Speedway: Spin Up - VRC Blended SIGNATURE EVENT; Speedway, IN
- 18-Nov-2022 - 19-Nov-2022
- Event Code
- VEX Robotics Competition
- Event Type
- Event Format
- Spots Open
- Event Region
- Max Registrations per Organization
- Registration Deadline
- 3-Nov-2022 12:47 EDT
A maximum of 75% of team registrations can be from any one event region
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- This event currently has no spaces available.
DRIVERS, START YOUR ROBOTS! Welcome to SPEEDWAY: SPIN UP, Indiana's VRC Signature Event.
The GREATEST SPECTACLE IN ROBOTICS is back at the world-famous Dallara IndyCar Factory in Speedway, Indiana, for the third running of the Speedway Signature Event! The Dallara IndyCar Factory is located just minutes away from the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, the biggest spectator sporting venue in the World. Each year, it plays host to the Indianapolis 500, the premier event in IndyCar auto racing.
For the third year running, the 2022 Speedway: Spin Up event will feature the Pit Stop Challenge, where participants compete to be the fastest team to change a tire on a real IndyCar! Additionally, Indy500 racing simulators will return to give participants the feel of driving 235 miles per hour around the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
This event will offer four spots to the 2023 VEX Robotics World Championships in Dallas, Texas:
- Tournament Champions (x2)
- High School Excellence Award
- Middle School Excellence Award
Grade Level: All
Skills Challenge Offered: Yes
Judging Format: In-Person judging
Event Dates & Locations
Date: 18-Nov-2022 - 19-Nov-2022Venue/Location:
1201 North Main Street
Speedway, Indiana 46224
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Friday, November 18, 2022
8:00 AM Gates Open, Registration, Inspection, and Practices Fields Open
9:30 AM Opening Ceremony
10:00 AM Drivers to Pit Lane (Drivers Meeting)
10:30 AM - 12:30 PM Green Flag (Qualifications Matches Begin)
12:30 PM - 1:30 PM Pit Stop for Lunch
1:30 PM - 4:30 PM Qualifications Matches
4:00 PM - 7:00 PM Indy500 Racing Simulators Open
4:30 PM - 7:00 PM Pit Stop Challenge Opens
7:00 PM Red Flag (Facility Closes)
Saturday, November 19, 2022
8:00 AM Gates Open, Practice Fields Open
8:30 AM - 12:15 PM Qualifications Matches
12:15PM - 1:15 PM Pit Stop for Lunch
1:15 PM - 3:15 PM Qualifications Matches
3:30 PM - 3:45 PM Alliance Selection
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM Eliminations and Final
5:30 PM - 6:00 PM Awards Ceremony at Dallara Winners Circle
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM Cleanup and Departure
Signature Events are only made possible by the great volunteers who staff the event. The Speedway Signature Event is no exception; we always aim to have the best staff of volunteers at our event.
We are currently seeking volunteers in the following areas:
- Field Resetters/Field Reset Managers
- Skills Referees
All senior referees and most judges at the Speedway Signature Event hold previous experience from the World Championships, CREATE U.S. Open Championship, various other Signature Events, State/Regional Championships, and local events.
Those interested in volunteering can contact Volunteer Coordinator Julie Robbins (email@example.com).
Emergency/Bad Weather Policy
In the event of any emergency or bad weather, we will post updates to Robot Events and email coaches.
If your arrival will be delayed, please call or text (317) 590-7839 with your team number, and we will do our best to accomodate you.
Refunds are handled on a case-by-case basis. Please contact the event administrators with questions or concerns.
Health and Safety Policies
All attendees will be required to follow all required local, state, or federal guidelines regarding COVID-19 safety procedures, social distancing, and best hygiene practices. We will continually assess any changes that would be required to the event.
At this time, Marion County does not require masks, proof of a negative test, or proof of vaccination. Information regarding COVID-19 vaccination can be found here.
Date: 18-Nov-2022 - 19-Nov-2022Dallara IndyCar Factory
1201 North Main Street
Speedway, Indiana 46224
This event is held at the Dallara IndyCar Factory, one of the World's premier race car factories. The factory is located in Speedway, Indiana, just minutes away from the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. There are many hotels and restaurants throughout the Town of Speedway.
More information on a hotel block will be posted soon.
The Speedway Signature Event is proud to live stream the entirety of the 2022 Speedway: Spin Up event. It will be posted to this Youtube page. The link will also be shared in this tab and on the VEX Forum on event day.
Judging is taken very seriously at the Speedway Signature Event. We are considering a hybrid judging format for this year's event. Under this format, teams will submit a digital copy of their notebook one week in advance. Teams should still bring a copy of their notebook to submit to the judges, which can be turned in during the registration process. They will be returned at the conclusion of the alliance selection, once all award selections are finalized by the judges. Under this format, all interviews would remain in person, with none being completed online or before the event. More information on judging will be sent to coaches well in advance of the event.
Every team, no matter if they choose to submit a notebook, will be interviewed throughout the event. Select teams may be interviewed more than once. If the judges request a team interview for a second time and that interview conflicts with a qualifications match, the event staff will hold that match until after the team's interview is complete.
35 teams are on the waitlist for this event.