UTV Championship Updates, Pictures and Race Day Thread

Discussion in 'UTV World Championship' started by NIKAL, Feb 19, 2016.

  1. facteryfmf

    facteryfmf Looking For a Few Good Men - UTVUnderground Approv

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    lol. Sounds like you got the MB1905 treatment.
     
  2. SimsMotorsports

    SimsMotorsports Factory Polaris #1913

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    Still no word on fastest lap, Adam?


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  3. JoeyD23

    JoeyD23 #utvunderground

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    Still waiting on BITD.... Sorry guys..
     
  4. SimsMotorsports

    SimsMotorsports Factory Polaris #1913

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    Copy that, do you know if they are running into issues with scoring?


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  5. NIKAL

    NIKAL Well-Known Member

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    At this point I would have to question the validity of any lap times BITD gives out. There is no reason it should take this long (as its electronic and was scored live time) unless they are having issues, which they clearly seem to be. If you cant have accurate lap times, then how can BITD be sure the overall race timing was accurate? You really cant as it was based off of lap times & totals. Were any tracking devices used for this race? Did they have the start / finish line scoring transponders on the cars and working? What scoring method does BITD claim they were using for this event?
     
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  6. BiggJim

    BiggJim I Hate Rules - UTVUnderground Approved

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    I think its the basic transponder thats used for scoring. I almost wonder if they even recorded the actual lap times or if they only recorded the Over all elapsed time. IRC was not at this event so no secondary tracking was used that I seen.
     
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  7. robin hood

    robin hood New Member

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    ....Or maybe they have other things that need their attention after focusing on this event for the last couple of weeks.

    Why all the negativity for an organization that helps put on an event like this for you?
     
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  8. facteryfmf

    facteryfmf Looking For a Few Good Men - UTVUnderground Approv

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    You're over thinking.
     
  9. CSG

    CSG xc racer - UTVUnderground Approved

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    These racers put way too much time & money into this to not take scoring seriously...
     
  10. NIKAL

    NIKAL Well-Known Member

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    Other things? This is their job. BITD is payed by the racers to organize and manage the race, which includes Scoring & Timing. The whole basis of this event is called a Race, and that race needs to be scored and times need to be kept to know who won? If this was NASCAR where everyone starts at the same time, then you would only need to count laps. But in an event where you start at different times, then your individual lap times are important. Remember in off-road racing you are racing the clock and in theory not your next competitor.

    Also there were awards for fastest lap times in each class, so that could be another reason why its important to have lap times available, so those awards can be payed out.
     
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  11. Bajaxp

    Bajaxp SXS Racer Extraordinaire - UTVUnderground Approved

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    I heard that the owners of the Mint are going to be introducing a new timing/tracking system at the race. This is a good thing!
     
  12. facteryfmf

    facteryfmf Looking For a Few Good Men - UTVUnderground Approv

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    Only a redundant tracking system. IRC must stay!
     
  13. NIKAL

    NIKAL Well-Known Member

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    So does that mean MadMedia will be handling the timing/tracking instead of BITD or IRC? Or is BITD getting a new system that will be introduced at the Mint 400? I wonder what the cost to the racer is going to be, and will it be only for the Mint 400?
     
  14. facteryfmf

    facteryfmf Looking For a Few Good Men - UTVUnderground Approv

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    IRC will stay. There will be an additional tracker on each car. Free of charge out of Mad Medias pocket! (is the latest I've personally heard)
     
  15. robin hood

    robin hood New Member

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    Other things...meaning other racers and race events....The World Championship of UTVs is not the only event taking place this year and more than likely not their most profitable.

    I'm sure they are just prioritizing their work load and apparently this isn't at the top. I'm just saying maybe they have more important things to take care of before they unpack the laptop and download the lap times. Nothing in your post matters if it isn't done for another week.
     
  16. Johnny

    Johnny UTVUnderground Approved

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    fuck that I had more important things to do other then making trophies on my time and dollar I wish I new it wasnt that important

    and could have waited a couple of weeks
     
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  17. BRONCOBOY

    BRONCOBOY Member

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    LOL ! I enjoy your post Johnny
     
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  18. tatum

    tatum Hans Solo - 2009 UTV Baja 500 & 1000 Winner - UTVU

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    Just because they have collected their money doesn't mean they dont have the responsibility to these racers still. Are you making excuses for them because you work for them?
     
  19. BiggJim

    BiggJim I Hate Rules - UTVUnderground Approved

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    Johnny shouldn't you be enroute to San Felipe?!?!
     
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  20. george.felix

    george.felix George

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    You nailed it! Once you accept money for something you have a higher level of responsibility and it's not like the kind of money were taking is chump change. In the working world it's called rising to a level of incompetency. For a $350 entry you'll accept a certain amount of chaos.
     

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