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Started by marka, July 13, 2004, 11:23:27 am
Quotethis is kind of related to working(i think). on my first run, i was called off course. neither my passenger nor i saw where. when i finished, no one at the van could tell me where. i understand they are all very busy and probably weren't watching my run. no one else i asked saw it either. the car behind was called off course as well. i think they gave me his(or her) off course. i know it's a first run and not really that critical, but this has happened before. i can't argue with anyone about whether i was on or off, so is there any way to commuincate to the van better than we are? i was ina crx, and the car behind me was a 350z. besides the car color being the same the two are pretty different and not in the same class. this may not have a point, but i thought i'd throw it out there and see if anybody had any ideas.
QuoteHow about improving the van to worker communications, too? Can't hear the PA at all on course. Sometimes the van workers confirm that they've heard a cone reported, sometimes not.Off course can be easily assigned to the wrong car when workers hold up their arms in an X. That's why we've got radios - call it in by #.(Can't here a damn thing over *some* people's exhaust.)I think three workers per station is the most needed. If we've got more, either spread them out, or swap on the fly.I'd love to do something other than chase cones in the same spot all day. How about training some of the 'extra' workers at different jobs by working alongside the experienced workers?I'm glad to hear I'm not the only one struggling with some of the numbers. Let's get picky at tech.Brian
QuoteAlan Posner [Susq Region] does a great SSS pep-talk for course workers. It goes like this:"Number One: don't get hit by a car. Number Two: don't let your buddies get hit by a car. Number Three: don't let a spectator ... er, guest ... get hit by a car. Number Four: don't let two cars hit each other. Number Five: make sure the cones are in the right place."- Jtoby
QuotePS...im sure alot of this didnt make sense but, it did to me while typing it.
QuoteAs a total aside, who would pay for the damages if two cars collide on course?
QuoteSo, if someone in a shitbox Starlet piles into a Viper, the Viper guy is outta luck.I'm not as sure about wilful stuff (Like if the Starlet guy chases the Viper guy around the course, trying to hit him).
QuoteI'd love to do something other than chase cones in the same spot all day. How about training some of the 'extra' workers at different jobs by working alongside the experienced workers?
QuoteThe other big one is the PC and running the AutoX TS software. Its not terribly hard from what I understand but we REALLY need to train more people on it. We have a small handful now and I feel bad not being able to give them a break from the PC if they want to. OR we'll end up with over half the people who know how to run the PC on one heat...and no body who knows how to run it in the next heat lol.