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Author Topic:   rules on 2-way radios
Arkie Dirt Racer
Member
posted March 09, 2003 01:04 AM
just curious as to why most tracks do not allow 2-way radios?

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racer17j
Member
posted March 09, 2003 07:55 AM
you don't realy have any time to use them anyway.there are a couple reasons why first of all it keeps you from blocking and causeing a wreck also most tracks have systems with a common freq. and they don't want your spotter walking all over the track workers

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66jj
Member
posted March 09, 2003 08:17 PM
probably the expense.

i like them, and have had plenty of time to chat away. they are really good so your spotter can tell you where the car is sitting that caused the caution.

at the tracks ive raced at they were allways allowed, they figure it might help save 20 grand worth of damage that can be easily caused in a late model race.

at those same tracks you could use your mirrors to block just as well. no need for a 2000 dollar radio system to do that.

some tracks require you to have a one way for them to communicate with all drivers.(cedar rapids ia.) i just noticed this yesterday.

jj



doubletrouble
Member
posted March 09, 2003 08:58 PM
One of the differences between dirt and asphalt....most asphalt track suggest radios and mirrors most dirt tracks dont....why? Beats me matbe it has something to do with the speed diffrence??????????


racer17j
Member
posted March 10, 2003 10:18 AM
we have corner workers and a bunch of lights on the track to warn us about wrecks and stuff like that .


66jj
Member
posted March 10, 2003 05:40 PM
how does a corner worker tell you to go low or high?? or the lights for that matter, if you let of when the lights come on too fast your rearended by someone who didnt see the lights or is just a idiot!!!!!!!!!!

yes it does seem to be a pavement vs dirt thing, maybe speeds and car costs, fiberglass 20-60 grand cars hate to crash though they allways do!!!

jj

racer17j
Member
posted March 10, 2003 07:37 PM
when we see the lights come on we know to look to the infeild and the corner worker is always right there to dirrect you if you are coming up on something that will either make a pushing signal wich means go hi or a pull and that means go low we have one guy in each corner and in the middle of both straights to wave at us the guys in the infeild are also good at waving you past also but that only works on a track where the pits are on the inside.we only had one insodent of a rear ending last year and that was not under yellow dummy that drives off his hood corn holed a dude that had blown up even tho he was waving his hand

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marple
Member
posted March 10, 2003 09:24 PM
17j...did you say he corn holed him?

lmfao

racer17j
Member
posted March 10, 2003 10:22 PM
yup not only did the guy have to build a new motor he had to build a whole new car so if that aint taken it in the shorts i don't know what is lol


ryan
Member
posted March 11, 2003 04:43 PM
Marple must be one of them thar city slickers. That's dinner table talk here in the midwest.


marple
Member
posted March 11, 2003 08:43 PM
lol ryan nah its just that we have a nuce waitin on guys that "cornhole" other guys where i come from.i better quit lol.


redneck racing
Member
posted March 14, 2003 06:21 PM
Were gonna be sneaky and try cell phones with the head set. No fumbling rules state no 2way radios but nothing about cell phones. Plus unlimited nights and weekends make it pretty cool. Eddie


racer17j
Member
posted March 15, 2003 02:35 AM
your phone must be better than mine cause i can't hear when it's nice and quiet let alone tring to hear in a loud car lol hey if you guys see somebody runnign around the infield yelling CAN YOU HEAR ME NOW he's with redneck lol


redneck racing
Member
posted March 15, 2003 09:22 AM
17j I got a real chuckle out of your reply especially when i think of that commercial but what the heck anything is worth a try. Eddie


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