Scott Palmer, yes, Jeff Diehl, sometimes.She is not bringing the whack back ... Scott Palmer and Jeff Diehl have kept the whack alive. Scott has proved you can whack it and run competitive ETs and make the Countdown (2018). I am glad to see there is another team out there that see the spectator benefit and downright fun of doing it. Alexis ran well all weekend, so good on Del, Nicky and Alexis.
I doubt it....sorry.Scott Palmer, yes, Jeff Diehl, sometimes.
If it makes you feel better, maybe I should have titled the thread " A potential contending team whacks the throttle". The point being, if one of the true contenders starts to whack the throttle, maybe some of the other big teams will start again. I don't see Palmer or Diehl influencing that.
A few years ago at Etown I asked Bob Vandergriff why the teams were getting away from it and he said they got more consistent clutch wear by just idling it while seating the clutch vs hitting the throttle. I said I don’t give a **** bring back the whack lol.I have two questions:
1. What ultimately caused the teams to get away from whacking the throttle to set/seat the clutch (I assume that's what the purpose was.....)? Palmer obviously still runs pretty good with that being part of his procedure. Surely the gap between how he runs now versus the few hundredths he needs to be at the top isn't because of this, is it? It's such an entertaining part of the experience in the pits at an NHRA event......
2. How in the holy hell do some of these guys stand under the canopy and practically right over the pipes during warm-ups with no mask of any kind on??? I realize these guys do this week-in and week-out, but DAMN! Do you just get used to it over time? Was it as bad for you in the beginning as it is for most of us fans that sends us running for cover? Lol!