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2019 Official Indianapolis Motor Speedway Double 10-Hour Enduro

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21 hours ago, Bill Strong said:

There will be multiple pumps and multiple tankers. 
we have done this before.

Any way we can do this Friday? 

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1 hour ago, Jab31169 said:

Any way we can do this Friday? 

 

I always knew you were a smart feller. Good idea. 

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16 hours ago, Bill Strong said:

the trucks will arrive saturday morning.

bright and early

 

Are the pumps open Friday?  I'd rather get this done on Friday afternoon as opposed to 5am Saturday morning when everyone else is getting 6,000+ gallons of fuel at the same time.

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19 minutes ago, Jab31169 said:

 

Are the pumps open Friday?  I'd rather get this done on Friday afternoon as opposed to 5am Saturday morning when everyone else is getting 6,000+ gallons of fuel at the same time.

Green font.   You’ll get your gas Saturday morning and you’ll like it.     😁.   

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9 minutes ago, JDChristianson said:

Green font.   You’ll get your gas Saturday morning and you’ll like it.     😁.   

 

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I'm starting to get that feeling

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1000% agree.

 

Are they going to have 5 fill spots per truck? Because if they have 2 per truck and each team needs 80-100 gal for one day that is going to take several HOURS to take care of fueling along with drivers meeting and final car prep.....

 

Assume each team will want 80-100 gallons for the day. 10 minutes to fill witch is probably slow

4 Fill hoses, 25 teams per pump = 4+ hours of fueling average!

6 hoses bring it down to 2hr 45min.

10 hoses = 1.5hrs

 

I dont think having the fuel pumps open Friday @ 3:30 in the afternoon is too much to ask. Then its Tech, Fuel Beer....and the following morning is much less stressful on everyone INCLUDING Champ staff.

 

 

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You don’t need to fill your entire day of fuel in the morning. How about you show up with a full tank in the car and a full 5 gallon to top it off on the grid. Sometime between 6 am and your first fuel stop at 10:00am you can get 4 jugs filled, and then before noon you can get another 4 jugs filled. 

As long as nobody is being a jerk by filling 15 jugs in one go, this should work out ok. 

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100 teams.  4 fuel jugs per team.  2 hours between fill ups.

 

200 jugs need filled every hour.  18 seconds per jug on average is the total time available to fill with 1 assembly.  

 

Say it takes 2 minutes to fill a jug (don't know how long it takes honestly).  That would mean we need 120seconds / 18 seconds assemblies.  That would be 6.66666 assemblies, or 7 entire assemblies.

 

These 7 assemblies would allow for 210 fuel jugs to be filled (at an average of 2 minute fills).  This would not include any downtime in any way.  Full on pumping all day through the race.

 

Say there is on average 15 seconds between cans for filling...

 

The minimum number of pump assemblies goes to 7.5.  This means 8 assemblies....

 

 

So, how early will the pumps be open?  How many pumps are there?  How long does it take to fill a fuel jug?

 

That should tell you how many pumps we need.

 

P.s. the demand doesn't change during the race, so opening earlier will help those teams that fill up all their jugs, but will not help any other way.  You will still have the same demand the 3rd hour of the race and not have the benefit of the pumps being open early.

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16 minutes ago, wvumtnbkr said:

P.s. the demand doesn't change during the race, so opening earlier will help those teams that fill up all their jugs, but will not help any other way.  You will still have the same demand the 3rd hour of the race and not have the benefit of the pumps being open early.

Attrition?

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55 minutes ago, enginerd said:

You don’t need to fill your entire day of fuel in the morning. How about you show up with a full tank in the car and a full 5 gallon to top it off on the grid. Sometime between 6 am and your first fuel stop at 10:00am you can get 4 jugs filled, and then before noon you can get another 4 jugs filled. 

As long as nobody is being a jerk by filling 15 jugs in one go, this should work out ok. 

 

While this is valid, its much nicer to have one task out of the way that we don't have to do during the race or the morning of.  

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24 minutes ago, scottyk said:

Hope nothing happens to the portable credit card machines.

I feel like there is a "wink, wink" at the end....

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30 minutes ago, scottyk said:

Hope nothing happens to the portable credit card machines.

 

If something happens, maybe it will be just like an Oprah show.  Free gas for everybody!

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15 minutes ago, Burningham said:

 

If something happens, maybe it will be just like an Oprah show.  Free gas for everybody!

 

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2 hours ago, enginerd said:

full 5 gallon to top it off on the grid.

 

 I guess it would look suspicious if I said I needed 70 gallons to top me off at the grid in the morning. 

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13 minutes ago, BollingerChump said:

How do we get the weekend passes for guests?

 

This is gonna be epic!!

Still waiting on this myself. I've got family coming up from Nashville and I really don't want them to drive 5 hours and not be able to get in. 

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Sheriff escorts, no BBQs, no beer, stay within the red box, no track walk, no golf carts, be out by 9:00 PM....IMS must think that we're a bunch of animals.

 

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EDIT:  Team photo at the Yard of Bricks is a nice touch, though.

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41 minutes ago, Round3Racing said:

no beer

 

I'm pretty sure that's no catered alcohol IE: Kegs of beer, similar to how @Jim does it at VIR.  At least that's the way I read and interpret it (And because the rules for Barber are written the same way).

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1 hour ago, Round3Racing said:

IMS must think that we're a bunch of animals.

 

Did they think a bunch of the Canadians were coming down from up north??? 

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2 hours ago, Round3Racing said:

IMS must think that we're a bunch of animals.

 

No think they want to try to stop something like this:

 

 

Or this: 

 

 

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