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Old 08-15-2010, 03:12 PM
 
Location: Lafayette, Louisiana
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FOXNews.com - Witnesses describe 'nightmare' as truck slams into spectators, kills 8 at off-road Calif. race
Standing WAY TOO CLOSE to the race.
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Old 08-15-2010, 06:27 PM
 
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Its beeen reported that California oddly is the only sate that allows such unguarded racing without barriers for crowd control.Bet this will bring huge lawsuits since its reported that the organizers actaully don't provide any control on crowds.
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Old 08-15-2010, 06:34 PM
 
Location: The Circle City. Sometimes NE of Bagdad.
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^^ Not true, AZ and NV also allow this type of racing.
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Old 08-15-2010, 09:45 PM
 
Location: Chicago
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I'm always amazed spectators don't get killed on a regular basis at WRC-type rallies. There's some pretty scary footage out there of an old Group B Audi Quattro zooming through a spectator stage at roughly 80mph and idiots are actually stepping out to touch the car as it passes by. Absolutely insane.
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Old 08-15-2010, 10:02 PM
 
Location: U.S.A.
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This is tragic however quite predictable.
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Old 08-15-2010, 10:16 PM
 
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I'm always amazed spectators don't get killed on a regular basis at WRC-type rallies. There's some pretty scary footage out there of an old Group B Audi Quattro zooming through a spectator stage at roughly 80mph and idiots are actually stepping out to touch the car as it passes by. Absolutely insane.
That was 25 years ago and prompted changes with penalties for organizers that don't control crowds and they'll close stages and cancel them if crowds get out of hand. The FIA doesn't mess around.

I've been on rallies too here in the USA where stages have been closed due to rowdy spectators.

Obviously what happened in California is tragic. No one goes to a race to lose their life. But also those people took a risk leaving ZERO run off room for the trucks and it is what it is. If there is a witch hunt, then it's wrong.
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