Street Racing: No Excuses

This topic really isn’t up for debate. Street racing is dangerous. It doesn’t make you cool. It doesn’t give you street cred. Think about the innocent lives that could be ruined, or even lost, because two people want race on a public street. Do a search online for “street racing accidents” and you can read news-story after news-story about street racing accidents and the related deaths. It’s a huge problem across the world, but it’s even more of a problem on the congested streets in the Permian Basin. Those of us who have been here for years know that we’re bursting at the seams. Our streets aren’t as empty as they used to be. Even though it was dangerous, most of us raced on 42nd at one time or another. For the younger crowd reading this, trust me…You’ll look back one of these days and realize how dangers and stupid it is/was. There was a young man who lost his life on 42nd just before Christmas in 2014. An innocent person was also sent to the hospital as part of the race. Some of you reading this knew those involved personally and we know you’re likely still hurting from the loss that was experienced. It was a terrible tragedy, no doubt, but it could have been avoided all together had they made the conscious decision to not race on the streets.

We at Caprock Motorplex want to do all we can do to help reduce street racing in the Permian Basin. Not only can you come out to any Test and Tune and settle your grudges, but this year we are teaming up with the Mexico Racing League to host street related events. If you haven’t been to a street event at Caprock Motorplex, you’ve missed out on some amazing nights. These events are always packed with hundreds of cars, trucks and bikes. You won’t have any problems finding out who the fastest person on the street is. Not only will you get to know how much smack the other person has been talking, but you’ll get to see for yourself how fast you really are. You’ll quickly find out if you need to work on your shifting or your launches. What better place to do it than in a controlled environment?

Caprock Motorplex is the safest and smartest place to settle your grudges in the Permian Basin. Think about it… There’s a 0% chance of an innocent person pulling out in front of you. There’s a 0% chance of you getting a ticket. There’s a 0% chance of you going to jail for speeding. There’s a 0% chance of you losing your license or possibly getting your ride impounded. Again…Think about it.

Save it for the strip. We’ll see you in the staging lanes… Be safe.

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