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By jessejay356
#194649
Is the hoop really going to be slanted like shown in the track layout for the Speed Demon Rules?
By SFE_Mech_Eng_Evan
#194651
Short answer, yes.

The placement of the obstacles is not exact and may be subject to change, but the intent with the hoop was to position it somewhat awkwardly to require a tight maneuver from the vehicle. The distance, as depicted in the model, from the foot on the far opening of the hoop to the hay-bale wall is a little more than five feet. Although this figure is not exact and subject to change, there should be ample room for a moderate sized AV to enter on race-day.