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Re: Sad story from LaJolla

>It has been said:
>> >I was driving quite briskly...I hit a big dip at just under 70mph...
>> >...The front spoiler was intact without a scratch...
>Paul_Royal@isserv9.idx.com wrote:
>> Let's try this another way:
>> I was driving way too fast...I hit a person croosing the street.... 
>> ...I will never forgive myself...that family...will never be the same.
>> 70 through an intersection?
>Paul, I couldn't agree with you more. Fast driving has no place on the
>sidestreets and neighborhoods where our children and our grandmothers live.
>I have heard several people say that the more track time they get, whether 
>timetrials, autocross, racing, or even just driver's education events, the
>slower they drive on the surface streets. It's just not nearly as much fun
>you can have in a controlled situation, with no oncoming traffic, and no

Paul, Glenn et al......

As a racing instructor and Race driver with WAY Too many race licenses 
I'm always having people that ride with me comment on the fact that I 
NEVER speed on surface street's.....  No need to.  I need to prove 
nothing..... It does'nt impress us professionals when some "wannabe" 
tells stories like the one that started this thread, We just start making 
bet's on when the accident is going to happen (It will, TRUST Me) and how 
bad it's going to be..........  Interesting datapoint, in the last 3 
weeks Shokan has recieved 18 A4Q's that have been totaled.... Hmmmmmmmm.  
My advice for those folks that love to "Prove" how great they are behind 
the wheel.  Come out to a track event and try it for real. Bet your not 
nearly as good as you think you are..........


Eric Fletcher S.O.C.

St. Louis, Mo