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post Jul 30 2008, 06:31 PM
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see over in america they have change the quarter mile down to 1000 feet for top fuel and funny car,due to the recent death of scott kalita.whats your opinions?


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post Jul 30 2008, 07:03 PM
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Now there is a knee jerk reaction. Wouldn't the smart thing to be is get rid of the bloody great concrete wall at the end and have a longer sand trap. Idiots!!!


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post Jul 30 2008, 08:11 PM
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QUOTE (Corvette @ Jul 30 2008, 07:03 PM) *
Now there is a knee jerk reaction. Wouldn't the smart thing to be is get rid of the bloody great concrete wall at the end and have a longer sand trap. Idiots!!!
they wont be gotng back to quarter mile raceing untill they work out a way to slow them down?


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post Jul 30 2008, 09:53 PM
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QUOTE (MADLT1 @ Jul 30 2008, 08:11 PM) *
they wont be gotng back to quarter mile raceing untill they work out a way to slow them down?



thud.gif Your joking? How silly is that. Slow them down.... does not that defeat the whole idea of the sport. Or do you mean how to slow them down at the end in the event of a failure?

Is it just at the one track or right across the board? Surley other tracks in the states have longer run off sand traps?


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post Jul 31 2008, 08:04 PM
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QUOTE (CPM @ Jul 30 2008, 09:53 PM) *
thud.gif Your joking? How silly is that. Slow them down.... does not that defeat the whole idea of the sport. Or do you mean how to slow them down at the end in the event of a failure?

Is it just at the one track or right across the board? Surley other tracks in the states have longer run off sand traps?
some tracks have enough run off to warrant quarter mile raceing and some dont,they have to finish this years calenda first,there will be a critera in place as soon as they work out a formula,and if some tracks dont meet that then the nhra will not race there.by slowing them down there is talk of maybe decreasing the amount of nitro they use/supercharger boost/compression along with a whole host of other safety measures,cevlar parachutes is a definate,new heavy duty chassis,evan wheel sizes could change,they have formed a safety committee to put forward there ideas to the nhra and there will be big changes before they go back to quarter mile raceing,top fuel are doing the 1000 in around 3.9 at 300 miles per hour.


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post Jul 31 2008, 08:37 PM
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so if they slow them from 500kph to 400kph...do you think thats gunna make a difference? Theyre still gunna die! How rediculas the idea of 1000m, get rid of the concrete wall and put a bigger sand trap! And parachutes that dont burn!


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