OK, Ken. I'll try and stay as calm as I can about this. You state: "when
can things be debated". My contention: most, if not all, of the debate
here is pointless, as most of us where not there, know very little about
the subject, and have little input to any possible remedies. All we have
here is a bunch of mostly uninformed people putting out half baked
"ideas" based on nothing but their imaginations.
I am especially annoyed when people make definitive statements that have
no sound foundation. Statements such as "the Handford Device killed
another driver". Or "Greg Moore died because of his hand injury".
The few people who post here that are involved on racing on a daily
basis are telling us to wait until the investigators do their job.
They'ere telling us that the sanctioniung bodies, which consist of
drivers, owners, track owners, manufactureres, etc, know best how to
deal with these problems.
I am also annoyed at people spouting uninformed opinions about what
safety improvements should be made. Tire walls/***
walls/parachutes/roof flaps/gravel/grass/pavement/small motors/arm
straps. All discussions are utterly moot. For every case where one of
these things might have helped, one can cite a time when they hurt the
You are implying that all available safety measures were not in place.
If you want safe racing, you could race robotically controlled Sherman
tanks at 25 mph in a *** encased straight line. But nobody would want
The debate is, how safe is too safe? I can state that for every safety
measure that is included, an additional one can be implemented. And so
on, ad infinitum. The only way to make motor racing perfectly safe is to
ban it, and I don't want that. How safe should it be? Where is the line
drawn? Who gets to draw the line?
Not to be excessively morbid, but too much safety, too much security can
lead to too much recklessness. If there is no negative consequence to
recklessness or poor self-control, or lack of skill on the race track,
then there is one less reason to race.
Motor racing should not be a "safe" pursuit.
And I am angry at your continued assertions that somebody screwed up.
Please stop making that claim.