Just to put my two cents in...What Danny did was wrong and everyone including Danny knows it but we cannot keep beating on him for it. He paid a high price for what he did and that price was probably higher than most others would've paid because it was Danny. It is very unlikely that Danny's car will be found non-compliant anytime in the near future so it is time to move on.
+1 on this.
I talked to Kevin about this at the track after I saw he posted something on here and also went up to Danny. He seemed mostly upset about people just giving him a pass on it, but I think it comes to a point in time where you beat up the subject enough, and you just have to let it go. I don't think anyone agreed with what he did, some just wont say anything. Even for myself and others who took it a little more personal for other reasons, I have gotten over it.
I think he got his fair share of a public beat down, which was deserved, and I think that did just as much damage as a suspension would imo. It was pretty brutal and most people in this community would not have received that heavy of a punishment from his peers. Especially, a guy about Danny who cares about his reputation more than most others, losing the respect of his peers is more of a hit to him than a suspension would be. Not to mention, he had some pretty bad karma come his way after it: Cutting a tire in the STL race on the start the next day and then destroying his car at NASA and wound up in the hospital ... I would say karma came around on him. Even though that happened, I am not excusing him for what he did and I definitely don't think is apology/explanation was enough ... but it is time to move on and stop caring about it. I am SURE he learned his lesson.
I hope Danny does come back. And when he does, I look forward to kicking his ass with him in a legal car
Kevin, don't let one guy turn you away from the class. That is just being silly. Nobody here supports his decision to cheat ... so don't dwell on it and move on like the rest of us.