Auto Racing: Danger, Spectators

It seems patently unfair that a victory at the Indianapolis 500 should be worth six figures, while the top prize in last week's East African Safari was only $3,000. Granted, the driver who wrestles a skittish racing car around a track at speeds up to 200 m.p.h. faces certain hazards — but he doesn't have to worry about sailing off a cliff. Or colliding head-on with an elephant. Or being attacked by the spectators.

The East African Safari starts in Nairobi, Kenya, and winds up, 3,100 miles later, precisely where it started—if anyone gets back. Last week's Safari was barely...

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