Well a lot of people have given some pretty good advise. There is a lot more wisdom on RDC than I had anticipated. I appreciate everyones help. In real life I'm not the bad guy people make me out to be. I would like to represent the sport in a good light to the best of my ability and I belive I do that in reality but for some reason that gets lost in social media. I'll have to make some adjustments I guess. I'm doing the best I can. I've been on RDC all... day... long... being beat up and recieving constructive criticizm so you can see I have already made a serious commetment to it. I never went to school for PR stuff so I appreciate everyones posts and real life words of wisdom.
Hello my friends,
My question is are you as fans interested in hearing about the race? Are you interested in hearing about the challenges we had throughout the race? Should I just say that I had a flawless day regardless of what mechanical issues, competitive issues, or personal driving issues we may have had or should I continue to inform fans in detail about the events surrounding my success and or failure?
Just looking for some feedback. Thanks everyone.
I don't think people want it to always be driver error, I think they just want to hear you say "Driver X ran a great race and was really dialed in, I'll try to get the win next time" as apposed to "I had a failure with part X and it cost me the race".
Post race interviews should not be about what went wrong but about what went right and giving credit where it is due. If you want to "tell the story" of your race (mishaps or not) then write up a post-race recap that tells the whole story and post it up either here, or on your FB or wherever you want. It's actually pretty common for racers to do so and it contains all the information the fans want. If you tell the whole story (good and bad) then you can't really be called a whiner. Also, never refer to how popular you are or refer to yourself as a "big deal" anywhere. It never looks good, it just makes you look arrogant.
It was definitely Matt. And loosing first gear happened before all that but we were having consistent trasmission issues that we didn't have a solution for. 2nd and 3rd were fine. The beach doesn't hurt it refardless of what silly people say. If you as me people that think sand is hard on a race truck are very stupid. 230 miles of the 250 mile San Felipe race was sand. But yes it was Matt. Turned out to be a much cooler video than I thought. They always do a kick ass job.
Fun times that day. The only thing that was disrespectful that day was when you jacked my golf kart, disappeared for an hour, then buzzed on by with 2 chica's you picked up somewhere along the way!! lol #mattsfault