View Poll Results: Which presidential ticket is best for the interests of trackday/racing enthusiasts

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  • The McCain ticket

    8 34.78%
  • The Obama ticket

    7 30.43%
  • I don't know. Is there an election? I have been too busy tuning my 12 way shocks.

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Thread: McCain or Obama, which one is better for track day and racing interests?

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    Master of Disaster SteveLevin's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by Richard EVO View Post
    Maybe you should worry that Obama will get elected and the economy will get going really great like it did when Clinton was president
    Under Clinton? Let's be clear. We are current dealing with the financial crisis which is the legacy of the Clinton years. The only reason the economy didn't collapse back in 2000 -- under Brother Bill -- was because all the financial policies which allowed the money to flow freely even though by every other metric the economy should have been taking a dump.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Olitho View Post
    Is that why I cannot register or get a green sticker for either my two-strokes and even my newest four-stroke motorcycle? If an off-road motorcycle can get on the radar, I am sure our track cars can, too.
    Quote Originally Posted by Olitho View Post
    Actually I am afraid that we may lose tracks to things like housing tracts and noise abatement.
    A track up north in Fresno never got built due to community environmental concerns.

    I am concerned that environmental law will say we are indulging in a sport that cannot be tolerated any longer due to greenhouse gasses.
    If I cannot get an off-road license for my two-strokes any longer because of CARB and DMV regulations that came into effect about six years ago, how long can I expect to drive my race car? I can't even off-road license my new four-stroke.

    I am concerned that contract interpretation and run-away jury verdicts may bankrupt our track day organizers and subsequently the tracks.
    I have anecdotal experience with the once great off-road parks, Saddleback, Indian Dunes and Escape Country, getting closed due lawsuits despite the waivers that were signed.

    Well said, Oli. Those are very legitimate concerns that all of us Motorsport lovers should be thinking about when we vote (and when we explain our sport to 'normal people' who just don't get it )

    The banning of 2-stroke dirtbikes you mentioned is a PERFECT example of ecomentalists getting their influence all the way to an executive office. Why not ban all cars with carburetors, too? Cars with modified exhaust? No catalytic converter? - These things really are only a pen stroke away from leaving some stuffy legislator's desk, with an eco-mentalist group banging his door down. It could VERY easily happen, just as it did with 2-stroke bikes; and for the exact same (stupid) reasons.



    Overall, I think this is more of a States issue than a Federal one. But, it does help to have a President in office who will promote freedom rather than regulation; someone who will stand up for common sense instead of bending to a special interest group. To me, Obama's refusal to back nuclear energy (against all scientific evidence, history, and logic) shows that he is heavily influenced by the eco-mental fringe of the Democratic party.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Richard EVO View Post
    Maybe you should worry that Obama will get elected and the economy will get going really great like it did when Clinton was president....
    1994 - 2004 = Republican congress = economy booming

    2006 - 2008 = Democratic congress = complete economic meltdown


    Keeping in mind that Congress approves the Federal budget and the President's tax policy, sets monetary policy, controls the purse strings to most Federal spending, and overall has WAY more influence on our national economy than the President, would you please explain the above phenomenon?

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    ^^^ Republican dirty tricks.
    The deposed former Sheriff of trackHQ . . .

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    2006 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution IX MR 6-MT - when I need a backseat, 4-doors, or a real trunk, and still want to haul ass . . .

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    I agree with Richard.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hakeem View Post
    I agree with Richard.
    ^2nd

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