“...you may want to tone down the party atmosphere just a bit, not stop the race, just subdue the tone.”
Why? For what reason?
I don’t think you really understand racing, or race fans.
Stuff happens. The race goes on. If you can’t handle that then stay home.
And yes, you are sounding like a whiny liberal. That’s not an attack it is an observation.
wow, thanks hardliner. no, I’m as conservative as they come and when you get a bunch of people hurt, even in an extremely rare fluke, in my personal opinion, decency should direct you to go about your business as normal, but with a subdued tone out of respect for the dozens of people having been hurt less than a day before under very similar circumstances. Nothing hardline here - just don’t get carried away just because it’s a long anticipated event.
There were 3 people killed during a CART race at MIS some years ago. It didn’t mean the end of racing at MIS.
They raised the height of the fence and reinforced it a bit more. In fact I believe that accident was what lead to wheel tethers in NASCAR.
Frankly, reasonable safety improvements are the best possible tribute.