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That motorcross helmet may be Snell rated but its not for auto racing. Its rated M for motorcycle. Its your life, just aggravates me to no end when people think its cool to be irresponsible for their own or someone elses life. I can assure you if I was tech at any of the tracks you raced at and you were required to wear a jacket, you would be wearing one, let alone be looking for a properly rated helmet. I suppose you dont even have the proper SFI flywheel, or balancer either? How old are your belts? SFI rated seat ? There is NO EXCUSE for not having the proper safety equipment EVER!
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That motorcross helmet may be Snell rated but its not for auto racing. Its rated M for motorcycle. Its your life, just aggravates me to no end when people think its cool to be irresponsible for their own or someone elses life. I can assure you if I was tech at any of the tracks you raced at and you were required to wear a jacket, you would be wearing one, let alone be looking for a properly rated helmet. I suppose you dont even have the proper SFI flywheel, or balancer either? How old are your belts? SFI rated seat ? There is NO EXCUSE for not having the proper safety equipment EVER!
You're getting your panties in a wad... all over a simple, unlined jacket... something that has zero effect on you, whatsoever. Do you truly have nothing better to do with your life, and believe that something a simple cotton unlined jacket is worth getting all pent up over? Do you have some alternate reason to try and rain on the fun parade? Geez... lol

Nothing wrong with a MX 'style' helmet. It is carbon fiber and SNELL approved. I ride dirt bikes, and am not spending another few hundred dollars on a special helmet to go to the track 1-2 times per year.

And your attempted point of bringing in tangents such as flywheels, etc? Yea, that stuff is all legal, there Mr. Safety Police.

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Don't the motocross guys hang from there seats while flying 6 storys in the air?

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Oh I have a life, and a dam good one at that. Attack all you want, but at the end of the day, know that I am not the foolish one here.
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Oh I have a life, and a dam good one at that. Attack all you want, but at the end of the day, know that I am not the foolish one here.
The ones attacking here... are the fun police. Nobody else here started it... and all over a simple unlined cotton jacket.
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If being the "fun police" is recognizing or mentioning things that can get you hurt, well then, guilty as charged. I know you're a lost cause, and it's a shame that you persist in reveling in acting reckless. The issues are more than a "cotton" jacket. A legitimate SFI approved jacket is either of Nomex construction or a chemically treated cotton that is fire retardant, not simply a cotton jacket with an sfi patch on it. Loose belts/harness, your just tempting fate.
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There are those that stand behind the "fence of life"at a safe distance, and there are those that choose to go and have fun....


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If being the "fun police" is recognizing or mentioning things that can get you hurt, well then, guilty as charged. I know you're a lost cause, and it's a shame that you persist in reveling in acting reckless. The issues are more than a "cotton" jacket. A legitimate SFI approved jacket is either of Nomex construction or a chemically treated cotton that is fire retardant, not simply a cotton jacket with an sfi patch on it. Loose belts/harness, your just tempting fate.
Thanks for your concern, but I know my car... and myself, pretty well. I've had the car since age 15, and am 45 now. It was my only car for a very long time, and served as a sole source of transportation, even when it was running in the 10's with the old 289 headed engine. It did way too much street racing back in the days when the vast majority of Fords were slow... right before all the cheap stroker parts and affordable SBF aluminum heads came out. Running a 1/4 mile at the track is actually pretty mild.

You seem like a pretty cool, intelligent guy... and even live in West Virginia like me. I wish you wouldn't start off all negative, and try to butt heads. You'd probably be a good guy to get to know.
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Why just last night I was running around my shop with scissors in my hand. AND ,I wasn't wearing safety glasses either.
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Not to get wrapped into the "fun police" debate, but I'll mention the attitude of the techs and handlers at the local track is quite strict on personal safety gear and proper use. You get one warning, and then you are kicked off the property. Almost all the racers support the attitude, as they know - if one guy gets burned or killed that will be the end of the track for everyone, and it will never return. Nobody wants to drive hours to one of the few other remaining tracks, nor be known as "that guy" who lost the local track for everyone else.

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Hey so I don't want to get in the fight, but the talk about safety reminded me of when I would race bikes in a tshirt and jeans at this track, and back then it was guardrail. I kinda regret being that reckless. I remember people were rolling dice in the burnout box, giving you a "helpful" push off the start line, hearing about people getting stabbed over $5 bets, and yeah it was pretty much an experience. I haven't been back in 5 years or so but it doesn't look like it's calmed down much. I think the weekly street races honestly were safer. Not safe, but safer than nights at Yello belly.

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Hey so I don't want to get in the fight, but the talk about safety reminded me of when I would race bikes in a tshirt and jeans at this track, and back then it was guardrail. I kinda regret being that reckless. I remember people were rolling dice in the burnout box, giving you a "helpful" push off the start line, hearing about people getting stabbed over $5 bets, and yeah it was pretty much an experience. I haven't been back in 5 years or so but it doesn't look like it's calmed down much. I think the weekly street races honestly were safer. Not safe, but safer than nights at Yello belly.

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That's what I'm talking about. I've been wanting to see that for a long time. Thanks for posting.
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