FAST Open Autocross - Dec 14 - Lakeland

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FAST Open Autocross - Dec 14 - Lakeland

Postby Loren » Fri Nov 22, 2019 10:39 pm

Join us at Marchant Stadium in Lakeland for the first of two back-to-back FAST Open autocross events in December!

Registration & Event Info

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. Guest must pre-register if they want to partake of our refreshments.
  • Driver entry fee is $47 (a bit more for Novices and First-Timers), guest entry fee is $10.
  • 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 Native » Sat Nov 23, 2019 12:12 am

This one's gonna fill up quick...don't wait!
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Postby Loren » Sat Nov 23, 2019 12:14 am

It's already half-way there.
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Postby Native » Fri Nov 29, 2019 10:41 am

Make that 2/3 - morning session is almost full.
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Postby Loren » Tue Dec 03, 2019 12:48 am

Sooooo... anybody wanna see the course map?

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Postby CaptainSquirts » Tue Dec 03, 2019 8:56 am

Course reminds me of the first Lakeland events layout.
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Postby Loren » Tue Dec 03, 2019 9:27 am

There's only so much you can do with this site without making an annoyingly tight course. A lot of courses will look similar. Much better grid layout than our first time there, though!
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Postby aw614 » Tue Dec 03, 2019 9:31 am

I am curious how my car with the stiffer springs will react to the bump if it is like the first lakeland event
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Postby Van48 » Tue Dec 03, 2019 9:48 am

It looks like the course avoids the bump- that may be the rectangular box just right of the finish line.
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Postby Native » Tue Dec 03, 2019 10:18 am

^^^ We have a winner!
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Postby Loren » Tue Dec 03, 2019 10:20 am

Van48 wrote:It looks like the course avoids the bump- that may be the rectangular box just right of the finish line.
You are correct, sir. :salute:
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Postby CaptainSquirts » Tue Dec 03, 2019 10:35 am

aw614 wrote:I am curious how my car with the stiffer springs will react to the bump if it is like the first lakeland event
Fine, I have 12.5k springs in the rear and didnt have and problems, cept for feeling the bump.
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Postby Kshader » Tue Dec 03, 2019 7:43 pm

Just buy reeeeeaally expensive shocks and you don’t have to worry about bumps anymore :dunno:
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Postby twistedwankel » Tue Dec 03, 2019 8:32 pm

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Avoid bumps with stiff springs. Cute lady will point at you.
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Postby twistedwankel » Tue Dec 03, 2019 8:38 pm

The bump marked in blue is neat. The really slow area is marked with a 4. This means for AWD is useless area. Only patience required 4 U.
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Postby twistedwankel » Tue Dec 03, 2019 10:48 pm

Dudes. It's a ball park. Bring an old bat with you if you think you can win.
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Postby Native » Wed Dec 04, 2019 6:41 am

Well that sure came out of left field. (::)
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Postby twistedwankel » Fri Dec 06, 2019 12:03 am

Native wrote:Well that sure came out of left field. (::)
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It's time for you to find the $10 bill under the windshield wiper again. :lust:

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I spent $2099 on stuff that makes the Vette faster than you remember.

Merely "normal" maintenance no camber or turbos involved. $450 set of tires :grin:

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Postby TADcanoe » Fri Dec 06, 2019 12:27 pm

Hey everyone, just joined the forum. I used to auto cross and track my Subaru’s back in 2012 and earlier up in Charlotte, NC area. Since then life has changed and the cars were sold for me to follow other dreams of living full time in an RV and being a whitewater kayak US team member.

Anyway, we are still full time in the RV but picked up another Subaru that is already built for STS, but not sure what class that is for you guys. So I was going to ask where that car fits in as my wife and I may come, we both drive. We also don’t have our helmets down here with us. Oh, we are parked between Tampa and Lakeland for the next couple months. So any other events or track days coming up would be awesome to know about too.
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Postby Native » Fri Dec 06, 2019 1:42 pm

Classing your car is pretty simple.
We go by stock SCCA classing. The categorizing we use is on this page http://drivefast.org/rules/classing-overview/
First, use the pdf on this page to find out what your stock SCCA class is http://drivefast.org/rules/stock-category/
Then, on that same page, look at our list of non-stock mods. If you have any, you're in one of our Modified Classes. If not, stock. Go back to the first link, and translate to your FAST class.

We have loaner helmets. No problem there.

Hope to see you and your wife at an event some time.
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