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  • #16
    First event in a parking lot, first spin, and possibly the most water I've ever collected in my shoes. Quite a day! Instructors really helped me out a couple times, both when I got lost during my first lap around, and later when I was struggling to keep the car pointed forward.

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    • #17
      Originally posted by IamIronMan View Post
      You’re black magic has worked! My 7th run now shows up. Thanks!
      Happy to help! I had set the default in the system to only take the first 6 runs, since that’s what we normally run. I had to adjust it to allow 7, and now all the weirdness in live timing should be resolved.

      Steve - I’ll also make sure to fix your class, but I won’t be home until late this evening, so I may not have a chance to have everything cleaned up before M9.

      Lastly some big thanks! The timing crews today were absolutely pitch perfect and ran a flawless event. It was great seeing everything run so well after some hiccups earlier in the year. Also a big shout out for everyone who set up in the rain, and the awesome traffic managers, pulling double duty as finish marshals and customer service for the Canterbury park visitors.
      Emilio Rescigno - #146

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      • #18
        Also, it’s really awesome to hear feedback from people’s first time on a parking lot event vs. DCTC. DCTC can be fun and a great way to learn, but there’s really no substitute for a big lot event, especially when Jeff is the course designer.

        Hopefully you guys can make it tomorrow and do the same thing in the dry.
        Emilio Rescigno - #146

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        • #19
          Didn't drive so well today, softened my rebound and car felt much better. Was still fun!

          I volunteered to run traffic for heat 2...many passing by (non autox participants) people swore at me as they went by. I didn't stop them but was just waving them by... I tried to give them priority. Also if traffic tells you to stop in grid... Don't dart on by because a car on main road is coming but slows... I then got an earful from them. So for any one that was held up a little longer in heat two when leaving or entering, that was why and I apologize. It sounded like some poker event was starting as they kept asking for how to get to the poker event in the morning? The front entrance closed for construction (I think?) and the cones we placed at the 4 way stop made it so they had to drive to the dirt pile to get around caused them to get their panties in a bunch. Was very surprised by these growm men losing their noodles.

          Best insult was the man in the new white truck, "I've been driving around for 20mins trying to get to Canterbury. You guys need to stop this s***. This isn't some f***ing fast and the furious bs." he then went on to apparently drive slowly and yell at course workers from over the fence, someone told me unsure on that on but saw him stopped over there. Very nice gentleman as he stopped twice to "chat" with me.

          Sounds like they were much better in the midday after whatever event started in the casino.
          Last edited by EricJ; 10-05-2019, 08:39 PM.
          Eric Janssen

          #320 1999 Miata & 2013 Honda Civic Si

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          • #20
            Wow, sorry to hear that - I wouldn't think driving a block would be such a grave offense
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            • #21
              Originally posted by magicsammy View Post
              Wow, sorry to hear that - I wouldn't think driving a block would be such a grave offense
              I found it hilarious. But I do wonder if the front is under construction what their options are for getting in... I know Google maps threw me to our lot when I typed Canterbury in saying road closure up front. So I can somewhat understand the frustration.
              Eric Janssen

              #320 1999 Miata & 2013 Honda Civic Si

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              • #22
                I want to extend a HUGE THANKS to my course setup crew (Tony, Andrew, Fred, and Zac). I was tardy getting the truck to the site, so these poor guys all had to wait around for me. Then, setup took a full 2 hours, extending until after sunset. We even chalked (crayoned?) the cones under the lights. These guys went above and beyond to make our course happen.

                Also, many thanks to EM John Moravec for coming down and dragging barriers around to stem the flow of Canterbury traffic through our space. He carried a hundred barriers hundreds of feet... by hand!
                Jeff Rye #64
                1999 Mazda Miata Sport -- ES
                2001 Toyota Corolla S -- HS
                Proud recipient of the 2016 Paul Weidner Spirit of the Sport award.

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                • #23
                  We ran in some pretty tough conditions, cold and wet all day long. I am impressed that so many people came out and ran. It was tough working two heats, but you guys killed it. The entire event went incredibly smoothly. We got 7 runs in and were done between 1:30 and 2pm. Nice job, and thank you all for your part in making it happen!
                  Jeff Rye #64
                  1999 Mazda Miata Sport -- ES
                  2001 Toyota Corolla S -- HS
                  Proud recipient of the 2016 Paul Weidner Spirit of the Sport award.

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                  • #24
                    Well as completely frustrating as it was to run in the cold and rain you can still learn things. I learned anything below 60 degrees and wet is not where kuhmos are going to work. Any touch of the throttle no matter how gentle just was not going to happen.

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                    • #25
                      500hp and 305's make for a fun time in the wet and cold :P I found myself sideways way too often, but it was a ton of fun. Not "happy" with my time, but it was still a ton of fun either way!

                      #321 | 2015 Mustang GT

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                      • #26
                        Thanks to everyone for helping this event be super smooth, and thanks for your enthusiasm for our extra afternoon run!

                        Driving in the rain was n't fast, but it was a slidey bunch of fun!
                        2013 Hot Lava FR-S

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                        • #27
                          Well, you learn something new every day. You can only post one video. Or you have to explain an edit. Whatever?

                          Åsa my 20 year old Swedish beauty, 9-3 Vert
                          The good old reliable Saturn looking for a new home
                          The beast of burden 1995 F150 straight 6 with a MAZDA 4 speed OD, rat rod wanna be
                          The red lady in waiting, 2012 Civic coupe
                          As Todd told me the first time I showed up... "It's better to drive a slow car fast, than to drive a fast car slow"
                           

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                          • #28
                            Originally posted by magicsammy View Post
                            I'm still listed in CS (incorrectly)
                            And we've fixed that now.
                            Jeff Rye #64
                            1999 Mazda Miata Sport -- ES
                            2001 Toyota Corolla S -- HS
                            Proud recipient of the 2016 Paul Weidner Spirit of the Sport award.

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                            • #29
                              I had a bunch of fun driving something with a roof and doors in the traction limited rain. A big thanks to Brian for letting me drive his TRD 86. I was surprised I was able to drive it reasonably before the day was out. And I got to use my bluetooth OBD2 reader with data logging for the first time. Interesting and useful to see things like throttle position recorded.

                              I enjoyed the course quite a bit, so thanks Jeff. Really interesting start to the course and ended up finding that shifting before the start line was the fast way, not having to worry about a shift somewhere on course, while turning, in the wet.

                              Unfortunately my GoPro ran out of juice for our fastest runs, but here are the fastest ones recorded:

                              Mine (incorrectly labeled, time between runs went fast with so few attendees):


                              Brian's:
                              Johnathan Gohde #311 - Borrowing #338 and the rocket ship attached to it
                              Photography: https://www.flickr.com/photos/aranach/sets

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                              • #30
                                Very cool. Getting a solostorm setup is top of my list for next year.

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