FAST Autocross - SUNDAY, Apr 22 - Dunnellon

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Postby Loren » Mon Mar 26, 2018 4:54 pm

Last time we went to Dunnellon, we were greeted with a big chunk of beautiful brand new asphalt! A lot of patchwork on the old asphalt, as well. And we've designed a course to make good use of it!

Dunnellon isn't as far aways as you think it is. Only about an hour North of Brooksville. Short trip people who live up that way, and a quick run up I-75 (or US-41) for Tampa area folks. We start our Dunnellon events a bit later, so you'll have plenty of time to get there.

This event will be open to all drivers, just like a FAST Open event, but it won't be a part of our Championship series. It will be run more like a Classic event, casual and fun, but without the experience requirement of a Classic. It's "just an Autocross", come on out and have some fun!

If you know any autocrossers (or people who might become autocrossers) who live in the Ocala/Gainesville area, be sure they know about this event!

This site lends itself to fairly short course designs, which means lots of runs! How many will depend on the number of entries and the weather and all that. But, expect somewhere around 6, and likely more.

We'll be providing lunch for all registered drivers and guests at this event, too!

Registration is open until April 16. Get registered!

All drivers AND guests must pre-register, this is a closed site.
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Postby twistedwankel » Thu Apr 05, 2018 10:51 pm

Looks like a conflict. Oops. Sorry I have to bring lunch. Would have liked to try out that new pavement.
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Postby Loren » Thu Apr 05, 2018 10:57 pm

What? No Doug?
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Postby Loren » Sun Apr 08, 2018 10:43 am

Registration closes in about a week. Get in there!
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Postby ImpostorDan » Sun Apr 08, 2018 2:11 pm

Number of days without a course map: 13
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Postby Loren » Sun Apr 08, 2018 2:35 pm

Nu-uh! I usually post the course map the Monday after the prior event.

I've found that people (including me) get the course maps mixed up if I publish more than one at a time!
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Postby AScoda » Sun Apr 08, 2018 5:06 pm

No course map this time. Enjoy the surprise.
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Postby BrilloHeadBen » Sun Apr 08, 2018 6:12 pm

Could S4 become what M2 used to be? So far S4 is half the cars!
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Postby Loren » Mon Apr 09, 2018 12:50 am

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Postby jbrannon7 » Mon Apr 09, 2018 10:13 am

Looks like a fun course, love that you can get a fast sweeper there.
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Postby Magooiii » Mon Apr 09, 2018 4:05 pm

Great song. :thumbwink: :D 8-)
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Postby Jamie » Mon Apr 09, 2018 8:14 pm

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Postby Jamie » Wed Apr 11, 2018 1:32 pm

Fourteen people? And more than half of them in S4? Admittedly, you're all tired of being out-paxed by Philip, but this is the place with the built-in airshow...where are the rest of you slackers?!
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Postby jbrannon7 » Wed Apr 11, 2018 4:09 pm

Jamie wrote:Fourteen people? And more than half of them in S4? Admittedly, you're all tired of being out-paxed by Philip, but this is the place with the built-in airshow...where are the rest of you slackers?!
SCCA is the same day at Brooksville.
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Postby twistedwankel » Wed Apr 11, 2018 5:41 pm

jbrannon7 wrote:SCCA is the same day at Brooksville.
And as I recall PCA has an Enduro @ Whatever Time Raceway in St Pete area.
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Postby Loren » Wed Apr 11, 2018 8:29 pm

There's always an event going on somewhere else.

Man, I'd hate to see us go to having ALL of our events at Brooksville. In addition to being highly risky (if you only have one active site, and you lose it, you're screwed), I really like a little variety.
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Postby ImpostorDan » Wed Apr 11, 2018 8:41 pm

It will take $1318.44, and I can have an s4 car... ha.
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Postby Jamie » Wed Apr 11, 2018 10:16 pm

jbrannon7 wrote:
Jamie wrote:Fourteen people? And more than half of them in S4? Admittedly, you're all tired of being out-paxed by Philip, but this is the place with the built-in airshow...where are the rest of you slackers?!
SCCA is the same day at Brooksville.
Eh...not much overlap. A half-dozen or so people.
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Postby twistedwankel » Wed Apr 11, 2018 11:19 pm

You know your audience. Only old farts are in SCCA and PCA. I'm an old fart so I know how where they are with my "oldfartometer". AND I get a free ride with some of them by providing lunch. It's all about the money. No raises in retirement.

Build it and they will come.

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Postby Jamie » Thu Apr 12, 2018 8:57 pm

twistedwankel wrote:You know your audience. Only old farts are in SCCA and PCA.
I'm in both FAST and SCCA. But I'm breaking in a new driver, and I already spend a lot of time at Brooksville...missed the SCCA event at OCCC, so it's time for a change of venue.
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