posted on Jul, 4 2008 @ 02:06 PM
If you saw the accident on the tv or on Youtube, you could see that the timing and scoring board was reading at least 300 maybe 301 miels an hour when
it happened. If it was a problem wth the fuel line before it blew, the fuel line may have had a hole in it. When the fuel touched the extremely hot
headers on the valves, that's possibly what set the fuel off.
As for the safety advancements that could come from this, I may have at least two ideas for both the NHRA and the IHRA to look at.
Too keep something like this from ever happening again. The NHRA needs to look into a system similar to what NASCAR implemented atfer the deaths of
Kenny Irwin and Adam Petty. That is device that not only cut the fuel supply to the engine, but one that will also shut off the car's ignition
Something that they should also look into is a way for the car to automatically apply the brakes if either, or both, the parachutes don't deploy or
if the drive is somehow incapacitated. Scott's accident should have never happened nor should have been allowed to happen. Since this has happened,
the NHRA needs to put in a stricter inspection procedure before each and every race is to occur on a said weekend.
I for one also hope that he was gone before all of that happened.
May Scott Kalitta rest in peace....