“Well, I didn’t see anywhere in the rulebook where the wheelbase had to be.” This year’s Amelia Island Concours hosted a great seminar entitled “Racing Around the Rules,” in which various team owners and industry figures told a variety of tales about how they’d bent or broken regulations in IMSA and elsewhere. What’s fascinating to me about the presentation is the general good humor of everyone involved. As is also the case with NASCAR, there’s a certain statute of limitations, expressed or implied, on cheating in professional racing. If you got caught at the time, you might be a bad guy; if you reveal your secrets years later, it usually results in nothing more than a finger wag and a good laugh.
This is a companion discussion topic for the original entry at https://www.hagerty.com/articles-videos/articles/2019/10/09/where-the-less-than-elite-meet-to-cheat