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Old 08-11-2006, 07:50 PM   #46
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Try living in southern california on 40K and tell me you still think its not bad.


Larry I told you not to eat those special brownies while you were reviewing your contract. I insisted on 4 free sticker sheets per month and a free set of 767's. I was holding out for F Brushes but I had to settle....something about my driving was comparible to a pile of poop....???

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Old 08-11-2006, 08:02 PM   #47
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What was the outcome of this lawsuit aganst Cyrul?
as far as i know the case is still pending.
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as far as i know the case is still pending.

Weird.

I have never heard of this lawsuit. Why is no one talking about it?

Trinity is suing him?
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Old 08-11-2006, 08:16 PM   #49
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Last time at my local track i won $5 a sticker and a subscription to field and stream
i wish i could win that!

i want a subscripiton to them
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FYI, Josh lawsuit with trinty is resolved.
I don't have any details but I know for sure it's over.

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FYI, Josh lawsuit with trinty is resolved.
I don't have any details but I know for sure it's over.

James Reilly
good to hear that!
now he can come to austalia and just consentrate on racing at the worlds next month and having a great time
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Old 08-11-2006, 10:19 PM   #52
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what are the salaries of factory drivers like hirosaka, rheinard, hara, francis, cyrul, ect? is it enough to support yourself?
one millliiion dollars
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I have heard of some factory drivers as high as - the low seven figures. You have to underestand these guys are the elite of the elite. Think of F1 drivers and how they are compensated, compared to say a midget driver. Normal, lowly, club racers are the midget racers of the RC world.
Thats a bit high to say the least
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If factory drivers can't even use their celebrity to pull ugly girls, you know they're not making millions.
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I averaged between $200-300k every year I was a factory driver.

If you aren't making 200 grand you need to switch teams.
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I averaged between $200-300k every year I was a factory driver.

If you aren't making 200 grand you need to switch teams.
Yeah, okay, right, sure thing! No doubt about it!
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This is a subject I have a problem with in general speak for ALL industries.

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I'm sure many people would like to know this but this is a private financial matter that is only the business of the individual and the company they are employed by. I'm sure they don't want the general public knowing their income. Most "factory pros" are employed by one of their sponsors as a full time employee, the racing is secondary. I'm sure these individuals would appreciate the respect that any other person receives regarding their financial matters.
Throw a number in the air, let's use something like $15.00 per hour. You are a NATIONAL CHAMPION CALIBER driver. You FLY around the country to 25 races a year (Just over 2 races a month) For each of these races you spend 4-5 days at the track praticing & racing, plus your travel time. Your sponsor PAYS for your travel, entry fee, food, and lodging plus pays you the working wage above based on 6 - 8 hours a day for the 5 days at the track. For the benefit of numbers we'll call it $600.00 per race weekend (25 races x $600.00 would get upto what $15,000 a year?) Now on the weeks you are NOT at the track, you are working for the company putting parts in a bag, stapling header cards to them, matching batteries, winding motors, helping design and test new products, etc. During those hours you also work say 8 hours a day, 5-6 days a week. That could give you another $15,000 - 16,000. Now when you file your taxes, you have to include ALL the money that was spent on your lodging, travel, entry fees, and parts allowance...so on paper it shows you made $90,000 per year...Do you have anything to SHOW for it?
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Again, we are talking about the elite of the elite. Not all of it is necessarily from direct salary. Some is bonuses, some is royalties, some is endorsements. I am talking total compensation.
Ever heard the term "crack kills"? From this post and the one before I'd say you havent!!
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I know one top factory driver who one of the best and I make more at my regular job. At least his job does not suck.
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This is a subject I have a problem with in general speak for ALL industries.



Throw a number in the air, let's use something like $15.00 per hour. You are a NATIONAL CHAMPION CALIBER driver. You FLY around the country to 25 races a year (Just over 2 races a month) For each of these races you spend 4-5 days at the track praticing & racing, plus your travel time. Your sponsor PAYS for your travel, entry fee, food, and lodging plus pays you the working wage above based on 6 - 8 hours a day for the 5 days at the track. For the benefit of numbers we'll call it $600.00 per race weekend (25 races x $600.00 would get upto what $15,000 a year?) Now on the weeks you are NOT at the track, you are working for the company putting parts in a bag, stapling header cards to them, matching batteries, winding motors, helping design and test new products, etc. During those hours you also work say 8 hours a day, 5-6 days a week. That could give you another $15,000 - 16,000. Now when you file your taxes, you have to include ALL the money that was spent on your lodging, travel, entry fees, and parts allowance...so on paper it shows you made $90,000 per year...Do you have anything to SHOW for it?

For some reason I can't picture Adam Drake bagging a-arms......Hes too cool for that....right?
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