Agreed. It was painful to watch them thrash like they did, but no one can say they didn't give it 100%. Hopefully they get rid of the gremlin and chalk it up to a lessons learned.I hope his money and patience holds up long enough to get a toe hold in the sport.........
Would you want to gingerly run your fuel car down the track with no chutes? Can you think of anything that could possibly go wrong?I don't understand why he didn't stage the car. As far as I know, there is no rule that explicitly states the parachutes must be packed to stage the car is there? If I were Blake, I would have been screaming in the radio to put the body down and let me roll forward and stage the car. If my opponent red lights or crosses the center line/tags the wall, at least I took the green and I would be declared the winner. Hell, he could probably massage the throttle enough to get the car to the finish line in 5.5-7 seconds even with the chutes deployed and no burnout, which might be good enough to win the race if his opponent were to bang the blower, or something similar, right at the hit of the throttle.
He didn't say with no chutes. The chutes deployed when they fired the car. He is saying why not stage to the car and motor down the track with the chutes deployed in case his competitor had a problem. Per Alan's post that is a big no no.Would you want to gingerly run your fuel car down the track with no chutes? Can you think of anything that could possibly go wrong?
I was watching that thinking they'll remember this as the run from hell..... Crew and chief scrambling to get the car running, only to have the chutes fall out. Total panic and frustration trying to problem solve in a split second, hoping if the car does fire the run will be good, and the driver sitting helplessly looking on as the clock runs out on staging time. It happens, and most anyone who races or has raced knows the frustration and agony of those times!Agreed. It was painful to watch them thrash like they did, but no one can say they didn't give it 100%. Hopefully they get rid of the gremlin and chalk it up to a lessons learned.
If either of those were the case, it wouldn't have started.There is more likely one of two things that happened here. With the wiring messed up it most likely triggered the "Electrimotion" switch when they changed wires or the CC accidentally set it off with his remote button which both will shut off the Mag's - Fuel - Pan Pressure sensor & deploy's the "chutes with his remote switch. Either way when the Parachutes "Escape" you're done.