Originally Posted by RLDZHAO
I'd like to chime in here.
First, the purpose of the announcement is to 1) inform our members of what happened, and 2) inform the public of MSR Houston's business practice and bankruptcy status so that they are aware when they choose or not choose to run events there.
To be blatantly honest, Phil, James, or I have nothing to lose here. All of Houston M Club's events are not-for-profit, and we actually chipped in our own money when our events lost money. We've invested our own time and resources into M Club because we enjoy the comradery of all the members of the Club.
On the other hand, YOU, the members of M Club, are people who have something to lose here. You have been denied access to run at a great race track for a half day with a wonderful group of guys for $180... and many times with food and drinks included.
So, please understand that we are actually fighting for you. And let's show some support for Phil and what he does for all of us
I've done the proper army technique of reading this thread three times. So what is the point? To boycott MSR Houston? I hope the intent is not to achieve what FB did for COTA. Because that was based on a much larger population.
I haven't heard of this bankruptcy. I know Taxmasters was from the Wall Street Journal who was a large contributor to MSRH. I'm not judging M Club or anything anyone from M Club but you need to look at your market and the competition.
If I were the track Management, I would be highly concerned about the lack of manned flag stations especially since there are new drivers. Flags and safety are far more critical skills to learn as a beginner, not speed. Quite frankly, i personally disagree with turning new drivers loose to drive solo before the end of the first day. Then I'm sure this thread isn't making things better.
I don't know the nitty gritty but I will continue to drive at MSR Houston with the Driver's Edge. From my experience, MSR Houston has been great to deal with. They adjust when requested, brim the fuel tanks when needed, and take care of the DE org.
Again, don't think it's fair that they just shut the M Club out with no explanation.