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Old 02-27-2008, 11:58 AM   #1
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Default TSD: When did you pop your cherry?

Many members of NASIOC participate in AutoX, RallyX, and other types of racing.

My roomate and I used his 02 wrx to participate in a TSD the other day for the first time and got really good placement.

When did you first participate in TSD and got any interesting antic dotes?

On a side note, we are now apparently possibly in charge of putting together the next one in our area? Have any interesting ideas for "extra stages?"
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Old 02-27-2008, 03:04 PM   #2
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I did my first TSD in a couple of years two weeks ago. It was an over-nighter and I had a great time. I only had to pull one car off the top of a snow bank the whole night.

Check out the Motorsports forum and also the "TSD and Rallycross" forum on Specialstage.com. You're more likely to get relevant advice about setting up an event in those places.

Out of curiosity, what sort of club is asking a new team to set up an event, or is it just a fun run? The reason I ask is usually it takes a relatively experienced competitor who is familier with all the rules and pitfalls to put together a good rally. Also most clubs will have insurance that covers the event and the SCCA has a set of rules for running a TSD. I've been competing off and on for about six years (probably ten or twelve events overall) and I don't think I know enough about it to put together a really good event.
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Old 02-27-2008, 05:05 PM   #3
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Please don't mock me with your cruel, cruel, words - but what's a TSD? Total Sperm Dance? Timmy's Special Day? Toe Squashing Drill? I might have been to one for all I know, just didn't know that's what it was called.
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Old 02-27-2008, 05:11 PM   #4
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Old 02-27-2008, 05:14 PM   #5
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Please don't mock me with your cruel, cruel, words - but what's a TSD? Total Sperm Dance? Timmy's Special Day? Toe Squashing Drill? I might have been to one for all I know, just didn't know that's what it was called.
Time Speed Distance - it's a type of rally where you drive open roads over a predefined course at a prescribed average speed (below the speed limit) and are scored on how accurately you can do it.
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Old 02-27-2008, 06:53 PM   #6
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I'll be doing my first TSD rally this weekend for the Keweenaw winter TSD rally I can't wait. Just wondering if anyone has done this rally or has any advice.
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Old 02-27-2008, 08:11 PM   #7
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Time Speed Distance - it's a type of rally where you drive open roads over a predefined course at a prescribed average speed (below the speed limit) and are scored on how accurately you can do it.
I'm a bit familiar with those, didn't know hairy-chested Subaru driving he-men did those though. I thought they were for rich older people who'd leave the country club in their Alfa or Healy and time themselves with their array of chronometers on the dash till they arrived at the winery.

Could be fun.
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Old 02-27-2008, 08:28 PM   #8
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I'm a bit familiar with those, didn't know hairy-chested Subaru driving he-men did those though. I thought they were for rich older people who'd leave the country club in their Alfa or Healy and time themselves with their array of chronometers on the dash till they arrived at the winery.

Could be fun.
"Jolly right old chap, I do believe we've arrived with not a second to spare."

I've always wanted to do one of these. It's no throwing a car around some sharp corners or sliding on dirt, but it's seat time in your car, perhaps with a friend.
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Old 02-27-2008, 08:29 PM   #9
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My co-worker keeps nagging me to go auto x with him this summer. I think I may try it out.
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Old 02-27-2008, 08:39 PM   #10
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Raced Karts (won 2 WKA and 1 IKF titles) and some entry level stock and open wheel cars before giving it up for school. Have not tried rally racing yet.....would never race a car that I was using for actual transportation.
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Old 02-27-2008, 08:40 PM   #11
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What's particularly fun are the overnight winter rallys held on very twisty forestry-access and summer cottage back roads where the average speed is 90% of the speed limit, which is assumed to be 80kmph (50mph) if there is no speed posted (which there isn't on many of these roads), and they run a sweep vehicle around after.

The day time rallys in more populated area are more about deciphering the clues, which is still fun, but less spirited.

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Old 02-27-2008, 09:27 PM   #12
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My first TSD would have been back in 1999 or early 2000

havent stopped racing since

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Old 02-27-2008, 10:37 PM   #13
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My co-worker keeps nagging me to go auto x with him this summer. I think I may try it out.
Autocross is really fun. I did it for the first time last year and ended up doing 12 events. Never won anything but didn't care, it's just a thrill to try to drive at the peak of my car's and my own abilities. Don't go much faster than 40 mph but you're very busy driving and the car is always at it's limits so it feels much faster.

It's also nice to know if you make a mistake and spin or something all you're going to hit are some cones, rather than another car or wall.

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I'll be doing my first TSD rally this weekend for the Keweenaw winter TSD rally I can't wait. Just wondering if anyone has done this rally or has any advice.
I've never done the Keewenaw, but I did a couple TSD's in WI. From what I've heard the key to winter TSD is the time allowance.
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Old 02-28-2008, 10:58 AM   #15
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First TSD was back in 2001. Was using a ZR-2 blazer with 3 people in the car. We won the novice class with a whopping 110 points, but we blew a fuse on the transfer case, and one passenger was screaming "oh isht" as I had fun whipping the truck sideways on some curvy dirt roads.

I've done one since then It was fun though. Night event so it was a little odd being on roads I've never driven, making turns I can't really see. I'm in the middle of building a rally car with a friend. We're going to have to do some more TSD's in the future so I can learn to play with the computer
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