Originally Posted by MotoMike
Wow, I had no idea they had a cop in the pits. Nothing like that out here. They teched us once at the beginning of the season, after that I guess we were on the honor system, because I don't recall anyone ever checking anything after that.
The NJ State Police have been enforcing safety rules since the 60's, they pretty much forced USAC to require roll cages on the champ cars back then.
With recent budget cuts I'm not sure that they still require a Trooper at the track these days, until the 90's when I stopped racing it was a requirement.
Having a cop with a gun around really cuts down on fights in the pits