A whole debacle has broken out over some illegal activities taking place at Willow Springs. In full disclosure the parties involved (Melyssa Grace – Has Denied an Interview with us via a freelancer) and M7 Japan (owes us plenty of money with no collection in sight). As for Dave Forman I haven’t met him or talked to him but I do love his drift car.
The photograph above is what got Melyssa Grace, M7, and Dave Forman banned from Willow Springs. You can clearly see in this photograph no one is wearing a helmet and from the best our staff can tell it isn’t even happening on a track at WSIR. It looks like the hot pits at Horse Thief Mile which you shouldn’t be doing any kind of racing/performance activities.
The track staff at Willow Springs is very very reasonable and have allowed us and many others to do unique things at the track with permission. The track requires different levels of safety, insurance, on-site help depending on what is going down at any given private track event or rental.Regardless, I am sure we will never quite know the real story but clearly they did not have permission to take these actions.
Dave Forman of Forman Performance took the easy road and managed to write WSIR a nice letter and was unbanned from everything except private track days at the venue allowing him to run things such as Top Drift again immediately. On the other hand Melyssa Grace has taken to making obnoxious signs like the one above and posting conversations with her Mom bashing Willow Springs course workers and the track to the general public. Well after being banned for six months Melyssa has taken to the Internet to attack Willow Springs at ever turn and most likely extend her track ban.
Photos Via: http://instagram.com/melyssagrace