Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Some unfilled apprenticeship positions in Western Ontario

Job# Trade
#  level
13125 Truck & Coach Technician x 1 2nd year in Listowel
13121 Truck & Trailer Service Technician x 1 4th year in St. Agatha
13096 Heavy Duty Equipment Technician x 1 1st year in Hamilton
13096 Refrigeration & AC Mechanic x 1 3rd year in Dundas
13091 General Carpenter x 1 2nd year in Glanbrook
13050 Alignment & Brakes Technician x 1 2nd year in Palmerston
13022 Automotive Service Technician  x 1 3rd year in Auburn
13013 Truck & Coach Technician x 2 2nd year in Baden
12983 Automotive Service Technician  x 1 2nd year in Guelph
12959 Electrician x 1 3rd year in Stoney Creek
12960 Industrial Mechanic Millwright  x 1 3rd year in Stoney Creek
12929 Auto Body Repair x 1 1st year in Waterdown
12893 Hairstylist x 1 1st year in Waterdown
12892 Powered Lift Truck Technician x 1 1st year in Kitchener
12861 Truck & Trailer Service Technician x 1 3rd year in Guelph
12854 Auto Body Repairer x 1 2nd year in Waterdown
12837 Automotive Service Technician  x 1 3rd year in Hamilton

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Monday, June 17, 2013

A rough time at the Beach

Varney's race was a wash as Mother Nature dumped rain on the whole province.  That allowed some time off for the Pro Challenge drivers.  When we arrived at Sauble Beach, the track was in rough shape.  It was full of dirt, sand and was making teams change the set ups on the race cars.  We did the same, made the suspension softer, added some spacers and that seemed to help the car turn.  In the heat, we made a great last lap pass to get to second place.  The common theme was drivers trying too hard.  The cars were sliding the front wheels across the track every time you tried to go a little faster.  Rusty drivers, a few weeks off and a slippery track made the feature a wild one.
Starting in 8th on the outside, I was cleared to the inside of turn 1 on lap 2.  I moved down and went to work on the car in front of me.  Then on the lap 3.... BANG... I was drilled in the back by the guy behind me.  This sent my car sideways into the infield.  Sliding across the wet grass makes controlling a car nearly impossible.  I managed to keep the slide going until the middle of turns 3 and 4.  That's when I slid into the side of the 02 car and saved myself from wrecking.  I also passed 2 cars in the process.  This is not the way I wanted the night to start.  The 02 car took offence to my body check and proceeded to try and smash the rear bumper off my car.  After trying for the third time, he simply took us out of the race by spinning us out.  I was very fortunate not to hit anything and all the cars missed me as I was parked on the track facing the wrong way.   That is when I was struck by Lightening.  Not real Lightening, the 00 car of "Lightening" Lilycrop.  And that is where it all ended, the right front was completely destroyed.  I started the car to see if it would move, it did but I could not steer it.  On the tow truck hook we went for the ride of shame back to the trailer.  Our first DNF in 3 years.  Back at the shop on Sunday morning I ripped the front end off.  Lots of damage to the suspension, shock, spring, A arms, spindle, rim, tire, bumper and cover. That made for a Happy Father's Day. Ouch!!!!!
Good news is that I have the spindle cut apart and will weld it back together tonight. 
Should be running on Tuesday night for practice if all goes well.
Battle Scars make the car look mean...I just hope they make go fast again too.

First at Flamboro

After a great start to the season at Sunset we headed off to our home track.  I always feel pressure when I arrive at Flamboro.  It seems my whole family and a bunch of friends  always attend.  They all ask me the same question.  Are you going to win? 
The car worked great during practice.  One turn on the sway bar and we were set for the heat race. 
I could drive the car anywhere on the track.  Passing cars on the high side and the low line.  Quickly we were in the lead and first to the checkered flag.  Up next was the feature.  Time to make sure our new GoPro camera is turned on.  I found that the case was open in the car and the camera was gone.  I asked the team, but nobody had removed it.  I was upset about the camera and used that as motivation in the feature race.  Starting 7th and chasing down some really fast cars.  I had a solid lead at the halfway point when a caution came out for the 20 car.  He was almost completely on top of the back straight wall.  Not sure exactly how he got there, but he says someone helped him get there.  From there out I drove a solid race keeping the lead to the finish.  Now we are tied for the points lead.
Looking forward to Varney.