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by Reed Gibson
Wed Oct 03, 2018 1:23 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Excellent course this weekend
Replies: 17
Views: 328

Re: Excellent course this weekend

As far as DNFs are concerned, In the 4th group there were several that happened in the first turn around at the exit chute. People would either drive around the outside of the chute or if they set up good and early they would actually go to the inside of the chute. There was also an occasional DNF ...
by Reed Gibson
Tue Oct 02, 2018 2:46 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Excellent course this weekend
Replies: 17
Views: 328

Re: Excellent course this weekend

Were there any other common DNF areas? I'd like to know so we can consider those carefully for future courses. In the first group, the gate/chute before the last turnaround at the end was probably a third to half of all the DNFs in that group. Yeah that gate was the main culprit outside of drivers ...
by Reed Gibson
Mon Oct 01, 2018 6:14 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Excellent course this weekend
Replies: 17
Views: 328

Re: Excellent course this weekend

As I told you in person Reed, I too enjoyed the course and thought it was fun. Great way to show that reducing some of the top speeds and mixing things up doesn't mean that you can't still have a fun FLOWING course that appeals to a wide audience. Only nit is holy DNF's for some folks :( Yeah the D...
by Reed Gibson
Mon Oct 01, 2018 9:56 am
Forum: Events
Topic: Excellent course this weekend
Replies: 17
Views: 328

Re: Excellent course this weekend

Thanks guys, I definitely put a lot of hard work into coming up with something fresh and it looks like it paid off. I have to share the thanks with Mike Simanyi and the rest of my setup crew who helped it all come together in a such a short time!
by Reed Gibson
Mon Oct 01, 2018 9:53 am
Forum: Public Rules Discussion
Topic: CST Tire Treadwear Rules Change
Replies: 25
Views: 1705

Re: CST Tire Treadwear Rules Change

I think more competitors have gravitated towards CST than CSM because of the open, less-restraining rules for car prep and the friendly-fun competitive atmosphere of the class along with the camaraderie amongst the drivers....plus we don't got enough monies for any R-compound purple crack :lol: :P ...
by Reed Gibson
Thu Sep 27, 2018 1:37 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Course Setup for September 29-30
Replies: 22
Views: 436

Re: Course Setup for September 29-30

David Watson wrote:Hi Reed,

what time should I arrive by?


We probably won't need any extra hands until 8:00 am. No worries on showing up early, you're fine just helping out for the changeover after the event.
by Reed Gibson
Wed Sep 26, 2018 8:10 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Course Setup for September 29-30
Replies: 22
Views: 436

Re: Course Setup for September 29-30

David Watson wrote:Hi Reed,


I can get there early Sat.


No worries David, we are accounted for with workers for the wee morning hours. We'd definitely appreciate help chalking the course closer to the start time though!
by Reed Gibson
Wed Sep 26, 2018 7:45 am
Forum: Events
Topic: Course Setup for September 29-30
Replies: 22
Views: 436

Re: Course Setup for September 29-30

Mike Flanigan wrote:If Ortega is clear on Saturday morning early.......I'll be there to help.

Awesome, thanks for always volunteering to come help out Mike, we appreciate it!
by Reed Gibson
Tue Sep 25, 2018 4:14 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Course Setup for September 29-30
Replies: 22
Views: 436

Re: Course Setup for September 29-30

Slight change of plans everyone. Looks like we can't get onsite for setup Friday so we'll need to do it Saturday morning instead. Please let me know if you can accommodate coming at the crack of dawn for Saturday morning setup now so I can plan accordingly!
by Reed Gibson
Tue Sep 25, 2018 6:59 am
Forum: Events
Topic: Course Setup for September 29-30
Replies: 22
Views: 436

Re: Course Setup for September 29-30

A favor, please cull out any really bad cones you come across while you are setting up. Need to reduce the amount of cones in the motor home. Thanks. How many are we trying to get rid of? Maybe I can help remove really bad cones & donate some marginal cones for local FSAE practice? :) At least ...
by Reed Gibson
Mon Sep 24, 2018 3:19 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Course Setup for September 29-30
Replies: 22
Views: 436

Re: Course Setup for September 29-30

Pete Loney wrote:I am looking good to be available on Friday about 1:00 PM
Will be in Fountain Valley at 11:00 beforehand at Steve Lepper's shop.


Perfect! You'll round out the gang then Pete.
by Reed Gibson
Sun Sep 23, 2018 11:07 am
Forum: Events
Topic: Course Setup for September 29-30
Replies: 22
Views: 436

Re: Course Setup for September 29-30

Powerglide wrote:I can help with Sat. change. Thanks. - Tom F.


Sounds good Tom!
by Reed Gibson
Sun Sep 23, 2018 11:06 am
Forum: Events
Topic: Course Setup for September 29-30
Replies: 22
Views: 436

Re: Course Setup for September 29-30

David Watson wrote:I can help with changeover Sat. afterwards.


Perfect you're in
by Reed Gibson
Sat Sep 22, 2018 6:24 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Course Setup for September 29-30
Replies: 22
Views: 436

Re: Course Setup for September 29-30

Vereker Tam wrote:I can help out friday.


Awesome, I will see you there!
by Reed Gibson
Fri Sep 21, 2018 7:13 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Course Setup for September 29-30
Replies: 22
Views: 436

Course Setup for September 29-30

Hey Everybody! I'd like three helpers for Friday set up and two more for Saturday change over. Plan to start around 2pm on Friday and finish hopefully by 6 pm. Let me know if you'd like to help out! This will count as your work assignment for the next day. Friday: 1) Vereker Tam 2) Pete Loney 3) Mo ...
by Reed Gibson
Mon Sep 17, 2018 7:52 pm
Forum: New to Autocross/New to the Forum
Topic: Post Car Classing Help Questions Here!
Replies: 1036
Views: 289988

Re: Post Car Classing Help Questions Here!

DIEGO TOBAR wrote:Hello muchachos

The rule book has the Subaru WRX STI (04-17) classified under BS. Sooooo... Im just gonna assume that my 2018 WRX STI is in the same class?

Makes complete sense to me


Yep, you should be fine in BS so long as you haven't made any modifications outside of the street class rules.
by Reed Gibson
Thu Sep 13, 2018 2:32 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Long Beach Grand Prix
Replies: 10
Views: 502

Re: Long Beach Grand Prix

See what I mean? 155 viewed and, 1 bothered to say "who cares?". And a number of those viewers are likely board members like me, so it's covered. That being said, we are at the mercy of the lots we rent and don't always have as many choices as we would like. Yep, Rick is correct, we are a...
by Reed Gibson
Tue Sep 11, 2018 7:28 am
Forum: Solo Talk
Topic: 5 minutes between runs
Replies: 5
Views: 383

Re: 5 minutes between runs

I think it boils down to driver and grid person responsibility. Without looking it up, I assume the 5 minute rule is not a required part for local events. The grid person needs to be flexible to send another car/line if necessary to keep event flow going. Drivers need to let the grid person know in...
by Reed Gibson
Thu Sep 06, 2018 6:30 am
Forum: Events
Topic: Long Beach Grand Prix
Replies: 10
Views: 502

Re: Long Beach Grand Prix

Why watch when you can do :P
by Reed Gibson
Wed Sep 05, 2018 10:53 am
Forum: New to Autocross/New to the Forum
Topic: Can I run Novice? Tire suggestions
Replies: 10
Views: 780

Re: Can I run Novice? Tire suggestions

Not sure where you're located Earl but in the South Bay many of us use West End Alignment.

If you're in Orange County you could swing by FRSport as well for an alignment as a few of our regulars work there!
by Reed Gibson
Thu Aug 23, 2018 7:05 am
Forum: Public Rules Discussion
Topic: CST Tire Treadwear Rules Change
Replies: 25
Views: 1705

Re: CST Tire Treadwear Rules Change

I would second Bob's request to update the tire rating to 100. In my case Toyo RA1's. Being able to run the tires that I will be using on my refreshed NASA spec BMW lets me have seat time at an autocross on the combination that I will be driving on the track. This combination will not be as fast as...
by Reed Gibson
Wed Aug 22, 2018 1:24 pm
Forum: Public Rules Discussion
Topic: CST Tire Treadwear Rules Change
Replies: 25
Views: 1705

Re: CST Tire Treadwear Rules Change

I see no reason to not allow this, it's a run what you brung class. If they can drive the car "legally" on the streets then why restrict them to a specific treadware. Like Jon mentioned, the current crop of "street legal slicks" don't work nearly as well at autox temperatures as ...
by Reed Gibson
Tue Aug 07, 2018 9:01 am
Forum: Events
Topic: Course setup workers, August 11-12 event
Replies: 7
Views: 427

Re: Course setup workers, August 11-12 event

I can help with the changeover!
by Reed Gibson
Sun Jul 01, 2018 7:06 pm
Forum: New to Autocross/New to the Forum
Topic: Post Car Classing Help Questions Here!
Replies: 1036
Views: 289988

Re: Post Car Classing Help Questions Here!

Hello, This is my first event. I'm not sure if it's open to novice drivers, but I'm looking to attend and register for the weekend of July 21/22 at El Toro. I need help in figuring out what class my car would fall under if I am able to attend. Please correct me if I am wrong, but I believe I would ...
by Reed Gibson
Wed Jun 13, 2018 2:02 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: June 16 TNiA
Replies: 2
Views: 303

Re: June 16 TNiA

I'll be out there helping with the Starting Line school but I don't think we wrap up until about 5 pm ... :(

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