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Started by K3 Chris Onwiler, May 04, 2007, 05:26:39 AM
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Quote from: K3 Chris Onwiler on May 08, 2007, 01:50:04 PMI can remember what I feel to have been a turning point in motorsports. I don't remember the year, but the series was Formula 1, and the players were Ayrton Senna and Alain Prost. It was the final race of the season, and one of them would be champion. Senna had a few more points before the race, but if Prost beat him to the checker, Prost would be champion.At the green flag, Prost got the lead. When they arrived at turn 1, Senna went straight, T-boning Prost and taking them both out of the race. Now Senna would be crowned champion. In my opinion, it was the lowest lhing I'd ever seen, but it seemed like that move reset the bar for doing what it takes to win. Hell, in NASCAR they "turn" each other all the time. That shit is plain wrong. At least in pro racing the drivers don't have to pay for their own cars, but that kind of driving can still get someone hurt or killed. Dale Ernhart got turned. He died.Club racing is supposed to be for fun. If you crash someone to pass them, what are you costing that person? Maybe his bike is destroyed and he can't race. Maybe he's hurt and can't work or pay his bills. That's racing? THAT'S BULLSHIT!PLAIN AND SIMPLE, BARGING YOUR WAY PAST SHOULD GET YOU SUSPENDED. If I punch someone in the nose because they won't get out of my way at the checkout counter, I go to jail. But if I punt someone at the track because I can't pass them otherwise, that's racing? I don't think so. I've been knocked down twice by overly agressive passers, and both of them later acted like I should have gotten out of the way. Well I behaved like a citizen, but the man in me wanted to beat them with a crowbar. WHO THE FUCK does ANYONE think they are to knock another rider down in order to make a pass? Hell, I SAW Steve Divver get his back broken because some asshole couldn't wait 2 seconds to make a pass, and that was in a Friday practice session! Steve will NEVER be the same. No $3 trophy would ever be worth that, much less some jerk trying to win a practice session.Last summer I SAW the lead expert punt the last amateur as he lapped him. That Am was my friend. The crash cost him a concussion, all his bodywork, a helmet, a suit repair, and the usual footpeg, clip-on, lever, fairing bracket damage. He was out for the weekend. Was that expert right to punt some guy on his second race weekend ever in order to maintain his lead? Hell, the expert wouldn't have even said shit to the amateur if I hadn't gone over and shamed him.This level of agression is out of hand for club racing. Nobody needs to get killed over a wood plaque. If you think it's OK to hurt people for sport, sell your bikes and take up boxing. Trackday ediquite my ass. It's about behaving like a human being.
Quote from: G 97 on May 08, 2007, 02:16:08 PMPlease show me where anyone has ever condoned running into or knocking down another rider to get by them.So making a tight pass on someone is the same as T-boning them? I fail to see what Formula One or NASCAR has anything to do with this discussion. Why is it that none of the fast guys are taking issue with close/stuff type passing ?
Quote from: zx10rblack51 on May 08, 2007, 02:56:49 PM+1 yet again. Trackdays are there to have fun and yes club racing is fun as well but some of us would like to advance past club racing to the next level and learning how to pass and be passed closely is all part of that. I like being passed closely and I have had my line changed many times and it was still a clean pass. I just wasnt fast enough at the time to not get passed and not good enough to not hold my line after being passed so that's my problem. I learn alot though every time I pass or am passed closely. Liek Garth said if you dont like the close stuff then try trackdays. ;)
Quote from: G 97 on May 08, 2007, 02:16:08 PMWhy is it that none of the fast guys are taking issue with close/stuff type passing ?
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Quote from: gsracer on May 04, 2007, 12:00:50 PMBeing from Southern Illinois...I get tired of explaining to people that I roadrace --- not motocross. The whole concept of racing a motorcycle on asphalt is pretty foreign out here in the sticks. The school secretary was surfing channels the other week and landed on Speed when there was some roadracing on and then tells me" It looked like they scraping their knees on the ground they were so close!"I got the "crazy" look after I explained that we, in fact, drag our knees on the ground --- ON PURPOSE !