After following up on the Evan Knoll story yesterday and getting to thinking about”bad guys” in the world of racing, we started coming up with a pretty decent mental list. From devious and dubious drivers, to team owners and sponsors who have ended up in varying levels of prison, racing sure has produced its fair share of crooks, jerks, and wrong doers.
We’re not limiting this to just American racing, so think worldwide. There have been plenty of unsavory people involved in the world of Formula One and other international series, although our homespun American jail birds are more familiar to us. Even looking at sponsors, there are some real winners in there. If you are a drag racing fan, you may remember a company called eMax that signed on as the multi-year series sponsor of the IHRA back in 2006. The company, a sort of weird entertainment holding organization started flaking on commitments shortly after the ink dried on the contract, leaving the sanctioning body in a real luch for cash.
Today’s question of the day: Who is the biggest villain in racing? Think big and don’t just limit yourself to specific individuals. Bad sponor deals, owners, etc should all be included!