BITD BWDC 2020 RACE DAY UPDATES

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Sorry to hear that Mike. I was hoping for a good result from you guys. At least you live to fight again!!
 

jon coleman

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motorsport, highest highs& the lowest lows, i hate it, but its in my blood, cant wait to take just one more green flag, gotta get that next green flag.....
 

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Not so sure about these short course races for the racers. Good for the fans but not so good for the race teams. Lots of body parts laying all over the course. The tight racing although good also causes you to push the limit and damage the equipment.
 

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now that we know JV & co-dawg are " ok"( just broken bones, ouch!), any pictures or video of mishap??
 

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tearing off Two inch .120 wall 4130 musta' been one Heck of a hit, , just brought back the nightmare of John Swift's crash, could this be a cage re - think/ engineer moment??
 

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No, Short courses are good for the sport, No one ever questions Rage and Laughlin.
It's desert racing, everything can go wrong.

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Agreed, Same incident could have happened at the start of the 425.

& from a volunteer stand point. People calling over the radio criticizing how the situation was handled isn’t right either. There was alot of critical information that had to be repeated multiple times.
 

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proper , Trained radio protocol is as important as proper pit fueling!, radio clutter can get Confusing fast
 

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Not so sure about these short course races for the racers. Good for the fans but not so good for the race teams. Lots of body parts laying all over the course. The tight racing although good also causes you to push the limit and damage the equipment.

What do you classify as a Short Course Race?
 

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simple , i think, long Baja race you dont want to ball it up in bf Egypt, like Jimmy Johnson, at a short race like bwdc , you go All out and try to break your car, know ing your a short ride away from ice cold beer
 

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Agreed, Same incident could have happened at the start of the 425.

& from a volunteer stand point. People calling over the radio criticizing how the situation was handled isn’t right either. There was alot of critical information that had to be repeated multiple times.
I’m not sure how to enforce it, but please, if you’re a spectator, or race team that doesn’t have a car currently in a race, PLEASE unplug your mic!!! If you have a handheld, don’t put it in a pocket or lay on a seat!!! A lot of unnecessary chatter from spectators with the Voss incident, interfering with rescue and medical response. A ton of stuck mic’s, kids playing on the radio, spectators keying mic’s every time a car or truck came by, and some had their sets on VOX, that would automatically key the mic at every loud sound. If you want to monitor the race, fantastic, but please unplug your mic’s. You can always plug them in if you need to report an emergency, but the number of stuck mic’s at each race seems to be ever increasing. So please help keep the Race Organization frequency open for ops and emergency transmission. Lives could be at stake! Thank you.
 

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Agreed, Same incident could have happened at the start of the 425.

& from a volunteer stand point. People calling over the radio criticizing how the situation was handled isn’t right either. There was alot of critical information that had to be repeated multiple times.

I’m not sure how to enforce it, but please, if you’re a spectator, or race team that doesn’t have a car currently in a race, PLEASE unplug your mic!!! If you have a handheld, don’t put it in a pocket or lay on a seat!!! A lot of unnecessary chatter from spectators with the Voss incident, interfering with rescue and medical response. A ton of stuck mic’s, kids playing on the radio, spectators keying mic’s every time a car or truck came by, and some had their sets on VOX, that would automatically key the mic at every loud sound. If you want to monitor the race, fantastic, but please unplug your mic’s. You can always plug them in if you need to report an emergency, but the number of stuck mic’s at each race seems to be ever increasing. So please help keep the Race Organization frequency open for ops and emergency transmission. Lives could be at stake! Thank you.
Again kudos to BITD and @ndvalium and crew for being able to sort through all that chaos and ensure a speedy response to take care of Jason and co dog.
 
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