Originally Posted by BigBlockRanger
I like watching NHRA. Fuel cars are kick *** and I dig watching prostock.
The NHRA doesn't need to overdub fake engine noises and tire squeals. lmao
Besides, I can see cocky trash talkin' douche bags all day long at my local track. Why would I want to watch more of them on tv?
While the racing on the SO show is widely known to be done in a controlled enviroment, the premise of the show is illegal street racing. Shockingly, people copycat what they see. This behavior does our hobby no favors with those that would like us all to drive Toyota Prius's. This is the bigger picture that all the flapping yaps on the internet seem to ignore.
I couldn't agree more. Any show on the idiot box that promotes the 'premise' of illegal street racing is just simply callous and is showing NO responsibility for their actions for teaching impressionable minds that its simply OK to ignore the safety of them selves and any innocent people and property around them IMO.
Good, bad or indifferent, that's why the sanctioning bodies were formed in the first place.
Wally Parks and others took a hobby off the streets where people were getting hurt and killed and placed it in the publics mind as an acceptable sport where it was allowed to grow into what it is today, a controlled environment where safety is the prime objective.
What little that I've watched this drama mongering show promotes lack of concern for safety and focuses on trash talk and selling sponsors products. Period.
'Reality TV'. It's anything but real. And it is self serving.
As far as the IHRA is concerned, it's their sanctioning body and they can run it any way that they see fit. If participants don't like the way that it's run, it's a free country, go find another sanctioning body to run under.
Personally, I can agree with them not allowing them to be licensed to run on their tracks. You can't be licensed to run on any track without first having enough brains and experience to get a regular drivers license first any way. That also takes into account the people that don't have the moral responsibility to not drink and drive and loose their driving privileges for the street.
In part, IMO, it's a window on societies current consensus to not have to be responsible for it's actions.
I'll get off of my soap box now.