That is to bad. They may start running the Top Alcohol cars only to the 1000 ft. mark now. I hate hearing that news.
It may come down to more than that.That is to bad. They may start running the Top Alcohol cars only to the 1000 ft. mark now. I hate hearing that news.
Drivers have mixed feelings as 'show goes on' following Neal Parker's fatal accident at Raceway Park | NJ.comDrivers have mixed feelings as 'show goes on' following Neal Parker's fatal accident at Raceway Park
Kalitta’s death prompted the NHRA to shorten the length of the race course for the nitromethane-fueled Top Fuel and Funny Car classes from the traditional quarter-mile (1,320 feet) to 1,000 feet. However, Parker’s death begged the question of whether sportsman drivers, too, should be limited to 1,000 feet.
“It wouldn’t upset me to run 1,000 feet,” Carter said.
“We should have those electronic units [Electromotion sensors] that deploy the parachutes and shut the car off at the end of the quarter-mile,” he said. “They are using them on the nitro cars, and I believe they are going to eventually put them on our cars. At the very minimum, we ought to have that.”
Funny Car driver Bob Tasca, who began in the Top Alcohol Funny Car class, said, “We need people to save us from ourselves. We get in these cars and feel like we’re Superman. And we’re not.”
I do agree with you. I do not want to see anyone killed in those cars. However Ed McCollugh believes that they need to leave the cars as they are. He said that even with the lower percentage of Nitro running on these cars they will still blow up. Just like they did when he was racing. I saw some other interviews that said these drivers know what can happen when they strap themselves into those cars. I do not mind them running 1000 foot but if they continue to try to slow them down it will hurt there attendance I believe. To many of the track are just to darn short.I hate to see anyone get hurt or killed,but any form of racing is dangerious. People have been getting killed racing cars for 100 years and before that racing horses. Nitro cars are what puts people in the stands, slow them down , lose the fans. I won't pay $56 to see the slow version. I can see that at the local track. I cancelled my NHRA last week,before this happened, because all they could talk about was slowing the cars down. NHRA sounds like NASCAR, which is about 1 step above the WWE.