- Feb 28, 2000
In New England our predominant racing organization is the NESC. In recent years racers have voiced complaints of very poor track conditions at the events and some races have been outright dangerous due to poor track maintenance. Anyway, this situation in conjunction with growing registration lines, increased prices per class, and, in general, nobody listening to the riders has come to a head. A few weeks ago all the expert racers (with the exception of 2 or 3) decided to not race their motos!! Supposedly those who protested are "banned for life" from the track but who knows if that will stick. Regardless it was refreshing to see the riders group together to make a point about running a safe race and treating the riders as customers who are spending their hard earned $$ to ride a couple of laps. Also, Suzuki stepped up and pulled contingency money from all the events until they are satisfied that promoters are running a safe and "rider oriented" race. Kudos to the riders and Suzuki.