• MCOAutocross

    Hi,

    An update on our approach:

    Instead of using a judgement based approach to mapping Street Classes (AS through to HS) to our A through E base classes, we're using PAX values to determine where one base class starts and another ends.

    You can read about it here: http://www.mco.org/wordpress/2017/02/06/2017-classing-worksheet/

    Each year, we'll feed the new pax values into our spreadsheet and it will spit back base classes.

    The 2018 sheet is here: http://www.mco.org/wordpress/autocross-news/autocross-rules-classing/

    If it's not obvious, we do not further adjust times using PAX values. All our results are based on RAW time.

    A is also out top class. As far as competitor distribution, its pretty good, but B Class tends to be least well represented., You can see our results over time here: http://www.mco.org/wordpress/autocross-news/autocross-results/

    You'll find we spend a great deal of energy on posting results. We find it builds community and makes competitors feel like their investment of time in the sport is special and worthwhile.

    Hope this is helpful to others.

    #f*ckpax

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  • MCOAutocross

    Would love to know what's going on. 15 days since Jason posted.

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  • MCOAutocross

    In Ottawa, we bought a videotron data point for $200 and get a monthly plan for May and cancel it at the start of September.

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  • MCOAutocross

    We are having this problem, too. Last event, it was working until I did a reclass, recalled, and synched. Then everything stopped working.

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  • MCOAutocross

    Ended up manually registering, queing, and entering the top times for 95+ competitors to get our points table rebuilt.

    Today at our event, live.axti.me was not showing run history. Instead it was only showing the fastest run and it was not keeping in synch.

    Really sad about where things seem to be heading as we really love the software and would dread going back to Axware.

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  • MCOAutocross

    No word from Chris at all. :(

    It happened once before for us earlier this year, but I thought it was related to a special circumstance as it was for an event where we manually entered the times.

    I'd hate to have to do that for 90+ competitors in order to recapture event 4.

    Ugh.

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  • MCOAutocross

    @JC said:

    OK, so here I am filtering through the empty registrations for our year end points, and it has happened 3 times already that after I erase 3 entries that didn't run from an event (Event #4 and #5) after I recalculate the event, it erases EVERY SINGLE run. It's getting pretty annoying.
    Second, I have not been able to figure how to filter the minimum events required to qualify for year end points. So I have to yet again, manually calculate and sort.

    I'm having a similar problem. I reclassed a car after Event 5, recalculated, and now Event 4 data is gone. Not run data, no points from Event 4.

    I have back-ups with Event 4 in tact, but how the hell do I merge Event 5 into those or vice-versa?

    Sent a support request on Sunday. Still no response.

    @JC: If you have any info you can share, please let me know.

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  • MCOAutocross

    Am I the only one that's a bit concerned that Chris hasn't been online in two months?

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  • MCOAutocross

    @Chris said:

    RE: v3, Given the last 12 months of my life, I've decided to do it differently. Since time is a current constraint, I'm going to start tackling smaller chunks, refactoring and release more with smaller changes.

    Since I'm a little out of touch with everyone, it would be great to hear what your top issues are (bugs or features).

    That's a great way to approach it, Chris.

    Top of my list would be:

    • Imports from MSR should be able to recognize rookies and who has paid
    • Fixed points allocation instead of calculation option
    • Two com ports, one for RaceAmerica Display and one for T-Link PC connection

    Thanks.

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  • MCOAutocross

    @motorsportreg and @Chris Is this problem now resolved?

    Thanks.

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  • MCOAutocross

    Not sure how this got here. I meant for it to be in General. If it could be moved, that would be great.


    Our Series is a bit weird in that we've never had an affinity for SCCA classing, having operated with our own classing system for over a decade now. Our event sizes are just too small (80 to 90) to support SCCA's granularity and the course layouts permitted by our venue are too small and tight to map well against the the datasets that drive PAX values.

    Our system has served us well over the years, providing a number of benefits:

    • easy to access and understand for beginners who just want to give it a shot

    • doesn't force a rigid upgrade path, recognizing that cars are being built for multiple purposes (track, hardparking, etc.)

    • small number of well-populated classes with solid competition

    Another Ontari0-based group using AxTime, began using a tailored version of our approach in 2016 and I believe they were happy with it.

    This year, our system underwent its biggest change in a long time as we changed how we put cars in base classes. The change was spurred by a desire to further reduce the exercise of judgement by us (SCCA obviously still does its thing).

    If you're interested, you can check it out on our rules page, here. Background can also be found off our Autocross News page.

    If you have any questions, don't hesitate.

    N

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  • MCOAutocross

    @Chris, now that you're back in the saddle, is there a timeline for v3.0 release?

    Thanks!

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  • MCOAutocross

    Very cool. We are currently working on fund raising, design, and getting quotes of a new trailer and your ideas are very helpful.

    Curious, is there a reason, you put the entire WAP outside instead of just an antenna? We were planning on using a normal wireless router, located inside the trailer. Its 3 antenna would be relocated outside via extension cables. Is there a reason we should not do this?

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  • MCOAutocross

    Interesting. We seem to have much more missed starts than we have missed finishes. Considering a re-program of A and B TLinks to see if the situation reverses itself.

    Any tips on the best colour to use? I would think black to minimize reflection?

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  • MCOAutocross

    Any sense of timeline for v3.0?

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  • MCOAutocross

    @JasonPowell said:

    I like to keep things as simple as possible. For my club, you either hit a cone (+2s) or DNF.

    I think we still need a way to stop a car's timer when it won't make it to the finish, or it crosses the beam, but the system misses it.

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  • MCOAutocross

    It would be great if runs marked RRN would not count towards a driver's run count in the various screens and that they would be omitted when results are posted/exported.

    Having them show in screens during the event makes it hard to weed-out those are trying to sneak extra runs.

    Having them in results just makes it messy.

    Thx.

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  • MCOAutocross

    With respect to OFF vs DNF, we have noticed one glaring problem:

    There is no way to stop a running timer if a car breaks down. In Axware, we would hit OFF for such instances and that car's timer would be stopped and it would get a time of 999.999. We'd then add the RRN flag they would rejoin the queue.

    Hitting off in AxTime has the undesirable effect of moving simply removing that car from the queue and creating a mis-match between cars and times.

    It would be nice to see the option of handling this just like in Axware from one screen.

    I can see the logic in having OFF meaning "logged a time, but missed elements" and DNF meaning "unable to complete course, kill timer, enter fake time."

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