2019 Eliminator Results

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Re: 2019 Eliminator Results

Postby Brain » Sun Sep 22, 2019 7:01 pm

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Re: 2019 Eliminator Results

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Re: 2019 Eliminator Results

Postby Brain » Sun Sep 22, 2019 7:04 pm

Topgun final round - Wayne and Steve in the same car! Steve Wolter for the win! But Wayne.....I'm so impressed you were staying so close to Steve - I hope you realize that's an accomplishment in itself. Excellent driving both of you 8-)
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Re: 2019 Eliminator Results

Postby riceracer » Sun Sep 22, 2019 7:18 pm

Well done Steve and congratulations on your win :D , we’ll done Wayne with keeping up and bringing the right car to the event , you both drove very well 8-)

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Re: 2019 Eliminator Results

Postby mcsinc » Mon Sep 23, 2019 9:01 am

Great fun! Good decision on the car. Bad decision on the co-driver :mrgreen: All joking aside, Steve is an awesome driver and I surprised myself at being up there with him.

I was talking to someone earlier in the day relating how much the local autocross has progressed from the early days when I started: the timer was a dude sitting at a fold-up camping picnic table with pen, paper and a hand held MECHANICAL stopwatch! I think only a few of you would remember that lol

Thank you to everyone for all your hard work, not only for the eliminator, but for the year(s) of autocross.
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Re: 2019 Eliminator Results

Postby Brain » Mon Sep 23, 2019 9:45 am

Some random thoughts from the day in no particular order......

#1

There was at least one person who mentioned that the tires on the Vette were 180 treadwear and the minimum is 200 in Street class. True - except for the following. Quoted because I'm sure people think I just make up rules sometimes :mrgreen:

13.3 TIRES
C.Other
1. Any tire which is OE on a car eligible for Street Category may be used on that car in Regional Solo® events. OE tires must meet all requirements of Section 13.3 to be eligible for National Solo® events.


And I assure you the RE71R, Rival, or A052 would have been faster.

#2

Lots of people thanked me for everything I do......while that's appreciated I certainly don't do it alone. Bruce, Matt, Ben, Alan are all heavily involved in the organization. Matt and/or Alan always make sure the trailer gets there. Wade P, Tim and Amanda are usually there early helping setup. Wayne looks after the forum. Wade S stores the trailer. No doubt I'm forgetting somebody and for that I apologize :?

#3

Amanda, April and Wil - great job with timing. The Eliminator is a crazy event to try and keep everything running smoothly. I really appreciate you guys staying calm and getting the job done.

#4

I must thank Mrs Fast Eddie for the cookies. They were awesome 8-)

#5

Aliens.....I'm always amazed at the quality of drivers we have locally. I hope the casual autocrosser actually understands how good some of these people are.

Steve - only raced a couple times this year. Never drove the Subaru before Saturday morning. Has a total of maybe 20 minutes? in the car.....and wins. Crazy.....

Aaron/April - yeah everybody knows they're good. But do you realize they are on tires that are at least 5 years old. And all the good shocks etc are on the road race car not the autocross car. Yeah crazy......

Kym - that Vette has 650 HP and 650 lb-ft of torque. Sure it's easy to see how that car is fast in a straight line. But a tight course on a tiny little lot? I continue to be baffled by how Kym fits those big cars through the course and is able to win with such a tough pax when he really can't use the power. Crazy.......

Just a few examples of how good local competition really is - and I see some new people coming up that really impress me too

#6

Thanks to everybody who was at the event. I know it can seem kind of chaotic sometimes. Thank you to everybody for getting the work assignments covered and just generally making the event fun for all. I hope everybody had a good time and enjoyed the weekend. Thoughts, comments, criticism are always welcome. Post on the forum, send me a PM or just talk to me at the windup party if you have anything to contribute.

#7

I want to personally thank Matt. I don't think he gets enough credit for what he does......and alot of the time I get credit for what he does do. Along with bringing the trailer most of the time, he's always involved in course setup/timing/etc and when I'm not there he takes over those things. Thank you Matt - couldn't do it without you 8-)

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Re: 2019 Eliminator Results

Postby mcsinc » Mon Sep 23, 2019 2:48 pm

Brain wrote:Steve - only raced a couple times this year. Never drove the Subaru before Saturday morning. Has a total of maybe 20 minutes? in the car.....and wins. Crazy.....


Ummm...correction for alien factor = x1.2: He has NEVER driven my car BEFORE this Sunday!!!
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Re: 2019 Eliminator Results

Postby Brain » Mon Sep 23, 2019 3:06 pm

mcsinc wrote:
Brain wrote:Steve - only raced a couple times this year. Never drove the Subaru before Saturday morning. Has a total of maybe 20 minutes? in the car.....and wins. Crazy.....


Ummm...correction for alien factor = x1.2: He has NEVER driven my car BEFORE this Sunday!!!


Crap - you're right. Forgot he drove the Porsche on Saturday. Just looked at the Sunday morning results - when all things were equal and it was still dry - he had top pax out of 35 drivers.....and his second run ever in the car was a faster raw time than his winning run :lol: