Re: In car communication
I know... I know... you don’t need any advice via headset.
Keep in mind we are racing to “only win and 2nd sucks” mindset. (I know... this is Lemons... we should get a life... blah... blah). We run four drivers. Often the day doesn’t divide by 4 easily. We have some flexibility in stint length and will adjust pit stops based on yellows and based on track position. We may also eliminate a driver stint and pit stop depending on how the race is going. We don’t know this when we head out on track. We also usually run two spotters and only call out flags or strange things on track. We are always pushing and always passing, so heads up on yellows can save our bacon at times even with experienced heads up drivers. Also, it allows us to prepare things for any partially broken stuff we plan to fix when we pit. It probably saved us a couple minutes at Barber (still got 2nd tho). So that is why I think they are a must for us. Not to mention ours mostly work. The back side of Road America can be tough, but the antenna we have helps mostly.
They’re really fun to have at times also. Keeps me entertained if I’m just cranking laps, or there’s a long yellow.
If you’re out there just cranking laps, then they are a waste of time.
I usually agree with you, but you need radios. You just do. If you ran with us a weekend you'd get it.Fishah wrote:
15 races and never felt the need for radios.
They're a nice-to-have, at best.
If you say so I only need to know when my stint is over and I get that from a kitchen timer.
The only reason I could see it being a nessecity is trying to manage a gap to another competitor in the closing stages, but that's not a thing for me.
With that said, I'd be happy to drive for you for a weekend in an attention to understand