the ones I timed were 18-20 seconds. What made it work was that the people
there buckled down to a very serious event and MADE it work. Not quite the
same mindset as the average Sunday autocross at which, IMHO, Phil would be
From: Phil Ethier <firstname.lastname@example.org>
To: Pat Kelly <email@example.com>; MeRacinGal@aol.com
Cc: Smokerbros@aol.com <Smokerbros@aol.com>; firstname.lastname@example.org
Date: Wednesday, September 20, 2000 7:41 AM
Subject: Re: Rocky's Stats for 2000?
>From: Pat Kelly <email@example.com>
>>Was that during the period of 15 second overlaps?
>15 seconds? Too fast, IMHO. Who's idea was it to send them faster than
>twenty? Was it just a matter of the starter not paying attention?
>Every once in a while someone who should know better in our local club
>starts thinking the events will go faster if we send cars faster. Never
>works. Once we get faster than about 20 seconds, the reruns start up. Not
>only does the event actually slow down, but everybody gets all tensed up
>jumpy. Not my idea of a fun afternoon.