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Poll: warm up session (23 member(s) have cast votes)

would you be in favor of a 30-60 second warm up session prior to your race?

  1. yes (20 votes [86.96%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 86.96%

  2. no (3 votes [13.04%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 13.04%

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#26 Dan Ebert

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Posted 04 November 2012 - 09:22 PM

Okay I got the vote at 6 to 1, unless Z 28 is a Penn Ohio racer. How on to more important things. PRIVATE and PERSONAL reasons for not having a warm-up. I gotta know now. So I can get my top ten reasons for not having a warm up, T-SHirt made. Dan the lanemaster print outs do not provide laps. I am sure somewhere in the program options you can record and print those. But final race results print outs usually don't. If anyone out there is a Expert with this system speak up so the rest of us computer illiterates can get this info.
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Posted 04 November 2012 - 09:28 PM

Umm Ebert yes they do, cause I can show the Lap time results from every race at Washington from season's past. Jeff Lauterbach know's how to do it as well.
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Posted 04 November 2012 - 09:34 PM

Hey Denny, where are the lap times from Can Am, F1, and Flexi.


Why do you ask Dan?
Not sure but don't know that these were always, if ever, posted anyway.
Furthermore...the results were posted THE DAY AFTER the race and NOT
TWO weeks after.

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Posted 04 November 2012 - 09:35 PM

Okay Dan, but you didn't answer the question. If the program does, please tell us the procedure so we know how to do it. We are looking for that solution in North East too. Thanks for any help you can supply.
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Posted 04 November 2012 - 09:38 PM

Why do you ask Dan?
Not sure but don't know that these were always, if ever, posted anyway.
Furthermore...the results were posted THE DAY AFTER the race and NOT
TWO weeks after.


Can't award the Bonus points for fast lap with out them.

Was there Final standings sheet's handed out to the hosting raceway and others who wanted them like I always do at the event.

Well congrats the retired, no kids guy could post the results by noon the day after. Sorry, my work and children didn't permit me to post the results as fast as you like.

It can be your job from now on then. Along with tech and everything else, I'm just gonna show up and race at REM and Rt 93 like you have for years. :sun_bespectacled:
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Posted 04 November 2012 - 09:43 PM

I am assuming that you are looking for information for points calculation. Because if it was for shared info on this board in the past Lap times were not provided with every race report. I
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Posted 04 November 2012 - 09:43 PM

The lap times were printed out!
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Posted 04 November 2012 - 09:46 PM

Okay Dan, but you didn't answer the question. If the program does, please tell us the procedure so we know how to do it. We are looking for that solution in North East too. Thanks for any help you can supply.


Once the final display for laps is up at the end of the race. On the Race Results pop up screen go to the View(tab), this will pop up the following options. Summary, Laps, Best Laps, Race Results. Once you select Best Laps it will change the lap totals per lane to the fastest laps on each lane.
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Posted 04 November 2012 - 09:49 PM

I have them and will send fast lap times to you Dan.
My fault for not providing you with these.

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Posted 04 November 2012 - 09:54 PM

Thank you, I will share that info with Lester
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Posted 04 November 2012 - 09:54 PM

Can't award the Bonus points for fast lap with out them.

Was there Final standings sheet's handed out to the hosting raceway and others who wanted them like I always do at the event.

Well congrats the retired, no kids guy could post the results by noon the day after. Sorry, my work and children didn't permit me to post the results as fast as you like.

It can be your job from now on then. Along with tech and everything else, I'm just gonna show up and race at REM and Rt 93 like you have for years. :sun_bespectacled:



Thank you for the compliment Dan. FYI....I have ALWAYS offered and quite often lent a helping hand.
P.S. You're attempting to attack the wrong person.
Let it go Dan.

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Posted 04 November 2012 - 10:12 PM

Thank you for the compliment Dan. FYI....I have ALWAYS offered and quite often lent a helping hand.
P.S. You're attempting to attack the wrong person.
Let it go Dan.


Den,

You might be right. But at the end of the day adding another hour to an already long exhausting day makes no sense to me. Since Season #2 we have never had a warm up, everyone was fine with that as it keeps the day moving faster, with 75 entries it isn't that big a deal. But, with 100 like we had 3 times last year you go from leaving the track at nearly 9 pm to leaving around 10 or 10:30 pm.
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Posted 04 November 2012 - 10:14 PM

Not if you don't race flexi, hahahaha.................:)
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Posted 04 November 2012 - 10:26 PM

Rick there is still paperwork and result sheets and everything else when you wear the hat I do at the track.
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Posted 04 November 2012 - 10:29 PM

Dan, been there, done that. You do that chit at home AFTER the race not duing like you do. Obviously you think this is my first rodeo?
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Posted 05 November 2012 - 12:14 PM

Gil, Still waiting on more P-O racers to cast a vote...... Regardless of what happens this year, it is already being considered for next season......
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Posted 06 November 2012 - 12:47 AM

can you tell me why a guy in new zealand would vote??? :sarcastic_hand: i think his vote should be dismissed. that would make it 11 to 2 in favor
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Posted 06 November 2012 - 02:39 AM

Why shouldn't a guy in New Zealand vote?

We base 99.9999% of our rules on the very same rules that you race under.

Was there a warning posted that voting in this poll was only for residents of the USA?

Gil, there is no need to resort to making it personal when you are losing the battle, eh? :) :)

And who said I voted?

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Posted 06 November 2012 - 09:12 AM

Why shouldn't a guy in New Zealand vote?

We base 99.9999% of our rules on the very same rules that you race under.

Was there a warning posted that voting in this poll was only for residents of the USA?

Gil, there is no need to resort to making it personal when you are losing the battle, eh? :) :)

And who said I voted?


well ron, i certainly did not intend to ruffle your feathers. if i did, sorry. this poll is intended to suggest a procedural change to the race format in penn-ohio series. it is directed at those who participate in these events. if you want to make a change in nz i suggest you run a poll or do whatever in a theater that would represent all those concerned in nz. the voting is relevent only when the vote reflects those parties directly affected, in this case.

and,,,,not sure i'm losing the battle at all :sun_bespectacled: 12 to 2 in favor is not a loss in the northern hemisphere , i can see why you would think so since your upside down on the planet being in the southern hemisphere :victory:

and,,,voting is transparent on this blog.

it's all in good fun, do you have any pics of your tracks down there?
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Posted 06 November 2012 - 02:19 PM

Den,

You might be right. But at the end of the day adding another hour to an already long exhausting day makes no sense to me. Since Season #2 we have never had a warm up, everyone was fine with that as it keeps the day moving faster, with 75 entries it isn't that big a deal. But, with 100 like we had 3 times last year you go from leaving the track at nearly 9 pm to leaving around 10 or 10:30 pm.


I don't see how adding a 30-45 seconds warm-up at the start of a Main is going to add an 1 1/2 to the program.

PO is the only series in the country that attempts to race 4 Divisions in a day. (IIRC)

PO is the only series in the country that doesn't qualify the Mains. (IIRC)

The race is for a long day, but that is the price we all pay for getting a great turnout. Isn't that the objective? Dan, you are the one that does a lot of the stats at the raceway, that could be done at home the next day or so, making your leave time extended.

It's only one day a month to be put out, which isn't bad. I elected not to race the Flexi class because of time duration. The ORS system works pretty well and they run as many Mains as PO, except they only contest 3 divisions, and they Qualify all their racers.

Nothing is etched in stone and with the stroke of the keyboard, one could allow the warm-up in 3 minutes. Relax and enjoy the hobby and delegate some duties to those that volunteer..............

PS: Something to look at, 2 minute heats VS 3 minute heats. It doesn't change the outcome in any way just the total lap numbers. Is there any kabitzing among the Flexi racers?
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Posted 06 November 2012 - 02:21 PM

Click on the link in my signature panel to see photos of my Club track :)

12:3 is much worse than 12:2 :)

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Posted 06 November 2012 - 02:41 PM

Click on the link in my signature panel to see photos of my Club track :)

12:3 is much worse than 12:2 :)

dan, gotta hand it to you!!! i don't think i could survivie with my driving skills on your track!
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Posted 06 November 2012 - 02:44 PM

I don't see how adding a 30-45 seconds warm-up at the start of a Main is going to add an 1 1/2 to the program.

PO is the only series in the country that attempts to race 4 Divisions in a day. (IIRC)

PO is the only series in the country that doesn't qualify the Mains. (IIRC)

The race is for a long day, but that is the price we all pay for getting a great turnout. Isn't that the objective? Dan, you are the one that does a lot of the stats at the raceway, that could be done at home the next day or so, making your leave time extended.

It's only one day a month to be put out, which isn't bad. I elected not to race the Flexi class because of time duration. The ORS system works pretty well and they run as many Mains as PO, except they only contest 3 divisions, and they Qualify all their racers.

Nothing is etched in stone and with the stroke of the keyboard, one could allow the warm-up in 3 minutes. Relax and enjoy the hobby and delegate some duties to those that volunteer..............

PS: Something to look at, 2 minute heats VS 3 minute heats. It doesn't change the outcome in any way just the total lap numbers. Is there any kabitzing among the Flexi racers?


2 vs. 3 minutes? let's not go there. takes my a minute to get into whatever groove i get into :D i'm not concerned about the long length of a race day. i am there to enjoy the experience. if it was up to me i'd go for 4 minute sessions. we spend lots of time and expense to do this so let's get the most out of it
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Posted 08 November 2012 - 12:32 PM

There ya go Gil, isn't that called self service? Do what I want but dismiss anything else. LOL................
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Posted 09 November 2012 - 07:21 AM

Lightweights, back in the day we raced till ------ and time warped back just to do it again. If you are worried about the about of time at the track. You better go back to racing at your home track. Because this is what Traveling and Series are about. I always expect to spend my entire day at the track when traveling to any Series race.
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