FAST Autocross - Sep 7 - Lakeland

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FAST Autocross - Sep 7 - Lakeland

Postby Loren » Tue Aug 13, 2019 11:43 am

We're back at Lakeland to kick off the new season. This event will be run a lot like a FAST Open event, but it's not part of the championship. It's pointless!

Registration & Event Info

Basic event details:
  • Open to all licensed drivers.
  • Novices and first-timers are encouraged to enter!
  • Pre-registration is REQUIRED for all Drivers. Guest must pre-register if they want to partake of our refreshments.
  • Driver entry fee is $40, guest entry fee is $9.
  • This will be a split-format event. You can enter the Early session 8:00am-12:30pm or the Late Session 1:00pm-5:30pm, or both.
  • Snacks and cold beverages will be provided for all registered drivers and guests.
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Postby Loren » Tue Aug 13, 2019 11:49 am

Early Session is almost filled already, btw.
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Postby Challengergal » Thu Aug 15, 2019 10:22 pm

Looking forward to it, this will be my second event with you guys. Had a blast at my first one on July 27th. I’ll be running in the afternoon


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Postby Loren » Thu Aug 15, 2019 10:47 pm

Challengergal wrote:Looking forward to it, this will be my second event with you guys. Had a blast at my first one on July 27th. I’ll be running in the afternoon
Awesome!

Early Session is now full. Plenty of Late Session slots left. Y'all get in while you can!
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Postby puncturina » Tue Aug 20, 2019 2:50 pm

Doug and I are cancelling. Two morning spots opening up!
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Postby Challengergal » Tue Aug 20, 2019 3:04 pm

Had to cancel my Late Session peeps


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Postby Loren » Tue Aug 20, 2019 3:06 pm

Was it something we said? :(
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Postby Challengergal » Tue Aug 20, 2019 3:10 pm

Bahah nope, couldn't get off of work unfortunately. I'll be there on 9/28 though

I'm attending this Sunday too


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Postby CaptainSquirts » Tue Aug 20, 2019 3:24 pm

Loren wrote:
Tue Aug 20, 2019 3:06 pm
Was it something we said? :(
It's because there is no course map yet.
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Postby Loren » Tue Aug 20, 2019 6:57 pm

:salute:
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Postby aw614 » Tue Aug 20, 2019 8:38 pm

Need to do an event without a course map just for daniel :rolling:
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Postby Loren » Wed Aug 21, 2019 12:24 am

Geez, the event isn't for another 2.5 weeks, but here's the course map!

Hi-Res PDF Course Map

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Postby CaptainSquirts » Wed Aug 21, 2019 7:00 am

PDF shows the new course map, the one showing was the previous course map.
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Postby CaptainSquirts » Wed Aug 21, 2019 8:24 am

But jesus, that course is probably the most intertwined one I've ever seen. Incoming a lot of DNF's :laugh:
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Postby aw614 » Wed Aug 21, 2019 10:00 am

Looking forward to the course, looks like its an efficient use of the available space.
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Postby Loren » Wed Aug 21, 2019 11:24 am

CaptainSquirts wrote:PDF shows the new course map, the one showing was the previous course map.
Fixed.
CaptainSquirts wrote:But jesus, that course is probably the most intertwined one I've ever seen. Incoming a lot of DNF's
It is intertwined, yes. I doubt that there will be many DNF's, though. Look closer. You're always pointed toward the correct apex. The only people who will get lost are the people who would get lost on ANY course because they're not looking ahead.
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Postby Jamie » Wed Aug 21, 2019 1:01 pm

CaptainSquirts wrote:But jesus, that course is probably the most intertwined one I've ever seen. Incoming a lot of DNF's :laugh:
I'm channeling days at SPC.... It'll actually look clearer from the car. Interestingly enough, novices seem to have less problems on courses like this, because they're really paying attention to the cues and markers we tell them about...it's the folks who "know better" who get lost.... :smack:
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Postby Van48 » Wed Aug 21, 2019 1:35 pm

I like it- looks fair for all types of cars .
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Postby lddavis91 » Wed Aug 21, 2019 1:54 pm

CaptainSquirts wrote:But jesus, that course is probably the most intertwined one I've ever seen. Incoming a lot of DNF's
As others have stated, these kinds of courses really aren't that hard to follow, the bird's eye view is very misleading. I actually really enjoy these kinds of creative courses.
Van48 wrote:I like it- looks fair for all types of cars .
If by "fair for all types of cars" you mean peak horsepower rating will be meaningless, than I agree entirely. ;-)
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Postby CaptainSquirts » Wed Aug 21, 2019 3:05 pm

No doubt the course will be good, but I remember back at TBD we had a course where a bunch of people kept getting lost. The course map just gave me flash backs.

TBD course Im talking about.

NOT THIS EVENTS COURSE MAP. IF YOU USE THIS MAP YOU'LL GET LOST JUST LIKE HACKETT DID 3X :lol:
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