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been watching Us and Sa youtube vids on "street racing", what am i missing, piloting a rocket ship down a straight is called drag racing yes no in the old days u left somerset drove to strand where u have a flag guy at the turn around point back to finish line where u started, lots of fun, but people prepping lanes and showing up with cars on trailers for a fast run down a straight, surely that is drag racing
 

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True. The thing is...

Organised street racing is HUGE in Cape Town. Most cars are not roadworthy in the sense that they are modified for speed and will not pass as a road car. Some of them have their seats removed and have full roll cages.

Now, lets take those cars and launch them down a public road which is open to anyone who might come past and you have a recipe for carnage. I do not visit such events though when I was younger I did. never raced because speeds attained were ridiculous to say the least.

We often try to justify a bit of racing here and there (myself included) in traffic or on public roads and as long as everyone has a bit of fun then no harm was done but we often forget what our chances of survival are when things sometimes go a bit wrong:

This is the onramp I take each afternoon from marine Drive onto the N1. The engine oil is still visible on the underside of the Marine Drive onramp on the N1 outbound: Man dies, another critical after BMW Z4 crashes in Cape Town | News24
Cape Town drag race crash leaves one dead | News24
 

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A well known guy from here complained before, if he gets 2 300km/h on the N1 (from tunnel to town) he hits a bump in the road and it feels like the car is going to lift of, it happened on sunday eve, a amg with nitro rolled over the middle man and exploded 3 times where it landed, sad he kept running that same road till it killed him, knowing he can loose control
 
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