Ron Taylor, President of Michigan Kart Club, emailed me yesterday to provide follow up to the Mike Roncke incident at Turn 3 during Race 1 on Sunday.
He reported that a thorough interview was undertaken by the Race Officials with the marshals that were at that location. From a racers perspective someone was misplaced or was watching the wrong direction for way too long. It happened and Mike is fortunate this time.
It should never happen again, and I am speaking about the delay in reacting to a kart that was into the wall at the entrance to Turn 3 for over 2 complete laps.
Ron said that MKC will…
…”re-position the Marshal’s Station much closer to the racing line near the entrance to the chicane area and including a safety barrier for the Flagman. Second, there will be another Marshal’s Station very near the Turn 3 apex to avoid any delay in removing disabled karts from the racing line and to provide a second track status indicator to inform racers of track onditions”.
Good work Ron & MKC. All of us are thankful for the work you do in the preparation of this prestigious event.