I feel this guys pain.
A few years back, a group of local area racers headed to a large regional event for a weekend of racing fun. I will not name the event, but everyone here would agree it's an established Series
here in the Midwest
I suffered what I thought was a radio hit in my first qualifier. Into the boards, major damage. Replaced the entire right driveline, then same thing half way qual #2. Major damage, another qualifier and tons of parts ruined. I knew then, something was up. Keep in mind, I had the pin for every qualifier.
I was new to this track, but not new to racing. I knew the rules, attended the drivers meeting, and was playing nice.
Before my final qualifier, I purchased and installed a failsafe (the only option I had for the weekend). Before the qualifier, I searched for anyone on my freq, but no luck. Same time (about half way thru my qualifier), I was getting 'shot down'. My throttle went into failsafe, and I sat motionless on the infield, yet another qualifier gone.
I appealed to the 'official' at the event. It turned out, he knew the racer that was on my channel (mind you, this driver was using a different frequency than was listed on the driver lists). Long story short, he was in the heat after mine, and was firing up his car getting ready for his heat. Not only was this person responsible for destroying my car several times, but there was a significant investment with time off work, travel etc...all for this one class.
My point...and I have a point...I feel it's the job of the official to do something here. Without event officials, there would be no need for rules, as nobody would follow or enforce them. The result would be constant confrontation between drivers. As a 'visitor' to this track, and the offender being a track regular, the official simply looked at me and asked, 'what do you want me to do?'. I almost couldn't believe it. It took everything I had to contain myself, but I simply requested that they impounded his radio. They would not comply. I was beside myself.
So while my situation didn't have any resolution, I strongly feel that it's either the club president, race organizer or head officials job in situations like this.
Otherwise, payback sucks.
No, I didn't 'pay him back', but damn it if I didn't think about it the entire 8 hour drive home.