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Re: SpeedSF 2015 Autocross Events [message #113064 is a reply to message #113062] Wed, 07 January 2015 10:05 Go to previous messageGo to next message
doubletap is currently offline  doubletap   United States
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WOW!!! What a blast. It was fun and a great way to dial in the car and driving.
Re: SpeedSF 2015 Autocross Events [message #113087 is a reply to message #113064] Thu, 08 January 2015 16:05 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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It was a total blast! I got some GoPro stuff I'll post up. Thanks for the heads up. I look forward to more.

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Re: SpeedSF 2015 Autocross Events [message #113093 is a reply to message #112844] Thu, 08 January 2015 22:15 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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90 db for autox as well?

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Re: SpeedSF 2015 Autocross Events [message #113096 is a reply to message #113093] Fri, 09 January 2015 06:02 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Re: SpeedSF 2015 Autocross Events [message #113187 is a reply to message #113096] Fri, 16 January 2015 21:13 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Unlimited runs sounds good! Think I might Register for sunday the 25th. Time to get this newfangled RWD contraption figured out.

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Re: SpeedSF 2015 Autocross Events [message #113230 is a reply to message #113187] Tue, 20 January 2015 16:36 Go to previous messageGo to next message
DSP_Buckle is currently offline  DSP_Buckle   United States
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I may return to the 25th. Last time was a blast and worth the money. I just have to decide if I want to get up even earlier since I'll be coming from SLO this time.

- Buckle


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Re: SpeedSF 2015 Autocross Events [message #113309 is a reply to message #113230] Thu, 22 January 2015 20:04 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Looking forward to Sunday. I was tempted to register for the track instead but will wait till April.

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Re: SpeedSF 2015 Autocross Events [message #113453 is a reply to message #113309] Tue, 27 January 2015 16:07 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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The autox event on January 4th was really good! Low attendance numbers (15-20 cars) made for lots of runs, no need for designated run groups, and fairly lax management. However, the past event on January 25th was very different, and I think some areas need to be addressed.

~50 cars in attendance in two run groups alternating every half hour on a ~35 second course made it so that most drivers only got two runs in each 30 minute session. I suggest re-evaluating number of run groups, session time, and/or maximum number of participants (total at event or per run group). It looked like there were also some track drivers who thought they could just come over to run through our autox course between their sessions and knock over cones.

I was a bit concerned about safety and communication, as well. It was not clearly briefed at what point were cars allowed on the course before the event started. There was potential for cars to run towards each other at the beginning of the first run group. It's one thing for a participant to do donuts in the paddock or get too loose while drifting on course, but it's another to see an event organizer ride around the course on the hood of a car to pick up cones.

The events need some more organization.


Rich Lee
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Re: SpeedSF 2015 Autocross Events [message #113479 is a reply to message #113453] Wed, 28 January 2015 17:27 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Unfortunately, I wasn't able to attend this last event, so we had some stand-in helpers run it. Future events will return to the format that we had over the January 3/4 weekend. We've talked about moving to a two run group format and options are being explored on how to get cars through more quickly. We do cap the event at 50 cars, so we have quite a few options. The Jan 25 attendance was about the same as the Jan 3 event, so we're looking in to things that can be done better to improve efficiency. Thanks for the feedback!

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Re: SpeedSF 2015 Autocross Events [message #114685 is a reply to message #113453] Tue, 24 March 2015 02:11 Go to previous messageGo to previous message
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AFRichZC6 wrote on Tue, 27 January 2015 16:07
The events need some more organization.


I am really glad you posted your thoughts, as I reached out to the organizer(s) with the exact same comments. Jan 3/4 was perhaps one of the best AutoX event I've attended in my life--minimal waiting, low attendance, lots of laps, never felt unsafe. Whereas Jan 24/25 was horrible!

Here is what I emailed the organizers:

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The previous event (01/03) was perhaps the best autocross event I've ever attended. This last one (01/25), not so much!

Three main concerns:

(1) It was a bit too crowded. If possible, I would suggest doubling the fee ($100) and reducing the max participants by half--yesterday I was getting 2-3 runs per 30 minute session if I was lucky, with the rest spent idling in line. The paddock area is quite small, but it would be perfect for 25 drivers.

(2) There were drifters that were taking 2-3x as long on their runs, and hitting multiple cones each and every run (and then shutting down the course for minutes at a time to fix the cones)... I talked to a handful of other drivers there and everyone felt that the course was setup for the drifters and not for the actual autocrossers, although the latter group made up 95% of the drivers.

(3) Safety. The drifters were racing way past the finish line and/or doing donuts in the waiting/lineup area after their runs. A few drivers were also starting their runs early, which led to multiple car-on-car WOT approaches...


I see Dave responded that he's bringing things back on track. Much appreciated and looking forward to the next event! Thumb Up
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