Topic: Arrive and drive etiquette for car owners
So after running our first race with 5 team members, we realize that it could be advantageous to offer our 6th seat (or any other seats if team members can't make it for a race) for A&D racers either from the forum or *gasp* friends and family.
So what is the normal buy-in rate for an A&D?
And what does that include? use of car (obviously), Race suit rental, gas, beer, ect?
Our team is thinking $200 for post race repairs and general budget PLUS the fractional share of actual expenses from that weekend. But I'm worried that might be hard to collect on after the race is over and everyone parts ways. Would it be better to just estimate costs and collect the money up front and hope we were right? We don't want to be seen as price gouging jerkoffs either.
Also, how would you handle an A&D that arrives and totals your car? Obviously its a risk we have to accept, but do you tell the A&D up front that they would be responsible for more $$$ if they crunch your car into little tiny bits during the race? Or just give 'em the Nancy Kerrigan in the parking lot afterwards and call it even?
Thanks for the input!
P.S. I tried to search, and found a few mentions, but nothing that was really concrete.
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