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Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 185
posted December 19, 2005 07:36 AM  
I'll post this on this forum and the street stock forum. The link came from another forum and after I read it, I must admit that I didn't think people like this really existed. Take the time to read it and please note that his email address is at the bottom of the article. He sounds educated, but man what an a$$.


[This message has been edited by UFnARacing (edited December 19, 2005).]

Dirt Freak

Total posts: 440
posted December 19, 2005 07:56 AM  
Well, as much as he doesn't like the noise, he still went! Probably had a good time too.

Dirt Forum Champ
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posted December 19, 2005 08:56 AM  
I dont think that guy would know a good time if she was sittin in his lap.


Dirt Forum Champ
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posted December 19, 2005 11:04 AM  
WOW! Makes auto racing out to be purely redneck! Promotes aggressive driving, roadrage? Living in an overcrowded metropolis is what caused road rage for me, i.e.-southern California(nuthin wrong w/Cali, but the traffic around the major cities is horrendous-Same for St. Louis and other major cities). Not long after moving to a rural area and getting into racing, my driving agression went from the highways to the raceways. And obesity caused by sittin in the stands and eating junk food? Please! I've seen more fat people in the city sittin around the Idiot-box eating Twinkies doing absolutely nothing, yet it's hard working racers who draw young kids to the track, who in turn work their butts off to become the next great thing. Racers got their start from hard workin moonshiners, but unfortunely the stigma still sticks. Racers have worked hard to improve that image, offering programs for children, needy or not. Guys like this who spend one nite at the racetrack and formulate their first impression into one of recklessness and "redneckness" outta spend one nite in the inner city where they've more problems than poor, fat, deaf kids of racers. Granted, some tracks out there are a little wild at times, but I'm sure they still have more fun than than they would sittin at home next to the X-box with their pistol on their lap waitin for somebody to break in and try to swipe their $1000 "toy". If they wanna see why kids today are fat, then they need to get outta their recliner and go out to the playgrounds and see how empty they are. Then maybe A*S*S*H*O*L*E*S like this will understand that racing is'nt such a bad thing anyway. Let 'em eat the junk food, one nite a week ain't gonna cause 'em to balloon up. And hey, if they're worried about the noise, well most tracks sell earplugs pretty cheap. Beats gangbangin in the city!

Dirt Roller

Total posts: 14
posted December 19, 2005 12:49 PM  
if that guy would have went to highschool when i did it's probably my fault he wrote that article, cause i KNOW i would of knocked the **** out of him everyday for no reason!!! LMAO!!! what an idiot!!

Dirt Forum Champ
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posted December 19, 2005 02:51 PM  
that's the kind of guy i like to cut off in traffic and then slow down...

Dirt Forum Racer

Total posts: 79
posted December 19, 2005 02:53 PM  
I once gave the opporutunity for someone like this to take a few laps in a restrictor plate Go-Kart (I was 15 at the time). After 5 laps with a few other karts out there, he pulled in and views were completely changed. It's the same with the people that don't think racing is a sport. Chess is a sport, but they don't run around in it. If these people think that racing isn't a sport, then I suggest they suit up and get in on the Richard Petty Driving Experience and take some laps. There are the stubborn ones that'll always feel this way, but the majority of them fail to realize that Auto Racing IS the number one spectator sport in the country. Like it or not, and we don't have felons on the track either. You don't hear of nascar stars being arrested for attempted murder, assault wiht a deadly weapon.. Etc..

Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 118
posted December 19, 2005 05:41 PM  
The way to beat back people like this is to fight back in a way that they understand. Do your homework first. Start a list of how much money is spent locally at track and around town. This is revenue for taxes. This includes buying gas, eats, motels, etc. Especially include out of town people. Maybe quiz people as they enter the gate. This way you have figures to have your own press release. Make a big point of how far people come to race or watch, maybe a 5 state area draw. This is what these people understand. You may not like them and what they are doing, but this way you can fight back. BIGG C

Dirt Freak

Total posts: 255
posted December 20, 2005 05:41 AM  
I think we sould take the time to voice our opinion to Mr. Owen. His email is there and I will show the email that I send. This is our passion I need to explain why. Please don't respond if your going to be rude or careless. These guys need no more reasons to close tracks, tax race fuel, over price insurance premiums, the list goes on and on.
ltr spde

Dirt Forum Racer

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posted December 20, 2005 12:04 PM  

I don't think he's worth wasting my time or energy on?

Dirt Roller

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posted December 27, 2005 08:12 AM  
Yeah; I saw that on another forum. It's amazing how a Political Science professor has so much knowledge on an economic subject The guy's a tool who used absolutely no factual information in his assessment. Anyone involved in statistics or economics will tell you that you can't make judgments and assessments based purely on what your eyes see. Are high levels of smoking, obesity, etc. a cause of racing? It's highly unlikely. Correlation does not prove causation. He pointed to statistics of aggressive driving as though racing caused them. ***? 57% of drivers in Miami report having driven aggressively. Whoopity doo...what does that have to do with racing? Most people who race I've heard drive less aggressively on the road. What's the thrill in cutting off a semi when you can come out of a turn 3-wide with the throttle pegged? But, I guess we shouldn't expect a political science professor to understand this. He does, after all, fill the minds of up-and-coming far-left liberals.

If his ramblings posed even a miniscule threat to the plight of racing in Indiana I'd personally take the time to do some actual research on the subject to try to capture the economic benefits to racing in Indiana. But, considering that only his hard-left leaning comrades (who have luckily been outnumbered in the Indiana legislature now and complained horribly when the now conservative legislature approved a *GASP* balanced budget) are the only ones who might take him seriously, I'll just let his babbling fall on deaf ears.

Dirt Forum Racer

Total posts: 89
posted December 27, 2005 09:56 AM  
I've been racing in New York State for about 15 years and last winter I drove through the Miami/Ft. Lauderdale area of Florida. I have to say that's probably the most aggressive highway driving I've ever seen. Worse than NY City, New Jersey, Boston. So, a survey taken there surely will result in a high evidence of road rage. I kid you not, my speedometer never saw the lower side of 80 and it seemed as though I was the slowest car on the highway! There is no way that type of driving could be considered average or typical for the rest of the United States.

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