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 Post subject: Re: Another racer cost
PostPosted: Mon Feb 25, 2019 10:41 am 
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dakar318 wrote:
The goal is safety for corner workers AND drivers, not to replace corner workers. If you can red flag an entire field in 30 seconds because a car is upside down and on fire in the middle of a track, the corner workers can respond that much quicker when they are sure they wont get mowed down by a car that missed the flag.


I don't see this as a threat to replacing corner workers, but to augment them. SCCA isn't doing a very good job at recruiting younger folks to volunteer, especially for F&C duties. Why would they want to stand out in the sun, rain, wind, and snow for 8+ hours a day. Heck, most of them don't even know how to drive a stick shift, let alone enjoy cars the way that we did growing up.

It's also scary that the Stewards totally ignore GCR 5.5.3.C and I think it's going to bite the club big time if somebody gets hurt, and there is only 1 person on that turn.

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 Post subject: Re: Another racer cost
PostPosted: Tue Feb 26, 2019 4:27 am 
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We had a system like this when I raced in the Rolex series, and I really liked it.


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 Post subject: Re: Another racer cost
PostPosted: Tue Feb 26, 2019 6:01 am 
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Many years ago the Lakeland Fl. track had a flying quarter + mile straight. At the end was a hard left turn. Naturally corner workers down there were behind barricades a safe? distance from the track therefore their flagging was not easily seen. To help them, a standard traffic light was mounted on a pole attached to a flat 2 ft square aluminum plate. A cable ran over to their dugout to control the red-green-yellow lights closer to the track. Yes, it did get taken out once but no corner worker was hurt so it served its purpose.
When you jab the breaks hard and only one wheel grabs, it sends you sideways off to the inside of the track and Murphey's Law takes over.
How do I know? I saw it in color!

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 Post subject: Re: Another racer cost
PostPosted: Tue Feb 26, 2019 11:29 am 
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I am all good with this as long as it doesn't end up like the AMB deal where you now have a yearly subscription fee to use it. As a car builder I can tell you most drivers wont see it.. Give them a 3 inch redlight right in there face and they will still blow up an engine.

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 Post subject: Re: Another racer cost
PostPosted: Tue Feb 26, 2019 11:53 am 
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Just give the corner stations a paintball gun with white, yellow, green, red, black ammo.
They can peg the windshield to get our attention.

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 Post subject: Re: Another racer cost
PostPosted: Tue Feb 26, 2019 6:56 pm 
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That could bring back a few workers !!!!


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 Post subject: Re: Another racer cost
PostPosted: Wed Feb 27, 2019 4:20 am 
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Jerry Lee Oleson wrote:
That could bring back a few workers !!!!

And attract some new ones!

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