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Re: Race Day 2013 Comments....

Postby McCue » Tue Apr 23, 2013 3:05 pm

Bumping to talk about SigEp fire safety and Fringe women's DQ instead of other things.

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Re: Race Day 2013 Comments....

Postby Ben » Tue Apr 23, 2013 3:53 pm

So this is what I have heard, but I have a feeling someone more official can explain it better.

SigEp's issue was that they had a gas can for their leaf blower too close to their prep area. SDC let them know before telling sweepstakes, but it was apparently later found in a bush still near their truck. I guess this was determined to not be an egregious hazard, but still DQ worthy for 2 teams of their choosing. I hope there's some statement from the fire marshal that can make this make more sense, but all I can guess is that a gas can is not as combustible as a propane tank (i.e. to compare against SDC in 2010).

From what I hear, Fringe women's A was DQ'd on a spot safety since their hatch was falling off. specifically I think they quoted the "pencil test" or something like that.

I'm pretty sure these are accurate, but I know some details are probably off.

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Re: Race Day 2013 Comments....

Postby McCue » Tue Apr 23, 2013 4:44 pm


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Re: Race Day 2013 Comments....

Postby shafeeq » Tue Apr 23, 2013 5:17 pm

Given that there are some useful fuel-powered things, it'd be nice to get "how far away is far enough" advice from the fire marshal. The gas generator in the timing guy's van was probably close enough to get everyone DQ'd if anyone noticed.

Everyone can explain what the pencil test is, but nobody can point to a line in the rules that make it an official thing, other than "whatever else the safety chair feels is unsafe."

The hatch was doing a hungry-hungry-hippo imitation down the back hills, but still finished on the buggy, so I don't see how it could've been called loss of mass unless they left a screw somewhere on the course. Presumably the buggy never passed a safety inspection with a loose hatch, and so had just raced with an unapproved modification to its protective cage. It sucks for Fringe, but with the way teams have been getting lax with hatches in recent years, the only things that might result in change are either a contender getting DQ'd, or a driver eating hay after her hatch fell off, so maybe some good comes of it.

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Re: Race Day 2013 Comments....

Postby SigNuSi » Tue Apr 23, 2013 11:14 pm

"...you're telling me that there is literally shit flowing down the back hills?"

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Re: Race Day 2013 Comments....

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Postby cmuTV » Wed Apr 24, 2013 11:41 am


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Re: Race Day 2013 Comments....

Postby McCue » Wed Apr 24, 2013 12:34 pm


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Re: Race Day 2013 Comments....

Postby Zatchmo » Wed Apr 24, 2013 2:58 pm



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