I never thought a series of events could take place where I would not only accept but claim an asterisk in racing.
Lead Photo By: James Lissimore
I looooooong ago took a totally hardline stance regarding the asterisk in racing. I hated it. Believed it to be a bitch-move to claim it and just a catch-all excuse for any race result not ending how said “asterisk-claimee” wished it had, to cling to like a safety net.
Trust me, I’ve thought about this complete flip flop long and hard. And I am someone who prides myself on my pragmatism and logic when coming to conclusions and hardening my resolve into, typically, unwavering belief. It’s just that this instance involving Jason Anderson’s horrific pummeling following the 2nd race of the 2016 MXdN is essentially the silver bullet to my “no asterisks in racing” mantra.
I don’t want to get into the nitty gritty of pointing fingers of blame and all that, that...