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Each generation since the inception of the first vehicle, our earliest memories are exposed to a plethora of images, sound bites, and marketing initiatives geared to create the ultimate automotive fantasies.

We are taught in our youngest years that driving is fun, sexy, and offers a heightened sense of thrill, control, enjoyment, and excitement. You’ve never seen James Bond hunt down the bad guy with a sedan. Movies like American Graffiti, Gone in 60 Seconds, Fast & Furious, Transformers, even Disney’s Cars greatly impact our automotive perception; magazine ads, television commercials (are you a ‘Ram Tough’ or the ‘Heartbeat of America’ type of vehicle owner?), toys and games (Hot Wheels, Barbie…Yes-even Barbie has a Dream Car,  Forza, and Need for Speed), even Febreeze ‘New Car Smell’  tells us that ‘our’ vehicle is an extension of ‘our’ personality.

Yet, at the age when we are most impressionable, we are offered the opportunity to gain a Learners Permit, we are told to forget everything we’ve ever seen and experienced about the exciting life as a ‘Driver’…it’s time to learn the rules and become ‘responsible’! ….. and YES Responsible we are, but are we responsible enough?

Auto racing began 5 minutes after the second car was built.- Henry Ford

Embracing New Roads unquestionably endorses and promotes every aspect of road traffic safety, while at the same time we also feel there are safe, controlled places to express our most powerful desire to “embrace” the fun and excitement of being behind the wheel.

The purpose of Embracing New Roads is to ignite the attention and actively engage a young audience to be aware of the social pressures and real-life consequences of driving under substance impairment, driver anger, distracted driving, speed, safe conduct and courtesy. Our goal is to take away the perceived glamour of undesired social acceptance of the above realities including street racing that is portrayed by Hollywood and offer a safe and controlled alternative to unsanctioned and illegal forms of auto racing that occurs on public roads.  Blue Line Racing Association (BLRA) is currently in schools sharing the Embracing New Roads message along with Vision Zero.

NO PREACHING, NO LECTURES, NO JUDGEMENT

WE WANTED TO HAVE A FRANK CONVERSATION ABOUT DRIVING SAFETY

THESE PEOPLE REPRESENT PREOFESSSIONAL DRIVERS, POLICE, FIREFIGHTERS, AND YOU.

THESE ARE REAL PEOPLE, NOT ACTORS

INTRODUCTION

HERE’S WHAT THEY HAD TO SAY ABOUT…

Let the Adventure begin…….RACE DAY

Safety through Education

Castrol Raceway is proud to provide racing programs for the novice motorsport enthusiast designed to encourage “Speed” in a safe, controlled, and fun environment taking it off the streets. In partnership with the Edmonton Polices Services Blue Line Racing program and the RCMP Y.I.E.L.D. (Youth Initiative for Education in Lifestyle & Driving)

http://bluelineracing.ca/                               http://www.yieldassociation.ca/           

LEARN MORE ABOUT OUR PUBLIC PROGRAMS

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Blue Line Racing and Castrol Raceway have the knowledge, connections and ability to bring together all elements believed needed to create the program, present to the Gen Z audience in school, market socially, market through mass media, offer safety alternatives to speed and partner with other organizations who share the same safety concerns as we do.

A very special Thank You to our honored supporters



Comments Off on THANK YOU CASTROL RACEWAY!
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Huge thank you to Castrol Raceway for their generosity and support to Blue Line Racing over the years!



Comments Off on Chumpcar Canada Oil Town’s Double Dozen
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It was great weekend at the Castrol Raceway for the “Oil Town’s Double Dozen” Chumpcar Canada Race…

As already posted we popped an engine in our first race, however we were able to do an engine swap and be back on the track with in 5 hrs. Unfortunately a pin hole leak in a frost plug cost us to pull the car off again for a repair. The race was red flagged shortly after due to lightning.

We then ran the car for the second race and were sidelined for a couple hours as the car was smoking bad. Turns out it was a bad rear main seal, after a trip to the parts store, we were back in the race.

Big shout out to the team members who not only put in wrench time to get the cars up and running, but kept our spirits up when we thought there was no hope!

Greg Siemens  – huge help with both the build of the car and keeping it on the track for the race.
Roy Wallace – A wealth of knowledge with respect racing, building cars, and overall positivity to the team!
Sanjay Muduliar – Not only was he there for the build, he was our official parts runner..lol… He went to 3 places looking for a rear main seal!
Garrett Dymchuck – Arranged for the exhaust and was there for the engine swap
Ryan Richards – Huge asset at the track, not only did he get his hands dirty, he motivated the team to continue when we thought our race was over!

Because of these guys we completed the race!

This was a great experience, we will see you all at Hot August Nights, Driven and Street Legal Full throttle, I can’t wait for the next Chumpcar race!

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Comments Off on Summer Update
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Hi all,
Well we are near the end of summer so I should give you all an update on what we’ve been up to.  This year has certainly been busy with unexpected surprises.

We were proud to display the new wrap on the truck and trailer (donated by EM Plastics, Arlon, and Fleet FX) as we rolled down the highway to our events. We received “thumbs up” from passing motorists and complements at every stop.  This has really raised the level of professionalism for the team and we conducted a few media interviews (see attached link)
http://www.motocirque.com/blog/2015/8/20/if-youre-going-to-race-race-with-the-cops

We decided to make a “slight change” to the Duster by adding an Edelbrock Nitrous kit but I had no idea that this was going to be a season long challenge of tweaking and fixing…for example: the old fuel system was completely replaced with a new Aeromotive one, then the 16 year old Crane ignition finally quit working and needed a new one (but not after several hours of diagnosing).  Then I learned about nitrous bottles and how to properly fill them so to get a full run.  Once I got everything set just right, the Duster ran a 9.34 at 140mph with a  nice wheel stand for the crowd.  This lasted for 2 weekends until the 18 year old rear gears lost a few teeth from the added power.  So out came the rear end and a new set of gears is going in.  A new data logging system, donated by AEM,  is also being installed so that each run can be monitored more carefully and this will again be a new learning experience for me.

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The surprises didn’t end with the Duster…At one Street Legal event, the Tiburon blew up the clutch and had to get towed back.  Thanks to Centerforce and Fidanza we had the car back up and mobile in a couple of weeks and ready for community events.

The Challenger was running solid all first half of the season with consistent 9.88’s until water started to drip out the right header.  I still haven’t had time to pull the engine to diagnose this issue but hopefully its not too serious.

The Mustang needed some serious tuning but it was our one and only sure running car this year.  I attended a school event near an airport so I was able to demonstrate my drifting abilities to the students on a closed course.  I may be ready to challenge Ken Block now….okay maybe not…but it was still a crowd pleaser.

For more current updates, please visit our facebook page.

Thanks,

Mike

Sgt. Mike Wynnyk
Blue Line Racing Association  / Street Legal Program
c/o Edmonton Police Association



Comments Off on Keeping Busy
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BLR has been keeping busy since our return from Mopars at the Strip. We have since started a Chumpcar project (Stay tuned, we will post photos and details soon!), and have made a few appearances.

On May 2nd 2015 we attended the UC season opener along with the 780tuners crowd. This was a huge event and it was great get out with community. It is amazing the volume of cars that made it out even in spite of the weather!

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Also, check out the video one of the 780 members made: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Wz1IXgA-Kk

On May 6, 2015 Mike and I attended a shop class at Harry Ainlay High School in Edmonton, The kids were great to talk to and interact with. They were very receptive of the program and asked a lot of questions. We also handed out a few passes for Castrol Raceway for the Friday Night Street Legals.

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Lastly, today, May 08, 2015 I just picked up the Tiburon from Cowan. They were kind enough to update the graphics on the Tiburon. Great Job Cowan, and thanks for the continued support!

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-BLOCKER (Keane)

 



Comments Off on Mopar’s at the strip
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Sorry it has taken me a while to update you on our experience at Mopars at the strip,
As usual it was a great opportunity to meet with other Law Enforcement Programs / Education based race teams that are all promoting the same message!
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Big thanks again to Scott Graham of LASD Motorsports ( www.lasdmotorsports.com )
and Andy Lewis of F.I.R.E. – Las Vegas Fire Department ( http://firebike.org/ ) for organizing the race.

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A few of the other teams that were out for the race:

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I wish I could say we rocked it there, but a couple of red lights and mis-dial cause all three cars to go out in the first round. Such is life… We got a whole bunch of track time and exposure:

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Mike and Terry even got some air time with Steve Magnante:

We event took the time to take some team photos, I just wish we could have got some palm trees in the background!

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Thanks again to August at Edelbrock for the support!

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All and we had a great time, and got some great exposure for our program and sponsors.

Mike did a video, feel free to check it out and like us on our Facebook page.

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Blue-Line-Racing-Association/214136468679819

– Keane



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Spent another long day of wrenching, however we were able to get the Aeromotive fuel system installed along withe the Edelbrock nitrous system….

Here is our first pull without Nos…

And our last pull of the night, the full shot!

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That’s right! 651 hp / 524 ft lbs

Again, a big thanks to Utah Chassis and Machine for all the work over the past two days.

 

We are now on the road to Vegas!

 

 



Comments Off on 3 hrs just to get to Red Deer….
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Yesterday was the long haul, it took us nearly 3 hrs just to get to Red Deer.

This was my view for the first three hours! Mikes truck needs some thermalblades!

Red Deer was about the last bit of snow we saw:

We made better time after that and got into Salt Lake City at about 2100

We are now spending a day or two at UCM Dyno Shop in Salt Lake…

Doing the usual beginning of the season stuff.. Oil change on the Mustang…

Can you spot the obvious sponsor placement? (Cough Cough… Mobile 1)

Oil and spark plugs on the Challenger…


Oh… And we can not forget about the Duster… A few giggles courtesy of Edelbrock!



Comments Off on Mopars at the Strip – 2015
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Well there is a tonne of snow here in Edmonton, so this is the perfect time to start another exciting year for Blue Line Racing. Mike and have the newly wrapped truck and trailer on highway 2 heading south to compete in the annual Beat the Heat competition at the Strip in Las Vegas…

 

 



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