Every race is a survive pit maneuver attacks, being slammed into the wall, rear ended. All the attacking must count for a lack of actual driving skill..... Does anyone actually race clean?
I race clean, but I will race dirty when someone else has purposely done it to me.
Sometimes mistakes happen, but it's pretty damn obvious when you've got a bumper boy on the team.
I'd say most larger race events will involve the stupid component, but I have been in a few events with lots of good players - when I find them I usually stick with the group as long as I can. Alternatively racining 1 or 2 others OR sticking with friends/crew members (unless they're dicks) can work well too.