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Re: WERA Boycotters at Nelson Ledges
Racing is inherently dangerous. There are enough dangers w/o adding some that are preventable. Granted, the danger is part of the apeal, but unnecessary danger a la walls that are 20-30 years too close are just stupid.
I hear what you are saying about choosing to go through a dangerous corner slower, but come on, this is racing, not a track day. They can't be compared. If I ask the guy gridded next to me to agree to only go through t1 at the safe 50 insead of the 100mph that is possible, he'd look at me like I had 18 heads. It's just not reasonable.
The fact of the matter is that the track *is* out of date, and *can* be changed/saved. It just takes money. Period.
Unfortunately, the problem gets worse every year as the track gets worse less events go there compounding the "affordability" of upgrades and maintenance. The track needs one of two things, maybe both: some good sponsors, or a benefactor.