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Archived Posts => Archived General Discussions => Nissan Drag Day July 15 2007 => Topic started by: NOGR1P on 05 April, 2007, 06:23:36 PM

Title: drag day real prices please read!!
Post by: NOGR1P on 05 April, 2007, 06:23:36 PM
ok my stuff up, i thought she meant 2000 but i was surpose to add it on

Club fee - $1350inc
full track and staff - $3600inc
Ambulance - $500approx  we need to supply
Crash crew - $281inc

sorry about that guys i stuffed up, let me know if we still want full track and staff etc, cause need to tell her, we are booked in for the 26th of may and forms are being sent to me now.

club fee we get a light man and light tree and time boards, but we do our own time silps

Full track and staff they have the time slips etc and staff to run the event

they  supply the crash crew costs $300 approx
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Post by: R3SPCT on 05 April, 2007, 07:16:53 PM
From the Z Club day i did a while ago, the club fee is ok, but you get hand written time slips, with no 60 foot times etc, just ET and Speed.  Also you need some one with good hand writing, i thought i was running 12.06 and it was 12.66.

With a few helpers to run the staging and start line etc, and a couple to help out in the tower, it works quite well. 

We also did a round of dyo, which i won  ;D, and that was prety cool, otherwise it was just heads up racing, and becasue we are all mates, you can race anyone you like.

The timing system doesnt cost any more to run with the proper system, but with only one staff member on site, its hard for him to control things with the printer and 60ft markers and half track markers having to be set up and all. 

I personally think the club fee would be the best value for money unless we are talking about over 100 cars.
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Post by: M4VR1K on 05 April, 2007, 08:39:10 PM
, we are booked in for the 26th

26th of??
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Post by: NOGR1P on 05 April, 2007, 09:16:13 PM
changed opps day of stuff ups
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Post by: BR4DY on 05 April, 2007, 11:40:58 PM
club fee we get a light man and light tree and time boards, but we do our own time silps
I am happy to bring my ibook laptop, i'll set up a spreadsheet to keep track of everyones times during the day, and can bring my printer, and print some slips out with the times on them!  Wont be hard to do at all, I can just setup a template slip, get it photocopied (cheaper than printing) then on the day, print the car name, driver, ET, speed straight onto the slip, and then i'll also post up all the times on here at the end of the day :)

Im more than happy to do this for the day, if we could include the price of petrol for me to get there and back, and a bit for ink/paper etc.
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Post by: Evolva on 06 April, 2007, 12:36:10 AM
ive got a champion dragway written timeslip if you need it
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Post by: evldan on 06 April, 2007, 08:27:20 AM
So that would mean we need near double the numbers we have now? a few more cars would be good anyway.
In saying that I'm happy with the "club" spec day if that's going to be what we can do.
I'd even chip in a few dollars for Brady! ;D
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Post by: timmyp34 on 06 April, 2007, 11:47:46 AM
Even with the full track op it isnt going to be over $100 if 70 cars came but if Br4dy can do to the time slips there's not much point getting the full track

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Post by: ceasar on 06 April, 2007, 12:16:45 PM
how many cars are in and how many potentials ? not to good with math but if its 4500 for the full meal deal, then 45 cars at 100 bucks, im ok with that but not sure how others may feel.

could the laptop timeslip setup be explained a bit more ? is this just hooking up your laptop to the timing system, and how much data would be on the slip?
Title: Re: drag day real prices please read!!
Post by: BR4DY on 06 April, 2007, 12:21:18 PM
This is how I see it (Someone correct me if bits are wrong)

There's all the timing gear set up, which is hooked up to a screen somewhere, which after you run displays the ET and speed for the lane...

Before the race starts, I will record the Car number (which I will set up in a database which has all the driver details etc already), so ill make something where I just type in the car number, ET and speed in, which then saves it into the spreadsheet/database...

Then I will print these details onto a time slip (which will have car details, ET, and Speed on it)

Or I can just post them all up on this website after, and create PDF versions of the time slips... and then if people wanted to print them out after the even they can do?  I think this would be better, as (depending on times between runs) it might be hard to get the slips printed, and put out somwhere for the driver to pick up.  Would also mean I wouldn't have to muck around with the printer, and can just focus on putting everyones numbers into the database.  Then after the event (prob that might) will convert all these numbers into PDF version of timeslips, which can be downloaded where ever I put the results up :)
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Post by: punkoutnz on 06 April, 2007, 12:57:21 PM
I'd be happy with that procedure aye, Brady. Saves scanning time slips onto the computer for bragging rights anyway.
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Post by: Sacrafyc on 06 April, 2007, 01:06:45 PM
sounds good! :D
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Post by: PulsatorPower on 06 April, 2007, 02:45:53 PM
yeah club one sounds all good.

I think thats a good idea too brady,  but I still think we should have written slips, so when we finish our run, we know what time we got... rather than having to wait a couple of days for you to put them up on the web
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Post by: Sacrafyc on 06 April, 2007, 03:53:33 PM
Agreed ^^
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Post by: R3SPCT on 06 April, 2007, 09:15:10 PM
Writen time slips would still be available.  The cheap system just has a box with two sides, one for each lane, and a led number display with the ET and kph that displays at the end of ech run, then the person runnig the machine writes it on a time slip, and drops it down the piece of ventilation pipe that is down the side of the tower into a little box, then someone hands it to the driver.  So if someone wanted a laptop to record times, they could just do the database and type it in at the same time as writing the slips.

Biggest disadvantge with this is no 60 foot times, which for the serious person is nice to know how well you are hooking the car off the line, and no timing boards at the end of the track, so you need to have a commentator for spectators to know whats going on.

The other system is a really old PC, that records all the details, and prints the slips on the printer at the bottom of the tower, and can also generate a printout at the end of all the times. 

Club day is nice, because if the club is well organised and peeps are prepared to keep things organised, you can line up anyone, anytime you want, run a round or two of dyo, and you will get heaps of runs.  You can still run na cars vs na cars, turbo vs turbo etc.

If there was a huge number of cars coming, and lots of advertising, then the full system is better because the staff helps keep  the unknown peeps that rock on up in control.

Its a shame there isnt a inbetween price with the minimal staff, but the good timing gear.
Title: Re: drag day real prices please read!!
Post by: NOGR1P on 06 April, 2007, 09:32:17 PM
i'll find out because i'm sure they have the timing boards going at the end of the track for us
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Post by: 2RETTS on 06 April, 2007, 09:47:31 PM
Either way, I'm in as long as we can get accurate 1/4 mile E/T's down. Perhaps we can have a whip 'round so that Brady can race too as he's always been so good at helping out 'n all.

I'll kick in the first 20 bucks.
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Post by: BR4DY on 07 April, 2007, 12:13:42 AM
So if someone wanted a laptop to record times, they could just do the database and type it in at the same time as writing the slips.
This sounds good to me :)

Then I can post all the times on here.  And at the end of the day we have a record off all times and can see the top runs for prizes (if we have them???)
Title: Re: drag day real prices please read!!
Post by: NOGR1P on 08 April, 2007, 06:56:58 PM
can you please tell me what you guys wanna do about which prices to go with, please!!!!!!!
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Post by: timmyp34 on 08 April, 2007, 07:11:38 PM
Do we need prizes? if so how ould you win them? maybe the winner/s get there $$ refunded
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Post by: 2RETTS on 08 April, 2007, 07:26:22 PM
Either is good for me, I'll just go with what the majority want to do.
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Post by: spike on 08 April, 2007, 08:49:24 PM
Cheap is good!! And Im not worried about 60 foot times etc. etc.

Im sure if i get a slow time, that means my 60 foot time is slow also  ::) hehehe!!
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Post by: P10LRD on 09 April, 2007, 07:08:33 PM
i dont think 60ft times are important. id say the most of us just wana hit the tarmac and see how fast they can get to the end of 400m with there speed over the line. thats all i wont. and maybe we can ring in a few mates to act as bouncers so to speek to keep the extras turning up out of the place. just an idea. so the cheeper club one i think. and itll keep prices down for us lesser off members lol
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Post by: WATDA on 09 April, 2007, 07:14:34 PM
Cheaper would be better cost wise, but full timing with 60ft etc is very useful
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Post by: M@R|< on 09 April, 2007, 10:51:14 PM
I like the idea of the hole system with 60ft times too as i want to see how well im getting off the line
Title: Re: drag day real prices please read!!
Post by: more_fasterer on 10 April, 2007, 01:24:56 PM
They want another $2k for the full system? Bugger that, go for the cheaper one IMO.  The higher the individual cost (and $100 for drags is up there), the less people we will have interested.  I don't wanna see this event cost the club a lot of money.

Brady, loving your sense of dedication.  If you want, I can supply my laser printer so that the timesheets would be spat out much quicker.
Title: Re: drag day real prices please read!!
Post by: BR4DY on 10 April, 2007, 02:11:05 PM
They want another $2k for the full system? Bugger that, go for the cheaper one IMO.  The higher the individual cost (and $100 for drags is up there), the less people we will have interested.  I don't wanna see this event cost the club a lot of money.

Brady, loving your sense of dedication.  If you want, I can supply my laser printer so that the timesheets would be spat out much quicker.
Yup this would be better :D And cheaper to run too... and we can get the timesheets photocopied (in colour maybe) then just print the text out onto the timesheet after each run.

Wouldn't be hard at all!  I personally think it'd be quite a waste of money going for the higher priced one... when the only notable difference is the 60-foot time.  One you add the prices up for getting there/food etc it'll become quite expensive, so the cheap option IMO would be best :D
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Post by: PHAT6 on 10 April, 2007, 02:20:57 PM
Like Caesar's Chariot said I'm happy to pay $100 for the meet ($4,500NZD divided by 45 drivers) but who else is and how many are going to pre-pay to get this thing of the ground?
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Post by: PulsatorPower on 10 April, 2007, 03:20:08 PM
Agreed. $100 is too expensive IMO, once you add gas, food etc etc its going to turn  into one very expensive day. I dont think its worth the extra money for the full timing gear, when we can get pretty bloody close to it with the printed time slips etc.
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Post by: NOGR1P on 10 April, 2007, 06:27:46 PM
ok i'm booking for the cheaper one cause the number of people wanting cheaper is higher than the more expensive one, so that is sorted.

i'll be organising another in conjuction with the other clubs late in the year running full price and possibly against nz honda or simialar. so this earlier one will be a great pratice one and a good way to meet some of the other clubs, thank for all the support from ours and the others clubs cheers guys  :)
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Post by: alexsc on 10 April, 2007, 07:13:36 PM
Good stuff Greg.
Another one later on in the year against all clubs sounds like an awesome idea  ;D ;D
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Post by: kiwicon on 11 April, 2007, 10:13:32 AM
couldnt be arsed reading the entire thread.. Brady, if you want ink and paper, i can donate that.. if that is the way we are going.
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Post by: P10PrimeraGal on 11 April, 2007, 10:20:42 AM
Bummer, count BANISH out then :(
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Post by: timmyp34 on 11 April, 2007, 10:37:37 AM
I phoned up ST John's, and they said its appox $450 for the day.I can book it in if you guys give me the go ahead
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Post by: PHAT6 on 11 April, 2007, 10:41:58 AM
I phoned up ST John's, and they said its appox $450 for the day.I can book it in if you guys give me the go ahead

Mod on 2 websites Timmy...
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Post by: timmyp34 on 11 April, 2007, 10:59:09 AM
Whats wrong with helping out? i might as well do sumthing useful while on ACC! an no you guys are paying me to do next to nothing on ACC i am getting some tax i pay weeky
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Post by: JoeGT on 11 April, 2007, 12:56:28 PM

OK.. I'm happy with the cheaper option but I would to know Greg specifically what this means in terms of what times are allowable

ie. with the saftey crew, ambulance and the cheaper timing gear options and no Champion Dragway staff, are we allowed to have cars running times up to 11.00 (as in all cars 11 seconds or slower) as they do with the
DragWars/Idrag meets.. ?
Or is this time 12 seconds ? Or is there any threshold time at all ?

Cos as Penny indicated, BANISH might fall in to this category (ie under 12 seconds) and if the other thread about this meet is anything to go by, a few 11 second Skylines are planning on showing up too. And it would be a real shame to not be able to run all of the cars..
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Post by: kiwicon on 11 April, 2007, 01:30:23 PM
Agreed Joe. This is what we need to look into..  Not that I can run the 1/4 in less than 12 secs mind you ;D - but I would love to see some GT-Rs haul arse down the 1/4..
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Post by: killervq30de on 11 April, 2007, 02:19:39 PM
I'd be keen with my 3litre Cefiro ... couple of other Cefiro owners sound keen too

Wheres the sign up forms?

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Post by: NARacer on 11 April, 2007, 05:17:10 PM
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but I would love to see some GT-Rs haul arse down the 1/4..

Same.....  :o
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Post by: NOGR1P on 11 April, 2007, 05:49:40 PM
new thread started