Around the Track…

Around the track..obviously most of the talk in the last 3 days  revolves around the tragic circumstances at Canandaigua Motorsports Park in New York Saturday night..


Everyone has an opinion on what transpired, even those who know little or nothing about Motorsports racing..the investigation continues and it’s unlikely we’ll know the outcome for some time..


However, before we level any blame on anyone, perhaps it’s time to talk about the fact that the culture of this sport  encourages the kind of confrontation that ultimately resulted in the tragic death of Kevin Ward..


When Dale Earnhardt was killed at Daytona new safety initiatives were instituted nearly instantaneously and we have not seen a similar fatality like that since..


Perhaps it’s time for officials associated with the sport from the local tracks to the highest levels of racing to consider appropriate action that would discourage the kind of behavior that leads to incidents like the one that took place Saturday night..