Play Stupid Games - Win Stupid Prizes


Newton’s 3rd law states, “For every action there is an equal and opposite reaction.”  I’m not a scientist and for this reference, I’m not talking physics.  I’m not talking about actions having consequences. 

In today’s social media driven, look at me I’ve got an opinion world it’s easy for anyone to bandstand or make their voice heard.  Not much different than what I’m doing as I write this blog.  I’m talking about the negativity and the bashing of events, promoters and venues.  Automotive lifestyle is a passion driven hobby, a way of life for many, so it’s easy to get caught up in the moment.  What I might suggest is that in a world where it’s easy to point a finger at someone else’s faults or all too often only think about how we are personally affected by a certain situation, take a step back before you open your mouth or push send on that social media post. 

The political and environmental pressure that surrounds the lifestyle we all live is enough, we don’t need to bring any additional negative attention or negative energy.  Harley guys think that the crotch rocket is a piece of shit, Super Late Model guys are quick to call the modifieds track packers and bracket racers are too entitled to think anyone else should be allowed to race at their track.  Our beloved lifestyle is under attack from social, political and environmental activists.  Racetracks that have been operating for 50 years are struggling to stay open and if the EPA has their way, you’ll be riding an electric scooter to work by 2030.  (Please read up on the RPM act and why SEMA is working so hard to push this through).  Use your energy to embrace others in that life the wrenched lifestyle of putting everything they have into their automotive lifestyle. 

Support your local racetrack when they have new ideas and new events.  They are trying to make it the best possible experience for everyone and serve a variety of masters all at the same time.  If your local track shuts down, what will you do?  Your favorite bike cruise in night has decided to include custom cars too, embrace it.  Change is difficult and if you know me, you know I’m always up for fighting what I believe in and speaking my mind on topics I’m passionate about.  I’m more convinced than ever that as an automotive society we need to work together to keep this lifestyle moving forward. 

It might be simpler put in terms we can all understand, “Play stupid games, win stupid prizes.”  Keep Bitchin and you might not have anything to bitch about!