Carter Racing A - Carter Racing by Jack Brittain Sim Sitkin Note This case is a revised version of an original case written and copyrighted by Brittain

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Carter Racing by Jack Brittain & Sim Sitkin Note: This case is a revised version of an original case written, and copyrighted, by Brittain and Sitkin. This revision has been approved by the authors. The original version of the case is distributed by the Dispute Resolution Research Center at Northerwestern University (@m-149-1995). “What should we do?” It was now 9 am and Pat Carter had only one hour to make a final decision if they were to be ready in time for the 11 am start of the Pocono Race – and Pat was not sure what to do. But Carter’s brother and partner, Fred, was on the phone and needed a decision. Should they run in the race or not? It had been an up and down season so far, and the Pocono race was important because of the prize money and TV exposure it promised. This first year had been hard because the team was trying to make a name for itself. They had run a lot of small races to get this shot at the big time. A successful outing could mean more sponsors, a chance to start making some profits for a change, and the luxury of racing only the major events. But if they suffered another engine failure on national television… Just thinking about the team’s engine problems made Pat wince. They had blown the engine seven times in twenty-four outings this season with various degrees of damage to the engine and car. No one could figure out why. It took a lot of sponsor money to replace a $20,000 racing engine, and the wasted entry fees were no small matter either. Pat and Fred had everything they owned riding on Carter Racing. This season had to be a success.
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  • Winter '14
  • LanGuo,
  • Auto racing, carter racing

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