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BIG NEWS! Rally America annouces Big Sponsorship deal in Group 2

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Re: BIG NEWS! Rally America annouces Big Sponsorship deal in Group 2
March 04, 2016 03:51PM
With RA increasing regional license fees and regional entry fees at national events, it seems to me like they are trying to push entries towards national. Or they wanted more money from people that signed up as regional.

If we only look at the 100AW entry list, the first theory is working (or the second theory is failing) They get more $ than last year either way winking smiley.

National and N/R entries for 100AW
2016 - 32 of 68, 47%
2015 - 17 of 59, 28%

I need to buy tires for this season so its got me thinking. Since NRS is also offering contingency on Maxxis, I could see how a regional team could talk themselves into buying a set of tires to compete with both sanctions and possibly entering national RA if 2wd, seeing that they will get no return (monetary or product) for running other brand tires but some chance with these. Some of us run both NRS and RA events because they are close, so this isn't a stretch.

For the record, I'm not sold on a spec tire for 2wd. "Spec Fiesta" if it existed? ok, I could see that. "B Spec" I can see that too.

Personally, I wish that RA did something more like NRS and just made National Events national for all entries. One license, one entry fee, one results list. It would be fun to see more 10-30 year old cars getting champagne sprayed on them while $100k fiestas sat by the wayside.



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Re: BIG NEWS! Rally America annouces Big Sponsorship deal in Group 2
March 04, 2016 05:07PM
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I just looked at pricing online from Europe.
It'll be interesting to see if they are reliable.
The universal rwd sequential looks cool.

Apparently there is one now fitted in this car to replace the previous Tractive 5 speed.
Heard that it performs well with very slick and consistent shifting.
It certainly looks like the trans gets a good work out!

http://www.rallyanarchy.com/phorum/read.php?1,110846



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Re: BIG NEWS! Rally America annouces Big Sponsorship deal in Group 2
March 06, 2016 02:34PM
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NRS a... one results list.

FYI, NRS debuted a new scoring scheme for Sandblast over the weekend. It put the position graphs front and center, with the familiar "all stages spreadsheet" as the first link, and now, much more mobile friendly.

http://nasarallysport.com/results/2016-Sandblast-Rally-index.htm

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Re: BIG NEWS! Rally America annouces Big Sponsorship deal in Group 2
March 06, 2016 08:27PM
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Which two? We've got some fancy on both cars but not quite that fancy.

Arek B. has a Samsonas setup in his GD. I sat with him last year and refer to the car as it being the "nicest OL car in the country" which it really is. When you see it, you will agree.
He is quickish but is well aware he has a whole lot more to go! (Way beyond all the fancy!)

I thought I saw something on his having a sequential. Is he in a GD just gaining coefficients to go to open class or a dedicated Open Light car?

Plans to stay OL. Come check it out at 100AW



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Re: BIG NEWS! Rally America annouces Big Sponsorship deal in Group 2
March 06, 2016 08:39PM
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NRS a... one results list.

FYI, NRS debuted a new scoring scheme for Sandblast over the weekend. It put the position graphs front and center, with the familiar "all stages spreadsheet" as the first link, and now, much more mobile friendly.

http://nasarallysport.com/results/2016-Sandblast-Rally-index.htm

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Debuted or debuting? Because when I went to the site yesterday after the rally was over all the links were taking me to 2015 results. Luckily I am smart enough to just type a 6 over the 5 in the address bar to see the results.



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Re: BIG NEWS! Rally America annouces Big Sponsorship deal in Group 2
March 06, 2016 11:35PM
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NRS a... one results list.

FYI, NRS debuted a new scoring scheme for Sandblast over the weekend. It put the position graphs front and center, with the familiar "all stages spreadsheet" as the first link, and now, much more mobile friendly.

http://nasarallysport.com/results/2016-Sandblast-Rally-index.htm

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Anders

Did i miss the results posted somewhere in what I would call "Normal Virtually Everywhere in the Whole World Standard Format"? You know the one that lets you follow stage by stage in a simple and clear format--which is maybe why it is the Normal Virtually Everywhere in the Whole World Standard Format?

Like this:


Maybe it should be called Old Folks format since it has been the norm for decades...


Oh and congrats on your rally-smoto debut..Hope the bike din't smite you too bad.



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Re: BIG NEWS! Rally America annouces Big Sponsorship deal in Group 2
March 07, 2016 07:52PM
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Did i miss the results posted somewhere in what I would call "Normal Virtually Everywhere in the Whole World Standard Format"? You know the one that lets you follow stage by stage in a simple and clear format--which is maybe why it is the Normal Virtually Everywhere in the Whole World Standard Format?

Nope, you didn't miss it. I think that way IS old and the world is behind. This format is ridiculously more obvious to follow.

I know you and I disagree on this. grinning smiley Hugs! winking smiley





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Re: BIG NEWS! Rally America annouces Big Sponsorship deal in Group 2
March 07, 2016 08:13PM
Anders, if the names were sorted in finishing order it would be even better.
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Re: BIG NEWS! Rally America annouces Big Sponsorship deal in Group 2
March 07, 2016 10:36PM
I agree. Turns out that has to be dynamic also, since the graphs are generated as you go along. So it needs to figure out positions at each stage and rebuild those orders depending on how much data there is in the system so far. Doable, but will need more time.

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Re: BIG NEWS! Rally America annouces Big Sponsorship deal in Group 2
March 08, 2016 03:28AM
I hate that bar graph format.
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Re: BIG NEWS! Rally America annouces Big Sponsorship deal in Group 2
March 08, 2016 08:43AM
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I hate that bar graph format.

Yeah but YOUR OLD.
Who needs to see all the info like driver's name-co driver, car, class all right there at one glace?

That takes reading and that's too much effort.. Graphics mang, it shows up better on Smartphones.
COLORS...

I'm surprised we all persist in typing all these letters crammed together in sequences and with all this punctuation and stuff. Graphics...Words are so old fashioned.



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Re: BIG NEWS! Rally America annouces Big Sponsorship deal in Group 2
March 08, 2016 01:41PM
I want a first column/dot that shows the start order. That was we can see how you guys are doing on seeding.
I don't mind this though I think it'd be fun if the distances between dots correlated to time gap so you can see how far away people are from each other.



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Re: BIG NEWS! Rally America annouces Big Sponsorship deal in Group 2
March 08, 2016 04:44PM
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I think it'd be fun if the distances between dots correlated to time gap so you can see how far away people are from each other.

We've had that for about five years Grant. winking smiley Scroll down and find "Graphs of race closeness".



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March 08, 2016 04:52PM
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I think it'd be fun if the distances between dots correlated to time gap so you can see how far away people are from each other.

We've had that for about five years Grant. winking smiley Scroll down and find "Graphs of race closeness".

What's scrolling? Do you mean swipe down?



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Re: BIG NEWS! Rally America annouces Big Sponsorship deal in Group 2
March 08, 2016 04:54PM
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Who needs to see all the info like driver's name-co driver, car, class all right there at one glace?
Apparently, only 33% of people. That's how many clicked through to see the detailed results. So two thirds... just aren't interested. I'm sorry, I know you feel they SHOULD be, but they aren't.

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That takes reading and that's too much effort.. Graphics mang, it shows up better on Smartphones.
COLORS...

The metrics say the "bounce rate" (which is how many people land on the page... and then within seconds leave) was cut in half with the new design. So yes, it does show up better one smart phones, and that's where a lot of the traffic is coming from. That's not "like, my opinion, man", that's before and after data comparing different presentation methods. If the data said that this new way sucked, I'd change it back, or try something else, but it performs about 50% better on all metrics.

John, I can't make everyone go home and sit at a huge computer before they look at the scores. More and more are coming from mobile devices. So I can either make it as engaging as possible so that they can love rally as much as possible... or I can tell them to piss off and that some other way is the way they're supposed to like it.

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