I am not one to follow, but are the risks at such high speeds really worth it? Just like air shows?
It is all entertainment, but is this a more riskier form of spectator sport for the participant?
“I am not one to follow, but are the risks at such high speeds really worth it?”
Nah. We should ban it. We should ban anything where anybody might get hurt. /S
Why don’t you just stay home and hide under your covers.
The rest of us will decide for ourselves what risks we are willing to take.
50-100 high school athletes die every year in the United States. Sadly, these things happen.
You just wouldn’t understand so I won’t even go beyond to just tell you to opine on things you know something about.
We who are involved in this level of the sport do it because we love it, understand the consequences and accept that as what comes with the territory just as a soldier (done that too) understands the consequences of volunteering or striving to do what we do because it is what we do best. Live life to the fullest and have no regrets as to our fate.
For the family left behind, the racing community will make sure they are taken care of just as the military families do when a soldier has given the ultimate sacrifice. Having lived the life if both professions, they are very similar as to the sense of family that runs through them.
Some forms of racing are used as development labs for technology that eventually shows up in your street car and saves lives. ABS and traction control was perfected at the racetrack and then used in production cars, saving innumerable lives.