“The guy who invented the first wheel was an idiot. The guy who invented the other three, HE was a genius.”.........."Just think how stupid the average person is, and then realize that half of them are even stupider!"
One race still to go and it has been 1 and 3/4 hours. Looking like a 2 hour round of racing, which makes for a half midnight finish without runoff's.
I know today was a work day, but think this meeting should have started at half 5 at the latest if not 5pm.
Yet another reason to look at restricting qualifying numbers. If meetings go till then, speedway just adds more ammunition to the nearby residents who dislike noise very late at night, and complain to councils, which can only end badly for the sport as a whole.
If we as a sport look inconsiderate of the wider public by making noise till then, we will end up with a sport severely restricted countrywide, as to where tracks can run, and when till.
I know its a championship, and we need to get this meeting thru, but going forward as a sport we need to manage this problem better.
Agree, but also not sure of the solution. The class has an issue of its own success.
May be run this championship on a long weekend where Monday is a holiday. I know HB doesn't fall under Auck or Well anniversary weekends, but the locals could do sat and sun without involving work days if it was those weekends with early start. Travelling fans and drivers would need time off anyway.
Run sat and sun and start at 4 or 5. Public will be more tolerant to noise duration if it starts early.
Post by Go Slideways on Jan 15, 2021 22:25:39 GMT 12
Harley Robb qualified.
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