin Harbour Castle, Auto Motive Service Tech in Oakville. Sign into apprenticesearch to check out the job vacancies.

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

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Ontario Pro Challenge Race Schedule 2009

Here is a link to the race dates and locations of the Ontario Pro Challenge Race Series for 2009 looking forward to seeing everyone out to see Tim Norris drive his way to victory this season.

Monday, June 8, 2009

Practice makes perfect

It took a while, 75 laps of practice to be sure we had the right setup. Dave,Jason, Tom and Jim all did a great job wrenching on the car. We tried everything this week, including the kitchen sink. Shocks, springs, sway bar, brakes, wedge and tire pressures. It was a lot of work. Third in the heat race and finally a big win in the feature. Kawartha was the last remaining track that our team had not won a race. The pass around the outside of turn 1 was a little scary. I trusted the adjustments the crew made to the car and it all worked out. Another good points night and a thrilling race for the fans. Hard work and effort always pay off. I was not so lucky at the slots, but that's another story.

Thursday, June 4, 2009

Kawartha here we come

Sunny skies are in the forecast. We look forward to the trek up 35/115. After a couple of test sessions and long nights in the shop we are ready to go. 4th in points is a great start. Here's to moving up the standings. Racing starts at 6pm, see you there.

Thursday, May 21, 2009

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Sunday, April 19, 2009

Testing testing 1 2 3

Finally after a long winters nap the race tracks are open for testing. The Pro Challenge cars were at Flamboro Speedway on Saturday. 10 drivers showed up and were ready to race. The Rookie title will be a good fight this year, and the race for the top 3 should be tougher than ever. A bunch of spins and brushing the wall made things interesting. The car ran perfect and we dodged all the on track mayhem. We just need to shake off some cob webs from the driver. Looking forward to May 9Th. See you there

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Questions about in school

Does an employer prefer to have the in-school portion completed prior to hiring you (as in Co-op apprenticeship) or do they prefer you to serve a traditional apprenticeship and attend the in-school portion when notified by MTCU?

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Anonymous Writes

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Thursday, February 5, 2009

Daytona 500

Who is your pick for the big race? Gordon? Earnhardt? Johnson? Edwards? The Biff? Ford ? Chevy? Dodge? or Toyota? Will there be a big one?

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Important always wear your safety gear.

Just a quick reminder to always wear the appropriate safety equipment. Things can happen in the blink of an eye!!! No Joke......
Please read this article it is an important reminder. We need to protect ourselves, we are responsible for keeping ourselves safe at work and at home. This is especially true when you have high speed power tools involved!