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Old August 4th, 2006, 19:06   #1
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LAST UPDATE: 2006-10-13
Post #22 ammended to indicate the correct entry number of the second place winner.

The driving skills event at the 2006 TDIFest will be held in the annex parking lot on Sunday afternoon.

Format:
There is a three hour time slot in which the event has to be completed. Approximately 2/3 of the annex lot has been measured out to produce a 1/4 mile long course which took me right around 120 seconds to complete. The other 1/3 of the lot has been set aside for spectator parking and pre-staging the competitors. I anticipate running the competitors one by one at intervals averaging 5 minutes. The roughly three minutes between competitors will allow re-setting the cones, confirming the time, and staging the next vehicle.
Within these time constraints I think that it will be necessary to limit the number of drivers to 15 in total. The drivers would be split into three groups, one group driving, one group working (re-setting cones and such) the third group resting. After the driving group has each had three runs, the three groups would shift places until all 15 drivers have had three runs.
Drivers must work their assigned shift to remain eligible in the competition.
It is not expected that enough time between runs in each group will allow for tuning adjustments. If a vehicle is not ready at the time it is called back to the start box, its run is forfeit.
The driver with the lowest combined time (lap time plus time penalties additions for each cone knocked off its mark) will be declared the winner of the event. In the event of a tie for lowest combined time, the tied drivers' second lowest combined time will be used as a tie-breaker.

Rules:
Those that are quick at math have figured out that the average speed for the course is about 7.5 mph. Helmets are not required for driver nor for passengers.

Drivers must be registered fest attendees. The fest registration number will be the driver's number. Drivers must attend a mandatory driver's meeting to be held at the annex lot at the beginning of the three hour time slot available. A liability waiver form must be signed by each driver. No driver suspected of being impaired by chemicals or infirmity will be allowed to compete. A speed limit of 15 mph in the spectator parking section of the annex lot will be in effect.

Vehicles will be inspected for safety. Functional seat belts, a secure battery, and the removal of driver's floor mats are required.

Passengers are allowed and encouraged. All passengers in the competing vehicle must wear appropriate seat restraints at all times. Infant seats must be appropriately sized for the occupant.

Spectators are not permitted on the course portion of the annex lot during event hours. Spectators must remain on the grass areas surrounding the lot or in the spectator parking section of the lot.
I'd like to solicit spectators to volunteer as course workers. Becoming a Course Worker will allow a closer view of the action. Enough course workers will allow the competitive runs to progress more smoothly and will mean more time for the "buck-a-runs" following the competition.

The final rules and format will be the rules and format as presented at the driver's meeting on the day of the event.
In other words: I'm still working on this. There may be a better way to run the event. I'm open to suggestions.

Please post an addendum to this thread if you wish to participate as a driver or if you wish to volunteer to assist in operating the event.
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Old August 5th, 2006, 21:32   #2
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Will there be an additional fee for this?

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No fee to compete, no fee to spectate.
Driver/competitors are required to work their shift (see the second paragraph under "Format" in the top post) to remain eligible to win. Other than this contribution of labor time, there is no cost.

If sufficient time remains following the completion of the scheduled runs, and if enough course workers can be cajoled into continuing to shag cones, then a "buck-a-run" session could be arranged with proceeds going directly to the club. Such fun runs, if held, would not be eligible for the low time prize.
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No fee to compete, no fee to spectate.
Driver/competitors are required to work their shift (see the second paragraph under "Format" in the top post) to remain eligible to win. Other than this contribution of labor time, there is no cost.
Allow me to elaborate...

Competitors must be registered for TDIfest, or be a badged guest of a registrant. In other words, you need a name badge to compete; to get a name badge, you must register for the Fest!
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Definitely interested in this.
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I am in. 7.5 mph..... eh, are we running the course backwards or something?

Which tires should I bring?

Maybe we should all fill up before hand so we can add in a fuel economy modifier to our times...
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Am I safe to presume that the prior five posts are indicating an interest in driving (and marshalling if needed) and are not volunteering for marshalling only?
Marshall sounds much more dignified than Cone Shagger doesn't it?
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Marshall sounds much more dignified than Cone Shagger doesn't it?
Shagadelic, baybee...he hehe ...


I would MUCH prefer to be known as a Marshall...
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Am I safe to presume that the prior five posts are indicating an interest in driving (and marshalling if needed) and are not volunteering for marshalling only?
Marshall sounds much more dignified than Cone Shagger doesn't it?
Yes, and yes. All I may need will be a little instruction in the art of "Marshalling", as I have not done it before.

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Course workers have three basic tasks.
1. Self preservation. Be aware of where the car is or will be. The car that just drove past you may be backing up towards you.
2. Know up from down. Set the toppled cones in your vicinity back in the chalk squares from which they were knocked.
3. Basic counting skills and short term memory. Count how many cones you had to re-set. Shout out the number to the startline worker when he/she asks for a cone count at the end of each run.

Oh, 4. Remember where other drivers have problems negotiating and figure out how to do it better when it's your turn.
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Driving and "cone shagging" if needed.

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