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Msg ID: 2586172 Track safety +40/-3     
Author:Hivis1
8/5/2019 10:17:09 PM

 Attended Grandview Saturday nite,a great nite of racing.But,I cant for the life of me understand why the corner    flaggers and safety workers  don’t wear hivisibility clothing. After a caution,yellow out...the car that spun was coming around quickly to catch the field....meanwhile the 4th turn corner man was bent over digging out a piece of debris. My heart skipped a beat watching that car bear down on him,driver checked up in time. Although they may be stylish,wearing a grey shirt & black pants...at nite-on a dirt track is asking for trouble. I would think a NASCAR sanctioned track would be a little more safety conscious. Not to bash Grandview,I’ve seen it at other tracks as well. Just sayin....



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Msg ID: 2586243 Track safety +26/-0     
Author:Kingpin
8/6/2019 11:05:56 AM

Reply to: 2586172
I was there too and i know which incident you were talking about. I think Kressleys heart skipped a beat also. Not just wearing a shirt thats bright enuogh to see but maybe the gentleman working the turn should be a little more cautious. He was acting like he was picking daisies in a field. That could have been an ugly situation.


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Msg ID: 2586276 Track safety +24/-1     
Author:XFactor88
8/6/2019 1:20:05 PM

Reply to: 2586172

Complerely agree, with the recent heartbreaking tragedy that happened at Williams Grove last weekend, I hope all tracks take a serious look and analyze how they can keep everyone safe. 



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Msg ID: 2586287 Track safety +16/-7     
Author:Ghost of AC
8/6/2019 2:44:45 PM

Reply to: 2586276

Come on Grandview whats up with that .



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Msg ID: 2586421 Track safety +17/-0     
Author:CSN
8/7/2019 7:26:17 AM

Reply to: 2586172

I remember a horrible accident back in the Flemington Dirt days. Turn 4 safety worker, also a volunteer fireman, husband and father, ran out onto the track to pick up debris, yellow was out. I believe Ralph Rue had pitted and was hammer down trying to catch the pack before green, common practice. The result was a fatal accident. In my opinion no one should be on the track unless they are in a pick up with flashing lights, or they throw the red. I know fans get impatient but at the end of the day what is 5 more minutes!



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Msg ID: 2586433 my opinion is +8/-6     
Author:x16racer
8/7/2019 9:03:09 AM

Reply to: 2586421

black flag the car for driving stupid under yellow.  It's the same when a red is out the cars that don't stop.



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Msg ID: 2586492 my opinion is +8/-5     
Author:Kingpin
8/7/2019 12:28:54 PM

Reply to: 2586433
I have been going to races for almost 40 years. When cars are involved in a mishap they always speed up to join the rear of the field. And its been that way the whole 40 years i attended different tracks. Your suggestion is quite silly. If they drove slowly to rejoin the field how many extra laps of caution would that create. Think before you post


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Msg ID: 2586509 Track safety +6/-0     
Author:Dog1
8/7/2019 1:42:38 PM

Reply to: 2586421

I was also at the track that night. When it first happened, I thought it was a sack rolling on the track. It took me a minute to realize it was the track worker after he was hit landing on the track. That was a really horrific night at Flemington. I do agree that workers shouyld not be on the track under a caution. Let the trucks take care of debris. Radio the tower to tell the drivers where the debris is. The drivers racing to catch the pack has always been scary thing, to me. Especially after the one at Flemington.



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Msg ID: 2586672 Track safety +12/-2     
Author:Tomhiester
8/8/2019 1:40:28 PM

Reply to: 2586509

And after all these years at Grandview why not have any lights in the infield for drivers, track crew, photographers etc. to see what they are doing. Think about that?



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