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Old 03-15-2008, 06:59 PM   #1
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what makes a good pit person my daughter whats to volunteer for that she is only 11 but if she is going to have fun doing it then why not right?
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what makes a good pit person my daughter whats to volunteer for that she is only 11 but if she is going to have fun doing it then why not right?
if it's nitro, i would wait till she's a bit older like 15 or 16 imho. Electric fine. What makes a good pit person is knowledge of the vehicle and most important speed. That's my opinion. she can pit for you in electric like change the batteries and temp the motor and esc. Teach her how to do those thing first and she can apply those skills she learned into the pits. When your daughter get's that down next step is speed. But, it's all in fun that's why we're in this hobby to have fun with friends and family. Tekno.
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One suggestion would be for her to wear Mechanix gloves (available at Canadian Tire, etc...) since they would offer protection against burns and some protection against cuts from the flywheel.
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I let a young fella 10 years old be my pitman at a winternats a couple years back. he had his troubles but I never got mad or excited because he tried really hard and wanted to be up close for such a big race.

at the start his arms weren't long enough for me to clear my engine out so my tire was sitting on his chest and I just hoped I could get a smooth slow start and clear out the engine.... I stalled of course and then he tried to get me running LOL. ol' finger tapping on the drivers' stand rail... it was funny. he did get me running again and we had fun.... I started 4 laps down but it was good for a laugh when we all went for dinner later.

the gloves are a great idea. also teach her about corner marshalling. there is always help needed at corner marshalling and it will teach her how to handle first electrics and then nitros. look out for the pipes and such.

bring her into the stuff slowly and teach her safety.
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my son was 11 and I was in the A-main ,45 min race indoor go-kart track in Brampton , last fuel stop and I was in 3rd,he was doing great up till the last stop. he splashed the fuel all over the receiver and brakes .from that point in the race my car just went bonkers and hit the H2O barriers at full steam,was I mad yes !! as soon as he retrieved my car from the Marshal and i came down from the stand he was welling up with tears and I broke down laughing cause it is only a hobby and we do it for fun , let her do it but make sure she has all the protection needed,when she Marshals wtch out for her ,cause some guys will be to serious and freak out , than you will have to kick his cause he was screaming at your kid!
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