FAST Open Autocross - Jul 28 @ Brooksville

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Postby Loren » Mon Jul 02, 2018 2:59 am

Last event of the season, you don't want to miss it! (But, don't worry, we've still got an event in August, and the new season starts in September!)

Looks like this could be another weekend where this is the only autocross in Central Florida. Please register early. Y'all know we can't do anything for you once the event is sold out!

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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 $39.99, guest entry fee is $7.99.
  • 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 Carracer » Mon Jul 02, 2018 8:11 am

Link is wrong, and don't we have another event that needs a forum post?
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Postby Loren » Mon Jul 02, 2018 10:28 am

Link is not wrong, it's exactly what I wanted it to be! It will now never take you to the wrong event because it takes you to the event list! This way, I can just leave it the same every time. You'll notice I did the same thing with the course map link on the Entry List page... I'm just cutting down on the things that I have to remember to change for every event.

Yeah, I guess I didn't do a post for the 14th yet. It happens.
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Postby jaball77 » Mon Jul 09, 2018 10:16 am

I'll be bringing something a little different to this event to challenge S4... 200hp, 6-speed, and nice wide tires... :snicker:
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Postby Jamie » Mon Jul 09, 2018 4:38 pm

jaball77 wrote:I'll be bringing something a little different to this event to challenge S4... 200hp, 6-speed, and nice wide tires... :snicker:
A newish Civic? There's nothing like that in ES, and the Turbo Fiesta in HS doesn't exactly sport "wide" tires.

But wait much longer to sign up, and you'll be running in the rain with the hard-core afternoon crowd.
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Postby Loren » Mon Jul 09, 2018 5:13 pm

I hope it rains in the morning and is dry in the afternoon. I'm evil like that.
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Postby Jamie » Mon Jul 09, 2018 6:55 pm

Loren wrote:I hope it rains in the morning and is dry in the afternoon.
I've been hoping that for that since May...hasn't happened yet!
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Postby lddavis91 » Tue Jul 10, 2018 10:31 am

Jamie wrote:
Loren wrote:I hope it rains in the morning and is dry in the afternoon.
I've been hoping that for that since May...hasn't happened yet!
Ditto.. Of course I've signed up for the double this time so it will almost certainly rain all day. At least it will be a level playing field for once.
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Postby Jamie » Tue Jul 10, 2018 10:55 am

lddavis91 wrote:Of course I've signed up for the double this time so it will almost certainly rain all day. At least it will be a level playing field for once.
I'm good with that...I'd do well if everyone ran in the rain.
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Postby CaptainSquirts » Tue Jul 10, 2018 8:52 pm

Jesus the morning is about full and we still have like 3 weeks to go.
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Postby twistedwankel » Tue Jul 10, 2018 9:47 pm

jaball77 wrote:I'll be bringing something a little different to this event to challenge S4... 200hp, 6-speed, and nice wide tires... :snicker:
Must be a Ford Focus turbo or an ugly newer Civic. Jason doesn't buy new stuff. But he is a kickass driver with RWD. FWD?
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Postby BrilloHeadBen » Tue Jul 10, 2018 10:10 pm

V6 Accord? Do they have a 6 speed auto?
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Postby Native » Wed Jul 11, 2018 8:06 am

V6 w/200 hp? Ben, Ben...
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Postby jaball77 » Wed Jul 11, 2018 10:08 am

twistedwankel wrote:Must be a Ford Focus turbo or an ugly newer Civic. Jason doesn't buy new stuff. But he is a kickass driver with RWD. FWD?
Hey, I buy new stuff! Just not very often. :D

Sadly it turns out I have to work all weekend and can't make the event. :(

I was going to bring out the Accord just for laughs... The NA 2.4L makes about 200hp if you put 93 in it... 6-speed manual... Mine has 215s on it (wide for S4!) but some trims came with 235s standard.

And the V6 is around 300hp now. :lol:
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Postby Loren » Wed Jul 11, 2018 11:11 am

Early Session is sold out. Plenty of room in the Late Session. :thumbwink:

I've been avoiding doing any social media advertising on this one because I want to be sure all the regulars can get in for the last points event. But, if the Late Session is still thin come Monday, I might start pushing it.
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Postby Evil MS3 » Wed Jul 11, 2018 12:35 pm

I swear, all the randoms have decided to show up the last couple points events and thrown some of out battles out of sorts lol
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Postby Loren » Wed Jul 11, 2018 1:45 pm

Yeah, I always have mixed feelings on that. On one hand, we've got big fish coming into our pond and making waves, messing up the natural order of things. But, on the other hand... if you're a leader in your class... you should be right there with them.

Our current points system should help make that less of an issue than it used to be. Points used to be 9-6-4 for the top positions. Now they are 10-8-7. The only position that gets more than one point over the position below them is first place. The difference between 1st and 3rd is only 3 points... where it was 5 points before. So, the wildcard driver that steals first place makes a little less difference overall.
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Postby Native » Sat Jul 14, 2018 10:12 pm

I signed up late session, and found out today that the Griswold Racing VW isn't going to be available. So I'll be looking to bum a ride if anyone is interested?
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Postby Jamie » Sat Jul 14, 2018 10:56 pm

Loren wrote:Yeah, I always have mixed feelings on that. On one hand, we've got big fish coming into our pond and making waves, messing up the natural order of things.
Think of it as evolution in action...either of the fish or the pond.
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Postby Loren » Sat Jul 14, 2018 11:23 pm

Jamie wrote:
Loren wrote:Yeah, I always have mixed feelings on that. On one hand, we've got big fish coming into our pond and making waves, messing up the natural order of things.
Think of it as evolution in action...either of the fish or the pond.
:thumbwink:
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