The difference between fans of auto racing and fans of other sports is that auto racing takes work.
You want to go watch the Leafs or the Marlies? Get on the subway or the streetcar and you’ll be dropped off at the door.
Want to play golf? There’s a course just down the street (it seems). I mean, if you’re on Dixie Rd. in Mississauga between Lakeshore Rd. and the Queen E., there are golf clubs on both sides of the road.
Want to play soccer or softball? Or take your kid to his baseball game? There are fields, pitches and diamonds in every neighbourhood.
But if you want to take in a big-league car race, you have to go out of town – sometimes for great distances. Want to watch road racing? Mosport is an hour east of Toronto. Oval racing? Flamboro Speedway is an hour west and Sunset or Barrie speedways are an hour or more north.
So it takes effort to be a fan of the motor sport, which sets us apart from all others.
How about being a participant?
What’s the difference between being the driver of a racing car, or motorcycle, and those who play other games and sports?
In short, what takes two balls?
Thank you. Thank you very much.