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Everything posted by Jer

  1. Petitions are suggestions from members. As a Board we are not restricted to the wording of ANY petition, we can always create our own rules, modify petitions so that we address issues, even if not the exact way any particular petition is read, or come up with rules we deem important to address current or future issues. In a lot of case we might have three petitions that address the same issue, but none of the three is the best solution. We often will merge the best components of all three petitions while denying each one individually. Hope that helps...
  2. Roy, we are fully insured, including business practices. Just an FYI.
  3. To add to this, we tossed out rules that had five solutions in the past and told members to submit separate proposals for each option. That led to a plethora of petitions but it was what we asked for. Also, many members submitted similar petitions because who knows what is submitted and what is not. Each one is considered, although we grouped the for discussion in the essence of time. We had three separate meetings (other than the monthly meetings) just to discuss petitions. It's time consuming and some of us got bloodied during the fight, but we came out with conclusions on all. I'm not sure how to streamline the process, suggestions welcomed. One problem area was tires. How to regulate how many are used, which are allowed, etc. The Board simply could not agree and each solution had potentially serious hidden consequences. The closest we got was to restrict stops to one tire or charge 1 extra minute of time for each additional tire changed. That narrowly got voted down, 4-3. I tried but could get one more vote for it. Hope all this helps.
  4. I can address the rad rule. We've tried to implement one for a couple of years now. This is Champcar, we are running a lot of older cars and in some cases there is no longer a stock rad available OR it is outrageously priced. One of our series goals is affordable racing. There are usually 2 core aluminum ones on eBay for $100 for most marquees, but we were charging 10 points for one. With the idea of alleviating the costs of new OEM rads (that still have plastic ends on them), we made 2 core or single core free and only wanted to charge for triple core or racing rads. That brought a lot of negative feedback from not only the teams that had triple core rads and were paying 10 points (we increased it to 30), but also from tech who didn't think they could easily tell the difference between 2 core and 3 core. Hell I couldn't tell from looking at one. So we decided to punt on it and make them all free. Every car needs a rad, unlike oil coolers, trans coolers, etc. If you want to know who all voted and how, we had 5 members of the board on the call (two couldn't make it) so we had a quorum. Four voted for free rads (Tiffany, Chris, Rodger and I) and one voted to leave the rule the way its been (Tyler). Seats up for election this Fall are Bruce, Mike and me. Feel free to vote for or against us. Or run against us.
  5. Club course or pro course? Never been before, noticed the chicane before the keyhole. Will we use it?
  6. Good to know, I'll print up a vaccination card for me and Troy haha
  7. What's the closest airport? Looks like its halfway between Cleveland and Columbus? Trying to get flights, then I'll worry about a room.
  8. And I admit I was a bit harsh with Matt in the meeting. I'm still pretty angry about what MCM has done in races, damaging, at last count, at least 7 cars and totaling 2 of them.
  9. For me I did not hear contrition. I heard a whole lot of excuse making and had zero confidence that things would really change. At the end of the meeting I felt almost the same as when it started. For me it was valuing the grass root members more than the race entries MCM would have brought. We reviewed all the videos and history and mixed those with Matt's answers after the meeting and they just didn't mesh.
  10. MCM appealed their ban last night to the Board and were denied by a majority vote. A number of us did not hear what we needed to bring them back into the series at this time. Just an FYI.
  11. I sent them a note two days ago, no reply. I'm planning on racing with another team at Laguna but could do both.
  12. What is? The lack of support in the west or ??? As noted, we only have one race on the schedule right now that will lose the series money---Willow Springs. We are putting on the race and hope we can get the car count over 20. The races that sell out every year are still selling out. New races added (Hallett, Autobahn and CMP) are all in the 30s and 40s and growing in counts. They will all be profitable. Mid-Ohio is also new and is already sold out. Not at all worried about our financial health, and no one is closer to the numbers than me as the Treasurer. It's all good. Tell your friends to register for Willow!!
  13. NOPE. We have tried numerous times. We only get dates no one wants. So why bother going back now? Back to the thread-we will not cancel Willow. If I still owned a car I would tow out. I hope the racers have a great time.
  14. We have raced at 5 different west coast tracks in the last three years. None of those interest you? LOL. You sure post a lot on our board for a guy who never races with us.
  15. When is the last time you raced with Champcar? How many races/year do you race with LD? I post because someone else brought them up and that is what I heard from someone who races 5-6 times a year with LD. He doesn't lie. But he has opinions like everyone else.
  16. You sure are passionate about LD. Why post here about them again and again?
  17. I'm just reporting what I heard from competitors in the LAST LD race. I don't have any problem with their series, they've done a good job out west. It seems like there niches for all racers now which is great.
  18. Actually counts have been up or strong this year except for Charlotte, which fell right after the National Championship AND Daytona this year. As an org we are in good shape. Just doesn't work out west, and that's ok. If Condron had been more decent to Kathy and Joey, WRL and LD wouldn't exist but it is what it is. A friend of mine raced in LD last weekend and said it's quickly becoming another AER, bracket racing with 100K builds entering the fray. I hope it stays fun for you west coast racers.
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