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How many deaths have there been in the last thirty years due to a short shut down area in the fuel classes?
....one is too many....besides - that's an irrelevant question, as 30 years ago - or 20 years ago - these cars were not going 330 mph. The majority of these tracks - across the globe were designed and built for cars going 250.....
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I wonder if Scott would have survived if or when they would have went to a 1000ft.
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I wonder if Scott would have survived if or when they would have went to a 1000ft.
I think it's impossible to know for sure. That was an unfortunately "perfect storm" of situations that occurred that all contributed to his passing.
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NHRA is the insurance coverage...
They are now, they were not at that time. We have yet to see anyone file a claim for wrongful death after they took over, right?
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....one is too many....besides - that's an irrelevant question, as 30 years ago - or 20 years ago - these cars were not going 330 mph. The majority of these tracks - across the globe were designed and built for cars going 250.....
You are absolutely right - and in reality it actually is ---
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....one is too many....besides - that's an irrelevant question, as 30 years ago - or 20 years ago - these cars were not going 330 mph. The majority of these tracks - across the globe were designed and built for cars going WAY LESS THAN 250.....
I am not sure how many people saw Heights run and watched what was really happening to that car at about 700/800 feet. He (No matter who it was) was riding, not driving and it was very light and sketchy. Hagens deal on his fast runs looked about the same. Play back that run a few times and you will see that the stability and chance for control is just not there. If that thing would have had any problems from 660' on it would not have been good. No one could possibly see that watching from the stands, but the recording tells a lot about what is happening that the naked eye cannot see. How much is enough? When you have to depend on Giant screens and Score Boards to know what happened the reality is if they put a fake number on the board the run wouldn't be any better or worse but everyone would either go "Ooh-Ah" or "Ho-Hum". It is impossible to see and digest a whole run in 1000' much less 1320' without aid from some visual or electronic assistance. To me this proves that the Spectacle is more desired than the Competition for many people.
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The 1/4 mile ring has finally been thrown into Mordor

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The 1/4 mile ring has finally been thrown into Mordor

Those of us other 98% of drag racers that race to 1,320' would disagree.....
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btw, I should have said "nitro" ring, lol

Us 2%'ers enjoyed that 52 year old ring, I mean ride, while it lasted.
Wish we could have held it just one more time, I mean year.

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