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Re: Event Insurance?
Our club has been doing mud drags since the mid 70's. We have a rider under the Wisconsin Association for our events and it's around $1,000-$1,500 per event, we do two events a year. Check and see if Great Lakes would be able to do something for you similar to that.
Also... as mentioned above, no alcohol allowed in the pit area or drivers. We put bands on anyone entering the pits, plus it's around a $10.00 fee, no refunds, no room for error. You’ll need plenty of volunteers to police this, do cooler checks, etc. Don't be afraid to send people packing, it's not worth the headache. If you need to sell beer for money, let someone else do it and take a split. Volunteer fire departments, etc. are a good source. That and food is one big headache. Take a split; let the local optimist or another group handle it.
On that note, we've been sued twice....that I know of or was around for.
A club member sued the club because he cut himself while we where setting up the track, a week before the race and required a few stitches in his hand. I shouldn't and won't discuss the outcome but the club did end up loosing this one. Yes, I did say club member (veteran member none the less)
Our bleachers broke...yes..old wooden bleachers which we thought where in good shape. A spectator crashed to the ground, was transported by rescue squad, and..again, won't go into details, it wasn't totally the bleachers fault.