It seems to be what IHRA is forgetting is, they don't own the cars and they don’t own the investment that these teams have nor do they share the expense. They don't even have a signed document/agreement that states the Teams are committed to attend each event.We just decided that it’s not economically feasible for us to race this event. That’s it. There was no political agenda. No statement needed to be made. It was just a business decision and at this point I wasn’t in a financial position to take one for the team this time.
That's actually kind of funny...Awful tough talk. Yeah, let's start shitting on the racers for not towing the line. IHRA tried the same hard-nose BS with a lot of long-time nitrous Pro Mod racers with the rules, and look how many they lost to ADRL.“If this would even come close to happening again,” he told The Observer, “I can tell you that class can put their cars up on eBay because they would never, ever come to one of our tracks again.”
Well, I guess Aaron didn't take to kindly to the 'boycott'........
I understand Mr. Bertsch showed out of reasons they named for commitment to his sponsors and a fallen crew member.His defiance of his peers enabled him to claim the winner’s purse and points accompanying the triumph. Bertsch is now a championship contender since he’s now sixth in the points and eligible to pick up the 45 bonus points for attending all IHRA events.
We shouldnt forget that a lot of the fans had traveling expenses over $1000 as well, but they still came. They just wanted to part of something special, and in a sad way they were.I appologize to the fans but how many of you would spend 7000 to get 2000 remember we are not paid professionals this is done as a serious hobby.