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by Sean Fenstermacher
Fri Dec 22, 2017 9:31 am
Forum: Solo Talk
Topic: Membership Poll...How long is too long?
Replies: 53
Views: 17259

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

Give it a rest George.... Gesh..... And even mentioning 3 runs in a dying region with consistently less than 125 entrants should immediately lead to some dire punishment like being forced to run your CM car covered in I'mWithHer bumper stickers. Average number of entries in 2017 was 155 with a medi...
by Sean Fenstermacher
Thu Dec 21, 2017 8:21 am
Forum: Solo Talk
Topic: Membership Poll...How long is too long?
Replies: 53
Views: 17259

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

the goal really isn't to pack up at noon or 1 pm. the goal is to stop running hugely inefficient events so that we can get more runs. I'd like to see us move in the direction of having a morning session and an afternoon session where everyone has the option to drive in both. it would probably requi...
by Sean Fenstermacher
Tue Dec 19, 2017 10:14 am
Forum: Solo Talk
Topic: 2017 Event Run Time Statistics
Replies: 25
Views: 8711

Re: 2017 Event Run Time Statistics

Feedback from other regional organizers (Milwaukee, Wash DC, etc.) show that they typically are able to churn out anywhere from +950 to 1300 runs in a one day event. If we could reach close to the 1200 runs per day level of efficiency, we would be able to provide either 4 runs per driver up to 300 d...
by Sean Fenstermacher
Tue Dec 19, 2017 9:15 am
Forum: Solo Talk
Topic: 2017 Event Run Time Statistics
Replies: 25
Views: 8711

Re: 2017 Event Run Time Statistics

Jayson Woodruff wrote:How about a work group duration stat.

Jay W
Why? Events with low RPH would also indicate long work groups.
Focusing on increasing our RPH should benefit many aspects of the experience of our events in general.
by Sean Fenstermacher
Sun Dec 17, 2017 9:20 pm
Forum: Solo Talk
Topic: Membership Poll...How long is too long?
Replies: 53
Views: 17259

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

I would also like to see a keep "the December format option with fun runs". I find that not including it shows your personal bias and doesn't leave a possible choice And the poll question you proudly wave wasn't biased. If it had said, "Would you like to see the December format used for future even...
by Sean Fenstermacher
Sun Dec 17, 2017 2:12 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Cordless Impact
Replies: 11
Views: 6443

Re: Cordless Impact

This Dewalt is my favorite. It has been used on countless wheel changes, other mechanical jobs, and general house use. The batteries last forever and the gun has enough torque to break free lugs so the whole wheel change process is quicker and takes less effort. https://www.amazon.com/DEWALT-DCF880H...
by Sean Fenstermacher
Sun Dec 17, 2017 1:51 pm
Forum: Solo Talk
Topic: Membership Poll...How long is too long?
Replies: 53
Views: 17259

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

What is the deal with the last poll option?: "Cut back to three runs to reduce the overall time commitment and keep the December format" Was there a motion to move runs to 3 vs 4 for the half day format? I know I got 4 runs in December. From my understanding, we generally cut runs to 3 when we have ...
by Sean Fenstermacher
Sun Dec 17, 2017 12:40 pm
Forum: Solo Talk
Topic: 2017 Event Run Time Statistics
Replies: 25
Views: 8711

Re: 2017 Event Run Time Statistics

Great data!
Is there access to cone count data to compare Sept and Dec events, as they had the highest RPH? December had a high cone count which further slowed the run pace.
by Sean Fenstermacher
Fri Oct 27, 2017 11:23 am
Forum: Solo Talk
Topic: Everybody - Please read - Club consolidation
Replies: 69
Views: 22802

Re: Everybody - Please read - Club consolidation

:BUMP:

Can someone publically post up an explanation as why the Board moved to not consolidate without a vote?
by Sean Fenstermacher
Mon Oct 02, 2017 11:01 am
Forum: Solo Talk
Topic: Everybody - Please read - Club consolidation
Replies: 69
Views: 22802

Re: Everybody - Please read - Club consolidation

I think the idea is that thru the annual general election process general membership will be more aware to the issues leadership faces and create additional opportunity to get directly involved. For those "sideline members", not too much will change operations-wise vs an eBoard event, but hopefully ...
by Sean Fenstermacher
Wed Sep 27, 2017 4:04 pm
Forum: Solo Talk
Topic: Everybody - Please read - Club consolidation
Replies: 69
Views: 22802

Re: Everybody - Please read - Club consolidation

Let's start: Pros (in no particular order): 1) Less confusion from new members regarding purpose of clubs within the regional club (sub-clubs). (as illustrated by various comments in this thread. Please scroll up and read if needed) 2) Potential lower entry fees, due to elimination of need to profit...
by Sean Fenstermacher
Fri Sep 22, 2017 7:20 am
Forum: Solo Talk
Topic: Everybody - Please read - Club consolidation
Replies: 69
Views: 22802

Re: Everybody - Please read - Club consolidation

At this point, I hope we can direct the discussion on whether or not moving from the club model to the regional model is what we want to do. If we do move forth with the regional model, we can then start to go over our by-laws and implementation steps in greater detail and revise accordingly to bett...
by Sean Fenstermacher
Thu Sep 21, 2017 10:04 pm
Forum: Solo Talk
Topic: Everybody - Please read - Club consolidation
Replies: 69
Views: 22802

Re: Everybody - Please read - Club consolidation

I think it's pretty clear I'm not a fan of the proposal... But in the spirit of improving the proposal if this become the chosen path... Comments are based upon the section as numbered in Stephens post. 1.) 30 days to disperse club funds. - I'm not aware of any club that has actually filled for Non...
by Sean Fenstermacher
Thu Sep 21, 2017 1:40 pm
Forum: Solo Talk
Topic: Everybody - Please read - Club consolidation
Replies: 69
Views: 22802

Re: Everybody - Please read - Club consolidation

Please describe to us how a No Club member is represented in the eBoard? Note that there are currently no renewal restrictions on No Club status members. Read my response. A "No-club" member was to be for you 1st year only.... SO YOU COULD PICK A CLUB. - At the time introduced, the club reps passed...
by Sean Fenstermacher
Wed Sep 20, 2017 8:31 pm
Forum: Solo Talk
Topic: Everybody - Please read - Club consolidation
Replies: 69
Views: 22802

Re: Everybody - Please read - Club consolidation

If it's stated on the internet... it must be true...Part 1 Under the current system points card holders who are not a part of any of the 7 clubs have no representation How do you come to this conclusion? 1.) the no club option is new (relatively speaking) 2.) when introduced it was to be for ONE YE...
by Sean Fenstermacher
Wed Sep 20, 2017 2:42 pm
Forum: Solo Talk
Topic: Everybody - Please read - Club consolidation
Replies: 69
Views: 22802

Re: Everybody - Please read - Club consolidation

One of the reasons for the increase in E-Board hosted events was the cost of renting El Toro, which made profit sharing with the club minimal. Part of the incentive for a club to host an event was that they made money for their members. True about ET, but no denying that a good amount of ACS events...
by Sean Fenstermacher
Wed Sep 20, 2017 10:07 am
Forum: Solo Talk
Topic: Everybody - Please read - Club consolidation
Replies: 69
Views: 22802

Re: Everybody - Please read - Club consolidation

I like the new proposal. It should allow for a more accurate representation of current (with the regular rotation) membership voices in leadership decisions. And with basically only 2 clubs doing the volunteering (event hosting) and heavy reliance on E-Board hosted events the current governance mode...
by Sean Fenstermacher
Mon Jun 05, 2017 12:46 pm
Forum: For Sale/Wanted
Topic: FS: 2014 Scion FR-S Monogram STX (Post Nationals)
Replies: 8
Views: 5059

Re: FS: 2014 Scion FR-S Monogram STX (Post Nationals) $21k

WHAT ABOUT DEM FANCY KONI'S?!?!?!
by Sean Fenstermacher
Wed Mar 29, 2017 4:57 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Volunteers - April 2017
Replies: 29
Views: 10653

Re: Volunteers - April 2017

I can do Safety
by Sean Fenstermacher
Tue Mar 28, 2017 12:33 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Explain sway bar binding to me
Replies: 4
Views: 2705

Re: Explain sway bar binding to me

If the sway bar can move relatively smoothly, then check the endlink lengths to make sure preload is removed.
Hopefully, you have adjustable endlinks.
by Sean Fenstermacher
Wed Jan 18, 2017 11:10 am
Forum: Events
Topic: 2017 Solo Calendar
Replies: 31
Views: 13736

Re: 2017 Solo Calendar

Have we had any recent luck with Anaheim Stadium? I know they do car meets there with drifting annually.
by Sean Fenstermacher
Thu Jan 12, 2017 9:40 am
Forum: Events
Topic: Would you like to instruct as your work assignment? - 1/15
Replies: 3
Views: 1632

Re: Would you like to instruct as your work assignment? - 1/15

Leonard, wasnt there some new details like class competitors able to get their average if they volunteer as instructors or something??
by Sean Fenstermacher
Mon Jan 02, 2017 12:58 pm
Forum: Public Rules Discussion
Topic: Expanding CAM-S, who do I need to ask?
Replies: 2
Views: 4207

Re: Expanding CAM-S, who do I need to ask?

It would be awesome to see CAM type classes offered for the import crowd! You might need to write a letter to change the current wording to allow foreign brands: APPENDIX B - CLASSIC AMERICAN MUSCLE (CAM) Rationale: The purpose of CAM is to attract automobile enthusiasts who are currently interested...
by Sean Fenstermacher
Mon Dec 19, 2016 1:36 pm
Forum: Solo Talk
Topic: "entrants" and supplemental rules 7.9.1 question
Replies: 19
Views: 5840

Re: "entrants" and supplemental rules 7.9.1 question

Having auto crossed in other venues the single biggest deterrent I've faced in trying to grow CAM is the number of runs. The second biggest factor is the difficulty of the courses. I struggle the most with understanding the course complexity point of view because its the thing that hooked me right ...
by Sean Fenstermacher
Mon Dec 19, 2016 12:07 pm
Forum: Solo Talk
Topic: "entrants" and supplemental rules 7.9.1 question
Replies: 19
Views: 5840

Re: "entrants" and supplemental rules 7.9.1 question

Maybe Craig, you are misunderstanding the wording of the current rules. Guest drivers can still "win" any class they compete in, they just don't get a physical trophy or solo bucks. Results still get published and they can brag all they want. Basically my understanding of the rules is, if a Guest d...