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Why Illegal Street Racing Will Never Die

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Illegal street racing is really terrible. If you keep at it long enough, you won’t end up a hero. You’ll end up in jail, injured, or possibly worse. Some people realize this and stop participating. Others realize this but they just can’t stop.


Jack Baruth used to street race. He was one of the ones who stopped. But he also understands why stopping isn’t that easy. There’s an allure to it that has existed for decades and isn’t really going away, and that allure isn’t getting rich and it isn’t fame.

There are alternatives to street racing, but to many those alternatives just don’t have the same attraction. Here’s what Jack has to say about one of the most controversial activities you can do in a car.

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