Rolls Report: April 6 & 7 – Truck Weekend

Carnival and Raceday 2019 are upon us! Pittsburgh’s weather has finally picked a season and it should actually feel like a Spring Carnival this year. The warm, dry weather was a boon for teams scrambling to get in their last few rolls this past truck weekend. Hopefully, the rain will hold off just long enough for an amazing Raceday.

This coming weekend we will see 9 organizations battle it out with 24 women’s teams and 28 men’s teams. A complete listing of the 10 women’s heats and 13 men’s heats can be found here.

Following tradition, you won’t be getting the details of last weekend’s practice as we are sending out the much anticipated Raceday Preview tomorrow. This year our dedicated team at the BAA has compiled team summaries, photos, alumni interviews, predictions, and other buggy-goodness into one amazing document. You may be asking yourself how you can get your hands on such an amazing piece of Buggy Awesomeness. The answer is 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 would feel bad if we kept all the news from Truck Weekend from you, though. Below you’ll find the attendance from Rolls and timing data from a video-based system.  We’ll let you pore over the numbers and make your own predictions for RD2019!

In Attendance

Org Saturday Sunday
Apex #lit, Azula, Phoenix, Firefly #lit, Azula, Firefly
CIA Equinox, Tempest, Icarus, Aurora Emperor,Equinox, Tempest, Icarus, Aurora
Fringe Blueshift, Bumper, NB19 Blueshift, Bumper, Boson, NB19
PhiDelt Argo Argo
PiKA NB19, Cliodhna NB19, Banshee, Cliodhna
SAE Eileen
SDC Bane, Vice, Vanity Bane, Vice, Vanity
SigEp Kraken, Barracuda, Beyonce, Hydra Kraken, Barracuda, Beyonce, Hydra
SigNu Krait  Krait
Spirit Kingpin, Seraph, Inviscid Kingpin, Seraph, Inviscid

Observations (Saturday Gallery | Sunday Gallery)

The following data is a compilation of speeds extrapolated from a video system. Time points are taken at the monument and just after the buggy exits the chute.

Speed Lost in Chute

Team Buggy Monument (mph) Chute exit (mph) % Loss
Apex Azula 18.9 n/a
Apex Azula 24.4 18.4 24.59
Apex Firefly 26 n/a
Apex Firefly 30.5 27.3 10.49
Apex Firefly 29.4 26.8 8.84
Apex New 26.6 n/a
Apex New 29.3 26 11.26
Apex New 28.5 25.5 10.53
Apex Phoenix 23.5 n/a
Apex Phoenix 30 25.7 14.33
CIA Aurora 29.7 n/a
CIA Aurora 31.7 29.2 7.89
CIA Aurora 30.6 30 1.96
CIA Aurora 33.3 29.5 11.41
CIA Equinox 32.8 29.5 10.06
CIA Equinox 34.5 30.3 12.17
CIA Equinox 34.1 30.3 11.14
CIA Equinox 33.3 30.8 7.51
CIA Icarus 30.7 28 8.79
CIA Icarus 29.7 27 9.09
CIA Icarus 29.6 26.6 10.14
CIA Icarus 29.9 27 9.70
CIA Tempest 32.4 28.7 11.42
Fringe Blueshift 29.2 n/a
Fringe Blueshift 34.4 30.3 11.92
Fringe Blueshift 32.7 28.7 12.23
Fringe Blueshift 33.4 29.2 12.57
Fringe Bumper 26.2 n/a
Fringe Bumper 30.1 26.4 12.29
Fringe Bumper 28.8 23.5 18.40
Fringe Bumper 27.2 22.7 16.54
Fringe NB19 28.7 n/a
Fringe NB19 31.4 28.4 9.55
Fringe NB19 33.1 29.7 10.27
Fringe NB19 33.8 30 11.24
PhiDelt Argo 21.9 n/a
PhiDelt Argo 24.8 18 27.42
PhiDelt Argo 25.8 n/a
PiKA Cliodhna 25.1 n/a
PiKA Cliodhna 33.5 28 16.42
PiKA Cliodhna 32.8 28 14.63
PiKA Cliodhna 34.3 28.7 16.33
PiKA Cliodhna 34.3 28.9 15.74
PiKA RD19 26.6 n/a
PiKA RD19 31.1 26.8 13.83
PiKA RD19 32.5 27.5 15.38
PiKA RD19 31.4 26.8 14.65
PiKA RD19 31.9 27.3 14.42
SDC Avarice 33.8 28.9 14.50
SDC Bane 29.5 n/a
SDC Bane 34.9 30.3 13.18
SDC Bane 33.6 28.9 13.99
SDC Bane 35.2 30.8 12.50
SDC Vanity 31.4 27.3 13.06
SDC Vanity 33 28.4 13.94
SDC Vanity 31.5 26.8 14.92
SDC Vanity 32.1 27.7 13.71
SDC Vice 28 n/a
SDC Vice 31.6 27.5 12.97
SDC Vice 32.4 27.7 14.51
SDC Vice 32.1 27 15.89
SigEp Barracuda 25.1 n/a
SigEp Barracuda 34.7 28 19.31
SigEp Barracuda 28 n/a
SigEp Beyonce 29.6 26 12.16
SigEp Kraken 28 n/a
SigEp Kraken 33.1 28.4 14.20
SigEp Pandora 28 24.8 11.43
SigEp Pandora 25.5 n/a
Spirit Inviscid 31.6 26.4 16.46
Spirit Inviscid 32.3 27.3 15.48
Spirit Inviscid 31.3 26 16.93
Spirit Inviscid 31.8 27.3 14.15
Spirit Kingpin 28.9 n/a
Spirit Kingpin 32 27.7 13.44
Spirit Kingpin 32.4 28.2 12.96
Spirit Kingpin 28 n/a
Spirit Kingpin 28.7 n/a
Spirit Seraph 26.2 n/a
Spirit Seraph 28 n/a
Spirit Seraph 31.1 27.5 11.58
Spirit Seraph 33.2 28.2 15.06

See you on Friday for prelims!

Rolls Report Contributors:
Shafeeq S.
Natalie M.

 

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