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Old 02-20-2012, 04:51 PM   #316
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I just talked with Ron Schuur.


A. We decided to add 2 minute practice sessions with 10 drivers on and 10 drivers off for a total of 30 minutes on Friday morning from 7:15 to 7:30 am. At 7:30 we will hold our driver's meeting and the first round of practice will begin at 8:00 am.

The original comment by Chris Adams was concerning our warm up race this last weekend encouraging anyone who wanted to come practice to make a 4 day weekend out of it by racing with us Thursday-Sunday; not that we would open the track for practice the Thursday before Nationals.

The misunderstanding on that topic brought up a conversation that I think resulted in a positive piece of information.

B. We typically hold club races on Thursday evenings. At 6 pm on the Thursday before the Nationals we will remove the cover over the track with the Nationals layout on it. We will hold a club race on that layout, in the same direction as the Nationals and return the cover immediately after the race. Anyone who chooses to race in the club race, set their car down on the track between rounds of the club race, look at the track, walk the racing line of the track, take the temperature of the track, think about the track (get the idea?) will not be permitted to race in the Nationals-NO EXCEPTIONS. ROAR will not refund your entry if you choose this path.

A and B above are additions that we hope will improve the groove when the first 10 cars roll out for the first practice round Friday morning since we do not have a day of practice, and the practice we do have plays an important role in qualifying.

As always feel free to get in touch with me if you have any questions.

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I just talked with Ron Schuur.


A. We decided to add 2 minute practice sessions with 10 drivers on and 10 drivers off for a total of 30 minutes on Friday morning from 7:15 to 7:30 am. At 7:30 we will hold our driver's meeting and the first round of practice will begin at 8:00 am.

The original comment by Chris Adams was concerning our warm up race this last weekend encouraging anyone who wanted to come practice to make a 4 day weekend out of it by racing with us Thursday-Sunday; not that we would open the track for practice the Thursday before Nationals.

The misunderstanding on that topic brought up a conversation that I think resulted in a positive piece of information.

B. We typically hold club races on Thursday evenings. At 6 pm on the Thursday before the Nationals we will remove the cover over the track with the Nationals layout on it. We will hold a club race on that layout, in the same direction as the Nationals and return the cover immediately after the race. Anyone who chooses to race in the club race, set their car down on the track between rounds of the club race, look at the track, walk the racing line of the track, take the temperature of the track, think about the track (get the idea?) will not be permitted to race in the Nationals-NO EXCEPTIONS. ROAR will not refund your entry if you choose this path.

A and B above are additions that we hope will improve the groove when the first 10 cars roll out for the first practice round Friday morning since we do not have a day of practice, and the practice we do have plays an important role in qualifying.

As always feel free to get in touch with me if you have any questions.

AWD
Will it be ok to set up our pit space that Thurs. night? If I take my glasses off, I won't be able to see anything more than a foot from my face....
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Old 02-20-2012, 09:09 PM   #319
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Will it be ok to set up our pit space that Thurs. night? If I take my glasses off, I won't be able to see anything more than a foot from my face....
Come down and set up your pits any time on Thursday. If you look at the track in a mirror you will be OK if that helps. That way it will be in reverse without laying the carpet fibers down in the wrong direction.
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Do we need to reserve a pit spot? Also, will there be tables available for the drivers coming from out of town?

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Do we need to reserve a pit spot? Also, will there be tables available for the drivers coming from out of town?

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There is plenty of pit spots.
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Old 02-21-2012, 11:13 AM   #322
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I just talked with Ron Schuur.


A. We decided to add 2 minute practice sessions with 10 drivers on and 10 drivers off for a total of 30 minutes on Friday morning from 7:15 to 7:30 am. At 7:30 we will hold our driver's meeting and the first round of practice will begin at 8:00 am.

The original comment by Chris Adams was concerning our warm up race this last weekend encouraging anyone who wanted to come practice to make a 4 day weekend out of it by racing with us Thursday-Sunday; not that we would open the track for practice the Thursday before Nationals.

The misunderstanding on that topic brought up a conversation that I think resulted in a positive piece of information.

B. We typically hold club races on Thursday evenings. At 6 pm on the Thursday before the Nationals we will remove the cover over the track with the Nationals layout on it. We will hold a club race on that layout, in the same direction as the Nationals and return the cover immediately after the race. Anyone who chooses to race in the club race, set their car down on the track between rounds of the club race, look at the track, walk the racing line of the track, take the temperature of the track, think about the track (get the idea?) will not be permitted to race in the Nationals-NO EXCEPTIONS. ROAR will not refund your entry if you choose this path.

A and B above are additions that we hope will improve the groove when the first 10 cars roll out for the first practice round Friday morning since we do not have a day of practice, and the practice we do have plays an important role in qualifying.

As always feel free to get in touch with me if you have any questions.

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Will you alternate the sessions between pan and TC so they don't have to run together?
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Will you alternate the sessions between pan and TC so they don't have to run together?
That's a fantastic idea! The Snowbirds was a mess when we ran practice with both types of cars on the track.
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That's a fantastic idea! The Snowbirds was a mess when we ran practice with both types of cars on the track.
Yep, I agree. If I'm going to crash chicky in practice, I want to do it with the same type of car!
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That's a fantastic idea! The Snowbirds was a mess when we ran practice with both types of cars on the track.
I say they put you and your mod 12th out with 17.5 TC. If you survive you win nothing but a round of applause.
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Will you alternate the sessions between pan and TC so they don't have to run together?
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Yep, I agree. If I'm going to crash chicky in practice, I want to do it with the same type of car!
Here is the official word from Andrew on how practice will be run from earlier in the thread.

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Correct. It will look just like qualifying with random racers of the same motor and car type in each race.When qualifying begins it will be no different, except you will be placed according to your fastest 3 consecutive laps.
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Here is the official word from Andrew on how practice will be run from earlier in the thread.
Im pretty sure they were referring to the 30min open practice sessions each morning... not the 2 heats of controlled practice.
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So... lap times run in controlled practice will determine what qualifying race you are put in?
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So... lap times run in controlled practice will determine what qualifying race you are put in?
Just three consecutive. So, say you run a 12.1, 12.9, and a 12.6. Add them all up and that will put you in some qualifier. Over the 6 min run, you and everyone else should be able to get three laps in that show your abilities of driving. May not show your car setup but will put you in a spot where you are able to qualify with like drivers. I dont see this practice strat being an issue.
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Just three consecutive. So, say you run a 12.1, 12.9, and a 12.6. Add them all up and that will put you in some qualifier. Over the 6 min run, you and everyone else should be able to get three laps in that show your abilities of driving. May not show your car setup but will put you in a spot where you are able to qualify with like drivers. I dont see this practice stat being an issue.
Sounds like a good way set up the qualifying rounds.
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