Do they have better skills than the average driver?
Racers are the most dangerous things on the road I can think of. If you want safe and reliable drivers, look at truckers and bikers. Truckers have to know how to maneuver 53 foot trailers (up to 3 of them) in snow and ice, but racers only drive puny cars on dry pavement. Bikers have to get thru downtown traffic on two wheels among the worst lunatics that ever drove drunk.
Racers only go one way, they are sure the other racers are usually sober, and they never pull or dock trailers.
very well said..