April 13, 2015
What kind of Mickey Mouse organization allows cars to run tracks the wrong way?
Another instructor was killed at a track event because owners refuse to do the right thing.
I really don't want to hear from the "Motorsport is dangerous" crowd, most of them probably don't race or instruct and in any case there a clear line between dangerous and plain idiotic.
I don't know the company, Exotic Driving, that ran this particular event, it seems to be one of those "experience" organizations that include the MSRP with the cars specs. but the track is owned by Disney and operated by Richard Petty a name that should carry a modicum of respectability and responsibility beyond cashing checks.
Evidently Disney allowed someone to decide it would be fine to run cars clockwise on a track designed to be a counterclockwise oval and Exotic Driving was fine with it.
What could possibly go wrong?
What tragically happened here however does not take a rocket scientist to calculate. A car lost control on the fastest part of the track and skidded into the ARMCO protecting the service position. The ARMCO is placed to protect from cars coming in the opposite direction, hit from the wrong side it transforms into a deadly spear.
Another driving instructor killed and a driver's life possibly ruined for no reason other that organizers thinking about cashing checks first.
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