I posted on the Kneeldown web-site and thought you guys would like to see it.
quote from Mike A.
The truth is that many of these people are flat out scared to say anything against the "friends" because if they do and I lose this battle, then they know they are up a creek without a paddle. Sad but true. So, we rely on phone calls and emails from the many who, while ducking for cover, are nevertheless urging us on and hoping we win so APBA can be free to grow again and prosper.
There is alot of truth to this quote! I have talked to many racers that feel this way but won't say anything because it is TABOO. I have only been boat racing for 3 yrs and love every minute of it and only want to see it grow. So far all I have seen is Mike A's plan and it seems reasonable to me.
These are just some thoughts:
Maybe we need a generous dictatorship. Bill France has done very well with NASCAR. He personally has made a ton of money from the racers and the racers have made a ton of money because of him ( racers don't get to vote on anything ) and none of the France kids race in NASCAR ( I'm sure they were to busy learning how to sell snowcones and stuff)
It is not fair in my opnion that I did not get to vote because I did not go to Detroit. I had a choice between Detroit and a new propeller, I chose the prop.
There is no all knowing sanctioning body that covers everything in any other type of racing. NASCAR-- ASA -- NHRA -- CART ---IRL --AMA --ECT. Heck, I wish we could be as big as AMA.
I would sure like to know how our insurance works!!
I feel that if there is any engine manufacture on the BOD than all of the other manufactures should have a spot also.
I understand that I'm a small fish in a BIG pond and a new racer in a new class ( which is doing well and growing ) so please don't lambaste me too bad!!