Originally Posted by Racerdoug
"...folks who volunteer for the privilege of hosting a round"........
The way I remember it YOU CONTACTED ME and asked me to run your cars on my track. So I'd say the privilege was yours.....won't happen again.....First proxy here - cars stolen by a low life...and the others....never reimbursed for any shipping......."privilege"???
Now that's a good one.
I have been hosting a round of this great proxy race since it was born 5 years ago. I still consider it a privilege. It's a lot of work, I know. And it's even more work if hosts want to give the participants the information they need, like and hope for to build even better cars for future proxies (that's what it's all about, in the end). It's also a lot of work to publish results right after the qual and race (or even during
the qual/race). But it's so rewarding to see the reactions and the comments of each participant following along, it's like we're all part of the same happening at the same time, even if we're on different continents.
It's worth the trouble, because you get to drive and see wonderfully built cars, because you get to learn what works and what doesn't work on those cars, because you get to have one, two, or three racing nights with buddies having a lot of fun around a track.
I don't know how the contact was made before this season got underway for you to host a round (I'm only the scorekeeper and a big fan of this proxy race). I'm sure the person who contacted you to see if you were interested in hosting a round had good reasons to contact you. Somewhere between this moment and now, something happened and you're not willing to do this again. We can't do anything about it. Thanks for hosting a round, thanks for trying. I guess some people like to host proxies, others don't. You now know you're part of the second group. Such is life.
Now, can we move on to something more positive? Please.
I'm not sure I get the comment about the cars stolen by a low life (maybe it's because English is not my first language). As for getting reimbursed for the shipping cost, you should have been, and you will be. I'm sure someone will get in touch with you to make sure you get the money back fast. Each time I've been hosting a round, I was reimbursed in a very timely manner, once I gave all the needed info to the person in charge of the proxy race finances.
Again, hosting a round of the CanAm Proxy Race is a privilege. And great fun!