Waterford Speedbowl Competitor Corey Larson Belongs Gone From Racing For A Long Time

There’s crazy in the moment and then there’s just plain insanity.

Crazy in the moment is finally loosing it and pulling the pin. Just doing something simply idiotic because one’s temper drives them over the edge.

Then there’s insane.

Insane is doing something maniacal and idiotic and then trying to rationalize it. Trying to explain how it somehow should have been considered an acceptable action based on the circumstances.

Corey Larson shouldn’t be allowed near a racetrack in Connecticut for a long time.

Larson was suspended indefinitely by the Waterford Speedbowl for his actions during the 25-lap SK Light Modified feature Saturday at the track. He won’t be allowed back racing at that facility until at least 2014. Hopefully the management teams at Stafford Motor Speedway and Thompson International Speedway, for the sake of safety in the sport, honor the suspension and don’t allow Larson at their tracks.

Not because he can’t control his temper, but more so because he believes that trying to hurt another competitor during a racing event can be rationalized as somehow acceptable based on certain variables.

Let’s not mince words, Larson attempted to hurt fellow SK Light Modified driver Paul French during an event at the Waterford Speedbowl Saturday.

Harsh to say? Watch the video. Watch how Larson aimed his right front tire at the window net on French’s car before driving over it. Essentially, Larson tried to insert his right front tire into French’s skull.

Larson attempted to do that because French spun him out during a race. Again, Larson tried to drive the right front tire of his car into French’s window because French spun him out.

But scarier still, after all the dust settled on the situation, Larson instead of profusely apologizing for losing his temper, instead of begging track officials to have mercy on him for doing something so colossally moronic, Larson tried to somehow rationalize his behavior.

There’s being a maniac and then there’s having the audacity to try to defend one’s maniacal actions.

In a story published by the Norwich Bulletin about Saturday’s incident, Larson was quoted as saying in 13 years of racing he had never purposely wrecked anybody in competition.

So that makes trying to hurt another competitor somehow acceptable?

In whatever years of living, most of us will never shoot another human being with a gun. It doesn’t mean every now and then certain people should get a free pass to do it?

Worse still was seeing in print the fact that Larson was reveling in some sort of sick pleasure of glorifying himself as some sort of Robin Hood hero of the track.

“I’ve had people saying ‘thank you,’ that it was nice to see someone finally retaliate against French,” Larson told the Norwich Bulletin.

So Larson tried to hurt a guy on the track, but then wants to make sure that the media knows, he’s proud of the fact that some other drivers gave him a pat on the back and told him good job?

That’s a level of sick individual that racetracks have to avoid allowing on the track. What level of ridiculous have we reached when a driver attempts to hurt another driver in competition and then brags about people telling him he did a good thing?

That statement alone should be ammunition enough for every racing promoter in this country to make sure that Corey Larson never gets back on a racetrack no matter what level of competition.

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