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Default A safer dragster cockpit....

Some more details, and looking ahead to fully enclosed....

http://www.competitionplus.com/drag-...-safer-cockpit

Also, based upon the descriptions with the article, there should be no question as to why the standard for driver suits in this class was upgraded.......
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its interesting, dont like Tonys comments about still being able to make the run on fire because thats not a good thing for the track and guy in the other lane is it? Its all airflow to the hat, its fine if they just admit it. Bottom line, if they really wreck their car and end up backwards or upside down, there is no place to the fire to go either and less angles for the safety crew to blow out the driver.
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I sincerely doubt the hat needs or would benefit from air being directed at it.
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My memory is foggy on this one, but hasn't this been done before? Or am I just dreaming it?
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Hasn't what been done before? The higher windshield or the fully enclosed cockpit?
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Hasn't what been done before? The higher windshield or the fully enclosed cockpit?
Both..........
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Here is an example of a fully enclosed cockpit designed by Big himself.

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There was a tremendous copycat mentality present back when Garlits was campaigning. As soon as he showed up somewhere with a cockpit, little front wheels or what have you, and ran 5MPH and .05 quicker than everyone else, the next race everyone in the field would be running the same equipment. Garlits really was that influential.

Garlits wasn't after aero benefits. He was tired of being struck by debris and bugs. I can't remember exactly why enclosed cockpits fell out of favor, although I'll assume it was for safety concerns.
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I sincerely doubt the hat needs or would benefit from air being directed at it.
Its all about turbulence, inside and outside the blower. You cant say there isnt a vacuum effect when the hat is sucking in whatever it can get. Thats what I see, the college students studying and developing models researching the facts from an aerospace type of view. I think wrapping a piece of metal around the top of the cage would come out of a different auto body school..
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Its all about turbulence, inside and outside the blower. You cant say there isnt a vacuum effect when the hat is sucking in whatever it can get.
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