I met John Mazzorana, the president and founder of the Northeast Outlaw Pro-Mods at the PRI show. We broke bread together, very nice guy and he has some great racers in the organization. I asked John what he did before this deal and he said he had been involved with an "organized crime syndicate*. So, when the "opportunity" came up to get involved, I jumped at the chance, if you catch my drift.
John reminded me that he had "friends" out here on the west coast. You never say "no" to people that can hurt you if you say "no".
Just kidding, John...
* John actually did work for an organized crime syndicate, he was a VP at CitiBank in their Credit Card Division.