I brought this quote over from the championship thread. I didn't know where my comment fit best so I put it here.
I think Mark has "Buy Backs" name. He was a nice kid that just wanted to get in a few more runs and I hope he comes to our races in the future. In thinking back what we should have done is had somebody else buy back and had the two of them race each other then give the third round bye to the winner of the buy back race who would go into the final round that wouldn't count for points. That way all the other racers could have had all their points count. Just a thought if this ever happens again.
Seymour you are way too nice!!
I think the real issue is with the track. If we can't run our races as we need to then we will continue to run into this at new venues! Hopefully they will get on board for the next time around!
If he really is a nice kid, and he may be, then let's start by not lying to Mark. I also would welcome him back because we need more, and new racers, but only if he agrees to follow our rules.
It may be different at Tulsa, but at all the other tracks I have been to, we don't use the tracks ladder or anything. We do our random drawing.We come to the staging lanes paired up however we need to and that is on us. The tracks computer system is along for the ride.
It really stinks that Mark works hard to get a new venue and has a decent turnout, and then it gets messed up.
Think of it this way. What if there was 9+ cars, and Rusty would have been within a round or two of winning the championship and this young man and the track would have allowed this to happen. We'd all feel pretty bad.
Thanks for all the hard work Mark!
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