Topic: Team Contract

Does anyone have a very basic team contract that we could "borrow"?  We all get along, and we have all pitched in just fine for our first four races, but something basic would be nice.  In particular, looking for something that releases liability for other team members in the result of an accident that was due to improper mechanical work (or other scenarios like that).  For example, if John Doe made a repair and that caused Jane Doe to get in an accident, Jane can't sue John. 

Thanks for any help!

Re: Team Contract

Several draft contracts in this forum; probably as a sticky in the Lemons newcomers subtopic.

Try a topic like 'how to get started losing money in Lemons' or some heading like that as a starting point.

Re: Team Contract

There's some other examples in the search.  I grabbed this from ChatGPT, it would be an easy edit.

write me a contract for drivers using my race car
[Your Name/Organization]
[City, State, ZIP]
[Email Address]
[Phone Number]

[Driver's Name]
[Driver's Address]
[City, State, ZIP]


This Driver Agreement (the "Agreement") is entered into between [Your Name/Organization] ("Owner") and [Driver's Name] ("Driver") on this [date] (the "Effective Date").

1.1 Term: The term of this Agreement shall commence on the Effective Date and shall remain in effect until terminated by either party in accordance with the provisions set forth in this Agreement.

1.2 Race Car: Owner hereby grants Driver the right to use the race car described as follows (the "Race Car"):

Make/Model: [Race Car Make/Model]
Year: [Race Car Year]
Vehicle Identification Number (VIN): [VIN Number]
License Plate: [License Plate Number]
Color: [Race Car Color]

2.1 Safe Operation: Driver agrees to operate the Race Car in a safe and responsible manner, adhering to all applicable laws, rules, and regulations governing racing events and track usage.

2.2 Maintenance: Driver shall be responsible for ensuring the regular maintenance and upkeep of the Race Car, including but not limited to oil changes, tire rotations, and any repairs required as a result of normal wear and tear. Driver shall keep records of all maintenance and repair activities and provide copies to Owner upon request.

2.3 Insurance: Driver shall obtain and maintain comprehensive automobile insurance coverage for the Race Car throughout the term of this Agreement. Driver shall provide Owner with proof of insurance coverage upon request.

2.4 Race Events: Driver may participate in race events using the Race Car, subject to obtaining any necessary permits, licenses, or approvals required by the race event organizers or governing bodies.

3.1 Ownership: Owner represents that they are the legal owner of the Race Car and have the authority to enter into this Agreement.

3.2 Vehicle Condition: Owner shall deliver the Race Car to Driver in good working condition and shall promptly address any mechanical issues that arise during the term of this Agreement.

3.3 Race Car Insurance: Owner shall maintain insurance coverage for the Race Car, including liability coverage, to protect against any damages or liabilities arising from the operation of the Race Car.

4.1 Fee: Driver shall pay Owner a fee of [insert fee amount] per race event or as otherwise agreed upon by the parties in writing.

4.2 Payment Terms: The fee shall be paid to Owner no later than [insert payment deadline] following each race event. Payment shall be made in [insert currency] via [insert preferred payment method].

5.1 Waiver of Claims: Driver acknowledges that participating in race events carries inherent risks and agrees to release, waive, and discharge Owner from any and all claims, demands, or causes of action arising out of or related to the use of the Race Car.

5.2 Indemnification: Driver shall indemnify and hold Owner harmless from any claims, damages, or liabilities arising out of Driver's use of the Race Car, including but not limited to personal injury, property damage, or violation of any applicable laws or regulations.

6.1 Termination for Convenience: Either party may terminate this Agreement at any time, with or without cause, by providing written notice to the other party.

6.2 Return of Race Car: Upon termination of this Agreement, Driver shall return the Race Car to Owner in the same condition as it was received, subject to normal wear and tear.

7.1 Entire Agreement: This Agreement constitutes the entire understanding between the parties and supersedes any prior agreements, representations, or understandings, whether written or oral, relating to the subject matter hereof.

7.2 Governing Law: This Agreement shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of [insert governing jurisdiction].

7.3 Severability: If any provision of this Agreement is deemed invalid or unenforceable, the remaining provisions shall remain in full force and effect.

7.4 Amendments: Any amendments or modifications to this Agreement shall be in writing and signed by both parties.

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the parties hereto have executed this Driver Agreement as of the Effective Date.

[Your Name/Organization]

[Your Name]

[Driver's Name]

[Driver's Name]

add a damage clause
Certainly! Here's an additional clause regarding damages:

8.1 Damage to Race Car: Driver acknowledges and accepts responsibility for any damage caused to the Race Car during the term of this Agreement, excluding damages resulting from normal wear and tear.

8.2 Repair Costs: In the event of damage to the Race Car, Driver agrees to promptly notify Owner and shall be responsible for all repair costs associated with restoring the Race Car to its pre-damaged condition.

8.3 Deduction from Fees: Owner reserves the right to deduct the cost of repairs from any outstanding fees owed by Driver. If the repair costs exceed the outstanding fees, Driver agrees to promptly reimburse Owner for the remaining balance.

8.4 Insurance Coverage: Driver's insurance coverage, as mentioned in Section 2.3, shall be the primary source of recovery for damages. Driver agrees to promptly file an insurance claim for any damage to the Race Car and provide Owner with all necessary information and documentation to facilitate the claim process.

8.5 Mitigation of Damages: Driver shall take all reasonable measures to mitigate damages in the event of an accident or damage to the Race Car, including promptly reporting the incident to the appropriate authorities and cooperating with any investigations or insurance claims.

8.6 Pre-Existing Damage: Prior to the commencement of this Agreement, Owner and Driver shall inspect the Race Car together and document any existing damage or pre-existing conditions. Driver shall not be held responsible for any pre-existing damage or conditions documented in this inspection.

By signing below, the parties acknowledge and agree to the terms and conditions outlined in this Damage Liability clause.

[Your Name/Organization]

[Your Name]

[Driver's Name]

[Driver's Name]