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Last Post 21 Feb 2017 07:20 PM by  rodhx
Best Day Autocross Schedule
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21 Feb 2017 12:17 PM
    Can I get some opinions/experiences for an efficient race day?
    The number of competitors will range 60-80 and we can begin running at 9am. What else will need to be considered? What should be the plan be if the number increases to 80-100? How large should the heats be?
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    21 Feb 2017 01:17 PM
    We try hard to limit our course workers to 1.5 hours running in the sun here in FL. Three heats works for us up to 100 limit as we break for lunch 1/2-3/4 hr after the 2nd heat which is normally about noon. Length/time to run the course and how many cars on course at once will determine how many runs you will get (20sec interval is good). By the 3rd run of the first heat we make that call whether a 4th or 5th run on a quick course based solely on the clock. On split days of early late sessions of 50-55max we run only two heats quitting at noon and restarting at 1:30pm for the 2nd group. Normally stop at 4 runs as the 1.5hr clock runs out for the workers.

    If you can run 3 heats there is no problem giving a rest before running and you don't lose so much time changing out the workers.
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    21 Feb 2017 06:40 PM
    With 80 and below, two heats with a break for lunch. With 90 and above, we go three heat format, switch without breaks, assume the off heat is taking a lunch break even if this means they are off first heat and get people done as early as possible. We have drivers meeting at 10:00 a.m. and usually get all our runs in by 2:30 or 3:00.
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    21 Feb 2017 07:20 PM
    We do the same as Z3papa. Personally I much prefer the three run group days.
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