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Old 10-07-2009, 08:46 AM   #16
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This did not happen to me, but to a friend. I will not disclose the company, yet. I will wait to see what happens 1st. And the person that did this is pretty well known.
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Old 10-07-2009, 09:18 AM   #17
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thats thinking with your dip stick jimmy!



That was a good one.

Honor is honor- find it very forgiving of you not to post this persons name after they screwed you over.

dont make a big deal of it, but remember for next time
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Old 10-07-2009, 09:28 AM   #18
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I hate getting screwed over from false promises. I even dread more to remind them of it.
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Old 10-07-2009, 09:32 AM   #19
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WTF were you guys doing driving/marshalling anyone at 5am????

I LOVE driving my R/C but not enough to be at the track that early!
Sounds like a PNB schedule
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Old 10-07-2009, 09:41 AM   #20
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thats thinking with your dip stick jimmy!
DARN! You got to it before I did!!!
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Old 10-07-2009, 09:49 AM   #21
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you said a "BIG" race right - most of use here have been to "BIG" races and know how crazy, hectic, and busy it is.........

I would have just went and asked him because if he's like me, after a practice before a race, I am focused on one thing and one thing only.... fixin my sh!t. He just forgot...... "most" of those guys dont care about tires as they get LOTS free... so it was not about the tires or him being pissy.....
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Old 10-07-2009, 09:53 AM   #22
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My method of pay-back is a lot more subtle, yet abrupt at the same time... I'd just drop constant comments like "how are my tyres coming along mate?" "are those the tyres with my name on it?" "hey remember those tyres you were gonna give me? You found them yet?" or turn the tables "Hey wanna marshal for me at 05:00?? ... i'll give you a set of tyres mate !!!!" but actually give him a set and then say "how does it feel when people keep promises?"

All the above with an ear to ear grin... and eventually they'll get so fed up of you constantly mentioning it... that you'll prolly get several sets :P
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Old 10-07-2009, 09:59 AM   #23
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hears one. you been racing in a series that started in June
now it's down to the last race a week a way your in the
top three and the permotor cancelled the last race and
says that the attends was low and it's not worth having
the last race and or buying trophies for the racers that did
race in all the races how would you feel?
That is BS. Would be the last time I did anything involving the "promoter" and I'd do my best to inform others of his shady ways. Trophies dont cost enough to pull crap like that.
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Old 10-07-2009, 10:03 AM   #24
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That is BS. Would be the last time I did anything involving the "promoter" and I'd do my best to inform others of his shady ways. Trophies dont cost enough to pull crap like that.
I dont care about trophies - I just wanna race........ braggin rights are better than a trophy
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Old 10-07-2009, 10:05 AM   #25
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Ive never really been to a big race that was hectic unless I was running like three classes, its just the same as club racing except you wait longer between rounds.
I find when someone offers you something to do something for them, nine times out of ten the somehow forget.
At least he didnt give you an old bald set of tires
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Old 10-07-2009, 10:14 AM   #26
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I dont care about trophies - I just wanna race........ braggin rights are better than a trophy
Nor do I (just through all of mine in the trash when we moved) but if the promoter promisses trophies (or anything for that matter) he better come through.
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hears one. you been racing in a series that started in June
now it's down to the last race a week a way your in the
top three and the permotor cancelled the last race and
says that the attends was low and it's not worth having
the last race and or buying trophies for the racers that did
race in all the races how would you feel?
That would suck as well. But you can make your own thread
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Old 10-07-2009, 10:27 AM   #28
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I don't mind helping out at races since i'll have some extra time and free stuff is great, but fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice, shame on me!
Of course i'm not bashful so i would remind said person more than they want to hear and i'll get my stuff just because they want me to leave them alone.
Of course there are the sponsored drivers who seem to keep helping me out and won't ever take anything in return because they enjoy the hobby and the sportsmanship that goes with it.
Thanks M. Cranford, you saved us again and i owe you some TM'ing at the next big one.
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Old 10-07-2009, 10:57 AM   #29
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It was early in the morning, I didn't take the tires before I marshaled, because if by some chance something happened and I couldn't marshal, I would have had to taken them back. I stayed up and missed some needed sleep and marshaled, later on I let him know I marshaled and I got a thanks. I wasn't sure how to ask for the tires, so I just sorta hoped he would come up to me later with them, but didn't...

No big deal, it's been months ago. Me and Porty were just talking this morning and I made mention of it. If I got mad after every time I didn't get a set of tires or an e-mail responded to, I'd probably quit racing. But life goes on, and if he offered today I'd take a set of Losi Red or Green Eclipses. lol

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I have had sponsored drivers make deals like that with me and then not come through. I just remember it and tuck it away for later. Since they 'think' they got one over on you they'll be back again looking to make a deal. I've been busting a guys chops for years for some parts he "promised" me because he needed a part I had. I've never gotten the parts, but I've had way more fun this way.

Just remember karma is a b*#ch!!
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