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World Famous Stardust Ranch Reopens Just In Time to Host 32nd Annual SSCC Hooker's Choice Awards Car Show - Friday @ 9PM

Berry Lowman ·
ATTENTION ALL RACERS! The World Famous Stardust Ranch is set to reopen just in time for the 32nd Annual SSCC Hooker's Choice Awards Car Show this Friday @ 9PM! Do you desire to win a trophy this race weekend so grand, so illustrious, so breathtaking, that mere words alone cannot properly do it justice? Try to imagine a coin so glorious in beauty, and so rare in quantity, that dozens of local Nevada miners gave their blood, sweat, and tears mining the rare, precious, silver metal straight out...
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Hand Timing

Robert Dietrich ·
I use a stop watch for primary time. I also use a GPS app to show averge speed as my car speedo is pretty far off calibration. I assume this does not qualify as hand timing. Can someone confirm what is legal for hand timing? Can you use a GS speedo? Bob #266
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Good Times Social Events for ALL!

Berry Lowman ·
Team GT knows that all racers enjoy having Good Times during race weekends. So, we've decided to throw a couple of new shindigs & ALL Y'ALL ARE INVITED TO ATTEND! Team Good Times 2019 SSCC Weekend Public Social Events Schedule (open to ALL racers, crew members, & volunteers): Team GT's Good Times for All Party - Friday @ 8 PM on the patio @ Racks - Racks Bar & Grill, 753 W E Aultman St, Ely, NV 89301 (EVERYONE WELCOME, BYOB) Team GT SSCC After Party - Sunday @ 11 PM (immediately...
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Re: Hand Timing

Blue Offutt ·
Hi Bob, Below is an excerpt of the rules for Hand Timing, from page 9 of the Rule Book: B. Hand Timing: 1. By opting in for Hand Timing, you are declaring that you will be using Hand Timing during the event. Hand Timing includes: a. Stopwatch, wrist watch, hour glass, kitchen timer, etc. b. OEM automotive GPS c. Calculator (standalone, not part of SmartPhone) d. Consumer grade, off the shelf, GPS 2. Advanced Timing includes, but is not limited to: a. Rally computers (off the shelf or custom...
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Re: Hand Timing

Robert Dietrich ·
I am really bummed that I did not take advantage of the loop hole allowing an hour glass. That and a sun dial should make for interesting competition. Thanks for the response. Look forward to seeing you all in the fall. Bob #266
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Re: Hand Timing

AZAndy ·
Is Cruise Control or any form of automation allowed?
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Asa Jay Laughton ·
WARNING - DANGER WILL ROBINSON!
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Blue Offutt ·
Hey Andy, Cruise control is right there with built in GPS: how could non-usage be confirmed? So the answer to your question is yes. Blue
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Re: Hand Timing

Doug Masters ·
Truthfully though, a standard GPS (like the popular GPS III for example) only helps get, and keep, you in the ballpark. Sure, people have placed using just a GPS (cough cough) but that truly was just dumb luck. But in the last 10-15 miles I switch over to stopwatches and notes, almost never looking at the GPS again.
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Re: Hand Timing

Blue Offutt ·
Bumping this topic back to the top... It seems the Hand Timing option was somewhat well received in May, so we're doing it again. Rules are the same (I'll paste them again below). We'll probably rename it to Basic Timing for 2020 though. In the meantime, Steve Mott is ready to give away another watch to the most accurate, genuine, old school hand timer! Just so there's no doubt, that means: no GPS of any type, no smart phone, no tablets, etc. If your car is new enough to have navigation or...
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Tom King ·
Seems that poor Blue beat me in the last race, so sometimes a knife wins Good luck to all the Basic Timers! You deserve special awards, that's for sure!
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Asa Jay Laughton ·
Blue, I'm sorry to be dense here, but under hand timing, GPS is listed as allowed in both item b and d. But earlier you said no GPS of any kind. Which is it please? Asa Jay
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Re: Hand Timing

Blue Offutt ·
No problem Asa, it's kind of confusing. Steve Mott wanted to do something special for "true" hand-timers that don't use GPS or any other tech. So, there will be Hand-Timer awards for those that signed up as Hand Timers. There will be 1 special award, the watch, for the most accurate racer that signed up for Hand Timing and also let me know he's using no GPS or tech of any type. Did that help? Blue
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Asa Jay Laughton ·
Okay, maybe... so... you really have three categories: Hand Timing - No GPS: Eligible for the prize watch and other awards Hand Timing - With GPS: Eligible for awards I presume Advanced Timing: No holds barred. Does that accurately sum it up? Asa Jay
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Re: Hand Timing

Blue Offutt ·
You got it! Blue
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Re: World Famous Stardust Ranch Reopens Just In Time to Host 32nd Annual SSCC Hooker's Choice Awards Car Show - Friday @ 9PM

Dave Hoppie ·
Re: World Famous Stardust Ranch Reopens Just In Time to Host 32nd Annual SSCC Hooker's Choice Awards Car Show - Friday @ 9PM
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Re: Good Times Social Events for ALL!

Owen Green ·
So what will Team GT have in store for May?
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Basic Timing

Robert Dietrich ·
In reading the rule book, a Consumer grade, off the shelf, GPS is allowed for basic timing. Can someone give an example of the type of device that description would fit? Bob #266
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Re: Basic Timing

Dave Hoppie ·
Some very basic examples: Your phone ("there's an app for that") The GARMIN GPS II Plus, used to be very popular speed tracking device (but are hard to find) Also very popular: https://www.amazon.com/Dual-El...619208367&sr=8-3 .. but now you'll beat me ~Hoppie
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George Suennen ·
I think you mean the Garmin GPS III Plus, one of the few consumer GPS units that could display tenths of a mph at over 100 mph. The problem with them is they used an internal hard wired battery that couldn't be replaced when they wore out. I'd still be using mine if I could get it working again... https://928.jorj7.com/gauges/0827-160701.jpg (circa 08/27/2006) I'm currently using a Garmin Nuvi 2595 But the truth is, they are not as accurate as a good spreadsheet and stop watch. George 1990...
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Blue Offutt ·
Hi Dave, Actually, your phone is an Advanced Timing Device because it can use a specialized "app" for rally racing. Blue
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Re: Basic Timing

Sorta Stock ·
To the best of my knowledge, anything that requires use of a smart phone does NOT qualify for basic timing, per point 2-C in the rules below. You are not even allowed to use a smart phone as a timer / stopwatch. As a corollary, that means that a Dual GPS device, which requires a smartphone, would not qualify. Trust me, if I could sneak a smart phone and Dual GPS into Hand (Basic) Timing, I would definitely do it, but it is not allowed. This is the info I have on Hand (Basic) Timing: ADDED...
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Re: Basic Timing

Sorta Stock ·
Dual units require a smartphone, which is prohibited for Hand (Basic) Timing, so a Dual GPS unit would not be legal in Hand (Basic) Timing.
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