Monday, February 23, 2009

Ways to loose a rally.

This weekend I ran a trap distance only event with the Georgia Sports car club.  It was fun to see every one but since I am not a big fan of these types of events I tried the navigator seat for a different driver to shake things up a bit.

Having two drivers in the same car was not an advantage as neither of us was really prepared.  Normally I let my navigator read the generals so neither one of us was really paying close attention.  We did read enough to know that all rail road tracks were named Bob.

When I run with my normal rally partner, we have set rule for checking spelling traps.  The driver reads the sign letter for letter and the navigator reads the route instructions letter for letter.  If we both read  the sign it will always match so we missed that Quiktrip was spelled differently on the sign than in the route instructions.  We got the Bob part right but still maxed the leg by missing the Quiktrip stuff.

We did really good at measuring the mileage using just the stock odo.  Both of use are used to using a computer so the stock odo is a bit of a novelty to us.  My driver managed to read a 3 as an 8 once but luckily it was on a leg that we had already bit the trap on so we did not have an extra added score.

Also, I made a very novice mistake of not noticing that an instruction was numbered and not lettered and I repeated it eleven times instead of doing it only once like the instructions said.

All in all we had a fun day and gave someone else a chance to take home a trophy.



Blogger Ms Jan said...

I (your wife) am the one who took home the trophy. It was also the first time I was in the driver's seat.

6:08 AM  

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