Tentative new "trackcross" event planned for Feb

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James Yom
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Tentative new "trackcross" event planned for Feb

Post by James Yom » Mon Jan 13, 2020 10:53 am

Hey Calclubbers,

We are going to offer something a little new and different for you guys, and we are planning on a tentative date in late Feb.

I recently went to a Fresno SCCA and another non-SCCA event held on the kart track at Buttonwillow. I had such a good time that I wanted to share the experience with my fellow Calclubbers.

The plan is to do a "no work" event, since little/no cones will be used. Just come and drive! We are putting a low entry cap on this event to ensure that people get a lot of seat time. There should be a minimum of 12 runs (around 50-60 seconds per run), and if things go ideally, I'm hoping for about 16 runs.

To make things even more fun, we will be switching the direction of the track in the afternoon. These will all be timed runs, and your best morning and afternoon runs will be added together in the final results. It's like running 2 days of competition in one day!

Posted below are some videos from those events I took. It was a blast! Another great thing is that the surface is really easy on tires. My tires barely looked like they had any wear, and I had 15+ runs at the second event.

I'd like to get an approximate head count on people that would be interested. If you're interested, please post below.

https://youtu.be/wuqRG29rjsQ

https://youtu.be/gfcJ8RHeztQ

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Re: Tentative new "trackcross" event planned for Feb

Post by Ed T » Mon Jan 13, 2020 3:00 pm

I am down if my February schedule allows. If this is viable, maybe we can make this into a semi-regular thing.
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Re: Tentative new "trackcross" event planned for Feb

Post by Reed Gibson » Mon Jan 13, 2020 3:14 pm

Yeah I'm really digging this idea. I think we have plenty of interest and from our preliminary research it can be cost-effective for the club. Hopefully we'll have some more concrete news for the community in the coming days as we get plans in motion.

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Re: Tentative new "trackcross" event planned for Feb

Post by Bill Martin » Mon Jan 13, 2020 3:45 pm

I went to the October event -- looking forward to going back.

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Re: Tentative new "trackcross" event planned for Feb

Post by Jason Swindle » Mon Jan 13, 2020 5:43 pm

I think I'd be interested.

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Re: Tentative new "trackcross" event planned for Feb

Post by Randy Gonzalez » Tue Jan 14, 2020 6:31 am

I'd go for sure.
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Re: Tentative new "trackcross" event planned for Feb

Post by David Barrish » Tue Jan 14, 2020 4:10 pm

James,

Please add me to the list.

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Re: Tentative new "trackcross" event planned for Feb

Post by Ryan Devlin » Wed Jan 22, 2020 9:30 pm

I'm in as long as I'm not traveling for work

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Re: Tentative new "trackcross" event planned for Feb

Post by Ivar Ridgeway » Wed Jan 29, 2020 10:52 pm

This is the year I'd like to begin autocrossing and if a beginner is welcome to attend I'd like to go.

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Re: Tentative new "trackcross" event planned for Feb

Post by Randy Gonzalez » Thu Jan 30, 2020 7:38 am

Ivar Ridgeway wrote:
Wed Jan 29, 2020 10:52 pm
This is the year I'd like to begin autocrossing and if a beginner is welcome to attend I'd like to go.
Hi Ivar! Beginners are welcome at all of our events. If you're interested in what we do, come on out and join us! We have an event coming up Feb 8 and 9th. You can sign up here:

https://solo2.motorsportreg.com/

If you have any questions, feel free to ask, or PM. Our group is very newbie friendly. We have novice course walks, and a great group of instructors that would be happy to help you get around course those first few laps, share advise and get you in the game. Either way, I'd like to personally invite you to sign up and join in the fun! :thumbup:
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Re: Tentative new "trackcross" event planned for Feb

Post by Ivar Ridgeway » Thu Jan 30, 2020 12:17 pm

Robert,

Thank you for the warm invitation! I may have a conflict on February 8 but I am looking at the next calendared event and hopefully will get to participate, learn and meet some members in person.

Best,
Ivar

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Re: Tentative new "trackcross" event planned for Feb

Post by Ivar Ridgeway » Thu Jan 30, 2020 12:18 pm

Edit: Randy not Robert. Did not pay attention to my autocorrect :D

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Re: Tentative new "trackcross" event planned for Feb

Post by Don Green » Mon Feb 10, 2020 9:50 am

I'm in! Thanks

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Re: Tentative new "trackcross" event planned for Feb

Post by Stephen Yeoh » Mon Feb 10, 2020 11:08 am

We have a contract signed for 3/7/20. Stay tuned for more news coming and registration.
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