I have read some of the new posts on the message board about our course workers and I agree 110%. These people volunteer there time to sit in the dessert for alot of hours to make sure we as racers are safe and i personaly would like to thank all of them. However a disturbing event happened Sunday that really scared me and the people around me. The report was given that Tim had left the starting line and was on his way. Several minutes later another report was given that he had just pasted check point 5 which I knew that he was hauling some serious ass!!! After a few minutes a report was given that Charlie had left the starting line. A few more minutes pasted and no report on where Tim was. Myself along with several other people that were with me raised the question "WHERE'S TIM" to the finish line people, the answer was" OH HE'S FINE".
After 20 or so minutes the question was raised again to the same answer. By now Charlie is at check point 7 and Tim is nowhere to be found. Not until Charlie finished and got out of the car did I find out from him that Tim was on the side of the road between check point 6 and 7. If the SSCC has this much trouble keeping track of the racers than in my opinion something needs to be done with there poor communication and I personaly know it's poor because I was a course worker in May and we couldn't even talk to the gate worker across the road. The SSCC needs to step up, like some other race organizations and put down some cold hard cash for a better radio system before someone gets hurt. For Tim and Barbara's sake it was just a tire but what if it was life threatening and no one knew where they were!!!!