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Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 69
posted June 27, 2004 07:25 PM  
small problem the owner/driver wont let us do things to the car to make it better. it like he doesnt trust what we say. love working on the car, driver is lazy no motivation. should crew quit or be patient?any suggestions?

Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 161
posted June 27, 2004 07:49 PM  
stic8 Been through this deal more than once.Each time it has come down to a driver that just does not want to go faster. 60-70 mph is one thing but 90-110 mph just scares some drivers an they cant handle the speed.Had one once that could start on inside pole an when the green flew he flew.If he started on the outside it just scared him silly.Had the fear of the inside cars running him into the wall.In a case when the driver does not want to look for better handeling or more speed it's time to throw him back under the porch an pull out another puppy an hope this one will hunt.In your case when the driver owns the car an does not have faith in the crew i would watch the other drivers an when i found one that looked like he was really serious an needed help that is where i would go.The more time that you waste the less you learn. cd2

Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 136
posted June 27, 2004 07:53 PM  
There's probably 10,000 racers in the US
looking for your help. Find someone who wants to win. Nothing's more fun than a
victory!!! Sounds like you are getting bad
vibes anyway...If you can't trust your crew
who can you trust? The next time your at the track check out the guy unloading the
car by himself and see what his story is,
maybe he's been waiting for someone like you.

Good luck!

Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 122
posted June 28, 2004 08:28 AM  
I know I don't speak for everyone, but I've never turned down anyone willing to get a little dirty and help. My team doesn't have any sponsors so all the help I can get I will take. It is up to me to spend the money, but I know there are people out there who know more than I do about motors, set-up, driving, etc. And I'm not afraid to try some things that may be considered a little different. Heck, I drive a Ford for crying out loud. I'll bet there are a lot of guys looking for the same kind of help.

Dirt Freak

Total posts: 323
posted June 28, 2004 05:09 PM  
I'm one of the quys that unload by myself. If I didn't love this stuff I'd probably have a pretty good golf game. Would like to get a crew but never enough money to pay everone's way. Race

Dirt Forum Champ
Total posts: 1875
posted June 28, 2004 06:01 PM  
find another team to help on, or just tell them that you think you should try some of your ideas. speak up. and if they blow you off then go somewhere else, many teams would be greatful to have decent help. i mean i have it off and on, most the time its for about 3 races then they go fishing or go sit in the stands, or wounder off away from the car.
if anybody wants to help on my mod they are more than welcome too.

Dirt Newbie

Total posts: 2
posted June 28, 2004 06:17 PM  
I am on the same crew as stic8, we pay our own way in each week with no problem @ all. We have a full crew & each has knowledge in different areas of the car.It gets frustrating when we (crew) discuss areas that we can get better & the ideas get tossed because other drivers tell ours stuff like "you dont need that" or "no one runs that combination" etc. We are 7 in points & usually in the top 10 each week, but we wont win with out experimenting to get the car better (or worse) but at least we would know what works & what dosent. That gets frustrating. I agree with cd2 thanks to all for the feed back. Ironically, the guy leading in points in our div. comes to the track by himself.

Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 46
posted June 28, 2004 10:17 PM  
The word "team" tends to make me think that it is "all together for a common goal". I agree that I would move on but I would suggest to handle it in a professional manner. Much like a 2 week notice from a job. If for no other reason than when you start to help someone else there are no ill feelings or aggression to be dealt with at the track. Like it has been said, there are alot of teams or other drivers that would love your help and value your opinions.


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