A few words of caution on a wide open lot at Kruse versus a sane course design. My first event at FWR was October 2005. I had relocated to Ft. Wayne earlier in the Summer and had not been to any events since the early Spring (in Indy), so I was a little out of practice. I did not realize how loose the surface was there at Kruse and had my car set-up from my notes from a gripier surface. For my first run, I looked like a WRC driver (only not that good, just loose like I was on gravel). The grid was on the east side of the N-S running building and the course started about even with the S end of the building, went out into the that large lot SW of the main buildings and ended in a fast decreasing radius curve going past the main gate in the south fence. T&S was between the start and the finish. Of course, there was some feature to slow people down after the finish, but with the decreasing radius, the slipperiness, the speed and braking at the same time, many people (including me) got loose at or after the finish and ended up pointing towards T&S (maybe a few T&S workers got their own racing stripes...). If anyone else remember's this and has a story, please share. I adjusted my rear shocks and tire pressures, adjusted the loose nut behind the wheel and did better in my later runs, by the way (I think I was in the top 10 in PAX that day).
So, lesson one. Pay attention to what you do when you are coming back towards people. The other thing you need to realize is that if you are going around a building, you are limiting sight and you need to make sure you have enough people and that radio communications are really good. You might also need to limit how soon you let the next car go. This was always an issue when I ran at 16th Street in Indy. It is the site of the old Indians staduim, so it is an L-shaped lot where the one leg of the L is out of site from Start, Finish and T&S. So, they typically would hold start until the first car was clear of the "hidden" section. Others who have been there can coroborrate.
Anyway, my recollections and $0.02...
BTW, Mavis photo of me out in the "klag" at this event, FWIW >>> http://www.fwscca.com/Solo/Events/S...to_17.html