MORE Race: Swine Flu Warning?

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Well maybe it's not the Swine Flu, but it seems that every night race brings it's share of craziness into the night, maybe it's Swine Flu, maybe it's chronic Silver Bullet-itis or possibly the ever popular WhoCaresOsis but whatever it is watch out for each other and intervene when you see something that's not right...

Spectators and Wannabe's:

It's going to be a long hot day in Lucerne and Coors Light is not a preferred form of hydration for the long run, pace yourselves and if your enjoying an adult beverage , balance your intake with some good old H2O! Don't forget the shade, sunblock, sunglasses and plenty to drink (all flavors). Remember that hot day will turn into a cool night so don't forget to be prepared. Please park way back off the course and avoid parking in corners giving the racers plenty of room to run; remember it's their show, not yours. Be safe and watch out for each other, if something isn't right don't let it pass, get involved. Remember, "Big Brother" will be watching and out in force for the holiday weekend and no one wants to end up in cuff's or worse... When on the access roads keep your lights on and the speeds reasonable as there will be people all over the place and gaining baller status by mobbing in the pits or on the course is not worth it. If that's what you're looking for Glamis is going off this weekend, have at it! The course is set up for the racers that pay an entry to race, if you didn't pay and enter the event then you by definition are not a racer regardless of your status in the community or your mad fab skills, in other words stay off the course and let the racers who paid to race play. You can run all day Sunday and it'd be much safer for you and everyone involved in the event...

Pitters/Chasers:

Same stuff applies to you and remember hauling ass from pit to pit is unacceptable, let's pretend it's BITD not Mexico. Keep your lights on and speeds down. Park away from the course and off the corners; with this high car count and the quality of the field the drivers will need all the room they can get! Keep in mind SAFETY FIRST and lend a hand wherever you can

Racers:

There are a ton of cars in a bunch of classes. Everyone pays the same entry and has equal rights to the course from Class 11 to 5/16 to Class 1. No one is better or more important, everyone is equal. Lap races create traffic and with the high car count, cars will be everywhere so be prepared to be patient. 500 miles is a long race however the adreneline rush is always the same. Show some restraint and patience as it's a long day/night and getting tangled up with another car by pushing too hard or not being patient will only make it longer. MORE has always taken a strong position on nerfing and I'm sure Jim will once again drive that point home at the drivers meeting. There is NO REASON for a faster car to tattoo another car and really no reason for any nerfing in Lucerne as passing room is always only a corner or 2 away. It's always the passing cars responsibility to make sure the pass is safe and clean. Slower class teams; you share the same responsibility as the faster cars: They shouldn't punt you and you need to move if they catch you and show some patience, don't rabbit/block or sit there dumbfounded. Watch the mirrors, waive like a mad man and move over at the first chance you can. Big guns, give the little teams a chance to move before you start getting impatient. You don't want to wreck your car running off the course and you shouldn't expect them to wreck their car moving for you. It's a 2 way street and we all need to do our part... Let's all avoid the bump and run mentality this weekend as 500 miles will give everyone enough prep and repair work without adding to it by doing something stupid.

Everyone is equal, the racers are there to race, support crews to help and the spectators will get to see a great race. Let's make sure everyone is safe and has a great time. Pack in/out everything and go the extra mile to make sure we present a positive image as we are our own worst enemy and racing in Lucerne is under the microscope.

Best to all, see you up there!
 

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Well maybe it's not the Swine Flu, but it seems that every night race brings it's share of craziness into the night, maybe it's Swine Flu, maybe it's chronic Silver Bullet-itis or possibly the ever popular WhoCaresOsis but whatever it is watch out for each other and intervene when you see something that's not right...

Spectators and Wannabe's:

It's going to be a long hot day in Lucerne and Coors Light is not a preferred form of hydration for the long run, pace yourselves and if your enjoying an adult beverage , balance your intake with some good old H2O! Don't forget the shade, sunblock, sunglasses and plenty to drink (all flavors). Remember that hot day will turn into a cool night so don't forget to be prepared. Please park way back off the course and avoid parking in corners giving the racers plenty of room to run; remember it's their show, not yours. Be safe and watch out for each other, if something isn't right don't let it pass, get involved. Remember, "Big Brother" will be watching and out in force for the holiday weekend and no one wants to end up in cuff's or worse... When on the access roads keep your lights on and the speeds reasonable as there will be people all over the place and gaining baller status by mobbing in the pits or on the course is not worth it. If that's what you're looking for Glamis is going off this weekend, have at it! The course is set up for the racers that pay an entry to race, if you didn't pay and enter the event then you by definition are not a racer regardless of your status in the community or your mad fab skills, in other words stay off the course and let the racers who paid to race play. You can run all day Sunday and it'd be much safer for you and everyone involved in the event...

Pitters/Chasers:

Same stuff applies to you and remember hauling ass from pit to pit is unacceptable, let's pretend it's BITD not Mexico. Keep your lights on and speeds down. Park away from the course and off the corners; with this high car count and the quality of the field the drivers will need all the room they can get! Keep in mind SAFETY FIRST and lend a hand wherever you can

Racers:

There are a ton of cars in a bunch of classes. Everyone pays the same entry and has equal rights to the course from Class 11 to 5/16 to Class 1. No one is better or more important, everyone is equal. Lap races create traffic and with the high car count, cars will be everywhere so be prepared to be patient. 500 miles is a long race however the adreneline rush is always the same. Show some restraint and patience as it's a long day/night and getting tangled up with another car by pushing too hard or not being patient will only make it longer. MORE has always taken a strong position on nerfing and I'm sure Jim will once again drive that point home at the drivers meeting. There is NO REASON for a faster car to tattoo another car and really no reason for any nerfing in Lucerne as passing room is always only a corner or 2 away. It's always the passing cars responsibility to make sure the pass is safe and clean. Slower class teams; you share the same responsibility as the faster cars: They shouldn't punt you and you need to move if they catch you and show some patience, don't rabbit/block or sit there dumbfounded. Watch the mirrors, waive like a mad man and move over at the first chance you can. Big guns, give the little teams a chance to move before you start getting impatient. You don't want to wreck your car running off the course and you shouldn't expect them to wreck their car moving for you. It's a 2 way street and we all need to do our part... Let's all avoid the bump and run mentality this weekend as 500 miles will give everyone enough prep and repair work without adding to it by doing something stupid.

Everyone is equal, the racers are there to race, support crews to help and the spectators will get to see a great race. Let's make sure everyone is safe and has a great time. Pack in/out everything and go the extra mile to make sure we present a positive image as we are our own worst enemy and racing in Lucerne is under the microscope.

Best to all, see you up there!
Dammit. My Mad fab skills don't get me anything in this world. Good stuff Jefe and good luck at the race!
 

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Great post! Hope this race is a blast like last year was!
 

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ACME: Very well put!
 

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REP - great post and great advice
 

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Thanks Jeff for once again, a great post.
 

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Sounds like this race is going to be big lots of entrys! More entrys means more chances for for trouble to happen.When a race gets this big its going to attract more attention from the people we dont need attention from so lets all be smart so we can continue to have large races like this one...
 

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Racers remember to look out for the weekend croud, alot of these people have never seen a car race going on, they might not even know it's going on. the last thing we want to do is hit a family out on a family ride. it's thier dezert too. crews if you see a group of riders tell them a race is going on .be safe and look for #5
 

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Well maybe it's not the Swine Flu, but it seems that every night race brings it's share of craziness into the night, maybe it's Swine Flu, maybe it's chronic Silver Bullet-itis or possibly the ever popular WhoCaresOsis but whatever it is watch out for each other and intervene when you see something that's not right...

Spectators and Wannabe's:

It's going to be a long hot day in Lucerne and Coors Light is not a preferred form of hydration for the long run, pace yourselves and if your enjoying an adult beverage , balance your intake with some good old H2O! Don't forget the shade, sunblock, sunglasses and plenty to drink (all flavors). Remember that hot day will turn into a cool night so don't forget to be prepared. Please park way back off the course and avoid parking in corners giving the racers plenty of room to run; remember it's their show, not yours. Be safe and watch out for each other, if something isn't right don't let it pass, get involved. Remember, "Big Brother" will be watching and out in force for the holiday weekend and no one wants to end up in cuff's or worse... When on the access roads keep your lights on and the speeds reasonable as there will be people all over the place and gaining baller status by mobbing in the pits or on the course is not worth it. If that's what you're looking for Glamis is going off this weekend, have at it! The course is set up for the racers that pay an entry to race, if you didn't pay and enter the event then you by definition are not a racer regardless of your status in the community or your mad fab skills, in other words stay off the course and let the racers who paid to race play. You can run all day Sunday and it'd be much safer for you and everyone involved in the event...

Pitters/Chasers:

Same stuff applies to you and remember hauling ass from pit to pit is unacceptable, let's pretend it's BITD not Mexico. Keep your lights on and speeds down. Park away from the course and off the corners; with this high car count and the quality of the field the drivers will need all the room they can get! Keep in mind SAFETY FIRST and lend a hand wherever you can

Racers:

There are a ton of cars in a bunch of classes. Everyone pays the same entry and has equal rights to the course from Class 11 to 5/16 to Class 1. No one is better or more important, everyone is equal. Lap races create traffic and with the high car count, cars will be everywhere so be prepared to be patient. 500 miles is a long race however the adreneline rush is always the same. Show some restraint and patience as it's a long day/night and getting tangled up with another car by pushing too hard or not being patient will only make it longer. MORE has always taken a strong position on nerfing and I'm sure Jim will once again drive that point home at the drivers meeting. There is NO REASON for a faster car to tattoo another car and really no reason for any nerfing in Lucerne as passing room is always only a corner or 2 away. It's always the passing cars responsibility to make sure the pass is safe and clean. Slower class teams; you share the same responsibility as the faster cars: They shouldn't punt you and you need to move if they catch you and show some patience, don't rabbit/block or sit there dumbfounded. Watch the mirrors, waive like a mad man and move over at the first chance you can. Big guns, give the little teams a chance to move before you start getting impatient. You don't want to wreck your car running off the course and you shouldn't expect them to wreck their car moving for you. It's a 2 way street and we all need to do our part... Let's all avoid the bump and run mentality this weekend as 500 miles will give everyone enough prep and repair work without adding to it by doing something stupid.

Everyone is equal, the racers are there to race, support crews to help and the spectators will get to see a great race. Let's make sure everyone is safe and has a great time. Pack in/out everything and go the extra mile to make sure we present a positive image as we are our own worst enemy and racing in Lucerne is under the microscope.

Best to all, see you up there!
Fabulous post! Oh, and I'm bringing the chair :D
 

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I especially agree on your comments about the access roads. I think that's where the most danger is: Too much adreneline and testosterone in a mostly stock truck going too fast with no safety equipment and not enough driving experience. A recipe for disaster.
 

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With a little editing something like this should be handed out and/or posted before each race regardless of the organization or event....excellent overview of dos and don'ts.
 

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Very nice post Jeff! Emailed it to all of the folks that are coming out to give me a hand.
 

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Great Post Jefe! I hope everybody heeds this advice and everyone has a great weekend.
 
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