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This is obviously a closed course event. Racers drive a
standard race course with high speed race cars that have
one addition: there is a screen on the dash giving them
throughout the race that they must respond to quickly or
speed of the car will be reduced.
be along the lines of "What is the
day of the week?" and the driver would have only a few
seconds to type in "Wednesday" or his speed would be
progressivly diminished the longer they take. After a
certain amount of time without the correct word being
typed in the car will stop
altogether. This might happen when a rushed driver
the word wrong or fails to hit enter. No mistakes will be
The winner is determined by the person who first crosses
the finish line just like any other race.
Crashes? You betcha!
||Can the drivers score additional points by tweeting a selfie every time
they're involved in a collision?
||I like that, but with a twist.
||Speed boosts will be given for selfies. 10% boost
selfie, an additional 5% for smiling (cameras can
easily detect that now) and another 5% for giving a
||These would be displayed on the big screen along
with the number of the car and the name of the
racer causing the crowd to go wild.
||Of course, selfie bonus speed boosts are only
available if you're hitting your text responses on
||Close your eyes and push the "Blind Supercharge"
button and you get full speed for the entire length
of time your eyes are closed.
||So I'd break it down this way.
||Your gas pedal allows you to go from 0 to 70% of
the car's full throttle providing you're answering all
your texts at the correct response rate. A selfie
gives you a five second boost to 80%, 85% to 90%
throttle depending on if you're smiling and giving a
thumbs up. Closing your eyes opens the throttle
100% for as long as your eyes are closed.
||Obviously you don't get penalized for not
answering texts when your eyes are closed.
||//and another 5% for giving a thumbs up// - and more bonus points for a double thumbs up, I would hope, with the implication that you've put the camera on self-timer, balanced it on the dashboard, and taken both hands off the wheel...
||//more bonus points for a double thumbs up//
||I'd go ahead and give that a full throttle for the
duration. So you'd have a video camera that senses
dual thumbs up and b) a big smile you'd go full
during that whole time.
||Come to think of it you could get rid of the
accelerator pedal altogether. Just have the car
move by texting and taking selfies.