Should 13 year olds be allow to race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway?

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    I'm usually in favor of the Free Range Kids philosophy, where kids are allowed to take some reasonable risks, have some freedom to roam, building their bodies and minds without the constant supervision of the hover parent culture. But this story is over the top. I don't think kids this young should be doing this.

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    your link doesn't match your post; please fix it. thanks
     
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    Yes, I noticed that. I fixed it, thanks.
     
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    I would guess that all the competitors had experience in other races before attempting a race at Indianapolis. If a person meets the qualifications, then they should not be denied. I personally feel that any standard that would include a 13 year old is not high enough.
     
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    Wow two minutes after thread started! That is an alert mod.
     
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    i wouldn't let mine.
     
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    I have to agree.... Im not sure at that age they are ready for those kinds of speeds, but obviously they have to qualify, so I could be wrong.

    I know at 13 I was'nt ready... :eek:


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    I have some neighbor kids that I'd like to see at 60 mph. Nothing fatal, just messy.
     
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    It was a freak accident. The kid killed was very talented on motorcycles. He was run over by a twelve year old. It could have happened to anyone racing. His death was not because of his incompetance.
     
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    Dispite what the family might be saying right now, I'm guessing they would give up an early promising motorcycle career for their son's life back.

    Please explain how a motorcycle accident involving a 13 year old driver at 120 mph is a "freak accident".
     
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