Point 1) yes I think what Force did was OK.I guess I'm naive enough to expect NHRA to police their ranks. I believe it's against the rules to take a fall.
With all due respect, if you think what John Force did Monday was ok, then you are living under a different set of values and sense of fair play than I. And I know I'm not holier than thou or anyone else, but I know right from wrong.
Oh, BTW, I don't like the 1000' fuel racing rule either. ETA: Sorry that sounds argumentative and I didn't mean it to be.
May I rephrase that to say, What do you guys think of the 1000' fuel rule? I know full well why they imposed it, I'm all for safety, just think thay need to go back to 1320'. Fix the tracks that are dangerous or don't race there.
Point 2) It is impossable to police, there are many-many ways to set up a car to fail
Point 3) The 1,000ft nitro was the best thing nhra has done in years. It was the easiest way to slow the cars, with NO rule changes to the engines, which would have been hard on the less funded teams.
Like Coil said "we've already been racing to 1,000ft" so no difference in set-up.
Some tracks are land locked, they can't lengthen their shut down. We,ve lost a lot of tracks the last few years, with very few being built. Most of the tracks are old. They don't have the acreage to host a Natl. event now a days. Don't forget the days of pick-ups pulling a 5th wheel trailer are gone. Today you need room for 75+ 18 wheelers.
We don't really want to loose long time tracks like Pomona, do we??
Now if they want to go to 1320 on the long tracks and 1,000 on the short tracks for 2010, that would work.