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DAC Go-Kart and BBQ Event - July 15

The D.A.C. is having a Go-Kart event at 3S Go-Karts (Sutton) for Saturday July 15 at 10:30 AM - http://www.3sgokartsinternational.com (MAP) followed by a BBQ lunch and swim (bring lawn chair, towel, swimsuit) at Karen Vereeken’s home at 41 Lake Drive North, Keswick (MAP) - beer and food supplied by Karen.

We need a minimum of 10 participants to get a discounted rate of $100 (tax inc) per person. Each person gets 50 laps in one of 6 high performance go-karts. They are specially tuned 6.5 hp Honda powered karts in light weight racing chassis. Drive format is timed laps, Karts will be spaced out (not wheel to wheel), however if we convince the owner we can drive in a safe and capable fashion, he will allow us to race wheel to wheel. In any case, we have several options of how to split up our allotted track time.

We have driver’s meeting at 10:45, and Karts roll out at 11:00.
To race you must have a minimum valid G-Class license.
Racing suits and helmets provided, unless you care to bring your own. Bring closed footwear.

This is open to club members and their invited friends.

Please note this is a weather dependent event. If it is due to rain we will call it off Friday night and try to reschedule for July 22nd.

If we can count on you to come out please confirm your attendance by emailing scoty@rogers.com 

This is going to be great fun! 



TIME CHANGE - DAC Monthly Meeting and Awards Nite
Martin Hoeschele had originally set today's meeting time at 4:30PM (16:30 hours for your ppl on military time) so that's what I posted here (no need to email me - email our president) and he has now changed the time of the meeting to 7:30PM (19:30 hours). I only received this info just now, June 1st at 1:34pm (13:34 hours). MAP  


DAC Monthly Meeting and Awards Nite
This Thursday June 1st is our monthly meeting and will be combined with the presentation of awards and trophies for 2016. Arrive around 5-ish at The 3 Monkeys Pub, 1585 Warden Ave., Scarbourough just south of the 401 on the east side of Warden. MAP  
We were unable to have our usual annual awards banquet in Minden as this year the DAC icerace weekend was cancelled due to the weather.


CASC 2017 Ice Race Awards Banquet
The CASC Ice Race Awards banquet was held Saturday, April 29th. DAC was well represented by the awards received if not by the number of DAC members -  myself (Scott Miller) and Ahmad Khodkar being the only ones who participated and both won multiple championships!

Ahmad Khodkar
1st in All Wheel Drive Street Studs, class 14
- Overall Street Studs 2nd Driver Champ

Scott Miller
- 1st in Rear Wheel Drive Rubber-To-Ice, class 1
- 1st in Rear Wheel Drive, Rubber-To-Ice, class 11
- Overall Rubber-To-Ice Champ
- Overall Rubber-To-Ice 2nd driver Champ
- Tim Whitfield trophy Rear Engine Ice Race Champion
- PMSC trophy Ice Race Champ of Ontario
- Minden Kinsmen trophy  Overall 2nd Driver Champ - *Phew*!



New Venue For May Meeting
The DAC Thursday May 4th meeting will be held at The 3 Monkeys Pub 1585 Warden Ave., Scarbourgh 416-609-1511 (just south of the 401) - MAP


Suzan Payne Receives Volunteer Service Award
Congratulations to DAC Life Member Suzan Payne who was presented with the Ontario Volunteer Service Award for her (cough, cough) 40 years of volunteer service with the DAC at the Concordia Club in Kitchener by local MPP, Daiene Vernile, on Sunday, April 9, 2017
Full Article and photos (PDF file) ...


Ice Race Season Cancelled

It was officially announced yesterday by our ice race director Jonathan Rashleigh that the 2017 Ice Race season has been brought to an end. Despite the best efforts of the local Kinsmen the excessive rain and mild temperatures earlier this week (and the same early the week before) washed  away enough of the snow and melted enough of the ice that the season had to be cancelled.

We only managed to complete 3 1/2 weekends out of 6 scheduled for this year. :(

The DAC awards banquet will be rescheduled sometime soon in Toronto - TBA


New Monthly Meeting Venue
The DAC held our monthly meeting last night for the first time at The Blackhorn Steakhouse, 251 Ellesmere, Scarborough. It was agreed by all in attendance at the meeting that we will continue to hold our monthly meetings there.

Updated DAC Logo
DAC member Kye Wankum is helping to promote our club and hopes to attract club membership by a prominent display of our logo on his race car. In the process of producing the "artwork" required to get the logo printed for the car he has also given our logo a bit of a facelift. The use of this revised logo on Kye's car was given permission at the meeting







This design will also be more vinyl graphic friendly






Ice Race Weekend Postponed...
The DAC hosted ice race weekend has been postponed to March 11th and 12th


Address given in previous post for meeting location had a typo error

Next DAC Meeting
The DAC will hold our next meeting at The Blackhorn Steakhouse, 251 Ellesmere Rd (not 51 Ellesmere), Scarborough (MAP)

Beaver and Sylvia Schulz Award Winners
Trophies will be handed out at our annual Awards Banquet Saturday night, Feb. 25th in Minden at the Grill On The Gull (main street next to the bridge).
24 members voted
and the results are:

Sylvia Schultz Award
(Club member who has done the most for the Sport in the past year or on an ongoing basis)
Winner: Ralph Klingmann








Beaver Award
(Club member who has done the most for the Club in the past year or on an ongoing basis )
Winner: Scott Miller












Next DAC Meeting ...
The DAC will hold our next meeting at The Blackhorn Steakhouse, 251 Ellesmere Rd, Scarborough (MAP), Thursday March 2nd.

Voting for Beaver and Sylvia Schultz Awards Has Ended ...
Results will be posted later


DAC Ice Race Weekend in Minden - Feb. 25 & 26
The DAC will be hosting our annual ice races in Minden Ontario Feb. 25th and 26th. We'll also hold our Awards Banquet Saturday night at the Grill On The Gull (on main street next to the bridge). Here's a little video to wet your appetite from last weekend ... Video 


Vote For The Recipient Of the Sylvia Schultz And Beaver Awards
To vote click here (members only please) ... VOTE
These awards will be presented at the annual DAC awards banquet to be held Saturday, Feb 25, 2017 in conjunction with the DAC hosted ice race weekend in Minden Ontario - venue to be announced

Your New Executive/Board listings for 2017 have been updated
Check out the Executive page


Horst Petermann Passed Away
Bev Bartling emailed me to let us know Horst Petermann passed away Dec 23, 2016. I can't seem to find too much about his funeral other than Bev says there's supposed to be a graveside service Thursday Dec. 29 at 11 AM at Park Lawn Cemetery ( MAP ) and this obituary


More Video Recovered - Raul Backstroms Sendoff Party
This is unedited "as it rolled" footage ... Rauls Sendoff


Video from the DAC 50th celebration 2008
This is unedited "as it rolled" footage from our 50th anniversary celebrations 8 years ago. In those days there was no-where near the capabillity or editing ability to extract and compile footage shot on what is now a "vintage" camera. Then, like 6 years ago, the camera broke and I could no longer access the video stored on the tapes. Today I finally bought a matching vintage camcorder through Kijiji for $20! that plays back the tapes and allows me to "download" the video off them to my much more capable current computer and editing software. The original footage was by no means HD footage when it was shot as cutting-edge camera technology back then is what we would now call Standard Definition (720x480 lines resolution). I have uploaded a copy to Youtube for y'all.... 50th VIDEO
I have some more DAC footage to transfer to digital yet so will post here occasionally


CASC Ice Race Workshop
This Saturday, Nov. 19 th at the Sheraton Parkway Toronto North Hotel
9005 Leslie St. at Hwy #7 in Richmond Hill
Organizers Meeting 10:00 AM
Drivers Meeting 11:00 AM
Road Racers Meeting 10:00 AM - Noon

Ice Race forms can be viewed at www.casc.on.ca/iceracing_forms
The 2017 Ice Race Rules & Regs can be downloaded from .. HERE



DAC Christmas Party
18:30 on Friday, December 2, 2016 at the Swiss Pick Restaurant, 445 Rexdale Blvd., Etobicoke, Ont., M9W 6K5, 416-746-1698 Map


2016 Annual Elections
To be held during the regular monthly meeting on: Thursday, November 3, 2016, 8:00 p.m. at the Old Country Inn, 198 Main St., Unionville, Canada.
If you cannot attend in person, you may appoint another member (in good standing) to act on your behalf by proxy. Click link below to download (also to print) a proxy form (PDF or DOC versions available), follow submission process on the form.
Proxy Form 2016 (PDF version)
Proxy Form 2016 (DOC version)

GoKart Nite!!!
Thursday, October 13 at Grand Prix Kartways Time slot starts at 5:30pm, but you can register starting at 5:00. Ralph Klingmann will be there to distribute $30 Groupons for unlimited racing. Please email Ralph Klingmann if you are interested and if you will be bringing any friends EMAIL: rklingmann@look.ca

 Grand Prix Kartways... 



DAC Annual Summer BBQ
Was a smashing success! Thanks to John Gagliardi for hosting us and providing a wonderful venue, Gary Nicholson and Simon Gagliardi for BBQing the amazing food, Rick Creuzburg for entertaining us. Here's a short video of the event .... VIDEO


Please Note Time Change - DAC Annual BBQ
330 Oakdale Rd., Unit # 3, North York - Aug. 18th, at 18:00-21:00 hosted by DAC member John Gagliardi


Goodwood Go Karting Aug 6th
5200 2nd Concession, Stouffvillle, Ont. L4A 7X4

We need 10 participants to confirm for this event to be a DAC exclusive with DAC discount.
In this Exclusive Grand Prix format, participants receive 45min of on-track driving time which is broken up into four on-track sessions (Two Rounds of Practice, Qualifying, Feature Race). The event kicks-off with mandatory training (Driver’s meeting). It is important to note, this program is designed for the rookie and/or beginner and as such we provide detailed instruction to all participants. The meeting covers rules of the track, meanings of the racing flags and of course a “How to” guide regarding the use of the karts. Included in this package is everything from the approved safety equipment, high performance racing karts (speeds up to 75km/h), exclusive track rental and even your very own personalized podium presentation.
Based on a minimum of 10 participants your group would be looking at a cost of $125 per person. I will extend a special rate of $105 per person because of your industry ties. This price includes all the equipment and rentals needed to run your Exclusive Grand Prix. 

FaceBook Event

Please contact Karen at 416-417-1925.
There will be a burger lunch at my home in Markham following event.

Annual DAC BBQ Thursday Aug 18th
330 Oakdale Rd., Unit # 3, North York at 4:00pm hosted by DAC member John Gagliardi



Starting October 6th Monthly Meetings Will Be Held On The 1st Thursday Of The Month
Effective October 6th the DAC monthly meetings day will be changed from the 1st Wednesday of the month to the 1st Thursday of the month held at the Old Country Inn, 198 Main Street, Unionville

D.A.C. Lapping Get-together at Toronto Motorsports Park (Cayuga) July 23, 5-9 PM
We have been offered a 20% discount - cost per car is $80. Please RSVP to Rick (
creuz@sympatico.ca ) to get on the list by noon on Friday July 22nd. We will have a sausage roast and beverages. Uli Bieri said he would be there and likely join us. Note this is not a "D.A.C. only" event, we are just joining the regular open lapping evening session.
If anyone wishes to stay later and do an overnight, we can always always get a couple rooms at Jay’s Motel which is only 13 km away. A room with a single queen bed is $85, two double beds is $110. It has positive reviews as a clean and simple place, and is known for delicious breakfast waffles

Go ahead and make your own arrangements for the Motel.

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