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by Anthony Porta
Sun Jan 21, 2018 9:51 pm
Forum: Solo Talk
Topic: 2018 Updates to Online Registration (MSR)
Replies: 3
Views: 27

Re: 2018 Updates to Online Registration (MSR)

One of the talks during the SCCA convention was from MSR and how to get the most from their system as well as giving feedback to them to continue to develop their product to meet our needs. One of the things discussed was how many people they send event information emails to. So, like we have alread...
by Anthony Porta
Sun Jan 21, 2018 6:48 pm
Forum: Solo Talk
Topic: 2018 Updates to Online Registration (MSR)
Replies: 3
Views: 27

2018 Updates to Online Registration (MSR)

Better late than never. I’m going to be posting a list of updates to MotosportReg online registration as the year progresses. This will hopefully highlight the how and why behind the changes to MSR. Eventually I will also be positing a video of how to register and the options. The main reason we are...
by Anthony Porta
Fri Jan 19, 2018 1:03 pm
Forum: Solo Talk
Topic: How to tell which group is running?
Replies: 35
Views: 385

Re: How to tell which group is running?

Msr is introducing a text message blaster for 2018...
by Anthony Porta
Thu Jan 18, 2018 8:36 am
Forum: Solo Talk
Topic: How to tell which group is running?
Replies: 35
Views: 385

Re: How to tell which group is running?

Couldn't hear the PA from the starter position on Saturday morning due to wind - just fyi. rechargeable air horn for indicating worker change over/check-in. wooo wooo. it's okay to blow sound just 5 small times a day right? https://www.amazon.com/Ecoblast-Rechargeable-Signal-Safety-Sports/dp/B009LN...
by Anthony Porta
Wed Jan 17, 2018 12:41 pm
Forum: Solo Talk
Topic: How to tell which group is running?
Replies: 35
Views: 385

Re: How to tell which group is running?

Assuming live timing is now repaired and will work moving forward, wouldn't that be as good as any form of notification? It is automatic, doesn't required any additional outside inputs, and doesn't rely on someone remembering to perform additional task(s). It's the KISS method. But it's been down d...
by Anthony Porta
Wed Jan 17, 2018 11:03 am
Forum: Solo Talk
Topic: How to tell which group is running?
Replies: 35
Views: 385

Re: How to tell which group is running?

I have no idea how much work it would be, but how about a cell phone app? I looked to see if our new website platform has the ability to send text messages, and it doesn't look like it (I'll have to do more research). There's no point to an additional app that's not our website, and since our site ...
by Anthony Porta
Wed Jan 17, 2018 10:42 am
Forum: Solo Talk
Topic: How to tell which group is running?
Replies: 35
Views: 385

Re: How to tell which group is running?

I have no idea how much work it would be, but how about a cell phone app?
by Anthony Porta
Wed Jan 17, 2018 10:35 am
Forum: Solo Talk
Topic: 2018 Event Statistics
Replies: 26
Views: 283

Re: 2018 Event Statistics

From what I observed from up on the berm someone directing traffic a little at grid may have helped some. The third group seemed to have bunched up a bit much over by the multi-driver lanes while the ones closer to the paddock seemed empty. Also maybe color coordinating the cones to mark some of th...
by Anthony Porta
Tue Jan 16, 2018 10:36 pm
Forum: Solo Talk
Topic: 2018 Event Statistics
Replies: 26
Views: 283

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. When im in grid, even when im competing, I look to help new people and those in ...
by Anthony Porta
Tue Jan 16, 2018 10:35 pm
Forum: Solo Talk
Topic: 2018 Event Statistics
Replies: 26
Views: 283

Re: 2018 Event Statistics

Kevin Pao wrote:How many cars should we be accommodating for in grid? I set up the grid to accommodate 35 cars each grid. 7 lanes with 5 cars per lane.

this info will be good to forward to the next course designer and his team


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by Anthony Porta
Tue Jan 16, 2018 10:35 pm
Forum: Solo Talk
Topic: 2018 Event Statistics
Replies: 26
Views: 283

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 ...
by Anthony Porta
Tue Jan 16, 2018 9:15 pm
Forum: Solo Talk
Topic: How to tell which group is running?
Replies: 35
Views: 385

How to tell which group is running?

Hey guys and gals lets see all your ideas about how to tell from far away which group is running?
by Anthony Porta
Tue Jan 16, 2018 6:03 pm
Forum: Solo Talk
Topic: 2018 Event Statistics
Replies: 26
Views: 283

Re: 2018 Event Statistics

Also, it depends on workers. No sense in sending a car when workers are still trying to get cones back in place in the first section. And, you have to keep an eye on the overall course in case someone does a finish wipeout or major cone destruction or there's a spin, stall, etc. Advice from the tim...
by Anthony Porta
Tue Jan 16, 2018 6:00 pm
Forum: Solo Talk
Topic: 2018 Event Statistics
Replies: 26
Views: 283

Re: 2018 Event Statistics

Bill Martin wrote:
Anthony, any reason you used 2016 data for reference vs 2017?


typo its 2017. I havent done 2016.
by Anthony Porta
Tue Jan 16, 2018 2:28 pm
Forum: Solo Talk
Topic: 2018 Event Statistics
Replies: 26
Views: 283

Re: 2018 Event Statistics

There is still some low hanging fruit. Rick came up with a process for those few cars that end up being late to grid and thus late to finish, or those with re-runs. Which would have saved us another 10-20 minutes or so. Plus we got started at 9:16 which was me slowing down the event so I could ensur...
by Anthony Porta
Mon Jan 15, 2018 10:51 pm
Forum: Solo Talk
Topic: 2018 Event Statistics
Replies: 26
Views: 283

2018 Event Statistics

Ill be updating this thread as the year goes on with our event statistics from the previous event. Hopefully we can use these to continue to increase the amount of cars we can run per hour to allow for more runs in the day, shorter days, or whatever anyone else would like to do with the efficiency. ...
by Anthony Porta
Mon Jan 15, 2018 10:00 pm
Forum: Solo Talk
Topic: 2018 Points Card....Apply Now...
Replies: 9
Views: 441

Re: 2018 Points Card....Apply Now...

Justin Erickson wrote:That list that's linked doesn't show anything above 742 atm. Was think of a high 7xx or 8xx number.


Then your golden, go for it!
by Anthony Porta
Mon Jan 15, 2018 9:54 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: TNiA
Replies: 12
Views: 279

Re: TNiA

Im happy to coach or do track tour laps, will trade for track time ;)
by Anthony Porta
Sat Jan 13, 2018 10:06 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: January Event Registration Open
Replies: 23
Views: 881

Re: January Event Registration Open

I know this is a very late, but can I do a walk up registration for Sunday Championship? Registration is closed online, and I was still wondering if walk up registration was still an option. Thanks! -Chris I reopened registration, so if you want, you could register tonight for a faster experience t...
by Anthony Porta
Fri Jan 12, 2018 9:28 am
Forum: Solo Talk
Topic: Why Get Your Start at Autocross Sunday?
Replies: 35
Views: 3145

Re: Why Get Your Start at Autocross Sunday?

As Randy said, passengers are allowed now, though competitors must have completed their competition runs before riding along. This is not the case. It's your passenger that has to have completed his runs. You missed the "riding along" part. That implies the competitor is a passenger, not ...
by Anthony Porta
Thu Jan 11, 2018 10:33 pm
Forum: Solo Talk
Topic: Why Get Your Start at Autocross Sunday?
Replies: 35
Views: 3145

Re: Why Get Your Start at Autocross Sunday?

Leonard Cachola wrote:As Randy said, passengers are allowed now, though competitors must have completed their competition runs before riding along.


This is not the case. It's your passenger that has to have completed his runs.
by Anthony Porta
Mon Jan 08, 2018 12:25 am
Forum: Solo Talk
Topic: Membership Poll...How long is too long?
Replies: 53
Views: 1290

Re: Membership Poll...How long is too long?

Just tossing out a wild idea which hasnt been thoroughly tested. We could have 3 runs in the am for a lower cost and a second session in the afternoon like the practice or x runs for an additional cost. That way those competing wouldnt have to stay and those just wanting practice could come in the a...
by Anthony Porta
Thu Jan 04, 2018 11:23 pm
Forum: Solo Talk
Topic: 2017 Event Run Time Statistics
Replies: 25
Views: 593

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 loo...
by Anthony Porta
Tue Jan 02, 2018 11:43 pm
Forum: Solo Talk
Topic: Honoring John Edwards
Replies: 10
Views: 312

Honoring John Edwards

I have received word the John Edwards has passed away today. In honor of his I thought we could share stories or photos. Here is one of John back when San Diego used to do National Tours.

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by Anthony Porta
Tue Jan 02, 2018 6:43 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: January Event Registration Open
Replies: 23
Views: 881

Re: January Event Registration Open

Note that the Practice is currently full, so if you register now you will be on the wait list. There is a small bug in the system that will also wait list you for Sunday if you register for that, too, so you don't show up on the Sunday entry list. Never fear, you are in the Sunday event and we have...

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