Questions about northern CA CHP street racing enforcement
Here are a couple threads from people that saw what I'm going to be talking about (I posted in neither of these, and don't agree with every comment, I'm just trying to show the situation):
Apparently the CHP is setting up a checkpoint outside of Sacramento Raceway on street nights (wednesdays). They're looking for illegally modified cars.
For years they've been targeting the idiot street racers who endanger people's lives by racing on the highway in traffic. I have no problem with those kids getting busted and their cars impounded. If you race on the street, I HOPE the cops get you.
What I don't understand is why they're busting people that go to the track. Everyone I know that goes to the track, goes there to race legally, and keep track of their car's performance and how they improve as a driver. I've been going to Sacramento Raceway and Sears Point for years as a drag racer, in various vehicles I've owned.
I thought the whole point of HAVING a street night at the track was so that kids could go there to race instead of racing on the street. Seems to me that's the best alternative. Now the cops are driving people away from the track, and more street racing WILL occur because of it, I guaran-damn-tee it.
Hell I trailer my car there, but I'm hearing that even people with trailers are getting their rigs pulled over, every inch of it inspected, and one guy even got his TRAILER towed, and his car was left on the side of the road!!! This is RIDICULOUS! Most of the people that go there (except for the stupid kids in the imports) are real car enthusiasts who go to race their rides in a safe environment. My first gen camaro isn't safe to even drive on the street. I can spin the tires at 65 mph if I want too just by puttin' the pedal to the metal... instead I trailer it to the track and run it safely. I also take my '97 and run her safely.. am I going to get hassled for being responsible? If so, why?
I was hoping a CHP or a Sacramento officer could answer my questions.