Dear street racing enthusiasts (I use the term loosely),
I’m referencing this incident from Fox 9 news in which a bunch of punk street racers thought it was a smart idea to sucker punch an owner hard enough to land him in the hospital.
There’s a right way and a wrong way to street race. This clearly isn’t the right way. Yes, we all know that street racing is illegal, dangerous and has resulted in multiple deaths along the years. But don’t let me say that I haven’t been to a few and that they aren’t exciting, that’s a different story.
That said. GROW UP.
You’re adults now, at at least are of legal age to be one so act like it. It’s one thing to pull up to a deserted spot with lovely long straight roads and mess around, it’s another to harass business owners and physically assault them.
Not only have you tarnished the good name of street racing in general, you’ve put a literal black eye on the car hobby in general. And you wonder why people don’t take you seriously? They honestly shouldn’t at this point.
You wonder why car ownership is down, car show attendance is dwindling across the nation and the car culture is dying? It’s you. Yes, whoever did this and their ilk are the problem. Now, you’re wanted and the cops are going to be all over this kind of thing. This right here is what leads to cars being impounded and eventually crushed when the public gets fed up with your crap and mandates a law that all impounded cars from street racing go straight to the crusher, congrats because this is where we are headed.
You show up to a someone’s private business, take it over and act like you own the place. It’s enough to get a lot of people’s feathers in a ruffle. How would you like it if we came over to your house, sat on your couch, drank all your Shasta and when you got all upset about it, we punched your cat in the face because we just wanted to use your couch to watch Grey’s Anatomy?
Here’s some advice, stop being children and act like adults. Sure, show up to a place, be courteous, don’t drop trash and beer bottles and if you get asked to leave… guess what? You leave! No smokey burnouts to show your disgust, no aggressive, just polite acknowledgement that you aren’t wanted there. Sure, a few business owners are jerks about impromtu car meets at their location, I get it. That doesn’t give you the right to physically hurt someone.
Frankly, the best way to street race (not that I condone it) is in the morning, after you’re all done and long gone…
It looks like no one was there. Ghost racers.