Rally Racing Seminar

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Rally Racing Seminar

Post by prorallycodriver » Mon Jul 01, 2013 8:54 pm

While aimed at novice codrivers, the movement plan example and pacenoting information includes a couple tricks and terms that could benefit experienced codrivers. Some tidbits useful for drivers to avoid penalties and there'll be some pacenoting terms and tricks for drivers worth adding to your pacenoting dictionary. Also tire selection and modification. Useful for service crew as well. Several students from past years are now top codrivers.

So much for the cut and paste non-formatting of a basic outline of the seminar
1. Pre-event duties
A. Familiarize yourself with sanctioning body’s rulebook
B. Familiarize yourself with event supplemental rules
C. Movement plan
D. Checklist
E. Car setup
F. Codriver’s bag/Camelback
G. Dealing w/ motion sickness
2. During the rally
A. Registration
B. Scrutineering/Technical Inspection
C. Odo check
D. Parc Expose/Parc Ferme
E. Controls
i. Main
ii. Arrival
iii. Finish
iv. Regrouping
v. Observation
vi. Quiet zones
vii. Missing controls
viii. Quebec
F. Timing
i. Stage schedule
ii. Scorecard
iii. Reseed/regrouping
iv. Time penalties
v. Maximum permitted lateness/earliness
G. Following route
i. Routebook
AA. Routebook Contents
a. Stage schedule
b. Glossary of terms and symbols
c. Emergency contact #s
d. Maps
e. Blank inquiry forms
f. Blank withdrawal notice form
g. Blank incident report form
h. Odo check instructions
i. Blank competitor stage time’s comparison chart
j. Blank event competitor event evaluation form
k. OK sign/Red cross
l. Tulip instructions
BB. Routebook preparation
CC. Calling routebook instructions
a. Routebook instruction vocabulary
b. Routebook instruction timing
ii. Stagenotes
AA. Types of stagenotes
a. Jemba inertia notes
b. Human measured notes
BB. Preparing notes prior to start of rally
CC. Notes familiarization pass
DD. Preparing during rally, calling note and getting lost
iii. Pacenotes
AA. Recce
a. Be ready and equipped
b. 1st pass
c. 2nd pass
d. Rewrite vs. edit original
CC. Preparing notes during a rally
DD. Calling stagenotes
EE. If you become lost in stage notes
H. Service area
I. Emergency procedures
i. Use of warning signs
ii. Reaction to warning signs (and absence of warning signs)
J. Sweep
K. Results
L. Inquires
M. Competitor event evaluation
N Thank workers
3. Appendix
A. Sources
B. Movement plan example
C. Related websites

Includes for you photocopying pleasure; blank codriver event checklist, blank stage times comparison chart and blank service checklist.
Includes 4 examples of pacenotes from well-traveled N American teams with notes describing each style.

Course is $50, $25 of which covers your copy of N. American Codriver's Manual. Counts toward a noobie seminar for NASA RallySport East licenses.
PM me your RSVPs so I know how many manuals to bring.

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Re: Rally Racing Seminar

Post by ElZorro » Tue Jul 02, 2013 8:09 am

How late in the day do you think this will run?
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Re: Rally Racing Seminar

Post by zaxrex » Tue Jul 02, 2013 4:29 pm

Is there a date and location associated with this? Or is that info in another thread?
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Re: Rally Racing Seminar

Post by moxnix » Tue Jul 02, 2013 6:53 pm

Sunday July 7 11AM at Bilbo Automotive, 4938-A Eisenhower Ave, Alexandria, VA 22304.

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Re: Rally Racing Seminar

Post by prorallycodriver » Tue Jul 02, 2013 8:52 pm

Thanks Moxnix. Missed w/ cut and paste.

4 hours minimum but you can always bail when you need to and not hurt my feelings. Couple DC region rallyXers already said they were coming.

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Re: Rally Racing Seminar

Post by Sabre » Fri Jul 12, 2013 1:12 am

I so wish I had been around for this :(
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