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Old 07-19-2006, 09:21 PM   #31
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The only downside to autocross that I have come across, is that my pigment impaired self, comes away with a very painful sunburn after each event. I even made sure apply sun block multiple times at the second event, and i still got toasted. Oh well. I'm eagerly aniticipating my next autocross expierience.
Time for a dorky tourist straw hat (or fisher/army hat) and maybe a long-sleeved mesh shirt. They do have those exercise long-sleeve jerseys that "pull out the sweat from your body to the outside of the shirt." Whether they do or don't, they're lightweight and will cover your skin. Yeah, just try and cover your body with light clothing.

I hate how my eyes feel after an event. I usually go straight home and pretty much crash after I take a cold shower.
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Old 07-27-2006, 01:58 AM   #32
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so do you HAVE to work events when you run?

^^^^^^ilcowil. . .just so you know, i voted for you in the avatar contest. that shit just cracks me up.
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Old 07-27-2006, 08:06 AM   #33
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yes you do have to work at the events. Its usually one work session per run. So, if you do 5 runs, it means you work 5 times.
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Old 07-27-2006, 10:43 AM   #34
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so do you HAVE to work events when you run?

^^^^^^ilcowil. . .just so you know, i voted for you in the avatar contest. that shit just cracks me up.
Trust me, you want to work at the events. Not only is it rewarding to give back and be part of it, but you learn SO much from working the course. You get to see up close just how everybody is taking each section, and what it fast or slow. Far more informative than just sitting on the sidelines.

I too just recovered from the sunburn at the last DMVR event with Venom713. I was the event chair, so no sitting under a shade tree for me, and 12 straight hours out in the heat from setup to tear-down. I put sunblock on in the morning, but I think that it had pretty much vaporized by about noon. (a measured 120.5 degrees at the asphalt on that day, 112 air temp with heat index) I put my sunscreen right back in my box 'o racing supplies when I got home so that I don't do that again...

Hopefully we're going to have 4 Fanatics at the next event, the Mama Sam challenge. I hope to see Venom713, SonicBlueSVT, and W~Phoenix~{RC} out there duking it out for the trophy! (Des Moines Valley vs. Iowa vs. Great River regions. Iowa got the trophy last year, but they shouldn't expect to keep it! )
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you always work for one heat then you race in the other heat. during the other heats you are allowed to do what you want, go get something to eat or take pictures. you don't have to work but then your times won't count and they will exclude your times from the event. so if there are 4 heats running that day, you will work just one of them then race in the other and have the other 2 to goof off or whatever.
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Yeah, I always work a heat, of course. I prefer to work the first heat, or second (depending on how many we have) and run the last just to watch everyone drive around the course. As Carrera said, it's always beneficial to see where people are making mistakes and taking good lines. Now putting what you've seen into action, that's another story...
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Our region is so small that you're SUPPOSED to work if you're not running. They break it up into two groups, usually Stock, STS and Modified, Prepared, etc. When you're not running you're working. It's amazing how people tend to disappear whenever they're through running, leaving about 10 people working the whole track at a given time.
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