Who has attended Speed Ventures autocross events?

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Who has attended Speed Ventures autocross events?

Post by Stephen Yeoh » Sat Oct 03, 2015 10:11 am

I'm interested in hearing from anybody that has attended the Speed Ventures hosted autocross events. What do they do well, what not so well? Why do you go / like about their events?
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Re: Who has attended Speed Ventures autocross events?

Post by Adam Tarnoff » Sat Oct 03, 2015 11:03 am

Stephen Yeoh wrote:I'm interested in hearing from anybody that has attended the Speed Ventures hosted autocross events. What do they do well, what not so well? Why do you go / like about their events?
The courses are easy to read and you can get a TON of runs. Jayson and Mike run a pretty good event - I'd say if you want seat time or want to test a setup change on your car SV is a good place to do that. Just keep in mind the surface, which is the same as our lot at AAA.
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Re: Who has attended Speed Ventures autocross events?

Post by Stephen Strand » Sat Oct 03, 2015 1:17 pm

When I go I do so many runs that I actually get burnt out before the day is over and leave early. :)
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Re: Who has attended Speed Ventures autocross events?

Post by Steve Lepper » Sat Oct 03, 2015 1:29 pm

Much shorter/simpler courses: their course in in the infield parking lot so they are working with a lot less space. FTD might be 23-26 seconds?
MANY runs... last time I ran one I lost count after about 25.
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Re: Who has attended Speed Ventures autocross events?

Post by Jayson Woodruff » Fri Oct 09, 2015 8:17 am

Now how'd I miss this before.

I've done a *few* SpeedVentures autoxes :)

What are you actually trying to find out? Most people go because they're no work and high run count. We've built a repore with several drivers who come out of loyalty, then there's several mini marquee groups that come once or twice a year, I believe they get a little discount.

Steve's cutting us a little short, we haven't had a 20sec course in years and years. Typical fast time is more like 34sec.

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Re: Who has attended Speed Ventures autocross events?

Post by Jesus Saucedo » Wed Nov 04, 2015 9:55 am

SOOOO many runs. Times in the high 30s if I recall. Even more runs possible as the day progresses because people start going home. It's great, like others said, for tuning. I tried two sets of tires once. Had PLENTY of time.

I like that no work assignment, either. You can spend the time tuning, eating, resting, etc.

Don't like that it's TOO easy to read. It doesn't change much from event to event. But still, good for tuning and seat time.

I should have a video posted here some place.

edit: Yup yup. Here is the vid: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e1HhTpBUoO8

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Re: Who has attended Speed Ventures autocross events?

Post by Stephen Yeoh » Wed Nov 04, 2015 9:55 pm

I'm trying to be open minded to how others run events and see if there's anything worth trying for our events.

For SV, if there's no work, how are cones handled? Any re-runs? Are all runs timed? Is there equivalent of practice and then timed runs?
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Re: Who has attended Speed Ventures autocross events?

Post by Jc Nubla » Thu Nov 05, 2015 7:47 am

Stephen Yeoh wrote:I'm trying to be open minded to how others run events and see if there's anything worth trying for our events.

For SV, if there's no work, how are cones handled? Any re-runs? Are all runs timed? Is there equivalent of practice and then timed runs?
Stephen,

there are workers on the course that handle the cones (not a lot, probably like 2 or 3). There is a timing screen but you will have to jot down your own time if you want to. no re-runs, just run as much as you want as long it's your group to run.

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Re: Who has attended Speed Ventures autocross events?

Post by Craig Naylor » Thu Nov 05, 2015 8:02 am

Jayson was a little tongue in cheek above about attending. His company Jaycom has run their autocross'es for several years.

I've only attended two, but here is my take:
- While the times are often 1/2 to 2/3's of our typical courses, they often with double backs (sections you run twice), just like many other regions who run on small lots do.
- Courses are designed to minimize workers, typically 2-3. However their dedicated to providing a good event... cones are picked up quickly... but unless something is a safety issue, you keep driving even if they are down. No scoring, no cone calls, no re-runs; you look at your time when you cross the line, they are practices after all.
- Jaycom services has a small group of paid workers, rather than requiring a run/work volunteer operation. That said, it's not uncommon for a few to volunteer and pitch in a hand here and there.

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Re: Who has attended Speed Ventures autocross events?

Post by Jesus Saucedo » Thu Nov 05, 2015 8:39 am

Stephen Yeoh wrote: Any re-runs? Are all runs timed? Is there equivalent of practice and then timed runs?
The events I've been to, they are not competitions. They're more like timed practice runs. Since it's not a competition, there are no "re-runs."

All runs are timed, but like someone mentioned, you're responsible for keeping an eye out for your times. This is easy, as the clock is clearly displayed on the last part after the end gate.

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