Tracks closing down. MSA being money greedy. Limited track licence preventing new venues from opening.
There is to much politics and cash involved. Street racing can very easily be stopped. But it wont.
The event has its challenges besides trying to get illegal street racers off the road, in that Killarney International Raceway is losing money in hosting the event, which Smith states shouldn’t be the case.
The City contributed R450 000 to hosting the event at Killarney, but Smith reveals that was as long as two years ago.
"Since then Killarney has been carrying it, so I think it's time for us to renew that agreement and make a substantial annual commitment."
Street racing is highly coordinated, Smith told News24. Messaging applications are used to set up gatherings and Traffic Services' Ghost Squad then become involved in a wasteful cat and mouse game where a few racers are arrested "here and there".