I was going through some of my belongings this evening and moved my set of special flags off to the side to make room on my table. On top of racing in the Gearup Challenge, I had the privilege of being the head flagman for two years prior and still work with many other smaller series. For me, the checkered flag is the coolest part of ending a race. I own two pink checkered flags for October (breast cancer awareness month) and recently added two red, white, and blue checkereds for Memorial Day/Fourth of July.
I brought them over to the Gearup Challenge last weekend only to be told people would have a problem with this. I was rather confused, unsure of why anyone would have a problem with it. For years, my local oval track used special checkereds to signify certain events (the red, white, and blue checkereds being one of them) and I was significantly inspired by them to give the karting series I worked with a unique flair.
My main thought was if anyone saw a valid issue with this that I may not be understanding? I have my own wondrous way of how I think things should work, so I’m always looking for some insight from others to make sure I’m not having a bad case of the dumbs.