A couple weeks ago Mid-S and SE raced at Barber. Veteran racer Chuck Taylor became stranded in a vulnerable location. Barber did not call FCY so left him there for the duration of the race. It was a bad location, he could have easily got t-boned if someone over-cooked the corner prior.
<Chuck, pls chime in if I don’t get this exactly right>
Chuck said that he was looking to the flagger for an indication that it was ok to exit his car and move behind the wall. No such indication came.
When I broke my wrist at VIR last Sep I also thought I was supposed to stay in the car. However, I got out of the car anyways because I figured if something happened such that I needed to get out in a hurry I wouldn’t be able to. So figuring I was headed for an ass-chewing, I worked for a while to extricate myself one-handed and got over the wall.
Both Chuck and I were wrong in our understanding of the rules. The CCR says (25.10) that the driver decides if he/she should exit a stranded car.