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Just wondering while driving down Squirrel Level Road in Virginia

Just Wondering … With all of the controversy, expensive research and development, and lack of results in trying to slow down NHRA’s Top Fuel and Funny Cars, why haven’t the NHRA officials in charge simply start lowering the maximum rpm for the nitro cars in 100-rpm increments?  That way teams wouldn’t be forced to race with a spec fuel pump, supercharger, and ignition system. NHRA could even do away with the nitro percentage rule. MSD-designed and -built rev-limiters are already installed on every NHRA fuel car and can be adjusted to any max rpm setting the NHRA mandates.

Just Wondering … Am I the only one who is tired of hearing how so-called “leakers” are the only racers that blow up their engines? In recent years world champs such as the Pedregon brothers, Tony Schumacher, and some well-funded drivers like the late Scott Kalitta and Jim Head have experienced catastrophic engine explosions. As long as drag racers continue to burn close to 90% nitro in the tank there will be explosions.

Just Wondering … Why the ADRL has so many crashes where the cars run head-first into the guardwalls?

Just Wondering … Whatever happen to real “street legal” drag racing where the cars actually have to be street legal, street driven, and able to pass a state safety inspection? I miss the kinds of race cars that used to populate the street legal” events once held at St. Louis, Memphis, and Orlando.

Just Wondering … Same subject: All we see now is racecars with working “headlights” and taillights. Would fans and the racers that have gone back to the street still support a real Street Legal race with real street legal cars?

Just Wondering … Would anyone have ever believed that doorslammer cars would be able to make laps with ET’s in the 3.60 range at speeds over 211 mph and burning alcohol in just an eighth of a mile? Not me, brother.

Just Wondering … Reading the Roger Burgess press release regarding his World Wide championship for Pro Mods left me with the question of when a race could be held so that it didn’t conflict with the NHRA or European  race schedules? (See yesterday’s 1320 notes for the Burgess announcement.)

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