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Offline Pitt Race

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« on: January 30, 2017, 01:03:25 PM »
Hello Racers,
   We are trying to get a feel for the size of the crew interested in a SnowCross or Autocross in the snow on the VDA. Please voice up if you think you would come.

A few thoughts:
   - Does day of the week matter or impact your participation?
   - Would running a smaller/shorter course impact your decision in order to reduce impact with guide rail?
   - Would you be happy to lowkey format (timed but not recorded, open classes, minimal management; more runs. or would you prefer a competition style (recorded/timed, classed, and managed; less runs)?

Please either answer here or email [email protected] so we can start a database include your input... without it, we can't make this happen. Thanks!

Please let your friends know so they can provide input as well.
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Re: Pitt Race SnowCross
« Reply #1 on: January 30, 2017, 01:20:00 PM »
1. Does day of the week matter or impact your participation?
Yes - I work M-F, so weekends (no preference to Sat or Sun) is a must.

2. Would running a smaller/shorter course impact your decision in order to reduce impact with guide rail?
I'm fine with a shorter course (or longer course). Even if the course is shorter, I imagine with a cold or wet surface that runs would likely be longer as a result of going slower anyway.

3. Would you be happy to lowkey format (timed but not recorded, open classes, minimal management; more runs. or would you prefer a competition style (recorded/timed, classed, and managed; less runs)?
Either is fine, though ideally it would be nice if there was someone at least writing down times on post-its for the drivers or capturing an overall log of the times. Bragging rights is kind of nice which isn't always feasible at the Low Key events.
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Re: Pitt Race SnowCross
« Reply #2 on: January 30, 2017, 01:38:52 PM »
1.  I'd prefer the weekend as well, no preference on which day though.

2.  Shorter course is fine.

3.  I'd prefer the low key format if it means more runs.

I also know at least one more person who would be interested but is not on this forum.

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Re: Pitt Race SnowCross
« Reply #3 on: January 30, 2017, 02:02:29 PM »
1. Weekend would be cool, no preference on day. 11th-12th wouldn't work for me.

2. Short course is fine. I imagine pace will be much slower haha.

3. Low key is cool, especially if it means I can leave whenever

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Re: Pitt Race SnowCross
« Reply #4 on: January 30, 2017, 02:11:07 PM »
I'm in as long as my wife doesn't go into labor that day.

I also work M-F so weekends are best.

Either long or short, low key timed or competition is fine to me. I just want to get out again.

Since this is there first of its kind around here I'm thinking low key timed on a short course is most feasible. Like someone said above a short course for the summer will likely still be a long run in the snow. Plus high likelihood of more cones hit/spins.  The course may need changed throughout the day depending on how many cones are hit, spins, and off courses there are.

If it gets attention and a good number of people it can alway be refined later into a competition format.

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Re: Pitt Race SnowCross
« Reply #5 on: January 30, 2017, 02:30:08 PM »
Same here.

Weekends
Shorter Courses
Low-key format, especially if it means we can arrive and leave whenever.  I imagine that if it's snowy, travel might be a little harder than usual for folks wanting to bring something RWD (aka...me) to an event.
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Re: Pitt Race SnowCross
« Reply #6 on: January 30, 2017, 03:36:16 PM »
Hey guys,

First of all, a big thanks for being the premier facility for us racers in this part of the country. It's pretty damn cool that you thought to reach out on here and get our input. We are all really lucky. Thanks for doing what you do.

 - Does day of the week matter or impact your participation?
>>> No, any day is fine for me. *perk of being the boss

   - Would running a smaller/shorter course impact your decision in order to reduce impact with guide rail?
>>> As long as the runs are at or above 30 seconds, I'm happy enough. No impact.

   - Would you be happy to lowkey format (timed but not recorded, open classes, minimal management; more runs. or would you prefer a competition style (recorded/timed, classed, and managed; less runs)?
>>> I think my preference is competition style (everyone likes to know their time, compare it, etc...) but if the format is lowkey, I'll still attend.

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Re: Pitt Race SnowCross
« Reply #7 on: January 30, 2017, 03:57:49 PM »
This is great.

1. Does day of the week matter or impact your participation?
No...as long as it is not the weekend of Feb 18th (stage rally snow event in Wellsboro)

2. Would running a smaller/shorter course impact your decision in order to reduce impact with guide rail?
I prefer longest possible course.

3. Would you be happy to lowkey format (timed but not recorded, open classes, minimal management; more runs. or would you prefer a competition style (recorded/timed, classed, and managed; less runs)?
Most seat time possible. Low-key

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Re: Pitt Race SnowCross
« Reply #8 on: January 30, 2017, 07:02:35 PM »
Have RWD Miata and snow tires....where do I sign up?
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Re: Pitt Race SnowCross
« Reply #9 on: January 30, 2017, 10:55:24 PM »
Yes to all of this. On a Sunday please

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Re: Pitt Race SnowCross
« Reply #10 on: January 31, 2017, 08:37:20 AM »
Great Feedback. Make sure that we have your email so we can keep you posted on our progress. I will have another update later this afternoon. Thanks to those who have posted here and emailed us directly. You're feedback is being taken into consideration as we speak.

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Re: Pitt Race SnowCross
« Reply #11 on: January 31, 2017, 08:56:03 AM »
1. Weekend would be fine.

2. Whatever course doesn't aim you at the guardrail lol.

3. The last time this was done I think it was back in 2009?  I think it was kept real simple I think it was just based off drivetrain.  There might have been a race class to a bunch of guys from Smithton came up and were running their rally cars.  But honestly I say we just keep it simple like a low key.
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Re: Pitt Race SnowCross
« Reply #12 on: January 31, 2017, 01:23:24 PM »
As of now, in the monthly forecast, it's looking like Feb 11th would be the next Saturday that this is possible. Would everyone be into using Motorsportreg.com for registration so we can guestimate size?

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Re: Pitt Race SnowCross
« Reply #13 on: January 31, 2017, 01:36:42 PM »
Ah crap, that's the one day this month that I can't make it :/

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Re: Pitt Race SnowCross
« Reply #14 on: January 31, 2017, 01:42:51 PM »
That's based on snow forecast... unfortunately, that is the one thing we cannot control. If it snows, we're on. If it doesn't snow, then we'll keep looking to the heavens.

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Re: Pitt Race SnowCross
« Reply #15 on: January 31, 2017, 02:29:17 PM »
I'm completely OK with that.
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Re: Pitt Race SnowCross
« Reply #16 on: January 31, 2017, 02:38:03 PM »
So, no snow, no event?

Or is it no snow, do the event anyway?
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Re: Pitt Race SnowCross
« Reply #17 on: January 31, 2017, 03:20:23 PM »
Good question... out of those that want a Snowcross... how many would show up for just a lowkey autocross in February?

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Re: Pitt Race SnowCross
« Reply #18 on: January 31, 2017, 03:22:10 PM »
I'd show up to either, but I'd prefer snow. My snow tires are still fairly decent even if it's dry.
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Re: Pitt Race SnowCross
« Reply #19 on: January 31, 2017, 03:50:32 PM »
I would prefer snow because the novelty of doing AutoX in the snow would outweigh having to be out there in the cold all day.  Personally, I would be much more likely to show up if there was snow versus no snow.
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