BJ let his followers know where he stands..
I can't say I fully disagree.. Definitely not in this harsh of a manner ("Destroy" your personal vehicle) but people know this is a race course. I don't think Apdaly is to blame for this circumstance. Why would you enter a race course when you know there are trophy trucks on the horizon? And if so, do it responsibly and know where/when to exit if a vehicle does come.. You can't protect people if they don't protect themselves.Do you think anyone with more than 3 brain cells will follow this guys stand?
Relax Pete! I know you are a racer but you have to see the other side of the story (even if it´s told by fans). It´s ok to bump race vehicles but not civilian vehicles during a Baja 500 or any other race. A fan was hurted (maybe not so much) inside the truck that Apdaly nerfed and bumped to continue leading the race.i DELIBERATELY nerf people all the time??? how the hell do you think people pass in desert racing???? NO one is required to yield(in my book) until they are bumped, they can if they want to when they know there is someone behind , but it is not required......rg wont move AFTER bumped, nor will many others....solution for that??? harder hit, sorry but true.....you non racers are killing me, YOU HAVE NO CLUE WHAT IT IS REALLY LIKE!!!!!
Honestly from what I have seen of the kid is he only knows one speed and that's foot to the floor. Smooth and steady are not words he knows lol. He takes "checkers or wreckers" to a whole new level. Just watch him drive a SST truck it's the same way. I guess that's what happens when you don't need to pay for anything yourself and you have no fear because you don't know any different.The only one who needs to be OK with Apdalys actions is Clyde Stacey, without Clyde there is no Apdaly .
Clyde is the enabler it just depends on his level of ethics and value of human safety is the price Clyde determines how much a win is worth, obviously team orders are win at all cost .Ultimately that is the deciding factor that insures the longevity of our sport s existence, the more collateral damage an event produces the higher risk of future races being canceled grows. Ultimately one person’s judgment call or standard can have an overall effect on the future for everyone else. It would be a shame if years of racing history ended because of a 20 year old kid’s perception of winning over human safety is decided by a trophy for his boss
First, like I said before, I probably never would have touched the truck myself unless I followed him for a solid 30 seconds to a full minute, then I might have tried tapping him to let him know I needed to get by.
To answer your question, IF I knew that the truck rolled, I 100% would have stopped to make sure they occupants of the vehicle were okay before continuing on (case in point, I stopped at the 2012 Baja 1000 for about 2-3 minutes to check on Bryce's dad who rolled his prerunner while "chasing" Bryce down the live race course. Granted I didn't cause the accident, but as a human being I do have regard for other people's lives).
To say Apdaly knew he rolled the truck and continued on is an accusation that nobody knows the answer to. I believe he truly didn't know he had rolled the truck.
Pat is right, Apdaly should not be DQ'd, but like I said in my previous post, there needs to be a precedent on key issues that occurred during this Baja 500 in preparation for the Baja 1000 in November.
But don't so many of us do it anyways? Do most of us walk around the streets of US drunk and with beer in our hands? Do most of us go to strip clubs in U.S. and try to get laid? Do we drive around in race trucks? NO. I'm not disrespecting Baja more than it already does itself with corruption so don't tell me that I'm disrespecting it when I speak my truth,Very disrespectful to the people of Baja. Just because it's Mexico doesn't give us the right to do whatever the hell we want.