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I always thought I knew about driving 10/10ths on the street because of some absolutely crazy driving I did when I was 17. (dumb dumb dumb)

My first time out on an autocross course I realized that I'd been driving at 9/10ths on the street because I was always warry of the car stopped around the bend, or the deer lurking in the bushes, or the patch of gravel washed into the road from the last rain, or the person backing out of his driveway, or.. *shudder* children in the street.

Driving on a closed course allows for conscience free 10/10ths driving. Even a cone course in a parking lot is more of an adrenaline rush than an illegal backroads blast.

I've been racing at drag strips and autocross courses... both are easily accessible and cheaper than a slow night at the bar.
 

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Remember "chicken"... head-on runs?
Remember "fast draw"... wild west gun fights?

The young have a sense that they are invulnerable... and a sense that they gain power by performing deeds.
It's as old as History.

Then, you become older... and I guess this is the sense of "wiser".
 

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That sucks. o.o; Fortunately, our cars aren't fast enough to worry about that.

No seriously, just kidding.

It's a terrible, terrible story/accident. Street racing is stupid. Immature. Whatever. It's sad.

I wish I could say this will affect me but I know it won't.
Part of the lure is the fact that it's illegal and you're not supposed to be doing it.

I've never been to a legal track but honestly it doesn't seem as enticing, except for the possibility to have actual good equipment to time yourself with.

That and I don't wanna get laughed at just for showing up. (You know, with a base Escort & virtually no mods.) Frankly, I'm just not good enough, I suppose. (Yet.)

Haha, when it comes down to it, I'd rather wreck my car than look like a fool screwing up and getting in the way at an autocross course. How sad is that? :roll:

I get in enough wrecks from stupid people hitting me as it is, not like a few more will matter. :lol:

Meh. I'm stupid and lazy.

... My car sucks. ;)
 

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sad to hear that some people just don't get it.... anycar... anytime... can kill.... i've personally seen it happen, and known peopel who street racing has effected, people know the consequences, yet somehow, they say "it won't be me"... yea you moight walk off out of the twisted metal... but i bet soemone will be dead... i mean seriously is the risk of killing someone, or yourself really worht the adrenaline rush?.... i dunno guess you'll just have to learn the hard way, which we al hope you don't.... butstreet racing is illegal for a reason... peopel die and get hurt... you can't control the environment.. the animals running in the street, the kids playing ball.... that lady that just got off the late shift turning the corner...::chills:: i've seen what can happen guys.... leave the racing to the tracks... not the streets.....

Laci

PS... here in san diego they are shutting down racelegal.com here at quaLcomm stadium.... so i know ima be seeing a LOT more peopel on the news gewtting killed... the city is f***ing retarded... i've emailed a lot of government officials, and honestly only one guy replied without a autoresponse.... i'm hoping we don't lost our legal races friday nights.. honestly the streets seem a lot more dangerous without em.... i hope some of you will realize the consequences before you have them dealt to you....
 

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Meh. I've already been in several... I dunno if you'd call them street racing, but 'dumb' accidents. Going as fast as I could down a residential street, other stuff... We've got this really popular thing in STL called midnight madness where they go from... Well, like 10 PM to five or six AM (not really sure how long it lasts.) Ten bucks for as many runs as you want. It's pretty cool, they do it once a month (maybe once every two weeks?) during the summer.

Only problem is it's like 20 or 30 miles away, across the river. :lol:
 

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Well, at least he and his brother lived, and he learned his lesson. I just hope that a lot of other street racers out there read this and think before they line up. It's a shame that someone has to break their neck to realize the dangers of street racing. one can only hope that others learn from this painful lesson. best wishes on a speedy recovery
 
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