Fans of the sport who were present during a fatal accident say they don’t have major safety concerns.
Chandler, Arizona (WiredPRNews.com) – Racing fans who were reportedly present during a recent fatal accident at Chandler’s Firebird International Raceway have expressed they are not in fear for their safety after the incident. As reported by The Associated Press (AP), the fans stated upon their return to the Chandler’s Firebird International Raceway cited the accident, in which a woman was killed after a tire flew from a drag racing vehicle that crashed, would not deter their attendance for future events.
Fan Sheila Cahill is quoted by the AP as stating, “I just hope that nobody decides they want to change the sport because something horrible happened. It’s bound to happen in any sport… You’ve got Motocross, you’ve got the Olympics, you’ve got off-road racing. Even hockey pucks fly over the glass. It’s all risky.”
As noted in the report, the death was purportedly the only spectator fatality related to races at the track in 27 years.
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