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Quick Info About Spokes
  1. Spokes autocrosses cost $26 for members and $31 for non-members (there is a $1 discount for using cash). The entry fees are higher for autocrosses at some of the specialty venues.
  2. To become a member, go here. Member benefits include discounted entry at events, eligibility for year end points and trophies, discounts from some of our sponsors, and entry to the year end party!
  3. A typical race day schedule is like this.
  4. Spokes is the best autocross club in the country (not including Hawaii, Alaska, and Puerto Rico).
News

Due to circumstances beyond our control we will not be able to have an event at CoTA on June 14th. 

Event has been rescheduled to June 28th. Please contact the president if you have any questions/issues/complaints/etc.  All registrations are still valid.  We can credit you for a future event If you pre-paid for the event on the June14th and can not make the new date on June 28th.

Apologies for any inconvenience this might cause.
-Nick
Spokes President

February 21, 2015
Team Challenge 2015
With the 2015 season underway, time to get excited again about the 2015 Team Challenge! The team challenge will run from event #3 - #12 (10 events). Sign-ups and the draft will be held in early March, after the second autocross.
 
In the interest of making the competition closer, and making things easier for teams when a team member misses and event, there are 3 significant rule changes for 2015:
  1. The points structure has been changed from 10, 8, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1... to... 10, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1. Essentially, the non-winning teams will score more points at each event, allowing them to stay closer in contention.
  2. There will be NO substitutions at all. Substitutions will be entirely unnecessary because...
  3. The team scoring system is completely new! In the past, teams were ranked/scored based on the average finishing PAX position of all the team members. Starting this year, points will be scored by adding each team member's PAX performance relative to their own expected/drafted position (cumulative delta). For example, let's assume that a team consists of members with the draft positions 3, 12, 25, and 39. At a particular autocross, if those people finish 4th, 9th, 28th, and 32nd in PAX, then each member's relative performance is -1, +3, -3, and +7, for a team total cumulative delta of +6. Teams will score points based on how the other teams' cumulative deltas rank/compare. If a team has members missing for an event, then the team will be awarded a fraction of their cumulative delta. If 3 members are present, the team receives 3/4 of their cumulative delta, if 2 are present, the team receives 1/2 of their cumulative delta, and so on. This way, a team takes a slight hit for the missing member, but can still compete and be in the hunt and score points accordingly! If all members of the team are absent, the team will score 0 points for the event. 
Full details here: http://www.spokes.org/teamchallenge.php

In an effort to ensure that Spokes members receive important communication from the Spokes BOD, we have decided on an official method of communication. While other communication methods, including this one, will still be used to get information to the community, the official method will be the only way to ensure you will receive important messages regarding membership, event registrations, event caps, etc.

Going forward, e-mails from AxWare will be that official method of communication to members from the Spokes BOD. Note that these e-mails will only be sent to active, dues paying members.

To ensure you receive e-mails from AxWare, do the following:

  1. Log into AxWare ORM: https://axwaresystems.com/axorm
  2. Hover over My Controls and select My Information.
  3. Click the Edit My Profile button.
  4. Select the checkbox next to Email Notification.
  5. Click Save.

If you do NOT want to receive e-mails from AxWare, do the following:

  1. Log into AxWare ORM: https://axwaresystems.com/axorm
  2. Hover over My Controls and select My Information.
  3. Click the Edit My Profile button.
  4. De-select the checkbox next to Email Notification.
  5. Click Save.
If you wish to add the Spokes event calendar to your own Google calendar (or other calendar software of your choice such as Outlook, etc), use this URL: https://www.google.com/calendar/ical/rrkro4g38cbqviicpkjlp057sc%40group.calendar.google.com/public/basic.ics
What is it?
Well, it's an autocross school.
 
How does it work?
The student will double enter for the event. Their first/normal set of runs will count for their class competition. During the double runs, you will be assigned an instructor who will help you improve on the course that you just competed on! The instructor drive your car for 1-2 runs, and provide instruction from the passenger seat on the rest of your runs.
 
How much does it cost?
It is simply the cost of a double entry! So, really, this is the cheapest autocross school in the country.
 
How do I sign up?
You sign up by emailing Vivek with your name, what car you drive, and class/number. The school is open to students of ALL levels, but is limited to 10 students, and has always filled up within an hour of announcing the school. So if you are interested... don't delay :)
Race-Day Schedule
  • 8:00-9:00AM REGISTRATION and TECH open. Pre-registered folks must check-in. Work/run assignments will be announced at drivers meeting.
  • 9:00-9:15AM LATE REGISTRATION open. Registrations accepted for an additional $5 charge.
  • 8:30-9:30AM COURSE OPEN for walking.
  • 9:15-9:30AM NOVICE WALK-THRU.
  • 9:40AM Mandatory Drivers Meeting at the timing trailer.
  • 9:50AM First Heat Cars To Grid, First Heat Workers to Report.
  • 10:00AM First Car out.
  • Generally a full day affair. Depending on turnout there may or may not be a lunch break.
Sponsors
The following business entities support Spokes through sponsorships and member benefits. Please support them by giving them your business!

Eagle Transmission

Eagle Transmission

Spokes members enjoy the following benefits! Should you need a simple repair (clutch job, fluid replacement etc.) then you get a 20% discount on parts and labor. If it is a larger job like a transmission overhaul, then you get a 15% discount up to $350 off.

Automotive specialist

Spokes members get a 10% discount on most services!

The Tire Rack - Performance Specialists

Tirerack.com

When it comes time for you to buy your new set of race or street tires for any of your vehicles, please click through this banner; Spokes gets a kick-back from any purchases made through the link.


Mention Spokes when you reserve lift for a full day rental and get $40 off, or 15% off hourly lift rates!
How to Become a Sponsor
Texas Spokes has a variety of Sponsorship Packages available to help your business get the visibility it needs. We can also customize programs as needed to match your goals and budget. Please contact our Executive Treasurer, at treasurer@spokes.org for more details.

Latest Event Result

 07-25-2015Joint autocross with SASCA / Spokes Points #6
ResultsPAXRawSummary
Club Meetings

Next Meeting: 8/5/2015 @ Location TBD

Club Meetings are usually held on the first Tuesday or Wednesday following an event unless otherwise stated. The meeting locations usually alternate between a North location and a South location.

Upcoming Events
 08-02-2015
Spokes Points event #7
@ San Antonio Raceway
 08-15-2015
Joint event with SASCA / Spokes Points #8
@ River City Community Church
 09-26-2015
Joint event with SASCA / Spokes Points #9
@ River City Community Church
 10-04-2015
Spokes Points Event #10
@ Harris Hill Road
 11-08-2015
Spokes Points Event #11
@ San Antonio Raceway
 11-22-2015
Spokes Points Event #12
@ San Antonio Raceway
Past Events
 07-25-2015
Joint autocross with SASCA / Spokes Points #6
@ River City Community Church
ResultsPAXRawSummary
 06-28-2015
Spokes Points Event #5
@ CoTA - Lot H
ResultsPAXRawSummary
 04-26-2015
Spokes Auto-x #4
@ CoTA - Lot H
ResultsPAXRawSummary
 03-29-2015
Spokes / TAMSCC Joint Auto-x #3
@ Texas A&M Riverside Campus
ResultsPAXRawSummary
 03-01-2015
Spokes Auto-x #2
@ Harris Hill Road
ResultsPAXRawSummary
 02-15-2015
Spokes Auto-x #1
@ CoTA - Lot H
ResultsPAXRawSummary

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