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Re: Round 1 Winter

PostPosted: Sun Nov 08, 2009 9:41 pm
by James Brooker
Correct that, i've done the points, but i think Dave needs to update the site or something?

Re: Round 1 Winter

PostPosted: Sun Nov 08, 2009 10:14 pm
by walden
excellent to be back at WKRCC for another great winter championship but my day went totally belly up from the start after travling down from home and setting my stuff up I then noticed i had forgot my Tranny :oops: Doh! :roll: Doh!

C u all at trackside at the next round

Re: Round 1 Winter

PostPosted: Mon Nov 09, 2009 11:22 am
by dis96
James, Brian, might be worth having a look at the RC Timing website, new version of the software out, you might be able to get it free if you purchased in the last few years, or its £50, but one of the new features is the championship export facility, might save you some typing if it comes out in a nice format for Dave. worth a look

racing... OK... ;)

Re: Round 1 Winter

PostPosted: Mon Nov 09, 2009 1:34 pm
by daveygravy
James Brooker wrote:Correct that, i've done the points, but i think Dave needs to update the site or something?


Yep, it was still set to display the old champ. Everything, times 'n'all should be up, and times from practice meet.

Re: Round 1 Winter

PostPosted: Mon Nov 09, 2009 5:47 pm
by timmay
how are the points awarded???
im sure i finished 7th but am joint 8th :?

Re: Round 1 Winter

PostPosted: Mon Nov 09, 2009 8:41 pm
by Tim Fry
timmay wrote:how are the points awarded???
im sure i finished 7th but am joint 8th :?


Points are awarded for your qualifying position after the heats, meaning the top qualifier gets 150 points (plus 1 for fastest time) second place gets 149, third place gets 148 and so on down the list.

In the finals the winner of the ‘A’ final gets 150 points, second place 149 and so on all the way down through the finals to the last person in the bottom final.


Hope that helps ;)

Re: Round 1 Winter

PostPosted: Mon Nov 09, 2009 9:27 pm
by Grant Riddall
Hi Stuart, cannot really see what the problem is with me and my Son running the same car, infact its a bit of a disadvantage. Normally you improve your times over three rounds but we do not get that. Luke and I are about the same speed with the mini so if we both ran our own cars the people we out qualified would be further down the grid. At the end of the day we both enjoy racing mini's, we only have one car, so we share it.

Re: Round 1 Winter

PostPosted: Tue Nov 10, 2009 3:10 pm
by Brian Mills
Having read some of the above comments I thought I would add my own, which may or may not reflect the views of the rest of the committee.

I think if anyone comes racing with the idea that winning is the most important (and only) thing, then perhaps they are racing at the wrong club. Of course it goes almost without saying that everyone wants to do as well as they can (and if you win a race then that's a bonus), but if winning is all that matters to some drivers, then they have missed out on an awful lot. There are a huge number of our members who KNOW that they will never be top dog but that doesn't matter one bit to them. They come for a host of other reasons, but in general because they enjoy racing (and watching the fast guys), having a bit of banter (possibly even with Race Control) and the general camaraderie of being involved in an enjoyable passtime with other like minded people irrespective of the eventual outcome.

West Kent has always prided itself on the fact that we are a family club and as such we encourage Father/Son and Grandfather/Son combinations or indeed whatever mixture of relations you care to bring along. The fact that families are racing together is a commendable thing and is immeasurably more important than something as trivial as to whether they share a car or not.

Yes, it is nice to win but the taking part, in the spirit that is intended, is (I think) probably much more important.

Re: Round 1 Winter

PostPosted: Tue Nov 10, 2009 5:30 pm
by Simon Taylor
WELL SAID BRIAN

I know i will always be slow but as long as i have fun i don't care

Re: Round 1 Winter

PostPosted: Tue Nov 10, 2009 7:35 pm
by Tim Fry
It also doesnt help that there are some really fast guys in the A final and in a class like 13.5 its so close and every second counts.