Many of the Sunday’s contenders bore the race numbers of Big Thunder (100) and Page Motorsports (31) on their sides or transoms. A flotilla of speedboats that were not in competition tried to hold an impromptu requiem in the infield between races, but were escorted away by Coast Guard boats.
The only two teams in the Super Cat class — Stihl and Motley Crew — decided to honor their fallen comrades in their own way: by completing only three laps of the 10-lap race — one lap for each of the departed racers. Then the two rivals motored slowly up and down the infield, waving to spectators.
Said Motley Crew driver Scott Roman: “It made everybody forget for a brief moment all the horror of this week.”
Its a personal decision, and as an individual I believe showed a ton of class.
Make adjustments to the safety equipment, or find you own way to honor what happened this weekend and the passing of 3 great men.