Endurocross 2020 Venice January 11

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Postby Native » Thu Jan 02, 2020 8:46 pm

Endurocross Registration is Open!

Endurocross is one of the most fun autocross variants we know of, and it happens to be very "casual" because each car is on course for so long that everything seems to happen really slowly. (for everyone but the driver on course) We try to squeeze one in every year if we can.

An "Enduro" autocross is one where each run consists of multiple laps of a course that is designed to allow easy looping and to be relatively easy to drive. We usually do 4 or 5 lap runs for a run time of about 3-4 minutes. That's right... a whole event's worth of autocross in ONE run! Maybe that doesn't sound like much, but it's pretty intense and it WILL wear you out! This time, we'll be doing two runs on a variant of our "traditional" Enduro course.

The format of this event will be sort of a hybrid between our typical FAST Classic format (casual, limited entry, lunch included) and our typical FAST Open format (two sessions so that you don't have to be there all day). Be sure to read all of the details on the registration website!

• This is a FAST Special Event that is not suited to first-time autocrossers, which means that "some experience is required". If you've done at least one FAST event, you're welcome to attend, though we'd recommend a minimum of more like 3 events to get the most out of it.
• Registration is limited to 52 drivers. (26 drivers per session)
• The Endurocross is a unique autocross experience that can help you hone your skills by allowing you to immediately experience the same course several times so that you can identify mistakes and improve on the next lap. And, it's just plain fun!
• Lunch IS included for this event.
• In the interest of maximum run time, we'll start early, run late and NOT stop for anything once we're rolling. This means no Late Session course walk... if you want to walk the course, you need to be there BEFORE the Early Session driver's meeting!
• What are you waiting for? Get registered!
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Postby Loren » Thu Jan 02, 2020 9:16 pm

Here are the updated Endurocross 2020 Rules.
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Postby cdmiller » Fri Jan 03, 2020 4:22 pm

Pfffft. Rules.

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Postby Loren » Fri Jan 03, 2020 7:55 pm

Drive fast until somebody waves a checkered flag at you.
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Postby JasonS » Sun Jan 05, 2020 8:49 pm

But where is the MAP? (Dan's slacking)
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Postby Loren » Mon Jan 06, 2020 8:31 pm

Right! Course Map! :thumbwink:

By the way, registration closes Wednesday.

Here's the Course Map (hi-res PDF)

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Postby Loren » Thu Jan 09, 2020 8:07 pm

Registration closed last night with 17 Early Session and 12 Late Session drivers. What does that mean? It means we have an abundance of time to put some serious ENDURO in the Endurocross!

We'll have to do a test run of the course to verify the expected lap times, but it looks like we should easily be able to do 3 runs of 5 laps each. I expect the course will be 35-40 seconds, so 5 laps will be right about 3 minutes.

Woohoo!
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Postby JasonS » Thu Jan 09, 2020 9:03 pm

Hard to believe this event didn't sell out. This is my favorite event of the season. Ya'll are missing out!
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Postby Bigdog » Fri Jan 10, 2020 10:08 am

Yo Steve

Lunch or no lunch??

my stomach can handle it either way, weather looks great,

only regret will not be able to walk the course in the afternoon, with only 12 afternoon drivers, perhaps a 15min stand down is possible.
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Postby Native » Fri Jan 10, 2020 10:41 am

First post says lunch is included for this event. :whip:
Otherwise Enduro rules rule. No walk for you late folks. ...max run time. No walk will only affect your first lap or two. Loren's thinking 15 laps - you'll be fine.
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Postby Van48 » Fri Jan 10, 2020 11:45 am

Have inventory or i would be there.
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Postby Loren » Fri Jan 10, 2020 1:09 pm

Aww crap. I just sent out an email that said lunch wasn't included.
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Postby Native » Fri Jan 10, 2020 3:00 pm

Lunch is offered on the MR.com event page, too.
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Postby Loren » Fri Jan 10, 2020 3:02 pm

That'll teach me to take off on a road trip the week before an event!
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Postby Loren » Sat Jan 11, 2020 8:04 pm

JasonS wrote:Hard to believe this event didn't sell out. This is my favorite event of the season. Ya'll are missing out!
What he said!

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