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Old 02-05-2012
anotheridiot anotheridiot is offline
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Tony Shumacher was the first one to suggest hitting it with a sledgehammer 1/4 miler, its not fair to jump on rowdy for that. I am just saying a lot of smarter men thought hardened tubing was the way to go and john force almost lost his legs because of it. As far as going to funerals, are you suggesting any lives could have been saved if there was a canopy on top of a dragster? They lifted the windscreen to the top of the drivers helmet as it is and all nhra needs to decide is what happens if getting this canopy off is what looses those seconds needed to get a driver out. All plastics give off poisonous fumes when they burn, they are chemical reactions and a reason I, in chicago can still not use PVC pipe in my house, so if this melts with the driver inside burning, is he also gonna be suffocating or poisoned? Yeah, I get there is a release on the outside, but when an engine lets go, who knows what will be jammed into that release or tweak the tubing so it locks in place.
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