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  1. Results from the 09/17/2022 event have been posted to the results page. Please post any corrections or questions here. Since the scoring software currently doesn't support time-only runs, I've attached pictures of the TO timing sheets below. I hope to update the software for TOs in the next month or two so you'll be able to view them online.
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  2. Greetings, Attached is the course map for the 17th's event. Credit for this desing goes to William Pribil who worked hard to put this together. Thanks, Nick AMP Fall 2022 Event 1 Sept 17th.pdf
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  3. We have all walked through paddock and seen the old solo shirts but we've created a new region so where's all the cool gear? Well I am pleased to announce that the new Club Goodie Store is now live on the club's website. We have a wide range of items with more sure to be added as time goes on. All items are made on demand from a third party company so we won't have stock of anything on site, whilst this can be a bit of a bummer it means we can be flexible with items, designs etc. So if you have an idea for a cool shirt, or new product reach out to myself or a member of the Steering Committee and we can work to get it up on the site! Looking forward to seeing you all this weekend, and next month in some new gear! Goodie Store - https://www.azsolo.com/shop/ Cheers
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  4. Saturday was the first time we have run a full day event since the beginning of 2020 (pre covid) and personally I would like to say thanks to all who organized the event for their efforts to return to this format. Personally I was able to jump into different car's for ride alongs throughout the day, had plenty of time to socialize with new and old faces that previously would not have been possible in the AM/PM format and enjoyed having a second go at the course in the time only runs, where I was able to correct mistakes after talking with others after my initial runs. It was great to see our community as a whole once again rather than split. I hope that you all enjoyed the format as much as I did, looking forward to more events like this in the future!
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  5. Finally have everything uploaded, all images are full high resolution not reduced in size..I did have to use two different camera bodies after the first one over heated. Images are $12 each or I can set you up with a gallery of all your images for just $50! Your support as always is very much appreciated! Round One Images
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  6. My total sh1t show for series 1. This is an excellent video of what not to do. Everything was off, head was elsewhere, wasn’t looking ahead, didn’t identify any key cones, slalom timing was a complete disaster, too much brake in the wrong spots, wasn’t backsliding the cones, the list goes on and on. Luckily I got see and socialize with a number of people and drove a Tesla- knocking off > 2.5seconds off my fastest time in the Vette having never driven a Tesla before. Here’s the disaster;
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  7. Was great to be back out with you guys but can someone turn down the heat a little, the boy and I went through nearly 5 liters each before the end of the four run groups. Like the new system, seems to get the groups through pretty quick, just need to be better prepared to stay out on track that little bit longer. Images should be edited and ready for upload tomorrow, but for now here is a teaser.
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  8. Here's my 44.9xx from my 4th run of the day. Was on the struggle bus a bit all day with a new tune, old tires and driver's rust but still had a blast seeign everyone again.
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  9. Keep an eye on your one teenage daughter. They end up meeting someone's teenage son at an event than they become the parents of your grand kids. Although, I'm proud of mine, both became multi year national champions and this year my 17 year old grandson attended his first national solo event. He is a future CAM-C National Champion.
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  10. +1. For those wanting more runs it becomes a choice. For those just fine with the four runs, perfect. I also enjoyed the walk-around down time between running and working, had time to put stuff away, make a few adjustments if necessary (it's ALWAYS necessary😉), talk to a few friends or even make new ones. Really enjoying returning to this format. For many running with us now, they've never experienced this before. It was always just...... run....work......go home. Better.
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  11. I think the workers that were out in the sun enjoyed the format better for sure. After 4 TO runs I felt that was a good amount from a worker standpoint and after being in the heat all day was also enough driving.
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  12. Here’s my best comp run, a 43.545. Could be better could be worse. Needs more cowbell all around. Too far off the cones in the southwest sweeper.
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  13. Sat on my 2nd run (43.9xx) and was the only good one as the other runs were complete garbage. Also representing the AZBteam...
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  14. The Grocery getter placing top 5 pax. Representing AZBTeam. 🛒
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  15. time to display the flag! visit the goodie store for other great PASR swag
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  16. Awesome thanks for posting the TO results!
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  17. Photos from yesterday. https://www.facebook.com/groups/ArizonaTrackdayAutox/permalink/2950860971888414/
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  18. And it was hot. I’m happy my google sheet we use to calculate how many runs we can get had a bug. I was off on predicting our end time by 1 hour. We could have probably done 5 or 6 TO runs and still have been done by 4. But I was happy to get my 8 runs and be done before 3.
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  19. It was a lot of fun other than being hot :). I look forward to seeing everyone in October!
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  20. Apologies to all for inconveniences I caused Some of you might be interested in just "wot happened to the orange formula car that only made 2 runs and had to pushed off the course beginning of 3d run" 2 odd phenomena you might find entertaining: 1. First one probably ought to be classed like the famous old driving excuse: "My shift light came on and blinded me!" 2nd run, I got more gutsy on late hard braking for 1st LH turn and my sunglasses slid down my nose and bonked the visor. Surprised me enough to let off the gas, so was about 0.5 s slower- even though faster in the giant LH sweeper 2. Then—the REALLY weird thing: End of that Second run car after LH corner into finish light, it started idling really high -like 5200 RPM. Used kill sw. and brakes to drive back to grid position and pulled off sidepod to look to see if I had broken or stretched throttle return spring. Nope ....and car had recovered and was idling OK again So, started 3d run and started going around very 1st medium speed LH corner- the car plowed wide and it was idling high again. High idle had engaged the clutch and canceled rear wheel brake torque-- but -of course not the front brakes-- so basically only front brakes. I didn't understand what was wrong, so to be safe, didn't want to take a chance using kill sw. and brakes to drive any more since it seemed to be idling even higher. I was thinking it had to be electrical- maybe heating of the ECU or? Anyway..some REALLY nice guys pushed me back to trailer. Got home and looked carefully and saw that a ty-rap loop I made to keep the throttle pedal return lanyard on the pedal was too loose and open, so under road vibration plus LH cornering G-force, it had been jiggling, then sliding over to right and getting caught between the throttle cable attachment and a 45 degree tube in the frame. G-force effects on mechanisms aren't apparent standing still unless you use your noggin! I probably could have tightened up the ty-rap at the event and made all 4 runs if I were only smarter. So, now totally redesigned the return limiter to pedal attachment to be 100% reliable, so this won't ever be an issue again. The newly machined parts are shown below. The change is that the pedal return limit chain is no longer hooked over the pedal/cable bolt and secured from popping off or sliding by a ty-rap, but screwed and clamped on now. Started with a piece of 1/2" hex stock and tapered it on the outboard end. On a happier note, I think I have the Air-fuel mixture very close now- I had changed to different specific gravity fuel in April and got it almost right last run that event. Plug soot ring picture attached that shows about 1.6 mm wide-- ideal is 1- 2 mm. One has to cut the plug open to measure this and I used a hacksaw this time on the threaded end-- but the drag race pros commonly use a 5/8" open ended circle cutter on the other end to cut the metal crimp that holds the ceramic. They like opening the plug from the other end in order to use a block to screw all 8 plugs of a V8 into to keep them in order.
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  21. Thank you Phil they all look amazing!!
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  22. Great pictures, thank you!
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  23. Awesome photos @PhilVeitch Will be sure to pick up a few shots this week! Appreciate you coming out once again!
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  24. Most excellent work Phil!! Thanks for enduring the elements for us!!
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  25. Great. White or light-colored hats, please.
    1 point
  26. I can vouch for the shirts! I've bought 3 now. The fit and logo print quality is great.(Mens M)
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  27. tl;dr The next board meeting is Wednesday October 5th at 7pm. If you're interested in any of these roles, please send me an email about attending the meeting. I know lots of people have stepped up to help with setup and teardown at events, and I'm very grateful for that. However, the board is in a very tough spot right now. This year we've already lost one board member, two of our longest serving board members have announced they will be retiring from the board at the end of this year, and one more board member has a child due in a few months. We need to get 3-4 people onto the board by the end of this year, or our ability to hold solo events is going to be in jeopardy. This isn't an exaggeration, we are losing some very key people. Joining the board has benefits: free entry at solo events the work you do in your board position counts as your work assignment for solo events your region membership fee is refunded The commitment we need from you is typically not that big: you need to be a full status SCCA member in the AZ Border Region (not a weekend member) you need to attend board meetings (first Wednesday of every month, 1-2 hours on zoom) your assigned board position duties (typically another 1-2 hours per month) A number of board members are not picky about what position they hold, so just because you don't see an opening in the board position you're interested in doesn't mean we can't make that spot available. Ultimately I'd like to get people lined up in the next meeting so that we can get a smooth transition of responsibilities by the end of this year. Shoot me an email or post here if you have any questions!
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  28. A couple questions I've received. How do I know if I'm qualified to be a board member? A good board member looks something like this: You like autocross enough to attend most of our events, and plan to be around for a year or more You bring positive energy to the table and want to give back to the community You have a pulse, can fog a mirror, etc. You do not need to be a fast driver or anything. You do not need to know much about how the club runs, we can teach you. Finding volunteers is hard. If you're willing, that's most of the qualification right there. I've got a busy life. I want to help, but I'm not sure I can commit to all that. We all have a busy life. 🙂 That's why we need help. The more board members we have, the easier the workload is on everyone. I'll admit I don't make it to every board meeting, but I will send a monthly update to the board if I have to skip. The big thing with the commitment is to be a person we can rely on, and to stay in communication with the rest of the board. Again, if you're willing, we will try to make it work.
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  29. webmaster will address in the mean time one can use the green register button (circled)
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  30. After further conversation with them and to close out the Attesa discussion, at least for now, their fees are more than 7 times what our current facility charges us
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