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Speedway: Spin Up - VRC Blended SIGNATURE EVENT; Speedway, IN

Date
18-Nov-2022 - 19-Nov-2022
Event Code
RE-VRC-22-8388
Program
VEX Robotics Competition
Event Type
Tournament
Event Format
In-Person
Capacity
80
Spots Open
1
Event Region
Indiana
Max Registrations per Organization
6
Standard Registration Opens
8-Jul-2022 12:46 EDT
Registration Deadline
3-Nov-2022 12:47 EDT
Price
$350.00

A maximum of 75% of team registrations can be from any one event region

Region Maximum % # Spots Allowed # Spots Remaining
Indiana 75% 60 19
This event is closed to registration because:
  • This event has reached capacity. Teams on waitlist may still be added.
  • It is past the registration deadline.

General Info

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: Remote Engineering Notebooks

Eligible Teams:

Event Dates & Locations

Date: 18-Nov-2022 - 19-Nov-2022

Venue/Location:
Dallara IndyCar Factory
1201 North Main Street
Speedway, Indiana 46224
United States

Contact Information

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Agenda

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

Speedway Challenge

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

Volunteer

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:

  • Registration
  • Inspection
  • Field Resetters/Field Reset Managers
  • Referees
  • Judges
  • Skills Referees
  • Setup/Teardown

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 (julie.robbins@sbcglobal.net).

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. 

Refund Policy

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.

Other resources:


Date: 18-Nov-2022 - 19-Nov-2022
Dallara IndyCar Factory
1201 North Main Street
Speedway, Indiana 46224
United States

Travel Info

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. 

Discounted Hotel Blocks

We have secured a limited number of blocks of hotel rooms that are close to Dallara. The following hotels are providing a discount for the attendees of the Speedway. The rates include free cancellation up to a certain date. Most hotels require cancellation 48 hours before arrival in order to receive a full refund. We have not stayed in all of these hotels, so please do your own research on amenities, hotel ratings, and proximity to Dallara in order to ensure you will be happy with your stay.  All room blocks are being held until October 17th unless otherwise noted. 

 

Wingate by Wyndham, 5797 Rockville Road, Indianapolis 46224

Distance from Dallara: 2.5 miles, 7 minutes
Rate: $89+tax 
Beds: 2 Queen 
Reserve by phone or email: 317-296-6297, wingateindyairport@yahoo.com (Ask for Liz and mention the Speedway Signature Event.) 
Reserve by: November 3rd

 

Courtyard by Marriott, 6315 Crawfordsville Road, Speedway, IN 46224 

Distance from Dallara: 2.5 miles, 5 minutes
Rate: $149+tax / $159+tax
Beds: 2 Queen / King and Sleeper Sofa
Reservation link: Click here 

 

Comfort Inn, 8229 E. US Hwy 36, Avon, IN 46123 

Distance from Dallara: 8.6 miles, 16 minutes
Rate: $135+tax
Beds: 2 Queen
Reservation link: Click here
Or reserve by phone: 317-860-5256 (Mention “VEX Robotics”.)
NOTE: The reservation link only allows you to check in on the 17th and check out on the 20th. If you prefer different arrival or departure dates, you will have to call. 

 

Microtel Inn by Wyndham, 5815 Rockville Road, Indianapolis, IN 46224

Distance from Dallara: 2.5 miles, 6 minutes
Rate: $99+taxes
Beds: 2 Queen
Reserve by phone: 317-247-9703 (Mention “VEX Robotics”. Rate approved by Katherine.)

 

La Quinta Inn by Wyndham, 2650 Executive Drive, Indianapolis, IN 46241

Distance from Dallara: 6.3 miles, 10 minutes
Rate: $119+tax
Beds: 2 Queen
Reserve by phone: 317-244-8100 (Mention the Speedway Robotics Event. Rate approved by Mark Patel.)

 

La Quinta Inn by Wyndham, 5316 W Southern Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46241

Distance from Dallara: 4.4 miles, 10 minutes
Rate: $99+tax
Beds: 2 Queen
Reserve by phone: 317-247-4281 (Mention the Speedway Robotics Event. Rate approved by Mark Patel.)
NOTE: This hotel has just two floors and hence does not have any elevators.

Webcast

The Speedway Signature Event is proud to live stream the entirety of the 2022 Speedway: Spin Up event.

 

Day 1 Stream: https://youtu.be/bCYz_wde3qM

Day 2 Stream: https://youtu.be/Drug3SP6my0

Judging Format

EDIT SEPTEMBER 28, 2022:

We have finalized the hybrid judging format as follows:

Engineering Notebooks will be reviewed in advance of the event by the Judges.  We believe this will allow the Judges to spend more time with the Notebooks and therefore better reward the awesome effort that teams put into their Notebooks.  We ask that all teams submit their Engineering Notebooks on RobotEvents NO LATER THAN 5:00 PM ON THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 10, 2022.  

Team Interviews will be conducted in person in the pits on the days of the event.  All teams will be interviewed at least once, so be prepared to tell us why your robot is great!  Interviews should be around 10 minutes in length, so be sure to practice being concise and impactful.  Some teams may receive second interviews if the Judges need additional information. 

If you have any questions about the judging process, please email the EP and we will try to answer them.