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   It probably depends on the amount of damage I know track management were adding up tire placement grass damage and ect as I walked by up stairs. . The club can only absorb so much the drivers and teams are responsible for damage .   I know you all read the form you signed when you came in ...

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3 hours ago, knate said:

I remember a few years back someone smashed the guardrail at the Ridge and they had to buy it. The track actually gave the damaged piece of guardrail also..

 

That was the GCOB team.  I believe COTA charges big bucks and they have video everywhere to prove it.

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It's in the rules.

1.3.9. Track Damage Liability: Teams entered in ANY ChumpCar event shall be liable for any and all damage their car may have caused to the race track, race track safety barriers and/or race track equipment

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1 hour ago, tommytipover said:

Mike mentions it in one of his videos. Sounds like he tries to absorb as much cost as he can, but will come looking for the teams for a big incident or where serious negligence occurs.

 

Thats what I was going to say. At Watkins his comment at the drivers meeting was something like: " the track charges us for cleanup of oil spills. So if you blow your engine, get off the track asap. If you do, then Chump will eat the cost. If you empty your oil pan on the racing line from T1 all the way up through the esses and to the bus stop because you weren't paying attention.... well then we are going to have a chat."

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Chump may cover some of the costs at their discretion (for example spill cleanup if you're quick to get off the surface), but if you damage the track, expect to get a bill.  We ended up paying for some armco and a couple bags of oil dry after our Watkin's Glen wreck. 

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8 minutes ago, reidry said:

Can someone bracket the approximate cost for an Armco or other barrier mishap?  Are we talking $1k, $5k, or ... gulp ... $10k?

 

Ryan

Empty Pockets Racing

 

WGI charged $400 for each ~20' section.  Most of the walls are two sections tall, so assume you're going to be paying $800 minimum for a hard hit (assuming no CC help).  Oil-dry was $25/bag.  My guess is it would be difficult to rack up more than $2500 in damage, but you can do anything if you set your mind to it....

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1 hour ago, Hi_Im_Will said:

 

WGI charged $400 for each ~20' section.  Most of the walls are two sections tall, so assume you're going to be paying $800 minimum for a hard hit (assuming no CC help).  Oil-dry was $25/bag.  My guess is it would be difficult to rack up more than $2500 in damage, but you can do anything if you set your mind to it....

 

Good info.

 

Anyone have pricing for safer barrier replacement costs?

 

Ryan

Empty Pockets Racing

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AMP charges for it too, had to split the cost between 3 cars for two separate wrecks a few years back.     You might remember that 1st and 2nd place took themselves out with about 30 minutes left in the day.

 

Mike was good about it and helped with some of the costs.     If memory serves and I was told correct it was $1200 for the section they replaced.

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30 minutes ago, JDChristianson said:

I know it's common now but it just seems like putting up a new chunk of Armco or cleaning up some fluids is what the track rent should cover.  

 

When the charge $25 a bag for floor fry I really want to be in that business.  That's good mark up 

 

Well the $25 charge includes cleaning up the mess, if you want to be the official oil dry sponsor you better bring a broom!

 

Ryan

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