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Author Topic:   Conflicts of interest?
jammin
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posted September 17, 2004 04:36 PM  
i think that would show faveritisem to that car the owner/promoter should stay in the tower

joetaylor
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posted September 17, 2004 05:14 PM  
sounds like partialality and in my opinion that is just wrong if he wanted to help then he shuldn't do at the track during intermition open the track and help him at anouther time but if he don't open the track for every one then it is wrong in my book


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BIGG C
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posted September 17, 2004 07:19 PM  
Even if it was innocent, It would look WRONG. BIGG C

M1
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posted September 17, 2004 09:11 PM  
Heck, I race at a track AGAINST the President of the track......He DRIVES in my class....

IowaFuzzy1
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posted September 17, 2004 11:23 PM  
I'd rather see a promoter do something like that,try and help someone, than be like a couple where we race.All they want to do is take your money and run.I know most people would say that it's favoritism but dose he do it for everyone or just one person? That would make a difference also

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jammin
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posted September 18, 2004 05:59 AM  
In that case I believe it is a conflict of intrest,it is NOT fair to the other racers,a GOOD promoter would NOT put themselves in that position,and yes it is a BIG deal,Stuff like that should be done on an off day,which shouldn't be a problem for an owner\promoter.

Keep up the good work,this is a GREAT site!!

hobby39
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posted September 20, 2004 06:02 AM  
2 of the three tracks close to us have the owner and promoter running everyweek along with their kids or girlfriends. Do you think there is any favoritism going on here?

popeye14709
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posted October 10, 2004 05:41 AM  
quote:
Originally posted by hobby39:
2 of the three tracks close to us have the owner and promoter running everyweek along with their kids or girlfriends. Do you think there is any favoritism going on here?

It is hard to say But If I was the Flag man I would be really apprehensive on throughin the black flag...Try techin them..ha ha
Now at our local track the owners kids race but they get no points no money and always start in the rear...I think that this is the only way that i could be considerd anywhere near fair and also they get there share of black flags...

Jammin to me that was a blantin statement made by the promotor one that tells me that if I was racing that car and there was rubin going on that I would almost be garenteed to be handed that BLACK FLAG...

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merlinmech2
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posted October 11, 2004 08:08 AM  
as long as he get no points or money, should'nt be a problem. It's his track after all.

STREET16
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posted October 17, 2004 09:34 PM  
quote:
Originally posted by hobby39:
2 of the three tracks close to us have the owner and promoter running everyweek along with their kids or girlfriends. Do you think there is any favoritism going on here?

You should've been there when it first opened. It's a lot better now. In 1996, I had someone else (never did find out who) scratch my car and the track wouldn't let me run. They put in a car owned by a track official - the same official that told me I was scratched and couldn't (wouldn't) say who did it. In 1997, I was the highest finishing rookie in the points (10th-IMCA modifieds), and rookie of the year went to a second year driver that finished 14th in points. They said there were other considerations. However, if you ask any of the officials they will tell you that it goes to the top finishing rookie in points - and always has. In 2001, I was left laying on the ground with second degree burns because the track didn't want to stop the race to get medical attention to me. The last two years have been really good - I'm not looking forward to Bob calling it quits. As for the other two tracks, at least they own their track. At ours, whoever joins the club and gets elected president runs it and doesn't have a financial stake in whether it succeeds or fails.
As for the original question, I doubt anyone has found a way to keep favoritism out of the sport.

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Thudpucker
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posted November 04, 2004 08:35 PM  
Whoa up here. Why didn't someone from the Pits, or the Grandstand volunteer to do the Fixing?
Why make the owner/operator do it all?

Next comes the question of how much you want to pay to have a track?
If the owner/operator has to buy some help, the cost will be passed on to you guys and the Spectators.

So dont criticize the guy out of business. Jump in and join him in an effort to save the track.

 

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