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by Bill Martin
Fri Apr 27, 2018 4:50 pm
Forum: New to Autocross/New to the Forum
Topic: Greetings and questions from a newcomer.
Replies: 19
Views: 692

Re: Greetings and questions from a newcomer.

Here is my list of items to bring. Do let me know what else. - Tools (torque wrench, tire gauge, water sprayer, basic toolset) - Necessities (water, food, hat, chair, sunscreen) - Most important of all - A Sponge for Learning. . Portable compressor, or air tank, or tires already pumped up to your d...
by Bill Martin
Wed Mar 14, 2018 9:53 pm
Forum: Solo Talk
Topic: FSEA Track in Southern California
Replies: 4
Views: 476

Re: FSEA Track in Southern California

FSAE cars have regularly run our events in the past, so you shouldn't have a problem. Just check the normal stuff like loose battery, fluid leaks etc. Be sure your helmet doesn't stick above the roll bar. I believe a special rule for open wheel formula cars is you have to run a full face helmet.
by Bill Martin
Wed Jan 17, 2018 2:42 pm
Forum: Solo Talk
Topic: How to tell which group is running?
Replies: 37
Views: 2530

Re: How to tell which group is running?

Is this really a problem? Kinda falls under personal responsibility to me. We don't really seem to have an issue filling the grid or getting the workers out on time. First part of that is up to you guys at the top. Relying on people's sense of personal responsibility sounds trendy, but when they fa...
by Bill Martin
Wed Jan 17, 2018 1:35 pm
Forum: Solo Talk
Topic: How to tell which group is running?
Replies: 37
Views: 2530

Re: How to tell which group is running?

Since there is no break between run groups 2 and 3 it can appear to "blend" that might cause people to arrive late to work or grid to run. I can see it being a minor issue but would be nice to know while in paddock. I liked the PCA flag system when they remembered to change the flag color...
by Bill Martin
Wed Jan 17, 2018 1:24 pm
Forum: Solo Talk
Topic: 2018 Event Statistics
Replies: 50
Views: 3866

Re: 2018 Event Statistics

Multi-drivers should start from one end and singles from the other. Perhaps this doesn't happen because not everyone got the word. Perhaps it's because a single driver has seen that those who line up on the far side usually wind up running last and he doesn't want that. But for whatever reason, it h...
by Bill Martin
Wed Jan 17, 2018 1:15 pm
Forum: Solo Talk
Topic: How to tell which group is running?
Replies: 37
Views: 2530

Re: How to tell which group is running?

Anthony Porta wrote:Hey guys and gals lets see all your ideas about how to tell from far away which group is running?


What would be your objective? Under the current format with only four groups, if you're not running and not working, it's pretty easy to assume what group is. Who's the customer for this information?
by Bill Martin
Tue Jan 16, 2018 7:54 pm
Forum: Solo Talk
Topic: 2018 Event Statistics
Replies: 50
Views: 3866

Re: 2018 Event Statistics

In my group the multi-driver lanes overflowed, but there were empty lanes further out. We just needed another designated multi lane. People are supposed to fill from the outsides, but that doesn't happen. Herding cats.
by Bill Martin
Tue Jan 16, 2018 7:36 pm
Forum: Solo Talk
Topic: 2018 Event Statistics
Replies: 50
Views: 3866

Re: 2018 Event Statistics

I would think we have another advantage with this format. Often one or two 2-driver cars manage to arrive late, or need extra tire cooling or whatever, and have the course all to themselves at the end. Any reason we can't feed initial cars from the next group in at the same time we're finishing up t...
by Bill Martin
Tue Jan 16, 2018 3:09 pm
Forum: Solo Talk
Topic: 2018 Event Statistics
Replies: 50
Views: 3866

Re: 2018 Event Statistics

FWIW, I was the first group starter and spaced the initial cars at 20 sec. Anthony came over and requested we close it to 17 seconds which I did for the rest of the group. When it was my turn to run, I noticed we were back to 20 seconds. First group we had perhaps four "hold the starts" la...
by Bill Martin
Fri Jan 05, 2018 9:40 am
Forum: Solo Talk
Topic: 2017 Event Run Time Statistics
Replies: 25
Views: 2702

Re: 2017 Event Run Time Statistics

So tell me where I'm going wrong here: January '17, 176 entries, 9:41 hrs 176 x 4 x25/60 = 293 minutes = 4.9 hrs vs 9:41 actual. This is all nominal data, no re-runs etc so just approximate. Approximate and maybe wrong -- I'm sure some will see it differently. The difference between nearly 10 hrs an...
by Bill Martin
Fri Jan 05, 2018 9:25 am
Forum: Solo Talk
Topic: 2017 Event Run Time Statistics
Replies: 25
Views: 2702

Re: 2017 Event Run Time Statistics

Your tables vary a bit, but some of them include total time. Is that total time of day time? 1st car out until last car finish? If we were to compare total time to the number of total runs x 25 seconds (my estimate of typical time between starts), would we now have a way to estimate total time of no...
by Bill Martin
Thu Jan 04, 2018 9:16 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Helper for the Worker Chief (1/14)
Replies: 5
Views: 612

Re: Helper for the Worker Chief (1/14)

Neelu, I'm running H Street. If that works out, I'd be glad to help out.
I assume you mean Sunday only, as I'm only wait-listed for Saturday.
-- Bill
by Bill Martin
Thu Jan 04, 2018 7:37 pm
Forum: Solo Talk
Topic: 2017 Event Run Time Statistics
Replies: 25
Views: 2702

Re: 2017 Event Run Time Statistics

I'm also thinking of the accumulations of late start, course changeovers, kart to car changeover, lunch breaks running long etc. It must occasionally add up to a depressing number when the sun is going down. There's been a lot of talk about how we used to be more efficient. Perhaps we should be look...
by Bill Martin
Wed Jan 03, 2018 11:00 pm
Forum: Solo Talk
Topic: 2017 Event Run Time Statistics
Replies: 25
Views: 2702

Re: 2017 Event Run Time Statistics

Came back and re-looked at this data. Seems like an amazing amount of effort involved...but then we all moved on. Since this type of data can be available, I wonder what is being done with it? When something sticks out like a sore thumb, it would be a shame not to consider, discuss and dwell on it a...
by Bill Martin
Thu Oct 12, 2017 9:25 am
Forum: Events
Topic: October Events are open for registration, sign up now!
Replies: 18
Views: 2175

Re: October Events are open for registration, sign up now!

The work run order found on the who's attending...is that correct or just not yet updated? Seems my groups are unchanged from last event.
by Bill Martin
Fri Sep 29, 2017 6:38 pm
Forum: Solo Talk
Topic: Everybody - Please read - Club consolidation
Replies: 69
Views: 8220

Re: Everybody - Please read - Club consolidation

Hmmm, an anti-democratic moment. I think the bulk of the community will be largely unaffected by this decision in any huge way. The program will go on. That diminishes the need for consensus amongst the many. What's more important is the opinions of the much fewer number of people who will be signif...
by Bill Martin
Fri Sep 22, 2017 7:04 am
Forum: Solo Talk
Topic: Everybody - Please read - Club consolidation
Replies: 69
Views: 8220

Re: Everybody - Please read - Club consolidation

80% or in the new by-laws 4 out of 5 is for expulsion of a board member. That's not something to be taken lightly and requires more than a simple majority. To be clear...I wasn't advocating a simple majority in all things. Just that the current minimum numbers seemed ill matched to the new system.
by Bill Martin
Thu Sep 21, 2017 6:45 pm
Forum: Solo Talk
Topic: Everybody - Please read - Club consolidation
Replies: 69
Views: 8220

Re: Everybody - Please read - Club consolidation

So glancing through the bylaws -- I assume there are only five votes, unless I've missed something. Given that, all the various minimums seem pretty awkward. 50% for one thing, 80% for another, 2/3 for something else. Jeez, there's only five votes. Do those numbers really make sense now? On another ...
by Bill Martin
Sun Jul 30, 2017 7:25 pm
Forum: For Sale/Wanted
Topic: Carson Deluxe Car Hauler / SOLD
Replies: 2
Views: 869

Re: Carson Deluxe Car Hauler

SOLD
by Bill Martin
Sun Jun 18, 2017 12:59 pm
Forum: For Sale/Wanted
Topic: Carson Deluxe Car Hauler / SOLD
Replies: 2
Views: 869

Carson Deluxe Car Hauler / SOLD

All steel diamond plate bed, 7000 GVWR, 20 ft O/A, 16 ft deck x 82" between fenders
Fresh, US-made Goodyear LT tires on chrome wheels 2-spares, stowed below deck.
This one, in black http://www.carsontrailer.com/subs/trail ... eluxe.html
$2000, pick-up in Ridgecrest.
by Bill Martin
Fri Jun 09, 2017 8:59 am
Forum: For Sale/Wanted
Topic: WRX Wheels & Tires
Replies: 1
Views: 502

Re: WRX Wheels & Tires

Still available
by Bill Martin
Fri Apr 21, 2017 1:46 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: The April Events Are Now Open for Registration
Replies: 10
Views: 2088

Re: The April Events Are Now Open for Registration

I'm not seeing a practice entry list. With so many heading north I assume if we entered, we're in?
by Bill Martin
Thu Apr 20, 2017 8:22 pm
Forum: For Sale/Wanted
Topic: WRX Wheels & Tires
Replies: 1
Views: 502

WRX Wheels & Tires

Kosei wheels with RS-3 V2 or RE-71R tires to fit D-Street 2015 WRX. PM for details.
by Bill Martin
Wed Apr 19, 2017 8:45 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Volunteers - April 2017
Replies: 29
Views: 4343

Re: Volunteers - April 2017

I'll give you a hand on the Saturday PM changeover.

-- Bill

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