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Instead of everyone wandering around before and after a race trying to figure out and keep track of who their competition is, what if class signage was required on the cars near their numbers?

It would make it a lot easier to know if you can ignore that car that just lapped you or if you need to make an adjustment.

Seems like it would be easy enough to implement.

 

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It will defiantly help here in Florida, however I see it more as helping a lot for spectators Its a little hard to explain the classes and who races who to people who have never seen electrathon before.

I imagine you are thinking of having writing that says Adv-O, Adv-HS, std-O, std-HS, etc

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Yep. Something like that.

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Simpler would be better. Maybe have all the High Schools add a big HS and the Advanced batteries add what? AD would not work. Maybe just A?

Again to simplify, what is the thinking on requiring state ID on the cars?



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I don't think you can simplify too much since there is "standard" and "advanced battery" classes within each division of "high school" and "open". 

So Ryan is probably right with his idea.

 

 

I'm not sure I understand your question about the state stickers.



-- Edited by Archer321 on Tuesday 30th of April 2019 10:48:32 PM

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or simply a colored sticker, a blue for HS, Green for Open, orange for Advanced battery, maybe this can instead be implemented to replace the red triangle thats supposed be round your battery cutoff?



-- Edited by 4TRIDENT4 on Wednesday 1st of May 2019 04:02:21 AM

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Steve,

I am thinking defaut for High School is lead acid so HS. 

If you are not marked HS you are Open and default is also lead acid. No extra letters necessary.

If you are running Advanced Batteries then you need an A, so HS99A or 39A or HSA99 and A39.

The rules require that we run letters identifing our state of origin. Why?



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Actually according to the rule book high school and open are always separate. There is a high school advanced battery and a open advanced battery. (Page 29) State stickers because apparently they can't guarantee no number duplication for different cars.

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Hi Steve,

I do not seem to have explained my thinking well.

I agree it will make watching races more enjoyable if everyone can tell what car is in what class.

It would be clearest if each car said Open Class Lead Acid or High School Class Advanced Battery etc. The problem is that we need to make the letters small to fit on the car and then they are hard to read when on the track.

So how do we abbreviate? Colors are not a bad idea but then people watching need a crib sheet.

I am suggesting:

Open class lead acid 77 (just the straight number)

High School lead acid HS77

Open Class Advanced Battery 77A

High School Advanced Battery HS77A

My thinking is the use of O is easily confused with zero. Also most people come to watch the High School teams, so having them marked clearly is good and requires no explanation.

This seems a way to mark everyone clearly with the minimum addition of letters.

I was hoping we could remove the 6 inch state ID to make more room but it makes sense if the same number is issued in different States. Do we have more than 999 registered cars?



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Ah. I get it now. Yeah that would work. As far as the state letters go, I know I have seen duplicate numbers at a race before.

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