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by Jamie
Mon Jan 15, 2007 3:15 pm
Forum: FAST Related
Topic: Discuss helmet rule
Replies: 11
Views: 6440

I call em' brain buckets and those won't fly, I don't think they are even DOT approved.... I thought not, too, which would have settled the issue -- then I found several places advertising DOT-approved skid lids. IMO, if the insurance didn't require it, there's no real "need" for a helmet in autocr...
by Jamie
Mon Jan 15, 2007 3:05 pm
Forum: Past Autocross
Topic: Jan 13 at SPC
Replies: 79
Views: 46748

I don't have any problem abiding by the rules if we decide that at SPC everyone must be completely standing 100% upright, but... I was completely able to move immediately for any reason. If anyone was concerned, there should have been a radio broadcast regarding safety. Takes 3 seconds and a friend...
by Jamie
Sun Jan 14, 2007 5:51 pm
Forum: FAST Related
Topic: Discuss helmet rule
Replies: 11
Views: 6440

What started the discussion was whether to allow motorcycle helmets skimpier than the regular open-face helmet -- skid lids and such. Some of those are DOT-approved...IMO, they're not suitable for autocross, where there are pieces of car in close proximity to the sides of the driver's head.
by Jamie
Sat Jan 13, 2007 9:52 pm
Forum: Past Autocross
Topic: Jan 13 at SPC
Replies: 79
Views: 46748

rippin mazda wrote:I really liked the right handed sweeper coming out the second cross over.
Pretty obvious your car liked it too...looking forward to see what you can do on the runway next month.
by Jamie
Sat Jan 13, 2007 9:50 pm
Forum: Past Autocross
Topic: Jan 13 at SPC
Replies: 79
Views: 46748

I'm giddy (or maybe it's the ale... :wink: ) No...we all decided it's your normal state. :) Cranking out close to 400 runs in 4 1/2 hours is nothing to sneeze at -- if we were a little rusty at running this many cars, it didn't show. And a big thanks to Bill Flowers, who once again towed the traile...
by Jamie
Fri Jan 12, 2007 1:34 am
Forum: Upcoming Autocross
Topic: Jan 13, 2006 @ SPC
Replies: 62
Views: 39788

Do we have enough cable to place the finish out there?
by Jamie
Tue Jan 09, 2007 9:07 pm
Forum: FAST Related
Topic: Helmets
Replies: 3
Views: 3363

If you can't find one, we do have a limited number of loaner helmets. We won't let you go bare-headed. :)
by Jamie
Tue Jan 09, 2007 9:05 pm
Forum: Upcoming Autocross
Topic: Jan 13, 2006 @ SPC
Replies: 62
Views: 39788

I think pre-reg should be cut off at least 10 drivers below the limit. Since that wasn't done... pre-reg should definitely be cut off now... and a few on-site regs should be allowed. If people can't read "Walk-on registration is permitted, but site size limits this event to 60 drivers -- preregiste...
by Jamie
Mon Jan 08, 2007 11:06 pm
Forum: Upcoming Autocross
Topic: Jan 13, 2006 @ SPC
Replies: 62
Views: 39788

We're up to 55 drivers pre-registered.
by Jamie
Mon Jan 08, 2007 9:27 pm
Forum: FAST Related
Topic: Rotaries?
Replies: 8
Views: 5574

blacksheep-1 wrote:...from what I've seen the new RX-8s are on par with the mustangs....
In that case, no worries.... :twisted:
by Jamie
Sat Jan 06, 2007 3:20 pm
Forum: FAST Related
Topic: Rotaries?
Replies: 8
Views: 5574

You'd have to go back quite awhile to find a one-rotor Wankel in a U.S.-market car...any NSUs over here? And it seems that 3 and 4-rotor rotaries are pretty rare engines. Looking at other clubs' rulesets, the math seems to be rotary displacement x 2 x # of rotors...which pushes everything beyond the...
by Jamie
Wed Jan 03, 2007 11:55 pm
Forum: FAST Related
Topic: Timing Automation
Replies: 15
Views: 7821

Jamie, what are the specs on that donor laptop of yours? and does it have a serial port and usb? It's an old Gateway Solo -- haven't looked at it for awhile, so don't remember what chip's in it. IIRC, it's running Windows 2000. I'm certain it has a USB port...will have to look at it when I get back...
by Jamie
Mon Jan 01, 2007 6:30 pm
Forum: Upcoming Autocross
Topic: Jan 13, 2006 @ SPC
Replies: 62
Views: 39788

11 days until preregistration closes...22 drivers signed up. Missing many of our regularls...you know who you are...!
by Jamie
Fri Dec 29, 2006 9:21 pm
Forum: FAST Related
Topic: Forum (external, not ours) announcements
Replies: 26
Views: 15397

We might do well to figure out where the local BMW, Porsche and Corvette guys post, as well as the Mustangs (they joined us last year...even ran the event, I believe), and whatever other local clubs there may be. Anyone wanna do some research? Tampa Racing autox/road racing forum: http://www.tampar...
by Jamie
Tue Dec 26, 2006 10:25 pm
Forum: Upcoming Autocross
Topic: Jan 13, 2006 @ SPC
Replies: 62
Views: 39788

I've added a class picklist to the entry form. Those who'd like to edit their entry and class themselves are welcome to do so.
by Jamie
Tue Dec 26, 2006 4:40 pm
Forum: FAST Related
Topic: Novice Instruction
Replies: 6
Views: 5311

I think "best novice instruction" has more to do with experience than with the type of car -- it's a matter of getting the basics across. By the time most drivers really benefit from the nuances of someone experienced in their particular car, they're not really novices any longer.
by Jamie
Sun Dec 24, 2006 8:01 pm
Forum: FAST Related
Topic: New classing/points
Replies: 56
Views: 36791

We may need to think about factory modified cars, and if they need a bump up from standard production to modified. Example: Subaru STI vs standard WRX and Charles' Saabaru in same class. Or, a Neon R/T. It's factory stock, but boosted and modified beyond a standard Neon. Again, we've deliberately d...
by Jamie
Sun Dec 24, 2006 12:53 am
Forum: FAST Related
Topic: New classing/points
Replies: 56
Views: 36791

Native wrote:Jamie, does this make you the Classing Steward....
You're asking me? I thought you were in charge? :)

I can do it.
by Jamie
Sat Dec 23, 2006 9:35 pm
Forum: FAST Related
Topic: New classing/points
Replies: 56
Views: 36791

Native wrote:I have no class
Yes you do...it's G - Production street tire less than 3 liters.

And why aren't you registered yet? :)
by Jamie
Sat Dec 23, 2006 6:33 pm
Forum: FAST Related
Topic: New classing/points
Replies: 56
Views: 36791

* Any external engine modification that alters fuel delivery (alternate carb, altered fuel injection, fuel-air ratio adjusters) Are there any cars that can add forced induction without modifying fuel delivery? I thought of that case when coming up with the option. Technically it's possible. Practic...

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