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by Jamie
Sat Jan 06, 2007 3:20 pm
Forum: FAST Related
Topic: Rotaries?
Replies: 8
Views: 4742

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: 6667

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: 34850

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: 13201

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: 34850

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: 4499

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: 32331

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: 32331

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: 32331

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: 32331

* 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...
by Jamie
Fri Dec 22, 2006 7:44 pm
Forum: FAST Related
Topic: New classing/points
Replies: 56
Views: 32331

That would be awesome if we had a "ticker" computer. Gulf Coast in Ft. Myers has one, I haven't seen it yet though. They need something to keep people awake between runs...I had time for a nap between each of mine at the state championships. I have an old laptop I'm willing to donate to the cause, ...
by Jamie
Fri Dec 22, 2006 6:53 pm
Forum: Upcoming Autocross
Topic: Jan 13, 2006 @ SPC
Replies: 62
Views: 34850

blacksheep-1 wrote:BTW what are the rules?
Rules? In a knife fight?

Actually, there are a few:
1. Sign the insurance waiver.
2. Pay the registration fee.
3. Enter and exit the course at the designated points, and stay on course in between.
4. No speeding off course.

Simple! :D
by Jamie
Fri Dec 22, 2006 6:47 pm
Forum: FAST Related
Topic: New classing/points
Replies: 56
Views: 32331

impalanut wrote:#2 doesn't require any calculations for the base classes.
There are only two classes in #2 -- a street tire class and a race tire class. Cars within those two classes are indexed using the PAX index, which is based on the SCCA class structure.
by Jamie
Thu Dec 21, 2006 11:40 pm
Forum: Upcoming Autocross
Topic: Jan 13, 2006 @ SPC
Replies: 62
Views: 34850

Registration is now open on http://www.myautoevents.com , visible to everyone with access to a computer! Go to the site homepage and click on the link for autocross events -- we're on the January schedule. Online registration will remain open until 11 Jan to give us time to compile the entries. Wal...
by Jamie
Thu Dec 21, 2006 10:55 pm
Forum: FAST Related
Topic: New classing/points
Replies: 56
Views: 32331

Since Steve and Brian asked me to run this to a conclusion, I'm inclined towards one of two choices: Choice 1: Eight classes, divided up by displacement, modifications, and tires A - Modified race tire (all) B- Production race tire 3 liters and greater C - Production race tire less than 3 liters D -...

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