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It is and it isn't. New cars that are able to run that fast without modding are very very stable in higher speeds.135 will be a kicker for the turbo coyotes, but that still gives a whole lot more leeway.
For the record, I think it's a terrible idea to change that rule.
Ummm, duh....? Who wouldn't put a roll cage in a vert?
Oh to be honest I didn't read the original post. I thought this had to do with verts for some reason. Either way even if my car wasn't a vert I would still at least have a bar at those speeds
NHRA hasn't clarified "unaltered" yet, so it's hard to say what's going to be allowed and what isn't.They can't be modified so no pulley upgrades or blowers or anything like that.
It's easy to see the point being made, especially concerning how cars are designed nowadays. There is revenue that they are surely missing out on as track owners by guys that would get shutdown. Alot of the people that buy fast cars WANT to race them occasionally. I truly understand not wanting to cage a DD, especially something that you put your kids in. You don't want them bouncing off the bars in the event of an accident on the street. But that being said, automakers didn't design their cars to do 130 mph crashes either, or at least I don't assume they did. Just because your vehicle can do a certain speed/et from the factory, doesn't mean it's safe to that speed. Racing on a Private track is a privilege, not a right. Even though it's safer to do it there than on the streets, I still believe that you should follow the rules that made it safer to begin with. I understand that lowering the ET was a solution to an issue, but it doesn't mean they had to drop it all the way down to 10.00. Factory cars may certainly have more reinforcements in them, but it still is far from a cage.
I don't care how stable that car is. What happens when the faster car that its next to, gets loose, comes across the track, and drives into the door of the 2011 Mustang at 130MPH? Those door bars sure would have been nice.
Exactly! The other dude's example isn't really an example or anything at all. That 30 mph hit is only legit if the one car is getting rearended by the other and not in the door. And if you think EVERYONE that's already flying over a hundred miles an hour and gets hit are going to keep it out of the wall or otherwise, you are sadly mistaken. Watch some vids on youtube. Research can be so easy sometimes....You have to remember there's still a lot of energy that has to go somewhere after this "30 MPH" collision. That's too fast for no cage IMO, but I don't make the rules. I'd never go 130 without one. Just me. I've got kids at home to come home to, and its not worth it.