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PostPosted: Mon Jan 09, 2012 9:57 am 
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Yea, I kind of agree with Jan on drivers in the same car/class being in different rungroups. Course conditions can change frequently and both Nebraska and Land O' Lakes regions does rungroups by class. That way, people in the same class generally get the same course. With autocross, it is fine doing the splits by car number, but with rallycross, I think we need to do it with classes.

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 09, 2012 1:05 pm 
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We've had to modify the course many times between run groups. We've even had to do it between runs in the same group. That would be a real problem if you had drivers in the same class in different groups.

When we have two drivers in the same class, they will invariably get behind in the run order due to the time taken for the driver swaps. If possible, let the 2 driver cars be at the front of the run order and then work the second driver in as appropriate. They may have to sneak in ahead of people in line to help from getting behind in the run order. We don't make everyone wait until each driver has made one run before anyone makes a second, but we could. Actually, that may make things easier for you for your first event. Let everyone make their first run before anyone makes their second and so forth. Otherwise, people in timing need to be aware of who has made how many runs. We have had times where single drivers are on run 4 while the two driver cars are on 2 or 3. This can be an issue when the course is deteriorating and in need of a modification. Then it becomes, "Fred has to make X number of runs to finish or we will have to toss the last run for everyone else" It's a tough spot for the Safety Steward when he has stopped the event for possible unsafe course and then he has to possibly let one or two cars make a run to finish the heat.

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 09, 2012 2:10 pm 
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I am one of those 4 car groups, and at least three of us are there to play, not to compete.

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 09, 2012 3:08 pm 
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RacerDan wrote:
I am one of those 4 car groups, and at least three of us are there to play, not to compete.

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Racer Dan


We are all there to have fun, but it is also a competition. For the people who are going to partake in points, keeping things as fair as possible is pretty important. Plus, in the events I have gone to, it doesn't really change how rungroups work as we can still have cars line up in numerical order within the rungroup.

I would say, if you are there "just for fun", you could opt to be in a different division to make driver swaps easier since points aren't a concern.

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 09, 2012 3:43 pm 
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Just read this on another forum and thought I'd post it:

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To all those posting on here who have obviously not been to a Rallycross: Go checkout your region's schedule right now and sign up for the next event. Do not wait "until your car is ready" As long as it is a safe, running, driving car, this is all you need. And good luck!

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PostPosted: Tue Jan 10, 2012 9:52 pm 
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Anybody have a Kerosene radiant heater or something that we can use for the trailer?

I have a LP torpedo but really don't want to kill anybody from CO2 poisoning. :idea:


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PostPosted: Tue Jan 10, 2012 10:26 pm 
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good idea, I was going to ask if our new generator could handle a little space heater, but a radiant heater would be a lot easier.

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