FAST Classic Autocross - Jul 14 @ Tampa Greyhound

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Postby Loren » Mon Jul 02, 2018 12:05 pm

We haven't been at the Dog Track since November! We're due.

If you've not been there, it's very different from anyplace else we run. It's asphalt, so sort of like Dunnellon for grip. But, it's NOT flat. There's actually some terrain, which makes for more interesting courses.

If you're not up on a what a FAST Classic is, it's an autocross with half as many entries as a FAST Open, and no formal Novice instruction. We do require all entrants to have competed in at least 5 prior autocross events so that they sort of know what they're doing (or enlist an experienced sponsor). Put that all together, and you get a small, casual autocross with LOTS of runs, and we still get done by around 2:30pm.

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

Because the Dog Track parking lot that we run in is VERY close to a residential area, we will be strictly enforcing our sound limit. Don't kid yourself. If you think your car is loud, it probably is!

We're still doing the Buddy System for less experienced competitors at Classic events. We will allow less experienced autocrossers, even first-timers, if they have a qualified FAST regular sponsor them. As the experienced buddy, you can only sponsor ONE driver, and you are responsible for them throughout the day. You will be paired with them in the same run group (they don't have to drive your car, but they can) so that you can ride with them and they can ride with you. And you may be paired with them on a work assignment. We have no formal novice training at a Classic event, so the responsibility falls to you to do a good course walk with them and show them the ropes. We hope people will continue to have fun with that!

Registration is open until July 19. Go get signed up!

Oh, and guests aren't required to register just to watch. In fact, younger folks can come watch, as long as they stay OUTSIDE the perimeter of the event. To get into the "hot area" of the event guests and drivers must meet the same requirements that they do at Brooksville. Over 16, fully licenensed driver, and a parent present if they are under 18.

DRIVERS must pre-register. And Guests that want to be included in the FAST Lunch need to pre-register.
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Postby aw614 » Wed Jul 04, 2018 11:04 am

I am going to sponsor Jeff Cohen (blue s2000 with hard top) for this event if that is ok? He's worked on course with me at the dunnellon event and wants more events under his belt. Is there anything I need to do registration wise?
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Postby Loren » Wed Jul 04, 2018 11:06 am

He just needs to claim you as his sponsor. And you both need to be registered.
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Postby JeffC » Wed Jul 04, 2018 1:54 pm

Thanks Andrew!

Loren I’ll go ahead and register for July 14th event, thanks. I just wanted you to be notified beforehand. I’m looking forward to my 3rd track and 4th Autocross in a row, wish I had found you guys a long time ago but I’ve got the bug now! :D

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Postby Native » Wed Jul 04, 2018 8:19 pm

Mmm...bugs.
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Postby Jamie » Wed Jul 04, 2018 11:01 pm

Native wrote:Mmm...bugs.
Now you've just given him your lunch order...probably good I'll miss this one....
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Postby CaptainSquirts » Fri Jul 06, 2018 3:06 pm

Wow nobody has asked for a course map yet? We suck.
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Postby Loren » Fri Jul 06, 2018 3:39 pm

CaptainSquirts wrote:Wow nobody has asked for a course map yet? We suck.
What's funny is that I thought I posted it Monday. I did upload it, and I did write the post. Must have forgotten to hit "Send".

But, here it is!

Hi-Res PDF Course Map

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Postby jev61 » Sat Jul 07, 2018 7:02 am

I don't recognize turns like this, someone will have to give me a ride-along so I don't get lost.
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Postby Loren » Sun Jul 08, 2018 1:19 am

Only two entries left for this one.
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Postby Cool Rod » Tue Jul 10, 2018 7:29 am

If I didn't know any better, I'd say this course appears to be very similar to one we've run in the past, albeit in the opposite direction. Does this mean tacos are on the menu??
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Postby Loren » Tue Jul 10, 2018 8:21 am

You have a good eye, sir. It did begin with a previous couse, and got reversed.

Not sure about lunch yet.
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Postby Cool Rod » Thu Jul 12, 2018 2:54 pm

Any update on the taco situation? I believe Sally hooked us up last time.
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Postby Native » Thu Jul 12, 2018 4:00 pm

Sally's on it. Which means it's basically up to her. :dunno:
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Postby 280z-hab » Thu Jul 12, 2018 7:19 pm

Looks fun! You don’t see a lot of “high” and “low” on Florida autocross maps.
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