So just to clarify, are you saying....
enter alleged violation here
if no one saw it, caught on video, reports it in some form then it's okay to commit the alleged violation? Because you didn't get caught?
Wow. No. That is not what I said, nor meant to imply at all. To begin with, if nobody saw or filmed said event, then nobody got caught doing anything, therefore how in the heck could the unseen event be talked about here in this courtroom? Duh!
I simply replied to a question as to who should be the court jester and recommended the guy with the camera.
Look. I said this in one of my recent posts on this matter, and for the sake of clarity, I'll elaborate here:
ANYBODY who has chased a race car along a race course over the years while driving on a 2 lane highway has made an illegal pass on the opposite side of the road in an effort not to miss the next pit stop. If you claim you have not, you are either lying or just haven't chased enough miles yet.
I know I've done it no less than 5 times over the last 40 years from Baja to Reno, but with radio communication from the lead truck to confirm there were no oncoming cars. In this specific incident, the group of trucks making the pass either did not communicate via radio that the road was not clear, or they did and the guy whom we are all beating down here did not make good use of the radio message sent to him.
Do you really think there were no other similar events that took place during this race? Sure there was. This guy just happened to get caught in the act, and now he is the poster child for all that is bad while chasing a race. If he is who they say he is, he knows he was wrong here. He also knows that he may lose a given amount of business based on the video of him endangering locals on public highways. His experience in this sport speaks for itself. It was a stupid mistake, and we all make them. Because there were alleged injuries as a result of his actions, I am glad that the event was recorded. Conversely if no one got hurt, then it is just a nosy and spiteful thing to do. If the pass was safely executed, I could give a rats ass who did it, where they did it, and when.
If we open this door, whats next? A "concerned citizen" filming a crew member peeing in the bushes as he waits for his race car to arrive? That is considered indecent exposure and a school teacher could loose his career over such an event.
What I'd like to say is this:
I think this whole kangaroo court thing is a fun idea. It doesn't bog down the race thread, and offers a place to share controversial events and/or expose those who disrespect the regions that we all love to race in.
So in some cases, yes. If someone endangers the safety of others while breaking a rule, then by all means expose them. But if the safety of others was not compromised and no advantage was gained by the race car, then let it be. If you want to be the safety sheriff, then get a badge!! LOL!!!