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Tower City Race Team
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Great job! Always review the results immediately, sporadically, frequently, and definitely when they go provisional. Lesson learned. The rally is not over, and the codriver's job isn't done until the results are final. I had a friend quit rally and blame an event for his own error. He had a 13 minute penalty because of a typo, and he never checked.
 

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L1 !!! HPR into HPL
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Early time control arrival. No way it was real. But we didn’t notice it and protest it at the time. So our bad.
A couple of suggestions to help you should things like this occur again and they likely will occur. Frost or all it is not a protest. What you need to do is NOT a protest as protests and how to do them are in the rule books. You file nothing at the control if you don't agree with the time you are given. What you do is talk to the control worker or preferably the control captain and explain what you believe the correct time would be Often times agreement can be reached and your time card and log sheet correct. If you can't reach agreement you ask the worker to note on their log sheet that you disagreed with the time given. Then the next service the codriver goes on Spodity or if a small regional without that system writes an and in either case writes an inquiry that explains the situation with the details and submits it on paper or on the Spodity website.

That way the cleark of the course will review the situation and make a decision of to allow your inquiry or deny it. Then if you still disagree you and follow the rules to file a notice of intent to protest and then file that per the rules. It is free until you file the intent to protest and believe that is $500.

Hope this helps and read the rules as they are quite specific and fair.
 

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Congrats on getting out on your first rally! Quite an accomplishment no matter what the results. I've had more than a few coulda/shoulda/woulda stories. Look at your personal performance and see if you improved each time. It's the best measure of your success. Our team has a saying that the trailer is our podium, if the car makes there, we won. Rally is complicated. Planning, preparation, timing, understanding rules, navigating between stages, crew performance, driving, and co-driving all go into the results, a miss in any of those will still take you out. Technically, I can claim that I have beat Ken and Travis, but its only because something in that chain broke down. Hang in there and remember you are involved in one of the most exciting forms of racing there is.
 
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