Some Racewars entrants were dealt a double blow at the weekend, with reports of a flurry of defect notices being issued to vehicles deemed not roadworthy. An administrator of the 1320Video.com Facebook page — an international motorsports page with nearly 5 million followers — took aim at police. “Why don’t you move to Australia? Here’s the reason at the top of my list,” 1320Video.com said. “I feel for my friends Down Under that have to fear being harassed by police for BS laws and aren’t able to drive their modified (even slightly) cars on the streets.” The post included several photos of high-performance cars which had been slapped with “yellow stickers” in Albany. In the comments section, one user said he had been issued a defect notice within an hour of arriving in Albany. “Car passed scrutineer being deemed safe for 270kph and they defect me for a bit of smoke and a banner on the window,” another user said. Racewars event organiser Jon Murray said local police had always been supportive. Mr Murray said he did not see any yellow stickers being issued, but he believed officers from Perth were taking a counterproductive approach to enforcing the Road Traffic Act. “The local police have always been exceptionally good, exceptionally understanding and supportive of the event,” he said. “However, I believe there were a couple of cars dispatched from Perth Traffic that have perhaps taken an approach that rather than engage with the community, they’ll arbitrarily enforce and undo a lot of hard work local police have put in to generate a good rapport with the community down here...engagement always works better than enforcement.” Great Southern police were contacted for comment.