DRAG RACING'S "PRESIDENTIAL BURNDOWN"... HOW MUCH DAMAGE WILL IT DO TO THE SPORT?!?...

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Perhaps you remember a few months ago, when we were publishing the results of presidential election polling among members of the drag racing community right here on this page. We called it our "PRESIDENTIAL BURNDOWN" feature. It was the brainchild of my MIT genius grad associates, and it wound up generating more vicious hate mail than any of us would have ever imagined! So, I decided to terminate the feature, due to the degree of borderline threatening emails received from drag racing folks just for bringing up the issue of presidential politics. It was downright toxic!!!... Hence, I guess since having that ugly experience, I'm not really that surprised by the fact that now that the presidential election is over, it seems like the politics of it all is slicing a vicious wedge between those who are Donald Trump supporters and those who are not. I know that many of my regular readers are NOT participants on the hipster Facebook format, and don't particularly like when I bring up the subject of facebook here, but please bear with me-- You see, what's currently happening on facebook, is serious instability and unrest between drag racing folks with opposing political views and principles. Hate speech is heating up among members of the drag racing community who were once the best of friends, now, they're the worst of mortal enemies. And it's only getting worse with each passing day. As if the drag racing internet wasn't already enough of a mess with all the blowhard bullies and bigots who pollute it, now we've got politics turning it into a virtual explosive minefield. How long is this going to last? What will be the final result of all this hateful confrontation between drag fans of opposing political convictions?? How much damage is this going to do to the sport as a whole?? I'll try to keep an eye on the situation and offer an objective outlook on this page through the coming months... I'm really so sorry that politics are now hurting the unity of our drag racing community...  I hope it doesn't kill it... This sport has enough stupid problems already... We sure don't need this monkey wrench gettin' thrown into the mix... Oh well...