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Old 05-29-2017, 12:05 AM
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What I learned…Picton 2017 edition

Well someone's gotta start one…jvf1 and I just returned home from Picton. 2 of our WOSCA friends del Sol Suze and Adam are no longer Picton virgins, so welcome to the club.

WIL…
1. Picton still impresses every time with an especially exciting and quite technical course on both days.
2. Acoustic grill is still a great place to eat.
3. Bailey's still looks shaky, but makes a great breakfast
4. Choices on course make for a lively debate in the paddock
5. 11 hours of driving for 20 minutes of seat time still worth it.
6. I think i want a Fiat 500 Abarth…thanks for the ride along!

thanks to the organizers, competitors, and volunteers for a fun weekend.

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-it's pretty easy to teach timing basics in about 2 minutes. We should probably teach everybody those basics by assigning special marshal stations much like how the start marshal is assigned.
-In my STI, the middle pedal was for rotation, and the right pedal was to stop rotation. In my BRZ, all 3 pedals cause rotation
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Old 05-29-2017, 01:44 PM
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1. Thanks Travis for the opportunity. Doing timing was fun, and it will only get better.

2. I may have underestimated how well RE71 wears. I was worried I may not have enough tread left to last a day at Picton. Jamie said I have a whole season left. Sure enough, I finished the day without much appreciable wear.

3. You guys really have to make sure your numbers are clear and visible and get yourself registered via motorsportreg. We have many phantoms that would not reveal themselves because of these. Especially if you are co-driving, the number change must be complete when switching drivers. Magnetic sheet and dry-erase is an effective solution. Thank you to the father-daughter team #26/#36 for a demonstration.

4. GMRS radios are a godsend. We in Canada can use them without a license, so might as well.

5. We need to find out if we can have two laptops work with the same timing system. Trying to sort out registration details and log penalty calls at the same time can be a difficult juggle.
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Old 05-29-2017, 11:47 PM
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I believe multiple laptop's can be used, however the difficulty is with port availability IIRC. Its been a while since I've thought about it thought (7 years) and I could be wrong.

Check out Axti.Me's full timing solution as well. I find it to be so much easier to use than Axware due to proper division of responsibility among multiple timing team members to ensure that no one individual becomes task saturated and is unable to keep up. This does mean mean more people engaged on timing however.
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Old 05-30-2017, 08:11 AM
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1) Don't show up to picton with HP plus rear pads and stock mazda front pads will make braking a handfull! Fun and loose but a hand full.
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Old 05-30-2017, 08:38 AM
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Miatas are faster than C7 Z06's!
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Old 05-30-2017, 08:54 AM
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Old 05-30-2017, 09:16 AM
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I believe multiple laptop's can be used, however the difficulty is with port availability IIRC. Its been a while since I've thought about it thought (7 years) and I could be wrong.

Check out Axti.Me's full timing solution as well. I find it to be so much easier to use than Axware due to proper division of responsibility among multiple timing team members to ensure that no one individual becomes task saturated and is unable to keep up. This does mean mean more people engaged on timing however.
I think going to Axti.Me is the way to go. We already use their live results app. Our RaceAmerica beams are compatible. We just need a few dedicated volunteers to help with the transition (install, test, read docs, etc) because I'm sure the first couple of events will be rough. We also need $700USD for licensing Axti.Me.
Bruce - can you make it rain volunteers & $$$$?
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I think going to Axti.Me is the way to go. We already use their live results app. Our RaceAmerica beams are compatible. We just need a few dedicated volunteers to help with the transition (install, test, read docs, etc) because I'm sure the first couple of events will be rough. We also need $700USD for licensing Axti.Me.
Bruce - can you make it rain volunteers & $$$$?
I can use AXtime and would be willing to assist with the transition Travis.
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Miatas are faster than C7 Z06's!
If you are trying to goad me into a PAX defense it is NOT going to work!!
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If you are trying to goad me into a PAX defense it is NOT going to work!!
Nah, I mean physically faster! Haha

Pax numbers might as well be arbitrary, no? At least here in Canada where nothing is, or really can be done to make them relevant.
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I couldn't agree more!

However I am pretty sure had we swapped cars, the Corvette would have been faster
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- The S2k likes to rotate
- The S2k likes to rotate more
- The S2k likes to rotate even more
- Speedsterguy is stupid good
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ouch.... however said C7 was not working right so look out
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Old 05-31-2017, 08:27 AM
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What's up with the vette?

Maybe we should make the next one a drag race?!? lol
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