FAST Open Autocross - Jan 12 - Brooksville

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Postby Loren » Tue Dec 18, 2018 7:41 pm

First Championship event of 2019. We're about half-way through the season. Competition has been CRAZY in a lot of classes with the top 4-8 positions being mere tenths apart in some cases. Of course, you don't have to care about any of that. Just come out and drive yer car!

Registration is open, and nearly half full already. The registration deadline hasn't mattered much over the past few months. The event is likely to sell out long before that. If you want to attend, you should probably go register!

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Basic event details:
  • This is a FAST Open autocross, that means that it is open to all licensed drivers.
  • Novices and first-timers are encouraged to enter!
  • Pre-registration is REQUIRED for all Drivers AND Guests. We can't let you in the gate if you're not registered.
  • Driver entry fee is $40, guest entry fee is $9.
  • This will be a split-format event. You can enter the Early session 8am-12pm or the Late Session 12:30pm-5pm, or both.
  • Snacks and cold beverages will be provided for all registered drivers and guests.
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Postby Loren » Fri Dec 28, 2018 12:16 am

There are currently 15 driver slots left for this event. Just thought you'd like to know.
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Postby mymomswagon » Sat Dec 29, 2018 8:02 am

got in yesterday, under the wire
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Postby Loren » Mon Dec 31, 2018 9:47 pm

4 Entries left, all in the Early Session. Tell all yer friends.
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Postby twistedwankel » Mon Dec 31, 2018 10:33 pm

Unlikely I'll get my new tires on by then. Good news for S1 where there are two groups. +2 seconds and +.01 sec with less than perfect setups but very competitive all the same. :thumbwink: That 3rd place T shirt is going to be made of unobtainium against this level of competition. Wonder how S3 is doing? Seems to be dominated by GS cars which is sort of sad after the Mustang Era.
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Postby CaptainSquirts » Tue Jan 01, 2019 4:52 pm

Loren wrote:
Mon Dec 31, 2018 9:47 pm
4 Entries left, all in the Early Session. Tell all yer friends.
Whew, made it in time.
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Postby CaptainSquirts » Mon Jan 07, 2019 9:42 am

The course map waiting room.

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Postby Loren » Mon Jan 07, 2019 11:12 am

:lol:

3 event weekends in a row. I'll get to it.

Maybe even today!
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Postby 280z-hab » Mon Jan 07, 2019 11:56 am

That’s hilarious!!! I just checked in for the course map!
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Postby Loren » Mon Jan 07, 2019 3:27 pm

Here's another nice, long course. It's almost exactly the same course we ran last January on the COLDEST day of the year. Hopefully, it will be a bit warmer this weekend.

Hi-Res PDF Course Map

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Postby Loren » Mon Jan 07, 2019 3:31 pm

BTW, there have been some cancellations. There are now two openings in the Early Session, if you know anybody looking to get in.
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Postby twistedwankel » Mon Jan 07, 2019 3:49 pm

I actually enjoyed that condensed map from a previous event. Handy visual reference when sitting in the grid two hours after walking the course.

Looks like new tires wouldn't be that much difference on this course - full tread might be slower? Thanks for letting me slide by for yet another event on worn rubber waiting for Michelin to get them made and shipped. :thumbwink:

Weather should be awesome until after 4pm. 3 dry runs and LG for me. A lot of folks struggle for 1 clean run out of 6:)
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Postby CaptainSquirts » Fri Jan 11, 2019 7:35 pm

Oh boy, you moved the cone over a little bit on the last set of cones to the finish. But you shortened the wall of cones prior to that a little bit also... Hmmmm, not sure which setup is going to be faster at the end, but I think tomorrows course will.
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Postby twistedwankel » Fri Jan 11, 2019 9:24 pm

Weather is going to be super awesome. I won't have any new tires for God knows how long or what kind? Will resort to driving properly on bald burned out stock size RE-71 toddler (2 yr old) tires with unknown alignment and vague (Loren) tire pressures (rear TPMS quit). S0 Joe has new tires and a Joe precision alignment. I aim to be within 2 seconds with a passenger of Joe B. Loren in the "probable" turtle will be an also ran. See ya Saturday.
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Postby Loren » Fri Jan 11, 2019 9:47 pm

Corvettes aren't on my radar. There is enough good competition in M4!
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Postby Loren » Sun Jan 13, 2019 11:23 am

The Post-Event discussion and videos and photos and trash talk and all that is here: viewtopic.php?t=3459
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