Craig Naylor wrote:
From the November event.. post
No obligation! Autocross Sunday Online and Early Registration fees are fully refundable should you not attend the event.
You may pay online or at the event with cash, check, or credit card.
If for any reason you are unable to attend Autocross Sunday and have prepaid for the event, you may request a refund by emailing our treasurer at email@example.com
. Please note we are going cash-less starting in 2018.
Apparently 2018 starts in Dec., as the option to pay at the event IS not an option, if
you also wish to register w/o the "late" fees.
Were getting less and less friendly VARY fast. I suspect our numbers are going to drop even farther than they have... as most walk ups from my perspective standing in line reg., seam to pay cash.
While not personally in this boat... anyone with credit issues who can't have a credit card will now be persona-non-grata.
I emailed you days ago when you first contacted the event registrar about the change. As I said in the email to you, you can pre-register and the payment is required but DEFERED
. We will charge the card on file the Friday before the event giving people plenty of time to cancel should their cars not be running or something comes up last minute and they can't make the event. If something comes up even later and they cant make it, that person could still email me for a refund. That is a very friendly refund policy.
I think you are making assumptions about people who don't have credit cards being not allowed to attend. Our registration crew bends over backwards for each attendee and it shows with their near perfect survey scores. They do an amazing job and they will continue to do that and help people along with registration. If someone has less than $35 in their checking account and no card connected to it, then encourage them to reach out the racing community so we can find a way to help them keep racing.
Having the people who have pre-registered be 100% paid when Rick imports the information into Axware our timing system the night before the event, significantly reduces the work load on our registration volunteers and allows them to check in people more quickly.
If someone would like a walk-through at the December event on how to use Motorsportreg to pre-register please email me at Anthony at solo2.com.
If you typically walk up to register please email me at the above address and share what obstacles you have that prevent you from pre-registering online.
If you choose not to have any credit or debt cards please email me so I can show you how to use reloadable cash cards from several retailers like wal-mart to meet your needs.
If you to talk with someone who isnt on the forums and doesnt use email please contact me with their phone number and I will reach out that way.
I will continue to do everything I can to help people work with anything I can to help them continue to race as changes occur that help make it easier for our hard working volunteers.