I left stock car racing due to a major amount of whining . In that world it is entirely possible for any car to wad your car into junk during practice laps . Or visa versa . People got over a totaled car faster than you guys over a bent bumper .
We’re those cars in the same class or did they let the big boys play with the little cars. There is a few thousand pound difference. A bump is one thing. A hit is anotherI left stock car racing due to a major amount of whining . In that world it is entirely possible for any car to wad your car into junk during practice laps . Or visa versa . People got over a totaled car faster than you guys over a bent bumper .
Although I don’t agree with every bit of what my brother says there’s no need to be rude and make cuts. If your grandpa wanted to send you racing in your late 20s and early 30s anyone in their right mind would do the same thing.
And just so you know Ben is one of the hardest working people I know. He works 7:30-4:30 selling lumber and then comes out to the Christmas tree farm and does manual labor until the sun goes down. Then goes home to his family to deal with that. Barely getting by on the paychecks.
I’m sure you think it’s all sunshine and rainbows but we’re normal people that struggle paycheck to paycheck, we’re just lucky enough to have a ride in a paid for off-road car. Ben would never say these things about himself but I figured I would give you a little insight.
It’s easy to cast judgement when you’re oblivious to someone’s reality and you’re on the other end of the keyboard. Don’t be a dick.
Isn’t this what drivers meetings are for ? To inform the masses of proper race etiquette.This thread has a lot of upsides and downfalls. IMO it starts with the promoters needing to uphold they’re own rules and being willing to punish those that do wrong. Money doesn’t buy the right to wreck someone else’s car. Money shouldn’t allow your chase team to act dangerously. Pyle is right, 98 percent of us do this as a hobby, a write off, etc. as mentioned, the big blue family even started out in smaller cars and I think when the boys first came out of the apple pie their first breath included some Baja dust (Compliment).
Now we start on the drivers, as mentioned, the money guy wants to start where it is cool and not at the bottom. What is the first thing that people hear? “I nerfed this guy” and they think, I’m going to do that, he’ll yea that makes you super cool when the truck you are driving smokes a lower class car that the truck should never be behind in the first place. Maybe rule number one SHOULD BE, NO NERFING A CLASS YOU STARTED IN FRONT OF. NORRA has a no nerfing rule. Seemed to work pretty well. Most moved fairly easily when Stella was used.
I have slammed some hard hits driving along all alone with know one near me in clear air. I have slammed holes so hard it has switched switches off and things start getting hot. Ever hook up so hard hard at 90+ mph that your positive some one nerfed the poop out of you? Glance in the mirror to see nothing in the dust behind you? Then it happens again! Leaving you wondering …. How in the hell could some one drive up on you in your dust to nerf you realizing your hauling ass!?!?!?
If not your going slow.
I call bs. I think I would set a air bag off at my normal race pace. No way some wazoo clap trap sensor would work in my truck.
Yeah I’m just addressing one side of the many sided issue. Etiquette is important. Sometimes that comes with experience…. And experience takes time. Always going to be one bad apple out there. Just as long as it’s not a UTV entering class one I’m cool with whatever . I know that there are a lot of very experienced UTV racers …. Good racer etiquette would be not signing up your UTV in the open class. That goes for the vast majority of that class as well as class 10.Like leaving the unlimited classes without minimum weights? Let men race like men. (And let women race like women too)
That accomplishment means nothing with regards to racer etiquette. (Which is a large part of this licensing discussion) But it does mean you are fast and reliable! Being a fast driver with a reliable vehicle is certainly an accomplishment, just doesn’t tell the whole story is all.
random name draws at the driver meeting for cool free stuff from race sponsors would work better, carrots are funner than sticks
I remember many years ago studying for a test, paying a fee, testing and eventually I got my drivers license. Do I speed? Yep! Always use my turn signal? Nope! Etc, etc . . .
You can make people take a test and pay a fee, but what happens out on course is TOTALLY DIFFERENT. Who makes sure everyone follows the rules? My word against yours! Got it on video? That is evidence. Other than that . . .
They can do this part already.
I don't know man. The world is full of people with useless master's degrees, buried up to their eyeballs in student debt that they'll never live long enough to pay back, stocking shelves at the supermarket on the graveyard shift for minimum wage.Fact is education can solve a lot of problems. Majority of bad things happen to people that didn’t know any better.