There's an interesting situation at Reno that derives from the configuration of the course and the location of the grandstands. On the course, there's a straight section into the final turn before the grandstands where the planes are moving about as fast as they do anywhere on the course. In that turn, pilots are sometimes faced, because of overtaking/passing other aircraft at that point, with the decision to pull a really hard turn to stay on the course or go wide to fly over or behind the grandstands and be disqualified. So my question would be why is this set up this way? If people want to sit really close to the action, why not put all the spectators inside the course and have the planes lapping around them with their energy always pointed away from the crowds? Let the airplanes go as wide as they want around the turns and leave that decision to the pilots about what's the correct balance between the quickest vs. safe line around the course.