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mdowney
2011.02.03, 01:06 AM
Microsoft crew: we now have a permanent location for our weekly races. We'll be in Building 20 in the Lightning CR every Friday from 4pm until we finish. I'll usually try to get there a little early to set up the track.

I don't have the dimensions of the space handy but if you'd like to play around with designing track layouts just download the ZRound lap timing software suite (http://www.zround.com/download.php?list.5) as it comes with an RCP Track Designer app (I'll provide a very nice prize to the first person to rewrite the app in Silverlight! See me if you're interested and I'll give you some guidelines.). Here's a template (http://bluebadgeracing.com/downloads/Microsoft_Inventory_Jan11.zip) that has our tile inventory already populated (three wide L, one expansion, two wide radius turns).

I'll be picking up a shop vac for us to keep with the track as the track is currently insanely dusty. The grip was horibble and the cars were so gunked up with RCP dust that we had to keep cleaning them up. It also seemed like the dirty track wore the tires down more quickly.

We also have access to the facility any Saturday that we want. Due to liability concerns, however, we can only allow FTEs in the building. If you want to bring your kids to one of our races let me know and I'll see if I can arrange something with the building reception.