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Old 07-13-2008, 09:59 PM
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Unfortunately there are integrity/ethics challenged persons in every business and every walk of life.
The best way to handle it is to never get upset and angry and raise heck. Calmness goes a long way. You might lose, but at least they won't brand you an AH which usually makes things even worse.

"How to win friends and influence people" by Dale Carnegie. Good book for $5.

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hey, mine doesn't have any metal on it aside from an fittings.
what's a guy do in this case?
Sorry, I didn't catch that there were two of you.
Can you tell me exactly what kind of cell you have and how it is mounted to the car?
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Old 07-13-2008, 11:46 PM
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Thanks for the info Inspector, at least I know the proper way to approach the track manager rather than get irate with the tech man. This has the stench of a power happy troglodyte as the tire "rule" was pointed at a racer taking home money several times a month with his low 10 second street car. Everything was fine until he started winning and we were guessing the tech mans not so good bracket buddies put a bee in his bonnet whining about it.
Would getting the national sanctioning body(IHRA) involved help or hurt??
Or do they have no power in this??
We have also had racers given a bye with 12 cars left, then told he couldn't have the bye at 3 cars left even though he was closest to his dial in previous round because he "already had a bye" in this race. The guy is 6'6"" and 320 lbs and darn near rolled a few heads that night, he had won the last two weekends. Sorry for the long rant.
I don't think you'll make any headway taking this to the IHRA. Probably the only thing it will do for sure is to get you branded as a troublemaker.

What you could do is talk to some of the other racers and find out if they're happy or not. If the majority of them are disgruntled, you might form a racer's group and petition track management for some changes. If management sees most of its customers on the verge of not spending money there anymore, it may have more of an impact on their decisions.

I'll close this with one of my favorite quotes from Margaret Mead.....
"A small group of thoughtful people could change the world. Indeed, it's the only thing that ever has."
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Thanks, Inspector; I figured it would be a lost cause we aren't there both nights every weekend. I just can't stand being knowingly mistreated and having no real recourse.
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