"SCORE Tracking" System 2014, Well Known Race Fraud?
|The image that the secret source used before the Baja 1000 race began|
|What is SCORE really using its resources on?|
|Who is actually doing the work of safety tracking for SCORE?|
Baja Racing News is following the ongoing assertions that "nothing wrong" happened at the 2013 Baja 1000. How long can the racers ignore the most serious threat to their safety, in the history of desert off-road racing? How much damaging discussion about the failures in its systems can SPOT endure? Just because SCORE got its SPOT "tracking" units for 'free' (donated?), how much value in its leftover reputation will it lose in promoting ongoing fails? Is this racing fraud?
An independent source, Proformance Motorsport saw it this way:
"Some Trucks have perfect GPS operation - updates every 2-5 mins (Rob MacCrachane and Troy Herbst) whilst others truck GPS units seem to mysteriously turn off and on (they seem to turn on near the checkpoints at times??) - coincidence?" CLICK HERE FOR THEIR HONEST VIEWS
Not only are there technical problems with the two systems used by SCORE for tracking and penalties, the "sanctioner" is also the promoter, with no independent oversight. That being said, SCORE doesn't even take itself seriously.
There are no authorized instructions on 'race course logger' or 'tracking system use' in SCORE racing. No educational efforts whatsoever.
At a 'professional event' like Dakar, at registration, every entrant has to sit through an iritrack and sentinel safety class. The certified tracking and safety systems used by the racing organization. The ASO make it very clear that the first two people to arrive on a downed rider or accident/ rollover are required to stop and assist. You can't leave until the organization arrive. You push the green button on the Iritrack when you stop and when you leave. This allows the ASO to give you the time you're stopped back to your stage time.
The "ASO", the professional organization that puts on the event, then grants back the 'assistance time' to the participants who provide assistance to downed racers.