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Merry Christmas to all from the D.A.C. !
Our annual Christmas dinner was a success.
Here are a few photos (click for large) from the event at The Old Country Inn, Unionville Friday Dec 8th.


Learn More About Ice Racing
Anyone wishing to try ice racing or find out more about it can do so on Saturday, December 9th at 1pm.
Location is at the CASC office.
Address: 1110 Finch Ave W, suite 222 in North York. MAP link

2018 Ice Race Rules & Regs Released
Rules And Regs  (downloadable PDF file - size 375KB)
- current 2018 version updated 2017-11-16 (possible minor revions to come after Ice Race Meeting Nov. 19th)

Vote for this Year's Recipient of the Sylvia Schultz and Beaver Awards
All DAC members were emailed a poll today (2017-11-14) asking you to vote for this year's recipient of the Beaver and Sylvia Schultz awards.
Please click the link contained in the email and vote your choice for the recipient of each award from the list of nominees.
The Beaver award goes to the DAC member who has done the most for the CLUB over the last year and
the Sylvia Schultz award goes to the DAC member who has done the most for the SPORT over the last year.

DAC Christmas Dinner

The Old Country Inn
198 Main St,
Unionville, ON

To make your reservation please email Karen Vereecken or call 416-264-2551

***NEW*** for 2018 - Try ice racing for under $100 !
Ice Race Trial Licence Program

Not sure if you're ready to make the commitment to a full season of ice racing?
There will now be a special one day, one time licence available for the bargain price of $15.
To take advantage of the program, you will need to do the following:
- borrow/rent/buy a car prepared to the ice racing rules that has passed annual tech inspection
- borrow/buy a helmet that meets the CASC Ice Racing Regulations
- complete a licence application, a waiver, and a short test on flag signals and race procedures
- pay $15 for a one day licence
- arrange an experienced ice racer to go with you as a "coach" (if you don't know one, we'll find you one)
- pay a one day entry fee to the event (between $65 and $85) And you're racing, wheel to wheel!
(reprinted from CASC Ice Race Trial Licence Program )

Reminder - Ice Race Annual Organizers and Drivers/Workshop Sunday Nov. 19
Sheraton Parkway North
9005 Leslie St. at Hwy #7
Richmond Hill ( MAP )

Organizers Meeting:
CASC link
Drivers Meeting/Workshop:
CASC link

Photos Added to DAC Photos Page

Photos from a 1973 Ontario Road Race Calendar that I recently received ...  DAC Photos Page

DAC AGM Meeting

Thanks to Joe Chan for hosting us! Your board members as of January 1st, 2018 are ...

Sandy Macnie - President
Ralph Klingmann - Vice President
Ralph Klingmann - Membership
Irene Ott - Treasurer
Karen Vereeken - Secretary
Scott Miller - Competition
Severin Haas - Advisory Counsel
Gianni Biral - Advisory Counsel
Mike Nilson - Advisory Counsel & Historian

Klaus Bytzek - Painter, Poet, Race Car Driver
Clip from a TSN broadcast 2000

Horst Kroll - Obituaries

1) Ogden Funeral Home
Toronto Star

Ogden Funeral Home
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm Thursday, November 2, 2017
Ogden Funeral Home
4164 Sheppard Avenue East Scarborough, Ontario, Canada M1S 1T3 - 

Memorial Service:
1:00 pm Friday, November 3, 2017
Ogden Funeral Homes - Chapel
4164 Sheppard Avenue East Scarborough, Ontario, Canada M1S 1T3 -

Ice Race Annual Organizers and Drivers/Workshop - Date Changed to Nov. 19
Jonathan Rashleigh (Ice Race Director) has changed the date to Sunday 19th from Saturday 18th
Organizers Meeting schedule:
CASC link
Drivers Meeting/Workshop schedule:
CASC link

DAC Annual Elections

***CORRECTION !!! Business name change - see below !

The November monthly meeting is our AGM and elections meeting.
Thursday, Nov. 9th, 2017, 7:00 pm at

Paragon Competition
1681 Langstaff Rd., Unit 12
Vaughan, Ont.
Canada L4K 5T3
( MAP )

We need a good showing for this meeting so please plan on attending.
It's important for the continued health of our club that members step up and participate!
In the unfortunate event you cannot attend and wish to participate in the voting,
you may appoint another member (in good standing) to act on your behalf by proxy.
To be valid, proxies must be deposited with the club Vice-President, Ralph Klingmann or
in his absence, club Secretary Karen Vereecken) before 7:00 p.m., November 9, 2017.

Download A Proxy Form:
Proxy2017PDF (fillable PDF format).
Proxy2017DOC (DOC file)

Proxies may also be mailed to:
Karen Vereecken
41 Lake Drive North
Keswick, Ontario, Canada.
L4P 1A2 

or E-mailed to: 
Ralph Klingmann

2018 Ice Race Schedule

Horst Kroll - Funeral Services Details

Webpage: Ogden Funeral Home

5:00 pm - 9:00 pm Thursday, November 2, 2017
Ogden Funeral Home
4164 Sheppard Avenue East Scarborough, Ontario, Canada M1S 1T3 - 

Memorial Service:
1:00 pm Friday, November 3, 2017
Ogden Funeral Homes - Chapel
4164 Sheppard Avenue East Scarborough, Ontario, Canada M1S 1T3 -

RIP Horst Kroll

Long time DAC member Horst Kroll has passed away - more details to follow as they are available.
Eleven vintage photos of Horst ...
Click - courtesy Gettyimages.ca
Canadian Motorsport Hall of Fame inductee ... Click - CMHF - Horst Kroll
Horst's DAC Members listing ... Click 

CASC AGM - annual general meeting, elections, division meetings and division workshops
Nov 18th & 19th, 2017 at the Sheraton Parkway North
600 Highway 7, Richmond Hill, ON, L4B 1B2, Canada  (905) 881-2121 -

DAC Members Webpage Overhaul
In the ongoing updating/overhaul of the DAC website I am currently working on updating our Members webpage
What I want is an up-to-date, hi quality look to the images found there. After all - this is our “public face”.

Please provide the most up-to-date, highest quality and resolution photos of your
1 - Head/mug shot
2 - Race Car (or street car or both) - you may send up to 2 of each.
3 - Website address (Optional)
I will edit them so don't worry about that

Get the above to me by any one of the three following ways (whichever works best for you):
a) post to our
FaceBook Group I'll get them from there or
b) email
scoty@rogers.com - send your actual files as an attachment or
c) email the links to them
scoty@rogers.com  - that's if they’re already on the internet somewhere.
[How to do Opt. c - Make sure you’re viewing the full sized image on the internet, right click on the image, choose “Copy Image Address” then paste the link into your email to me]

Old (current) Members page ...
Old Members Webpage
New Members page ... New Members Webpage but we need more and better photos!

Thx much
DAC website

This in from DAC member Tyson Bytzek
I sat out the last 2 rounds of the Radical cup as I decided to sell the car after COTA.
Will be racing a Praga R1 at FARA/PBOC events in Florida this winter and my F3 car next year in Formula Libre.
Here are a few pics including some from my race at Daytona a few weeks ago in the Praga.
I also uploaded a video (Onboard Praga R1T at Daytona. FARA Sprint race #2 to YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rdctXqth4IQ


A Beginners Basics of Ice Racing
I've created a new DAC page called Go Ice Racing - provides basic information and answers typical questions that people wanting to get into ice racing would find helpful.
The page is linked to in the "Race" and "About" sections of this page as well

The website has had and overhaul and facelift!
Click the image below for a larger image detailing some of the changes then take a tour and let me know if anything isn’t working correctly – I have tested extensively before going live but there’s always something – just email me at scoty@rogers.com.
Not all pages have been updated to the new look yet, some of these may be converted, others may go to an offsite page in the future.

Click for Large

D.A.C. Booth at Mosport this weekend!
Stefan Haas and Rick Creuzburg are setting up a D.A.C. hospitality area at Mosport this Saturday for the Celebration weekend. They will be set up on the outside of turn 3. Look for Stef's brown Die-nasty Chevy Van, and a Castrol banner. Come and join us any time during the day for brats, beverages, and happy music !!! Print free entry tickets here... http://www.casc.on.ca/sites/default/files/4_casc_sept_30-oct_1_2017_wicket.pdf

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 (
) - 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

!!! CORRECTION !!!  - 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

The New Board listings for 2017 have been updated
Check it out here ... The Board

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