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Old 01-05-2018
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Interestingly enough, after investigation, the anonymous poster of Booth-Higgs letter of resignation also uploaded a copy of a legal document related to the NHRA - Labor Board dispute.

OK. Can we see it?
https://www.scribd.com/user/372954765/Anonymous-qGZwrqM
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Yup....it was posted here early this year.

http://forum.competitionplus.com/showthread.php?t=15420
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... 34 more days for these people to figure things out...
... 29 days for them to practice the new crew during testing at Wild Horse.
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Yup....it was posted here early this year.

http://forum.competitionplus.com/showthread.php?t=15420


Oh. By implying it was the same person that posted Booth-Higgs' lettter it made me think another labor dispute letter had been posted recently.
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I know the letter is dated 12-17, but when was it posted? Ironic for it to be shared just a day before the new producer is named.
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April 1, 1979 ?
April Fools Day? Twostep... You pulling our leg?
Ha...

Actually, no...it's the day I went from working for a businessman to being one. I've never regretted it, despite a LOT of hard work over the years.
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I know the letter is dated 12-17, but when was it posted? Ironic for it to be shared just a day before the new producer is named.
You think they might have named him because the letter was posted?? I know Steve and he's a good guy. There is also nothing planned on the TV side for the Phoenix test. Good luck to them.
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I know the letter is dated 12-17, but when was it posted? Ironic for it to be shared just a day before the new producer is named.
Yeah. Noticed that too huh? So was that a planned release or a reaction to the release?
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This won't be news to all of you.
When I read the letter it just reminds me...again...of how business really works. I've done start-ups and answered to the investors. I've reorganized private and public companies - I had to answer to the investors / shareholders. I was held accountable, in other words.

The NHRA is not really held accountable so they wallow around doing some things right but too many wrong. There isn't a shareholder group to scream "you're failing!" Look at:
1) Racers: we can complain but it's their sandbox. race or go elsewhere
2) Fans: Some diehards, but they're dying off. New fans are in short supply. Like other racing organizations this is a systemic problem
3) TV: NHRA pays to have the races broadcast instead of the other way around.
4) Sponsors: Coca Cola Company pays "whatever" and it's obviously a deal for them or they wouldn't put up with stagnant audience numbers. And the named-products are minor ones.
5) New sponsors: Nobody of significance that hangs around for very long. I suspect the deals cut are sub-market in price type.

So there isn't pressure for NHRA management to perform better - only their own internal measurements and pressures. Whatever they are.

Non-profits are great for some type of organizations - NHRA isn't one of them. Unless you have the checks and balances of performance expectations measured and rewarded / punished....you have what we have now.

I'm actually sad to read a letter like that and realize that inside our most precious sanctioning body running our beloved sport lies.....is a cancer.
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Yeah. Noticed that too huh? So was that a planned release or a reaction to the release?
The posting of the Booth Higgs resignation letter was approximately 12 hours before NHRA's press release announcing a new producer.

So was it a reaction to the release? In a way it looks like it was.....

The leaker likely knew a new producer was selected and would be announced soon. They got in front of NHRA. Then a certain drag racing publication came calling on NHRA with questions, and they had to react.
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