First off it was Phoenix, which has traditionally been a mess since Nascar racing 2003. I watched the replay, and although some of the 14 yellows may have been avoidable, I honestly did not see anyone wrecking intentionally.
I think this whole thing has gotten way out of hand if guys are talking about leaving. There is no need for anyone to do that. We will very rarely have a race like Dover when we do not have any yellows. Real races (doesn't matter what class, car, division ) has accidents, it's part of racing. I can go to any track on a Saturday night and ask some ole codger who will wreck before the feature starts and he can tell me.
The admins are doing a great job week in and week out. Do I always like the call, No, however, I have chosen by signing up and paying for this league to let them be the officials, and make the calls, and honor the calls they make. Be sure to read the words I have chosen, no one forced me to race here, no one made me sign up, and certainly no one is making me stay.
Can we make things better, yeah maybe. Can drivers make better choices about staying out, changing two tires, etc.....yeah maybe, but wouldn't that kind of take the fun out of it?
I was mad as hell Monday night going from 3rd to 23rd with about 1500 feet left in the race, but you know what, it was my decision to try and pass Angelo, if I had choose to not go low and try, I would have ended up 3rd. What other game/sim can you think of that can bring up this kind of emotion? When we get good finish we feel great, we get interviewed, and it's a ton of fun, when we wreck, we get mad, were not happy, what other computer game can bring this type of emotion and excitement?
I'm not saying no one should complain, or bring things up that can make things better........I don't think there is anyone in this league, or at least on Monday nights, that wrecks people intentionally. I do believe there are some guys that have not been doing this that long and would benefit from getting with some guys that have, and maybe working with them a little. And when I say work them, I am talking about race craft.....not learning how to drive. When to pass, when not to pass, when to let a guy go, when to race them, etc.....I do believe that is where the problem lies.....not with any one individual.
I know I will probably get bashed for this post, but it is what I believe. I really like the format laid out here on Mondays, I am not fast enough nor do I have the time to try and make the Pro series on IRacing, I was fortunate enough to get into the pro series once, and it is a huge time endeavor, I just don't have that luxury anymore. So this is my main race of the week, and I actually care about what goes on in it. Let the bashing begin