NHRA's message to Matt - Quit your whining.
It is odd that this component has been in use, and seemingly approved, (it was submitted for approval) but all of the sudden is as of July 21st is singled out as illegal a week before the bike shootout at Sonoma.
That does not give them any time to really work on another pan before Sonoma, as they are away from the shop on the western swing. Just not as easy as adding or taking away some weight like the normal mid year parity adjustments.
Yeah, there is some whining going on, but at least with Matt, it comes from him and not his bikes manufacturer, like what may be happening with another manufacturer/race team...😉
The more the screw with Matt... the more I like him!
Hammer out and bondo the dimples and go kick their A$$E$!!!!
He has a good case for a lawsuit.... but that would;d mean giving up his NHRA racing career. The NHRA rule book has a "covenant not to sue" clause. I believe it once said they could sue or fine any member $250K that filed a suit against them.
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affiliated entities thereof, track operators, track owners, officials, vehicle owners, builders and designers, drivers, crews, rescue personnel, and persons in any
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the EVENT(S), premises and event inspectors, surveyors, underwriters/brokers, consultants and others who give recommendations, directions, or instructions or
engage in risk evaluation or loss control activities, regarding the premises or EVENT(S) and for each of them, their directors, officers, agents, and employees,
(the “RELEASEES”) FROM ALL LIABILITY TO ME, to the minor, and to my children, wards, personal representatives, assigns, heirs, and next of kin, FOR ANY
AND ALL LOSS OR DAMAGE, AND ANY CLAIM OR DEMAND THEREFORE ON ACCOUNT OF INJURY TO PERSON OR PROPERTY OR RESULTING IN
DEATH ARISING OUT OF OR RELATED TO THE EVENT(S), WHETHER CAUSED BY NEGLIGENCE OF ANY RELEASEE(S) OR OTHERWISE.
This latest crap further cements the fact that PSM is a rigged deal. HD cant compete with OTHER bikes on a pound for pound, same displacement so they stack the rules in their favor. PSM and PS are dead dead. Like I have said in the past on this subject is, while all this rule rigging is going on, they give the impression that actual fair competition is taking place. NHRA taking the money and running......
i'd like to see matt chuck the bike operation and pursue the pro stock car class he was talking about earlier this year with elite. it'l be more expensive but at least its a class where the rules are the same for everybody ! plus if he did move to pro stock car i gotta believe his dad would be an invaluable source of information!
The disagreement between Matt Smith and Steve Johnson will not have a good outcome for either team...
To bad steve johnson wasnt at sonoma to comment . Darn hobby racers
Arana Weighs In on Belly Pan:
They clearly thought there would be an advantage or they would not have bothered making dimples in the first place.
Golf balls have dimples for a reason.. 😎
Reminds me of Garlits with the staggered front wheels for more rollout. It's a thinking man's game.
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