Yes, VLK is known for ‘letting people race’, we love our customers, love racing and allow a little rubbin.
We had a booth at East Lincoln Speedway on Saturday night, June 4 to sponsor and support Evan York racing in the new US Legends Modified Dirt car. The announcer walked over with his microphone and asked ‘do you allow bumpin at VLK’? The entire racetrack fell quiet… OK it did not fall quiet, but Fred and Joe looked at me and Y’all know my reputation for being the rules jerk, I answered ‘we allow a little rubbing.’ I should have said, if you leave your Visa card at the front desk, you can drive on the walls and the roof. Seriously folks, what we really enforce at VLK is not a whole lot of rules but instead a social contract of sorts that we feel protects and encourages all to feel comfortable racing here regardless of your racing ability.
A large part of our social contract involves what Darrell Waltrip calls coopetition. One element of coopetition is “give and take”. If you watch our racing league on most any Monday night, you will see how this social contract works, not flawlessly but close.
If you are from Rio Linda, California and have trouble with the definition and practice of rubbin, my track officials are on hand to explain and enforce.