gonna have to disagree with you on that one, pal
Motorsport in general is a novelty for the viewer? Hence ‘spectator sport’.
To the teams, and drivers especially, the chance of being crowned the best in the world means way more than ‘putting on a show’.
Big sponsored drifting (formula d), however, is purely for the crowd and money.
I’m inclined to disagree. They might get paid well, but a sport that is broadcast to about 20k people for a live event once a month does not make a lot of money. Certain drivers might make money with sponsorship deals, like Vaughn Gittin Jr, but honestly he could stop drifting all together and just shoot Michael Bay style commercials for Ford and probably make more. They say the way to make a small fortune in motorsports is to start off with a large one. Still true I think.
We need to revert back to the early days of racing.
Revive Fangio 2k14
Let’s just stay stuck in the mad era of motorsports forever.
Mid ‘40’s - early ‘80’s for life.
I agree. Back when the will to race didn’t require a Falken Tire and Monster sponsorship.
Back when if you wanted to race, you built a car and drove it like a mad man.
Back when people DIED for the sake of going fast.
My heart goes out to those who lost their lives in the pursuit of Motorsport.
Maybe I’m just dumb and stuck in the past, but I feel that era of racing was full of people who had nothing in their mind except for driving fast, and they would happily give their life to do it.
I just wish tracks were more accessible, honestly. We need to take note from Japan’s drift scene because they have a bunch of little tracks everywhere that are so accessible. I could only dream of driving at my local track.
^ that too.
Out here requires so many tech inspections and permits, etc.
Out there it seems like you bring your stuff to the track and use that stuff.
Yup, like just let us sign a waiver and get at it. Can’t sue if we sign a waiver ya know. Honestly, that’s why it’s hard to get into motor sports here. Most accessible thing is AutoX I think.
Yeah autox is about as easy to get into as they come. But fuck, a cone course would just plain get old after a while.
In Japan these are full size racing circuits/motorsports parks that just let the people in to have their fun.
I mean shit, what’s so wrong about just having the track open? pay a fee, sign a waiver, maybe have some staff onboard in case things get wild, and just have a good time.
Everything has to be so “organized” and “official” out here.
Just let a nigga mobilize freely.