What mistakes have been made??
There is talk of limiting participants to non-race teams but that wont change the fact there are many boats that participate that run well over 150 mph.
"Running dangerously at WOT"?? When did this happen? I think if nothing else the video CLEARLY shows the fact the drivers are watching out for other boaters and aware of their surrounding even when someone is behind them.
"Everyone knows they are big money and fast just by looking"?? Yea, lets just put them on the trailers next to the trailered exotic cars and never run them...WTF??
Heres some facts I'll disclose for you:
6 rescue divers in the air and on the water.
26 safety boats
Numberous police, sheriff, fire, coast guard and fish and game boats monitoring the course.
Rules on how to proceed down the lake and to not pass the pace boat until a certain point. insuring all drivers are aware of speed limited areas for the poker run.
mandatory drivers meeting
mandatory insurance verification
mandatory passenger restrictions
mandatory life vests for participants
Here's some more facts:
The mayor of Lake Havasu city and the board of supervisors were thrilled with the event (seeing as the event most likely brought in 5-10million in revinue for the city).
The 20 thousand dollars that were raised for various charities were thrilled with the poker run.
Besides minor hic-ups, all involved were thrilled with the poker run including poker run participants, shootout participants and OSS/POPRA racers.
Permits are already being pulled and plans are in the works for next years event.
Those that violated the speed limits and/or pace boat restrictions will be delt with. Let's leave it at that.
Dude, do the sport a favor and keep your un-informed opinions to youself.