jtortorete

Prp night of fire 3 day event and the future

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Andamo,

Thanks for your reply. I, as do many racers agree with you, that guard rails are not the safest method to prevent a car from leaving the track racing surface. I also know the track owners, the Tedesco's, and the track manager, Greg Miller, would install concrete if there was any chance they could.

As I said, I have raced at this track since the 60's. I have no direct interest in this track other then, i consider it my "home" track. Over those many years I have never seen anyone put more money into this track then the present owners and track manager. They are die hard racer's themselves, and have made many safety improvements including the newest under drainage and track paving.

Yes, they may have made improvements that are not direct to the racing, but we all enjoy those improvements, these improvements all support the facility as a business, which is what it needs to be. Because it is does not make money it will not exist much longer, like the other tracks in our area disappeared.

I am sure everyone remembers PID and of course "Mercer" if you want to talk about safety issues look at how those tracks were. They raced fuel funny cars and aa/fuel roadsters their!!!

As a 69 year old racer, I would like to have 6 foot high concrete, with safer barriers in front like NASCAR, but our sport does not generate the income to have that kind of improvement. So I understand, when the owners have the money "PRP will get concrete

In the mean time as I hit the 1000 foot, I squeeze my checks, put my hand on the chute lever, and say thank God I still have a place to race!!

P.S. Have you ever hit a concrete wall? As a racer, I like the steel guard rails better. How many people have seen cars go over the concrete walls at major events?

We participate in a dangerous sport, but a sport with a good safety record. Do bicyclist change their safety harnesses every two years, whether needed or not like, drag racers??

Don't worry be happy!

Jt
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