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  1. I hated stop boxes, let's not go back to those. There was not a lot of space between the stop lights and where the stop worker was standing. I had to get on the brakes so hard that my splitter dragged on the ground. I found both courses to be very, very difficult to read and looking ahead didn't seem to help because it was a sea of cones. I couldn't see the entrance to some of the elements until I was up on them. The car felt good, though
  2. The Saturday event was no fun for me but on Sunday I decided to just embrace my dead tires and drive it like it was a rain event. I turned the power down as far as I could and tried to be smooth and precise. It paid off, I was much quicker and actually had a lot of fun (and was reminded that being too aggressive is not the fast way around an autocross course). And if you watch the video, you'll find out why I had no grip
  3. I have a suggestion. I have been autocrossing with this club since 1994 or so and have always assumed that 4 runs is the standard. But, we competed with Nebraska region and they do 5 runs per driver (125 drivers at event) and we raced with Badlands Region and they did 8 runs per driver (split up, group A does 4 runs, then group B does 4 runs, then group A does another 4 runs then group B does another 4 runs) with 75 drivers. Why can't we do 5 or even 6 runs? Sure, the day will run a little longer but we will all get more bang for the buck and there will be no need for fun runs after.
  4. I had a smokie dog and it was terrible. The bun was dry and the smokie was either overcooked or just poor quality. The course had some interesting elements and I liked it better than the event #2's course but not as much as event #1's course. Corey and I are going to be the fastest cars out there but even we didn't get up to very high speeds. My top speed was probably only 90 km/h. Check out how close I get to a wall of cones in this video
  5. I had a smokie dog with cheese and their home made bbq sauce and thought it was much tastier than the smokie dogs we've had from Tiki. I'm not into relish or onions so I didn't even realize they didn't have those things. Here's my video from the event. BTW-I watched an Autosport video today and they were talking about the Formula 1 cars having a tough time getting heat in the tires at places like Monaco because rapid back and forth turns don't put energy into tires but long sustained turns like Barcelona do. The course from yesterday had many, many rapid back and forths and I couldn't get any heat in the tires where I had no problem at event #1 where there were some long turns from one side of the runway to the other.
  6. I think that whenever you run a car that you need to constantly mess with to get the most out of them, it seriously hurts your driving abilities. There is only so much input your brain can take of half your brain is filled with thoughts like "it's understeering, should I soften front sway bar or raise rear roll center?" then there is precious little left over for things like "gotta backside this cone so I can set up for the sweeper that follows". Once we get our cars in that magical zone where they just work no matter what the temp or track conditions, we can start working on being great drivers again. My driving has really suffered since I started building my car and today is the first time in years that I could stop thinking about the car and concentrate on driving the course.
  7. Mark Sawatsky-Member #1598-I guess I have to take #69 again
  8. Did Wayne Chin use #99 at all last year? Can I get it this year? My membership is #1598
  9. No, I put in my volunteer time with the WSCC and autocrossing already. A week ago I sent a dm to the person who did it last year and they said they weren't doing it but that somebody should be doing it soon. I just kickstarted the thread
  10. Mark Sawatsky-member #1598 and I want #99 for the car
  11. Oh, the autoslalom is only Friday? I may have school that day, dammit. My car is geared for 215 km/h, which is would certainly reach, but my brakes are tiny so there's lots of lift and coast
  12. I see that the first event is listed as a track day/autoslalom but I can't find any info on the autoslalom portion of the weekend and the person in charge is not responding to my e-mail. Does anybody have info on this event on May 3-5?
  13. If enough people can commit to one day or the other, we will put a time slot aside for the WSCC. Mondays are also a possibility now that our open league is over. I need more of you to chime in, though. Anybody else? What days work for you?
  14. Anybody interested in having a kart league every week? We have made a lot of changes to the karts including new frames that no longer have understeer and the track has been acid etched in places to increase grip and we have increased the power over the last couple of months and the karts now lap around a second quicker. Plus we have a test driver who comes in every Monday and Wednesday and drives all the karts and gets them to the same lap time (not the 3/10 second variance we used to allow). And we have a results screen on the track side so you can see what your lap times and position are while out on the track. And not only that, leagues now have a Joker lap. During the feature race (the one for position) each driver must take the Joker lap once and they can take it on any lap, but they must take it once. The Joker lap adds approximately 1.3 seconds to a lap and there is a lot of strategy that goes into when to take the Joker lap. Attached is a video of a recent Staff race with the Joker lap, if you want to see how it works. Every Tuesday or Thursday is available, post below what day(s) work for you. Cost would be $35 each event, there would be drop events (so you don't need to show up every week to win), we will track the points and there will be prizes. We are working on getting a pretty cool prize, I'll tell you when I can confirm it.
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