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Announcements / Re: SASC Monthly Club Meetings
« on: August 08, 2017, 10:24:15 AM »
Bump.

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Other Events / Re: SCCA Solo Nationals!
« on: July 31, 2017, 11:49:06 AM »
I'm doubtful this year, I'd need a co-driver and a fresh set of Hoosiers to make it work haha

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SASC Events / Re: July 26 YYC Practice event is a go!
« on: July 27, 2017, 08:26:30 AM »
Had a ton of fun yesterday Reijo, thank you for setting this up. Did you end up finding your keys to the storage locker?

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SASC Events / Re: Re: July 26 YYC Practice event is a go!
« on: July 24, 2017, 03:50:48 PM »
I think there are like 4 spots left ... but might open up a few more spots ... because I think we'll all get more runs than we want.

R

Personally I'd like to keep attendance capped low (40) for the first one to see how an evening event goes, but that's just my $0.02

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SASC Events / Re: Re: July 26 YYC Practice event is a go!
« on: July 24, 2017, 03:50:01 PM »
39 signed up.

Did we say we're capping it at 40 I thought?

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SASC Events / Re: Scores for July 23, 2017 at Fort Macleod
« on: July 24, 2017, 08:34:04 AM »
For those who missed it and for discussion purposes, here's the course map from Sunday.

I'm just curious what elements you found interesting, not so interesting, good, bad, ugly, fun, challenging or whatever other adjective you might think of.

For myself I threw in the 3-"eye-brow" Chicago box about 1/2 way down the runway and quite enjoyed that challenge.  I was never really sure exactly how fast I could go through there since it looked slower than it was.  I think I got it fairly nailed down but wasn't sure if I was as fast as I could have been .... A few more runs through it to experiment might have been useful I think. I was also surprised how much the course was on-off the throttle at the sweepers all the way to the end and back.....but found it fun and challenging.

R

Those offset eyebrows from one edge of the runway to the other and then into the 3 eyebrow Chicago Box seemed to really trip people up (myself included) I saw more slides than I could count through there.

That was arguably the fastest finish we've ever had, I think Paul T in his 997 Turbo said he was crossing the line just shy of 150km/h and I had to be close to that also as I was well into 3rd gear.

Very challenging course for sure and definitely tough to stay focused for the full run especially towards the end of the day. I really need to clean things up, I think I hit 5 cones on my last run  :-\

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SASC Events / Re: Championship Scoring
« on: July 19, 2017, 08:38:47 AM »
We discussed this at the meeting last night. Scoring will be based on your best two scores from each venue plus your next best score from whichever venue it may be to make up the best 7 of 12 format.

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SASC Events / Re: Volunteer needed to transport timing gear
« on: July 18, 2017, 11:16:28 AM »
Murray if you're coming to the meeting tonight I can grab it and take it down.

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Announcements / Re: SASC Monthly Club Meetings
« on: July 18, 2017, 08:21:51 AM »
Meeting is tonight @ 7:30pm at the A&W 

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SASC Events / Re: Championship Scoring
« on: July 12, 2017, 09:54:18 AM »
Sounds like a meeting discussion topic  ;)

Execs are discussing now, will update once we've reached a consensus.

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Announcements / Re: SASC Monthly Club Meetings
« on: July 11, 2017, 01:45:44 PM »
Today's meeting is being postponed by 1 week to Tuesday, July 18th.

Happy Stampeding everyone!

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Other Events / Re: Packwood Championship Tour
« on: July 08, 2017, 05:07:32 PM »
Coned away my first two and drove a way overly conservative 3rd, not a good day  :-[

Chris was having issues getting comfortable with the vehicle.

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SASC Events / Re: Sound at SASC Events
« on: July 04, 2017, 02:11:23 PM »
On a tangent to what Stuart just posted.  I was over at the Tim Hortons for my break while the second run group was out in the morning.  Something was backfiring like mad and I could hear it loud and clear over there, which is quite a distance, and there is a tall building in the way.  If I didn't know any better I would've thought gunshots for sure.

I also wanted to say some cars (like the 911 GT3) are just loud from the factory.  While the rules still apply, you can't always fault the driver for putting unreasonable mods on their car.  I was mainly plugging my ears for the n/a V8 cars, some of which have exhausts dumping in front of the rear axle.

I myself and also Duane I believe spoke with him about that, iirc he changed something in his tune to stop/reduce that. On that topic I'd also like to add that most that were given warnings about sound were polite and professional and did try to make a change (I saw folks packing steel wool into the muffler, a silencer, a turndown, adjusting the active exhaust valves etc.) to those folks, thank you.

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SASC Events / Re: Sound at SASC Events
« on: July 04, 2017, 02:08:10 PM »
There were definitely some questionable readings, very inconsistent from one run to the next and obviously inconsistent with previous events. While I fully agree that there will be changes in SPL from one event to another due to temperature, wind, ambient noise etc. in my opinion there really shouldn't be such large swings in SPL (4-5dB+) from the same car from one event to another. I've sent a message to the manufacturer of our sound meter to see what sort of calibration is required and when. On a side note has anyone seen the hard carrying case? Within that case I believe there were instructions.

Hindsight is always 20/20 but I do wish we moved the meter to a different location for the afternoon runs to be sure.

if you put the meter anywhere along the track at the proper 50ft offset your car should be able to meet the limit, not just at the point of full throttle but also approaching corners or at the finish where people may be lifting off, or at locations where turbo BOV's would be opening.  We never know where each individual car is going to be making the most noise as even at a location where everyone is full throttle will be at a wide range of RPM's which will also be a major variable in the overall sound readings. 


As per the rules though we're meant to only be taking the measurement at a section of the track where a car can reasonably be expected to be at WOT, though I agree that Joe Blow doesn't care if it's engine noise, BOV, tire squeal, backfire etc. etc. but trying to enforce and regulate anything other than engine/exhaust noise is very difficult and arbitrary.

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SASC Events / Re: Scores for July 2, 2017 event at YYC
« on: July 02, 2017, 07:08:25 PM »
I caught you in the end Jeff - shouldn't have encouraged me! 

EDIT:  I was also under the impression that it was best run of the day. 
EDIT 2:  Thanks for the fun course Ambrose.  Worst time for me this season but Tom was on fire (maybe the slicks finally got warm enough).  Ran smoothly and professionally as always SASC

I heard comments both for an against scoring it as a single best. Vs. morning + afternoon and decided on morning + afternoon because that's how the event was planned from the beginning and that's also usually how we score our events.

Yah car was feeling very good today I think we've sorted out the quirks *knock on wood*.

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