Tire Test held at new Washington D.C. Speedpark raise immediate safety concerns

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Post by f1fan on November 10th 2015, 4:25 pm

It has been a while since the last time a championship was contended in Washington D.C. The track was in a state of disrepair after the Season 16 finale. Immediately the track owners went on to rebuild the track, which ended up turning into a totally different track. The owners have now doubled its size from 1.3 miles to 2.6 miles. During a recent AES tire test, immediate concerns were brought up when cars were doing 260 MPH by themselves down the straights. 3 time ARCSOA Elite Series champion Kenny Myatt stated, "The old track was bad enough, but this place is insane. I have to admit, it is a thrill flying down the back straight at 260MPH. But in a pack, it will be dangerous as all hell."

The track however has some of the safest innovations ever on it. The track features SAFER BARRIER MARK II walls around it. Which combine a new composite foam that will reduce impacts upwards of 30%.

ARCSOA CEO Kayla Tonney pretty much laughed off all the criticism. "I know I am supposed to be the one pushing for advancements in safety. But every once in a while, we need to calm ourselves a bit. If they aren't in a pack, which testing shows they won't, speed isn't the issue. That was the problem with the old track, was that we had 42 cars going 190 MPH in the vicinity of a shoe box. Naturally it will be safer to go faster and spread the field. If we slow the cars, we are only going to make it more dangerous. Besides, I think it is great that the most daunting track is the finale!"


OOC: I bet you all know what track this is... #Howpredictable
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