Vector low poly rally racing car in white and red livery on the rally stage start Line

Earlier this week, the Maple Leaf Rally Club (MLRC) sent the following email to its club members, includes Chris and Daniel from Demaras Racing.

Everything was looking good!

Message From The Road

It seems we might be getting back to normal soon (whatever the new normal is). We’ll see the ORRC nav rally January Jaunt in March, Rallye Perce Neige in April, moved from February, and more events to come. It’s going to get busy!

But first, some regular business has to be dealt with. The Club Annual General Meeting is coming up March 15, 2022, to review 2021 and hold elections for a couple of Director’s positions. As well, the RSO AGM is March 19. More details below.

Polar Bear Rally (ORRC)
Unfortunately, Polar Bear didn’t happen again this year. While things are definitely loosening up right now on the Covid front, back in January when we had to make a go/no go decision, there was too much uncertainty to proceed. Next year! In the meantime, tho’…

Kawartha Metals Rally Cross Championship
Our first Rally Cross event will take place this Sunday February 27 at Free Flow Motocross Track in Shannonville. Thanks very much to Kawartha Metals Corp for sponsoring this year’s RX series. The track has been prepped and registration is open.

MLRC AGM Tuesday March 15 – 7:30 pm
Official notice was sent to Club members previously. The link for the meeting will be sent shortly. The AGM will include elections for the positions of Treasurer and Director at Large. If you are interested in running for either position and would like more information, contact the club.

RallySport Ontario Annual General Meeting Saturday March 19
The RSO AGM takes place March 19 by webex. MLRC club members can attend or assign their proxy. Full details at the RSO site.

By the end of the week, it was bad news.

For the second time this month, a Rallycorss event in Ontario has been cancelled due to weather issues.

Good evening all, well it’s actually not that good of an evening, unfortunately due to the warm weather and all the rain and snow over the last 2 weeks we will not be able to run this weekends Rally Cross event at Free Flow Motorsport Park.

The note below is from the track owner and as you can see, the course would either be impassable due to water or it would be a skating rink.

“I went up to the track this morning. The entire field got flooded, then we got a blanket of snow that covered the water. The water in the first corner of the track is close to 2 feet deep with a skim of ice on it. We have had 40mm of rain and another 20-30 coming today. If it did freeze, the entire track would be a skating rink so unfortunately, the track will not be drivable.”

We are working with the owner to reschedule the event so if that happens we will let you all know as soon as possible on a new date.

If you have paid any money towards the event we will get it back to you as soon as possible.

Bruce Schulz

MLRC Rally Cross Organizer

Looks like it will be a few more weeks until Demaras Racing gets back on track for its first Rallycross event. Fingers crossed!

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