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    All-new track lap records...

    So I had to do a double-take WTF on this entry in the supps:

    Commercial Unmanned Aircraft System (aka “Drone”) owners/operators must have proof of FAA certification
    and $10M of primary liability insurance naming both SCCA, New England Region and Thompson Speedway
    Motorsports Park as additional insured. A general liability insurance policy must specify that it includes the
    operation of Unmanned Aircraft. Recreational use of unmanned aircraft is prohibited.

    JB, you just trying to make sure we're reading...? At least the fixed the alcohol rule this time...

    I'm'a gonna count the number of people that actually bring their helmets to tech for an event sticker.

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    yup. SCCA thing now. I am told it is needed in the supps.
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    I saw that too. I was like, whaaaaa? And then I figured it was for high-tech photogs. Yusuf, you need one!!!
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    they had a guy at BMWCCA show up with one and they ended up booting him halfway through a session.
    Jason Carroll - NER IT7 #07

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    Makes sense to me especially considering that the pricing of those things is attainable these days. I could easily see people bringing them and causing major issues.
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    I just finished labeling mine "Private Drone - Not for hire."

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    Quote Originally Posted by craigs View Post
    I just finished labeling mine "Private Drone - Not for hire."


    Unfortunately, they got you covered there, too:

    Recreational use of unmanned aircraft is prohibited.

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    This is the beginning of a slippery slope. The next thing they will have to ban is the SAM's the stewards will need to start bringing to the events to enforce this rule. Then you'll have stealth drones and so on.

    Honestly, I've seen a handful of these at events. Always operated by participants that were very respectful and very aware of avoiding any potential risk to the event. As the HMFIC at I talked to a couple of the owners about keeping them out of risky zones and they were agreeable and were happy to share the videos made with others and improved the experience. This really seems like a solution looking for a problem.
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    like most issues this came out of Florida. the unit i saw pictures of from Sebring was pretty big, maybe 3 feet across. we asked the insurance carriers and they said the lack of regulation causes a problem and asked us to ban them for now. Now the list of things the insurance companies do not want us involved in are skydiving, cranes and drones.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dickita15 View Post
    Now the list of things the insurance companies do not want us involved in are skydiving, cranes and drones.
    Hell add porno magazines, a bottle of Old Harper, a package of condoms, a box of tampons, some illegal fireworks, and one of those disposable enemas, and that sounds like one hell of a party...

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    Dick, it seems like the longer term solution is to ban Florida.

    I can imagine the story behind banning skydiving at club racing events is entertaining.
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    That's a hell of a concoction! now should I be afraid to go to one of Greg's party?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Greg Amy View Post
    Hell add porno magazines, a bottle of Old Harper, a package of condoms, a box of tampons, some illegal fireworks, and one of those disposable enemas, and that sounds like one hell of a party...
    Or dyno day at Kessler's
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    Quote Originally Posted by StephF View Post
    Or dyno day at Kessler's
    I think Kessler just calls that "Tuesday."
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    Only 146 entries so far. If your not going why? Be honest so our region can see the feedback. I expected more at a cool new track in the north east at a great location. We had more at a "non" race weekend a month ago....

    Is it cost? I know it was much less expensive to go to the soft opening? If so what is the breaking point for you? Is the weekend? Does it conflict with a big weekend nearby? We need to keep learning so we can pay the bills and get more cars on track!

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    I have to work that Saturday and they are not giving a discount for Sunday only start at the back. If the entry fee were about half, I would have planned on attending. (I did ask but Ray saw how that went. LOL!!)
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    I'm likely to pull my entry and work Contact Impound instead. I expect that to be a lot more interesting.

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    The next weekend is NARRC and Pro IT at WGI, so when faced with a back to back decision, the Glen won.
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    That seems to be the theme... the Glen won...

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    Quote Originally Posted by StephenB View Post
    Only 146 entries so far. If your not going why? Be honest so our region can see the feedback. I expected more at a cool new track in the north east at a great location. We had more at a "non" race weekend a month ago....

    Is it cost? I know it was much less expensive to go to the soft opening? If so what is the breaking point for you? Is the weekend? Does it conflict with a big weekend nearby? We need to keep learning so we can pay the bills and get more cars on track!

    Stephen
    I've heard people ditching because WGi is the week after and some people I have spoken to aren't too keen on the one session on Sunday.
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