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Darrin Tebbe
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 01, 2008 10:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just to clarify, you had to be at the track, registered for the race, AND payed the entry fee. We were at the track and had registered early, but did not pay the registration fee, so we did not get any points. For us, the points were not worth $60. If we had been in any sort of position where we needed the points, I would have payed the fee in a heartbeat. I don't really have a problem with the policy, since it's in writing and anyone in a points race should be prepared to do what it takes to maintain their position.

I do, however, agree that points should only be awarded if earned on the track. Meaning that if qualifying had taken place, points should then be awarded.

I also think drops are total BS. A championship is a championship. If it's a 16 race series, then all events should count. If you miss a race, sorry about your luck.

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PostPosted: Wed Oct 01, 2008 10:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Darren
I agree a %100 percent with what you wrote.

Mainly with this quote
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I also think drops are total BS. A championship is a championship. If it's a 16 race series, then all events should count. If you miss a race, sorry about your luck.

It penalizes the people that make every race. Wink
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 01, 2008 11:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

i totally disagree with not having drops. because if you don't have drops, since we are not professionals, then the fastest racer doesn't win, but the racer who comes to the most events.

and rick, vacation going great, but drinking too much california wine!
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 02, 2008 12:07 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

richie#89 wrote:
i totally disagree with not having drops. because if you don't have drops, since we are not professionals, then the fastest racer doesn't win, but the racer who comes to the most events.


IMHO...

Races are won with speed.

Championships are won with speed, consistency, and most importantly, commitment.

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PostPosted: Thu Oct 02, 2008 4:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

and money!
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 02, 2008 6:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I agree strongly with Mike and Darren!
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 02, 2008 7:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

richie#89 wrote:
vacation going great, but drinking too much california wine!

That is not possible Laughing See you when you get home.
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 02, 2008 8:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

First of all, this is not an official BOD response..simply my personal opinion as a first year Board member.

It's easy to see just from the responses to this post, how many differing opinions there are regarding rain days. There is no easy solution for dealing with the curve balls that Mother Nature can throw at us...and she has thrown them many times this season!

The CURRENT board made decisions based on the way things ran last year and trying to be fair to all competitors, while still covering our bills that we face with every race day. If the bills aren't paid, we're done...no racing...period.

This is a no win situation for the team that is running the events. Nobody is happy when there is a rain out and it is nearly impossible to satisfy those who made the drive in hopes of getting the race in AND those who chose not to make the drive assuming it would be rained out. I am sure that if somebody can come up with a reasonable solution, taking into account that the rent still must be paid if we are at the track and the workers must be paid for their time at the track then it will be considered for next season by the NEW (please!) board.

Everyone needs to remember that this club is still in its infancy compared to most other racing organizations. All positions are filled by volunteers (I use this term loosely) and nobody claims to be an expert on any of this.

This is a good time to remind everyone that nominations for next season are just around the corner, so if you want to be involved, be sure to step up when that time comes.

See you at the next race...hopefully with 0% chance of rain!!

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PostPosted: Thu Oct 02, 2008 10:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

For your information the race in question didn't generate enough money to pay the bills. Score keeper and a corner worker only got a portion of there pay and had to wait till next race for the remainder. I live an 1 1/2 hours from the track but made the drive because Angela had to be there. Should I have stayed home?If you want the points make the drive other wise you are picking and choosing according to the weather man and sometimes it is rainning at my house but not the track or for that matter the sun was out when I got to Griffin on the way home. If you chase the points or value the club and it's efforts you will support it. I welcome anyone who wants my seat on the board. We do what we feel is best for the majority sorry but we can't please everyone.
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 02, 2008 9:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

i didn't know about the minimum races needed (12) to be in contention for the championship. so if no one in a class meets this, then there is no champion? really?
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