lot funner than drag racing
they think were driving junkers and are going to rub fenders like the oval track guys.I am hoping to do some road racing this spring, should i fear the same? Many of you may protest my thought's on this car, but it will receive a full cage. I can count on both hands how many people have died since high school in their poorly set up cars. Street racing is to blame. They closed down the hampton dragstrip, Bridgehampton road course, Freeport raceway, the only thing left is riverhead a tiny roundy round. I am curious why they don't want you on the track (typical politics?, they dont like you passing their 40,000 dollar cars?
the only ones really using the track at the time were the BMW club and the motor cycle clubs. They didn't have the track run by staff, you rented it and ran it. They allowed though a lot of other types of cars, but not the GLH'sI would think that the car club/racing organizations would be bowing down to more people wanting to do track days/races. With this economy, they shouldn't be so picky. With that said, I realize they might want to isolate the older cars from the newer cars due to the cars' "values", but they should not be the ones to decide. If you have lets say a new $90,000 Nissan GT-R and want to take it on the track for an HPDE, you should be aware of the risks, as the owners of the older, less valuble cars should. There shouldn't be any 'favorites' but i guess nothing can be perfect
And in HPDE, one shouldn't worry about if an older, less flashy car is passing you, as it's not about racing them or other cars, but about racing yourself. So that's a big issue that needs to be stressed more often in racing organizations.
To The Pope,
That car club needs to rethink their actions of not letting you on the track because they are losing potential drivers/racers in the future, and I have no doubt that your Omni could show some of the newer cars what speed means I know SCCA let's the older Omnis run so at least they're good.