I’ve raced at Afton since 1980. Think about it this way, if you look at Daytona, Road America, Road Atlanta, Topeka, etc., you’ll notice they all have walls around much of the track. If you look at Afton and Garnett, you’ll see some trees and other obstacles here and there. When someone asks me how I can race at one of these places with all the trees and stuff all around the track, It’s a very easy answer. If I go off at a track with a wall, I am not going to miss that wall, period. End of discussion. If I go off at Afton or Garnett, I have a pretty decent chance of missing a tree.
Afton actually has a pretty good safety record. I feel pretty safe there. BTW, I do see 133mph at the end of the back straight.