Street Racing

Topics: Street racing, Los Angeles County, California, Police Pages: 8 (2692 words) Published: October 26, 2008
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


In fact she became somewhat of a notorious local street racer in the early days, but was quickly drawn to a growing form of auto competition called drag racing.

Shirley Muldowney Biography Page

NHRA Founder
in his high school years, he became active in building stripped-down Model-T's for use on the street

NHRA Media: NHRA Founder Wally Parks

Street racing started as early as the early 40's, by 1950s Wally Parks got together with the local police to try and organize street racers, and it became the NHRA. So Cal had some great tracks to race on and street racing was at it's low, but then property value went up and out went the dragstrips, and in came the street race problem again, we have come full circle again. 60 years later and still have the same problem, but we know the cure and are unwilling to use it. San Diego Police helped to open up the 'Q', Fontana Police along with the CHP help at Fontana and the Los Angeles Sheriffs Department along with Irwindale Police help out with Irwindale.


Re-open Brotherhood Raceway Park. Call the mayor's direct line

Everyone who called Mayor ****, especially the out of state calls, give yourself a pat on the back 'cause the mayor called Big Willie yesterday and assigned someone from his office to work out details on return a track to Los Angeles-T.I. is closer to return to L.A. but not to get everyone's hopes up this has happen in the past but it is still a step forward in the right direction. UNITED WE STAND DIVIDED WE FAIL!!!

It aint about the money for the mayor, it is bigger than that, it is about his reelection. Street racing deaths has reach the global news headlines status. It is big news right now and if he wants to get reelected he has to find a solution-the solution is Terminal Island. San Diego has even told the mayor it worked for them with Qualcomm Race Legal Program, but the mayor already knows that caused it...
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