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Street Racing

  • October 2008
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Brotherhood of Street Racers-A True Story

Created by the Los Angele Police Dept to curb the ever growing street racing problem using street racers to do it. Fight fire with fire. Now the Los Angeles Sheriffs Dept is in charge of opening up Brotherhood Raceway. The Los Angeles Police Deptartment realized that at the street races all genders and ethnic background got along, racism was eleminated through wheels, hence the brotherhood...

IMO:My Two Cents-

I am a street racer, and have been for 25 plus years. Now lets talk about a 15-17 year old kid who does not have the best judgment and make a traffic mistake, or a 17-25 year old who also makes a mistake, but should those traffic mistakes make him or her a convicted felon. Street racing goes on all over the U.S. and is so underground right now that you would not know it is even going on. We raced on the NEWS one mile from the police station. The NEWS reporters had been at that same police station the night before interviewing the cops and the cops said they did not have a street race problem in their town, or one that they knew off. We are not the ones on the NEWS lately, the ones on the NEWS today are the stop light to stop light high school crowd who have recently lost their lives answer a challenge from someone they do not even know. In the 50's the Santa Ana Police department came up with a solution to get street racers off the street and it turn into the NHRA. In the 70's LAPD also started up an organization to curb street racing, it is THE BROTHERHOOD OF STREET RACERS. Don Garlits, Shirley Mulldowney, Don The Snake Prudome, Larry Dixion, Corey Mac, (Corey Mac was street racing around Orange County and Larry was also doing it in SFV around the same time street racing in the Valley was getting out of hand) The founder of NHRA Wally Parks to name a few were all street racers, today they would be criminals.

Shirley Muldowney

SPEED AND SUCCESS

In fact she became somewhat of a notorious local...