Wheelworks – Racing Cars Can Be Dangerous
August 20th, 2019 by James Chartres
The pure physics of driving several cars around a confined space at the limits of adhesion is a recipe for disaster. Add the macho testosterone effects that racing does to the chemical make up of the body; and it is no wonder that we have contact on the race track. In fact race cars have been running into each other the second two cars were placed on the track at the same time.
The more cars on the track and the closer the competition usually means more contact, cars with fenders means even more contact. SCCA has always been about racing. The fact that SCCA has a very evolved Steward program is evidence that SCCA understands the need to make sure racing is not a contact sport.
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