A rumor is “a tall tale of explanations of events circulating from person to person and pertaining to an object, event, or issue in public concern”. In social media, a rumor involves some kind of a statement whose truth or accuracy is not quickly or ever confirmed. In addition, some scholars have identified rumor as a subset of propaganda. Rumors are also often discussed with regard to “misinformation” and “disinformation” (the former often seen as simply false and the latter seen as deliberately false).
So in a nutshell a rumor is negative, can be sinful, can be driven by evil forces or even further selfish people. In the Kansas City Racing Community we need to work on stopping rumors. They said, they are all talking, who is they, challenge people concerning who said, who is talking and then challenge those people on where they received their information. Getting correct information is the most important thing for our community. Ever notice some of these people in racing who spread rumors are the ones not attending driver’s meetings?
Rumors are negative and can destroy; do we want to destroy our sport? Don’t we have enough destruction occurring in our sport, tracks closing, governments getting involved, race fans disappearing, racing expenses going out of sight causing us to utilize cheap china made parts? It is time to quit whining and start having fun, that is why we do this sport to begin with correct?
The latest complaint is the winners are cheating, quite honestly what is surprising is the former winners, former champions, former champion engine builders, are the ones doing the complaining. Such a short memory, do they not realize when they were champions when they were winning those same comments were being made about them? Isn’t it sad in our sport we chastise the winner, whatever happen to great sportsmanship? A couple of weeks ago, when Kerry Davis won over Mark Schafman at Lakeside Speedway, with Tyler Schmidt a close third, in the tech area the drivers were all congratulating each other. Shouldn’t it be that way in all the classes.
Let’s turn our sport back to the positive exciting sport is has always been. Let’s stop the rumor stuff. Challenge someone when they say “they said”, who is they? Let’s talk about the great things our sport brings to us. Things like the Noll family leading the way on the nickel toss, or Tim Powell leading the driver brigade in the ALS Ice Water Challenge. We all have so much to be thankful for, we are so blessed, we have this sport and we have some of the best tracks in America, support each other, support the tracks, and let’s get back to enjoying racing!