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Technical Talk / New article by Vivek
« on: December 14, 2017, 05:39:39 PM »
This time, he hits me where it hurts, and talks about age :)

Technical Talk / Replacement walkie-talkies
« on: November 27, 2017, 04:01:36 PM »
Please suggest any good units for the club to buy.  We need about 20 radios, so let's leave out the $200+ units if at all possible.

Technical Talk / Possible change/enhancement to MJTiming software
« on: November 26, 2017, 10:47:50 PM »
Sera mentioned something today that caught my attention.  As it stands with the scoring software, she can choose to run in Ladies or Open, but not both.  This does seem like a barrier that should be removed.

What if I add multiple (say 3?) group fields in registration as opposed to our current one.  That way, a single driver can belong to (and compete in) more than a single group.  As a side effect of this change, I would remove rookie as a separate hard-coded flag and just use one of the groups to designate rookie or veteran.

So, let's say 3 groups:

1st group is for street/street touring/CAM/whatever
2nd group would be for rookie or veteran (or even a 1-2 year rookie)
3rd group would allow designations such as Ladies or "Serious bzness" or "Corvette Club"

Sound like an acceptable enhancement?  Or does this just confuse our scoring system more than it already stands?

Technical Talk / December Fastrack
« on: November 22, 2017, 12:17:15 PM »

Asking for feedback on moving S2000s to CS.

Looks like the ND Miata will have to fight for its wins  in CS :)

Technical Talk / 2018 PAX values released
« on: November 16, 2017, 11:57:22 AM »

SSC was assigned a PAX .001 harder than CS, but that may because the spec tire is not yet published.

Other Stuff For Sale / FS: Rallyx/Ice dice/winter clothing
« on: November 08, 2017, 11:53:18 AM »
Keep warm this winter when out on the ice.

Winter "bunny suit" (North 49 Arctic Trail), size L/G: $50 OBO
Cold weather boots (WindRiver), size 12: $50 OBO
Women's cold weather boots (Sorel), women's size 10: $50 OBO

Used rarely, in new condition.  Special price if you buy everything.

Automotive Marketplace / AP2 for sale by a friend
« on: October 29, 2017, 03:25:09 PM »

The owner is a good friend of mine, and I can vouch for this car's care and maintenance.  If I was in the market for a competitive S2000, this is an amazing deal.

Oh, and Jo and I will volunteer to drive it back to Alberta :)

SASC Events / Results for practise event of October 28, 2017 at YYC
« on: October 28, 2017, 05:04:37 PM »
Many runs (14) and beautiful weather.  What's not to like?

James C stepped up and delivered today -- nice driving.

Technical Talk / Possible system enhancement
« on: October 17, 2017, 01:33:33 PM »
I was thinking about a winter project for me, and here is what I came up with:

A single digit display that plugs into an existing display, and shows any penalties applies to the car before he crosses the finish line.

0 means no penalty
1-9 is number of cones
"d" for a dnf

Since it will plug into an existing display, it doesn't need a battery or radio, so the cost should be reasonable.  I haven't done a costing yet, but I think it could be done for $150 or less.  Of course, the first one is always a pain, since I need to modify the display firmware, add wiring and a socket to the existing display, and modify MJTiming software to transmit the penalty out to the display.


SASC Events / Results for practise event of October 15, 2017 at YYC
« on: October 15, 2017, 05:11:40 PM »

Scored as single best run, since we made no course changes at all.

The course did indeed drive much like a road course -- I liked it a lot.  Super tough to find those last few tenths, even when we had 13 runs to figure it out.

Cam took a few runs in my Miata, and on his last run, "figured it out" :)  He did a raw time of 35.803, beating my best run of 36.413.  The resulting PAX time also beat his Corvette PAX time, by .178 seconds, so I guess Cam proved a few things definitively today:
1. He is fast :)
2. Today's course was not a power course

SASC Events / Results for championship event of October 1, 2017 at YYC
« on: October 01, 2017, 05:29:15 PM »

Updated overalls (not adjusted for venue restrictions):

Things of note today:
Cam's awful results happened because I corded a tire and rudely kicked him out to drive an STR classed S2000.  The classing change killed his results for the day -- he was in second place in the morning, about .5 seconds ahead of me.

James C kicked butt today, beating everyone in PAX.  Nice driving James!

SASC Events / Results for September 24, 2017 practise event at Fort MAcleod
« on: September 24, 2017, 09:43:48 PM »
No marshalling, so the course "changed" over the day, and it appears that some people managed some unreal times towards the end of the day :)

SASC Events / Technical Analysis for September 17, 2017 event at YYC
« on: September 18, 2017, 09:39:44 AM »
Access denied to your picture (but I know exactly what you mean anyway).

I played around with those elements all day, although I never did do it Ryan's way.  However, I did try keeping more left after the kink, as well as letting the car drift far right like your video.  I also tried a super tight line into the finish, as well as letting the car track out into the center of the finish lane.

The results were pretty inconclusive for me -- I never did find that .5 second I needed to move ahead of Quentin.  All 5 of my afternoon times were within a tenth or so of each other (36.971, 36.833, 36.942, 36.858, 36.823).

SASC Events / Scores for September 17, 2017 event at YYC
« on: September 17, 2017, 05:47:09 PM »
Today's scores:

Updated overalls (no accounting for 2 events per venue):

We set a few records today, with 107 drivers, and we still managed 10 runs each, finishing before 5:00 P.M.  That means we had over 1000 runs for the day, which is amazing.

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