Ever seen a pilot lose video in a race and not disarm? How about a pilot trying to save a quad that just bounced off the start/finish gate?
Where’s their quad going to go? A quad moving at 60mph covers 88ft. in one second. Have you been to a local race where all people in attendance (and 80% of their vehicles) weren’t within 88ft of the track? Even if you’re actually watching it, your chance of ducking a quad headed for you at that speed is sketchy at best.
Take precautions! Protection is cheap. Take a cue from baseball fields and put some bird netting in your race day pop-up tent bag. Attach it to the front of your tent. As long as pilots and spectators are not behind a safety barrier they are in danger.
For one tent:
For the flight line: