A few questions regarding speedweek 2010.

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A few questions regarding speedweek 2010.

Post by gennyshovel » Mon Dec 07, 2009 11:10 pm

As stated in speed times, issue 35, oct 2009, we are trying out the
new 2 track system in 1010, and to qualify for the long track vehicles
must do the licencing passes on the GPS track.
Question #1
Speeds attained on the GPS track are not officially recognised as such
(eg, no records can be set using GPS logging) ?
Question #2
Vehicles that are incapable of reaching 170 mph will not be able to use
the original track #1 ?
Question #3
Without having access track #1 , no vehicle will be able to attempt to
break an existing record,or for that matter, set any new class records
under 170 mph ?
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Re: A few questions regarding speedweek 2010.

Post by Cookey » Tue Dec 08, 2009 7:21 am

gennyshovel wrote:As stated in speed times, issue 35, oct 2009, we are trying out the
new 2 track system in 1010, and to qualify for the long track vehicles
must do the licencing passes on the GPS track.
Question #1
Speeds attained on the GPS track are not officially recognised as such
(eg, no records can be set using GPS logging) ?
Answer: Correct that the GPS timing will not be recognised for club records.
Should a competitor attain a speed that exceeds or sets a new record on the short (GPS) course the official run is then to be made through the timed section of the long course. It will be up to the rider/driver to notify the relevant officials that they are ready to run for a club record and will then be given a run (or runs) on the long course


Question #2
Vehicles that are incapable of reaching 170 mph will not be able to use
the original track #1 ?
Answer: All vehicles will be able to run on both courses. We will be running the long course for license passes as well as the GPS course. The reason for the second track is to give racers a chance of getting more runs and being able to sort their vehicles out under full power and at higher speeds than the old test track allowed.

Question #3
Without having access track #1 , no vehicle will be able to attempt to
break an existing record,or for that matter, set any new class records
under 170 mph ?
Answer: See above. We are currently working on a procedure for running both tracks and it is intended that all competitors will have runs on both courses.
As to who gets to run on which track will be decided by the meeting officials at the time.
One good thing about the second track is that should we have a malfunction with the timing equipment on the main track there is still a chance to run fast!


Tiny
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Post by momec » Tue Dec 08, 2009 8:04 am

Something to be aware of for the newbies is if you start doing laps on the short course and get carried away you might push the crank out the sump before you attempt a timed run on the long course.

As much fun as it is l have learnt you must value each run as if it is the last one for the week.

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2 courses

Post by penny » Tue Dec 08, 2009 11:11 am

I would have thought that if the line was large for gps course and low for long course,vehicles would use both,. Share the load enjoy both courses. paul see "final track layout for 2010".

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Post by gennyshovel » Tue Dec 08, 2009 11:40 am

Thanks for the clarification Cookie, Rod's words led me to the wrong conclusion.
It appears if a competitor can log a good speed on the GPS track (ie, fast enough to nudge an existing record, he / she will get a crack at it on the timed course)
All I need to do next year is to make it further than my '09 failure,,250 mtrs from the start,,lol
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Post by Cookey » Tue Dec 08, 2009 1:58 pm

Look forward to you dropping the mail off when you fly past the timing van in March Tiny :wink: :wink: :wink:
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Tony Cooke
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