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Cruz blows up body

JHOLE

Nitro Member
#7
Cruz did not sound happy-it sounded like he wants to see NHRA put restrictions on blowers rather some steps to reduce power.
WTF...?? It's HIS blower.. why would he need NHRA's restriction / blessing to make it not blow up ???? If he can't run it without blowing up, maybe he should work for Reiff too... Apparently Drag racing is the net sum of selling sponsorships nowdays, and tuning and driving is the collective responsibility of the sanctioning body - or tv contract holder to get your sponsor's name covered like you promised them to get your predetermined "cut" of the pie... Sheesh..
 

Cliff

Nitro Member
#10
Well, NHRA could make a new rule. 8:71 blowers only. That would take care of track prep, too much power, too fast speeds, all that. No, wait a minute. They would blow up an 8:71 just as easily. OK, forget that. Just go to 50%.... ;)
 
#13
That was crazy. I've never seen a FC body explode into so many pieces. Looked like confetti.
I wonder how much the body wraps play into that.

Random but just the other day I was wondering what happened to the bodies Kalitta (I believe) was testing with the burst panels on the side. Not that they would save a body, but maybe save the track from looking like a ticker tape parade.
 
#16
I wonder how much the body wraps play into that.

Random but just the other day I was wondering what happened to the bodies Kalitta (I believe) was testing with the burst panels on the side. Not that they would save a body, but maybe save the track from looking like a ticker tape parade.
It was Tim Wilkerson that was trying the side vents.
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#17
Well, NHRA could make a new rule. 8:71 blowers only. That would take care of track prep, too much power, too fast speeds, all that. No, wait a minute. They would blow up an 8:71 just as easily. OK, forget that. Just go to 50%.... ;)
And 1 mag, and change the rear end, lower the percentage,no data recorders, smaller rear tires, smaller rear wing,again smaller blower, only 6 cylinders, no rear wing, no clutch management system, hey Alan, did I get them all? If not forgive me.
 
#20
And 1 mag, and change the rear end, lower the percentage,no data recorders, smaller rear tires, smaller rear wing,again smaller blower, only 6 cylinders, no rear wing, no clutch management system, hey Alan, did I get them all? If not forgive me.
...all good ideas, butnit would cost a ridiculous amount of money to develop that combo and purchase the necessary equipment. It’s cost prohibitive
 

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