[The following rant is not me speaking in any official capacity...]
I'm sorry that this event was such a shitshow. It's tremendously frustrating to have our guys travel at least 5 hours to an event where the local staff appear to have no interest in running the event per the CCR, much less take suggestions for improvements from people that have experience running a large event. I was busy trying to get things to go more smoothly in the tower, and after the timing shenanigans after the morning TT session, and subsequent meeting, gave up as no progress was going to be made.
For those of you that have my email, please send me an email with a list of the event-management issues from this event.
For those of you that have come to the decision about returning to NOLA with NASA, I wanted to let you know where I stand - I will not return unless NASA TX Officials and staff are officiating and running the event. I was appalled and ashamed at the gross disregard for the rules (TT, Race Group, Car Compliance, and otherwise) and complete lack of large event management experience of the NOLA officials.
Looking forward to seeing all of you at Hallett, where I anticipate things will go go much more smoothly. See ya'll in a few weeks.