It's ^^^^^THAT^^^^^ simple boys, like it or not. Especially his point about why we're racing 1,000-feet.Common sense tells me not to stand in front of a 10k HP car idling at 2800 RPM in gear. Common sense tells me not to stand in front of any running car in gear.In the case of Scott it was not the trip into the sand it was the boom truck parked in the sand trap, common sense Huh ? Do not park a 30k LB lift in the shut down area.
I get what Alan is saying with regards to percentage of recurrence, but the bottom line remains that the impact of that rare mistake has a much higher percentage of being bad...….really bad. Personally, I just don't get why there isn't some kind of guard around the throttle mechanism, or like mentioned before a larger opening. Seems like a no-brainer from that aspect. If the occurrences are either because of the body tagging the throttle on the way up or down and the throttle getting hit while messing with the throttle stop, it would appear that 50% of those occurrences could get all but eliminated with the addition of a guard and larger opening. We'd still have the issue with humans touching the mechanism while dealing with the throttle stop, but again, we're talking about a 50% reduction.
Just thinking out-loud here....