Rolls Report: April 14 & 15 – Truck Weekend!

Holy Smokes, Carnival is just days away! It is hard to believe given that we’ve gone from freezing temperatures, to wearing shorts and t-shirts, and back to snow in 2 weeks’ time. Raceday 2018 is upon us, which means this past weekend was the formal buggy dress rehearsal, complete with U-Hauls.

After Heat Selection, it is now confirmed that 25 women’s teams will roll in 10 heats and 27 men’s teams will roll in 12 heats. A complete listing of the heats can be found here.

As per usual, you won’t be getting the nitty gritty details of the last weekend of practice as we prepare to send out the much anticipated Raceday Preview. This year we have packed team summaries, photos, alumni interviews, predictions, and other buggy-goodness into the document. How do you get access to this amazing Work of Buggy? Simple: pay your BAA dues ($10)! BAA dues go a long way to helping us keep you up-to-date on the latest buggy news as well as provide critical support to the current students. Plus, you get the Raceday Preview; that alone is worth the $10. You can join the BAA or renew your membership here.

We wouldn’t hold back everything from you though. Below you will find timing data from Saturday. We have both trap speeds (taken at the monument) and percent speed lost through the chute. We’ll let you pore over the numbers, and you might find one or two unexpected data points.

In Attendance

Org Saturday Sunday
Apex Firefly, Phoenix, Ember, BakedPotato Phoenix, Ember, BakedPotato
CIA Emperor, Impulse, Equinox, Tempest Emperor, Impulse, Equinox, Tempest
Fringe Boson, Blueshift, Bissa, Bolt, Bumper Boson, Blueshift, Bolt, Bumper
PhiDelt Argo Argo
PiKA Cliodhna, Banshee Cliodhna, Banshee
SAE NB2018 NB2018
SDC Inferno, Malice, Vice, Avarice Inferno, Malice, Vice, Avarice
SigEp Kraken, Barracuda, Beyonce, Hydra Kraken, Barracuda, Beyonce, Hydra
SigNu Krait
Spirit Zuke, Kingpin, Seraph, Inviscid Zuke, Kingpin, Seraph, Inviscid

Observations (Saturday Gallery | Sunday Gallery)

The following data is a compilation of the laser-based system and the video-based system we have reported data from in the past. Spirit came out on top in terms of overall speed with SDC, Fringe, CIA, PiKA, and SigEp sniffing around their heels. CIA still tends to shed the least speed through the Chute, but they aren’t as far ahead of the other teams as they were in the fall.

 

Trap Speeds

Time (EDT) Team Buggy Speed (mph)
7:50:49 Apex BakedPotato 19.8
8:03:47 Apex Firefly 31.46
8:12:11 Apex Firefly 29.43
7:43:47 Apex Unknown 29.41
8:31:28 Apex Unknown 29.35
8:31:31 Apex Unknown 25.79
7:51:29 Apex Unknown 25.3
8:33:39 CIA Emperor 33.59
8:06:03 CIA Emperor 32.7
7:31:29 CIA Emperor 30.66
8:06:25 CIA Emperor 30.43
8:34:05 CIA Emperor 29.51
7:31:58 CIA Equinox 33.88
8:06:39 CIA Equinox 32.93
8:34:43 CIA(?) Grey 33.41
7:07:44 CIA(?) Unknown 29.75
7:10:05 Fringe Bissa 31.06
8:43:12 Fringe Bissa 29.96
8:16:04 Fringe Blueshift 34.62
7:11:18 Fringe Blueshift 33.7
8:42:41 Fringe Bolt 31.59
7:10:47 Fringe Boson 33.27
7:44:14 Fringe Boson 33
8:15:34 Fringe Boson 31.82
7:11:57 Fringe Bumper 32.58
7:48:54 Fringe Bumper 31.83
7:12:42 Fringe Bumper 31.8
8:44:22 Fringe Unknown 29.94
7:51:17 PhiDelt Argo 27.01
8:03:50 PhiDelt Argo 24.22
7:53:37 PiKA Black 31.4
7:17:44 PiKA Unknown 33.7
8:12:36 PiKA Unknown 30.85
8:46:24 PiKA Unknown 30.56
7:54:32 PiKA Unknown 29.32
8:46:32 PiKA Unknown 27.86
8:23:57 SAE NB2018 24.38
8:27:23 SAE Primer 32.01
8:40:10 SAE Unknown 32.74
8:48:13 SAE Unknown 30.96
8:08:37 SDC Malice 34.3
7:34:29 SDC Malice 33.63
8:36:32 SDC Avarice 33.56
8:36:48 SDC Avarice 32.05
7:34:11 SDC Inferno 34.06
8:09:01 SDC Avarice 33.5
7:35:15 SDC Unknown 31.01
8:37:18 SDC Vice 30.53
8:09:33 SDC Vice 30.5
8:11:25 SigEp Barricuda 34.21
8:48:05 SigEp Beyonce 30.15
7:59:35 SigEp Hydra 32.75
7:54:13 SigEp Krait 31.79
8:29:45 SigNu Krait 30.69
7:57:36 Spirit Black&Red 32.28
7:21:44 Spirit Primer 34.59
8:25:46 Spirit Primer 31.67
7:22:32 Spirit Unknown 17.48
7:24:13 Spirit Unknown 34.37

 

Speed Lost in Chute

Team Buggy DeltaV Chute % Lost
Apex Ember 4.3 14.7
Apex Ember 4.3 14.0
Apex Firefly 4 12.2
CIA Emperor 3.7 10.5
CIA Emperor 3.7 10.5
CIA Equinox 5.3 14.7
CIA Equinox 4.2 12.1
CIA Equinox 4.9 13.6
CIA Impulse 5.1 15.7
CIA Tempest 3.3 10.3
CIA Tempest 2.6 7.9
Fringe Bissa 7.2 21.9
Fringe Bissa 9.3 26.2
Fringe Blueshift 4.5 12.7
Fringe Blueshift 4.7 13.3
Fringe Bolt 4.2 12.2
Fringe Boson 4.2 12.2
Fringe Boson 5 14.2
Fringe Bumper 5.2 15.3
Fringe Bumper 5.2 15.8
PiKA Banshee 6 16.9
PiKA Cliodhna 4 14.2
PiKA Cliodhna 4.4 14.3
PiKA Cliodhna 4.3 13.1
PiKA Cliodhna 3.8 11.9
PiKA Cliodhna 4 12.4
SAE NB 6 18.5
SAE NB 6.5 19.4
SAE NB 5 14.6
SAE NB 4.7 14.4
PhiDelt Rubicon 5.8 20.4
PhiDelt Rubicon 8.9 34.5
SDC Inferno 6.5 18.8
SDC Malice 3.9 11.0
SigEp Barracuda 7 19.6
SigEp Barracuda 8.4 23.5
SigEp Beyonce 5.3 17.3
SigEp Beyonce 6.1 19.4
SigEp Beyonce 7.5 24.4
SigEp Kraken 6.9 20.7
SigEp Kraken 5.4 15.4
SigNu Krait 3.6 11.3
SigNu Krait 4.6 13.7
Spirit Inviscid 3.8 11.4
Spirit Inviscid 5.2 15.9
Spirit Inviscid 4 12.2
Spirit Kingpin 3.4 10.3
Spirit Kingpin 4.2 12.3
Spirit Primer 4.7 13.1
Spirit Primer 5.1 14.2
Sprit Zuke 5.5 15.9

See you on Friday for prelims!


Rolls Report Contributors:
Shafeeq S.
Ben B.
Natalie M.

 

5 thoughts on “Rolls Report: April 14 & 15 – Truck Weekend!”

  • Valedictorian says:

    Am I reading this wrong or is it Fringe (Blueshift – 34.62) with the fastest trap time, not Spirit (Primer – 34.59)? Both within .03 mph of each other, but still. Also looks like slightly less losses for Blueshift.

  • Looking at the schedule, potentially “exciting” heats could be:
    Women’s 2: CIA C vs SigEp C. CIA should finish the freeroll first, but no telling if they’ll be over the hill first. The potholes don’t leave lane 2 & 3 drivers much choice if it is close.
    Women’s 6: SDC D vs Apex C: Same thing, with SDC ahead at the bottom.
    Men’s 5: CIA B vs SAE A. The only heat where lanes 1 & 2 may be close. If SAE gets over first, they’re fast enough to keep CIA behind until after the chute turn.
    Men’s 9: Apex B vs Fringe C. Fringe has probably the fastest C buggy/driver, should erase any front hill deficit.

    Might be a couple more cases where the buggy from lane 1 is long gone but the buggy coming out of lane 2 has to avoid the pusher from lane 1, and there’s even less room than normal to do that in.

    • T Felmley (Troll from the Hills) says:

      OMG, are you complaining about ten bucks instead of a nickel?
      Folks out there busting their ass to get awesome stuff to you and you want it for nothin’-nothin’?
      Kudos to all who have worked to put this together.
      Keep up the good work, us lurkers will bite on the trollbait.

Comments are closed.