2015 Top Driver Shootout – Rules & Eligibility List

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    Jeff Roberts

    The Top Driver Shootout (TDS) is an end of season competition for the coveted Fechner Cup, but also a thank you to you, our dedicated members, who participated in our 2015 Autocross Series. The course is run in two different directions and the top drivers from each run group move on to a shoot-out round where they drive a loop-back version. Between the morning and afternoon driving sessions we enjoy a catered BBQ lunch and present awards to our class winners. Come join us for this very special and uber fun event!

    TDS will be held at Marina Airport on Saturday November 7, 2015. This is an invite only event for all participants who attended three or more regular season autocrosses during the 2015 season. All eligible persons will receive an e-mail with the private link to register. The eligibility list is below.

    Driver cost is $70. This includes a catered BBQ lunch (not optional) served on actual tables & chairs! If you would like to come as a NON-DRIVER, you may register for $30. Additional guest BBQ lunches may be added for $30 each.

    PLEASE NOTE: Those of you who drove in X-Class are invited and welcome to attend and compete, but you must drive a BMW or Mini to do so. You don’t need to go out and buy one, share with a friend if you want to drive. For those of you who wish to attend as spectators and share in the catered BBQ only, a NON-DRIVER option is available.

    Non-registered spectators will not be allowed entry to the event.

    Registration will open at Motorsportreg.com at 8am on Wednesday, October 28, 2015. THIS EVENT IS LIMITED TO 60 DRIVERS.

    Eligibility List
    The following folks have attended three or more regular season GGC Autocross events in 2015 and therefore qualify to register for TDS on 11/7/2015.

    If you are not on this list and think you should be, please contact us so we can look into it. Remember too, anyone who attended (BMW, MINI or X-Class drivers) will receive an invitation, but everyone must drive a BMW or MINI at TDS. The number that follows is the number of events you attended.

    Bashford, David (7)
    Belick, Miles (8)
    Berton, Paul (6)
    Beuerlein, Robert (5)
    Blacklock, Phillip (5)
    Blair, Drew (4)
    Brancato, Paul (8)
    Bronnikov, Dennis (7)
    Burkard, Petrina (3)
    Burke, Justin (4)
    Campbell, Fred (7)
    Charles, Kevin (7)
    Cheung, Brian (7)
    Covell, Shawn (7)
    Cowan, Jeff (3)
    Crownover, Daniella (3)
    Daniels, Andy (8)
    Disho, Edward (3)
    Do Couto, Michael (4)
    Dong, Joey (3)
    Dooley, Bob (8)
    Dorton, Diane (3)
    Dorton, Hal (4)
    Dunwoodie, Dave (7)
    Duvivier, Christian (4)
    Filimon, Andrei (6)
    Fong, Victor (4)
    Fountain, Chris (7)
    Garcia, Mark (4)
    Garger, Baron (8)
    Gehiere, Gary (7)
    Geiger, Katherine (7)
    Gleason, Dana (7)
    Hildebrandt, Eric (3)
    Hollenbach, Dan (3)
    Houng, Jennifer (3)
    Hu Zheng, Andrew (5)
    Huang, Shan (4)
    Huang, Tim (6)
    Huertas, Damian (3)
    Jagodic, Ratko (5)
    Jamin, Ricardo (8)
    Johnson, Michael (5)
    Kaehler, Al (5)
    Khan, Mehnaz (3)
    Koenig, Johann (3)
    Kolesar, Michael (8)
    Kolotouros, Peter (3)
    Lam, Daniel (3)
    Lam, Eric (7)
    Lavine, Sven (3)
    Lewtschuk, Markus (8)
    Lewtschuk, Nathan (7)
    Li, Nicholas (3)
    Lin, William (3)
    Loh, Henry (6)
    Luu, Myly (7)
    Magana, Ricardo (3)
    Maguire, Ross (4)
    Mahler, Grant (6)
    McCormick, Jeff (7)
    McCormick, Lauren (4)
    McLane, Sterling (5)
    Mercado, Joe (7)
    Mervich, Mark (4)
    Mestetsky, Sasha (4)
    Mott, Nigel (8)
    Neylan, Alex (5)
    Ngo, Jimmy (5)
    Noghre-kar, Aslan (3)
    Oates, Cliff (4)
    Oeschger, Paul (3)
    Parsons, Brock (5)
    Perez, Greg (5)
    Powers, Robert (8)
    Prasad, Praneil (4)
    Prevos, Jean-Romain (4)
    Pruiett, Daniel (3)
    Racer, Ed (6)
    Raffetto, Mark (4)
    Remnant, Scott James (4)
    Rich, Matthew (3)
    Rich, Ryan (6)
    Richter, Bill (7)
    Ries, Eric (6)
    Roberts, Jeff (7)
    Rosado, Reinier (4)
    Ruiz, Manny (3)
    Semibratov, Dmitry (5)
    Sezer, Stephane (3)
    Sheth, Rushi (3)
    Singh, Gurinder (6)
    Slingerland, James (8)
    Soto, Peter (3)
    Soto, Rafael (7)
    Sparks, Dave (4)
    Stanaway, Brian (7)
    Stanaway, William (8)
    Sullivan, Bill (5)
    Sullivan, Dick (3)
    Tan, Franaur (4)
    Tang, Carol (4)
    Thana, Peter (7)
    Toor, Harminder (6)
    Tovey, Tania (3)
    Uptegrove, Tim (5)
    Visser, Matthew (5)
    Woo, Timothy (8)
    Yilmaz, Utku (3)
    Yu, Jack (7)
    ZurLipp, Jan-Hendrik (5)

    2015 TDS RULES
    1. You must drive a BMW or Mini at this event!
    2. All drivers will randomly pick a run group when you check in on the morning of the event. You will not be allowed to switch run groups. You will run in the run group you randomly choose from the hat.
    3. Once you have your run group, you will sign up for a work assignment. The earlier you arrive, the better chance you have to get the work assignment you want. Everyone must select a work assignment.
    4. Multi-driver cars will be separated into different run groups. A car may only run once per run group. Therefore a maximum of two drivers may share a car (as there are only 2 run groups).
    5. When you sign in, you need to let the registration people know who you are sharing a car with so they make sure you run in different groups.
    6. There will be no driver coaches or passengers allowed at this event.
    7. At 9am on the morning of the TDS, the points assigned to your car is official and is what will be used to adjust your run times. You may not make changes to the car that will increase the point value of the car after check-in has closed on the morning of the TDS. You may make changes that will decrease the point value of the car, however the points assigned to the car will not change.
    8. If you are driving a car that is different than what you have classified, then your times will be disqualified. You must be in our computer system with the correct car and the correct car points prior to check-in closing or your times will not count.
    9. If you are late for the start of the driver meeting at 9am the morning of the TDS, you will not be allowed to run. No exceptions!

    2015 TDS FORMAT
    1. There will be two run groups.
    2. Each group will run in the morning and then again in the afternoon. We’ll enjoy lunch in between and trophies for class winners will be presented. If you’re not present to receive your trophy, we will make arrangements to get your award to you.
    3. There will be 4 runs in the morning and 4 in the afternoon. Note that all runs are official runs, no practice runs.
    4. We will reconfigure and run the course in the opposite direction in the afternoon.
    5. Your fastest morning run will be combined with your fastest afternoon run. Times will be adjusted based on your car’s points using the TDS formula ((60/59.901) ^ points) * time * 0.85.
    6. The top 5 drivers from each run group (determined as described in # 5) will move on to the final shoot-out round to compete for the coveted Fechner Cup.
    7. The course will be reconfigured again for the shoot-out round.
    8. If you’re not competing in the shootout round, we ask that you stick around and volunteer to work the course and cheer on your friends as they compete for the Fechner Cup.
    9. The finalists will assemble on the grid and run the modified loop-back course thru three rotations of the grid = three timed runs. The driver with the fastest adjusted time will be crowned Top Driver!

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    William Stanaway

    Sounds Great!!!!
    When can we expect the sign up invite???
    Not leaving my computer until I am signed up!!!!

    Thank you to the Autocross team for providing excellent events all year LONG.
    Your hard work is greatly appreciated.


    Jeff Roberts

    Check your e-mail, Bill. It went out a bit ago.

    And thanks for the cudos… we love what we are doing here!

    Bob Dooley

    Jeff, as far as I can tell, I did not receive an invite. Can you resend?


    Jeff Roberts

    Bob, you were on the list of folks I e-mailed on Monday night. I just forwarded it to you again.

    Dmitry Semibratov

    I don’t want to create a separate thread, but…

    I did read Jeff’s last email and checked my classified car 4 times.

    But, it is pretty easy to screw it up.

    Your currently classified car should be highlighted in green.

    Single click on your other car, intentional or random will make it current. No questions asked, no confirmation – it is just your other car now.

    I know I should keep my hands at a bay and never use that iPad, but this is how I landed in my beloved 30 years old 635CSi and group C instead of M4 I was driving all season.

    Will see you all on Saturday !

    Andy Daniels

    Is the course layout going to be a surprise?

    Nigel Mott

    Yes…. And in the new spirit of naming them, this one will be called ‘Infinite Possibilities’ 🙂

    Chris Fountain


    Any plans to post results from the three rounds of TDS?


    Jack Yu

    Yes good idea, please post Brian, thanks!

    Timothy Woo

    I took a pic of the results and trying to post from my iphone, but somehow I don’t see a photo upload button. There is a discrepancy in the score for Dave Dunwoodie – in the afternoon results, it seems 1 time was missing, thus all his morning times were shifted over 1 place, moving his best morning time into the afternoon, with a big blank space at the far right. His best time from the morning was ~0.6 seconds better than what was finally posted. That should have probably put him in the TDS finals.
    (You can thank me Dave…I am a foodie and love Bourbons.)

    Dave Dunwoodie

    Hey! I want a rerun!

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