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ssssmoke
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« on: May 13, 2009, 02:35:24 PM »

i am a big fan of the raceceiver. i think they work extremely well and provide safety and smaller parts bills. it also worries me that when we are not on the radio to the drivers,which are getting a comfort level and depend on them more and more, they are harmful. anyone have a thought on this or seen this going on any? 
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« Reply #1 on: May 13, 2009, 03:05:16 PM »

I think as long as we make it clear to the kids that the receivers are in addition to the flagger and caution lights we will be ok.  The receivers are a bonus and the drivers should never solely rely on them.

The same could be said about the flagger because sometimes the kid behind the wreck will see what’s happening before the flagger can react or sometimes even sees the wreck.

Bottom line is that the drivers should always be on alert and never get too comfortable.


So far, my kids love the raceceivers.
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« Reply #2 on: May 13, 2009, 08:18:40 PM »

Definetly Like em.  We race with them in Tampa and without them at NS and the line ups are night and day.  There are many of races in NS with only 4-5 green flag laps before time is called because they can't get the kids to line up.  Also the tower is trying to relay to the flagger and it turns into a mess.  The kids are kids and get flustered by the whole thing.  Besides they will always have someone in their ear as they progress through the sport so might as well get them used to them now.
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« Reply #3 on: May 14, 2009, 01:15:21 AM »

I surely do agree with Scott that the kids need to be alert to what is going on at all times not just what is next to them especially what is ahead.  I have heard my son preach to his daughter constantly to know what is ahead of where you are driving.  I think teaching reaction to situations is very good but these receivers have definitely increased the safety and the quickness of line ups.  I hope everyone remembers to make sure the drivers can hear with the receivers before they go out.  As in the pit those should be in the ears early enough to detect a problem before they got out.  I will be checking with the drivers to make sure they can hear so hook them up early.

Remember some one of these days these young people are going to be driving the roads and defensive driving is important so learn young.

See you all in Xenia and hope the weather guys are nuts so no rain until we are done for the day.

Best of luck to all.
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ssssmoke
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« Reply #4 on: May 14, 2009, 03:13:46 PM »

i also agree, and i make my driver be alert of on track activities. i think the problem is at the weeklys when we have radio problems or not enough tower help. i think we should also announce if they are down or not going to be used. remember kids will be kids(in one ear and out the other).
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« Reply #5 on: May 14, 2009, 03:22:37 PM »

HUGH, WHAT?   LOL
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« Reply #6 on: May 14, 2009, 04:31:22 PM »

I am a big fan of the RaceCeiver one way radios.  As my brother said above it is night and day with how quickly we get the kids lined up here in Tampa (USAC) and over in New Smyrna (QMA).  The last two times we were over there, our boy in the Novice division had less than 10 green flag laps in the main because the kids just weren't lining up.  Some of that has to do with an inexperienced flagman and/or bad procedures over there as well, but the radios would help.

I hope that QMA can get over the bitterness with the USAC split and see the positive for what it is and consider going with RaceCeivers at all their events.  Like my brother also said above, at every level of racing after this, they will have radios in their ears so why not get them used to it now?
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