P is for Puppies

The 3 oldest games on the planet are race, chase, and wrestle. Every puppy, kitten, and child knows these games. The unwritten rules are that everyone has fun and nobody gets hurt. Adult life is a bit more complicated and the games adopt hundreds of rules and the event sometimes ends with frustration and pain. One of the adult racing rules is that intentional contact (wrestling if you will) is forbidden.

The first clip is from the 2015 NASA Spec Miata Eastern States Championship. Watch the black Miata nudge one car off track and then try to do the same to the POV car. Although the black car appears to win the race, it was later disqualified.

While it isn’t very sporting to intentionally hit another driver, it does make for some entertaining viewing. It seems half the reason people watch NASCAR is for the wrecks (the other half is for the fistfights in the paddock). The POV driver in the next clip has a laugh at the two cars in front. Watch as the yellow Miata gets nudged and decides that chase just turned into wrestle. Puppies…

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