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Toronto Indy 2013

Wednesday, July 17th, 2013


Firestone TireAmerica, F@#% Yeah!
Saturday Paul Tracy negotiates for a Stadium Super Truck ride on SundayPaul TracyTrapped ducks trying to get back across lakeshoreTrapped ducks!
Setting up the Super Stadium Trucks jumps!Reading the Super Stadium Trucks jumps!Video 2013-07-13 14 18 42Video 2013-07-13 14 30 20Video 2013-07-14 14 12 49Shea meets Shea

Toronto Indy 2013, a set on Flickr.

Posted on flickr, my photos from the Toronto Indy 2013. The highlight for me was the Stadium Super Trucks taking on the Indy tracks with the addition of jumps!

Geeky & Productive Way to Start 2012 F1 Season

Friday, March 16th, 2012

Here’s my geeky and productive way to start off the 2012 Formula 1 season: Textexpander shortcuts for Formula 1 driver names.

I’ve blogged about Textexpander before: mattclare.ca/blog/2009/08/28/textexpander/ In short, with TextExpander installed on your Mac you can type short key-commands, like “ddate” which is automatically replaced with something like Thursday March 15, 2012 saving keystrokes and looking things up. I store handy E-Mail responses or marking responses in TextExpander shortcuts as well as things like HTML elements and other filler text.

There is also the compatible MS Windows option: PhraseExpress.

For the 2012 Formula 1 season I’ve taken the Formula 1 timing and scoring three letter short code abbreviations and turned them into a Textpander group. This should help me bang-out my tweets, blog postings, gripes and other comments about F1.

3 Letter Driver Abbreviation
ALO Fernando Alonso F1ALO
BUT Jenson Button F1BUT
DIR Paul di Resta F1DIR
DLR Pedro de la Rosa F1
GLO Timo Glock F1GLO
GRO Romain Grosjean F1GRO
HAM Lewis Hamilton F1HAM
HUL Nico Hulkenberg F1HUL
KAR Narain Karthikeyan F1KAR
KOB Kamui Kobayashi F1KOB
KOV Heikki Kovalainen F1KOV
MAL Pastor Maldonado F1MAL
MAS Felipe Massa F1MAS
MSC Michael Schumacher F1MSC
PER Sergio Perez F1PER
PET Vitaly Petrov F1PET
PIC Charles Pic F1PIC
RAI Kimi Raikkonen F1RAI
RIC Daniel Ricciardo F1RIC
ROS Nico Rosberg F1ROS
SEN Bruno Senna F1SEN
VER Jean-Eric Vergne F1VER
VET Sebastian Vettel F1VET
WEB Mark Webber F1WEB

Here is the TextExpander Group for you to either download or subscribe to.

2012 Formula One Season: Fantasy Racing

Thursday, March 15th, 2012

This weekend is the first race of the 2012 Formula 1 season. I’m excited and I hope you are too.

One part of the season that always gets me excited is entering my team, ZERO Racing, in Mitch & Brooke’s Fantasy Racing competition. I’m encouraging you to as well.

All you have to do is pick a team name and then a driver from all of six groups provided. The only prize is respect, and you should probably check back once and while to see how you’re doing, but if you let me know your team I’ll be sure to give you credit for besting mine.

Something else to look forward to is the new look I donated in the form of pictures and CSS to Mitch & Brooke’s Fantasy Racing. I hope to see it applied soon — once the guys are done starting the season etc. Here’s a preview:

Tall Pines Rally 2011

Sunday, November 27th, 2011

2nd Last Corner, Iron Bridge, Tall Pines Rally
I had a great time at the 2011 Rally of the Tall Pines in Bancroft Ontario Canada this weekend. Great weather and a good result for Crazy Leo. Thanks to all the volunteers and towns people who make the weekend happen.

My Flickr photo set at www.flickr.com/photos/mattclare/sets/72157628184149659/with/6416075347/
the results are posted at rallyscoring.com/results/2011/TallPines/index.htm

2nd Last Corner, Iron Bridge, Tall Pines Rally2nd Last Corner, Iron Bridge, Tall Pines Rally2nd Last Corner, Iron Bridge, Tall Pines RallyLada, 2nd Last Corner, Iron Bridge, Tall Pines RallyGalton Special Stage, Tall Pines Rally2nd Last Corner, Iron Bridge, Tall Pines Rally
N. Matthew, Iron Bridge 1Galton Special Stage, Tall Pines RallyN. Matthew, Iron Bridge 42nd Last Corner, Iron Bridge, Tall Pines Rally2nd Last Corner, Iron Bridge, Tall Pines Rally2nd Last Corner, Iron Bridge, Tall Pines Rally
Audi TT, 2nd Last Corner, Iron Bridge, Tall Pines RallyN. Matthew, Iron Bridge 52nd Last Corner, Iron Bridge, Tall Pines Rally2nd Last Corner, Iron Bridge, Tall Pines Rally2nd Last Corner, Iron Bridge, Tall Pines RallyN. Matthew, Iron Bridge 6

Tall Pines Rally 2011, a set on Flickr.

Fantasy Formula 1

Monday, March 21st, 2011

As the 2011 season is almost upon us I’m once again encouraging you to sign-up for Mitch & Brooke’s F1 Fantasy Racing League at www.fantasyautoracers.com/f1_01/

This will be Mitch & Brooke’s F1 Fantasy Racing League 14th year in a row and my third participating. I encourage you to make your team to compete against ZERO Racing, my team. It makes the season that much more fun.

The deadline for the first race is 1 hour before race time on Sunday, March 27th. Go to www.fantasyautoracers.com and sign up now to make sure you get your team in before that deadline. The site looks like it could use a visual update… working on that. But I’m sure you can look past that.

To get you in the mood, here’s a great tribute to Ayrton Senna from Top Gear, featuring Lewis Hamilton. Can’t wait for the new season or to see the Senna movie!