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  • Freak things do happen at the line.

    Wishing Johnna Dunn a speedy recovery.

    http://www.competitionplus.com/drag-...fCr8ZjEy2fVWyg
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    " You can sleep in your car, But you cant drive your house"

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    Re: Freak things do happen at the line.

    Maybe this goes back to the discussion here before and....why do people just mill around at the starting line at drag races? Why are they even allowed to?

    Be danged if I'd stand directly behind one of those fire breathing things, maybe just to get a good photo or video. Nossir, I'm getting way WAY off to the side somewhere.

    Only just sayin.
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    • #3

      Re: Freak things do happen at the line.

      Maybe this goes back to the discussion here before and....why do people just mill around at the starting line at drag races? Why are they even allowed to?

      Be danged if I'd stand directly behind one of those fire breathing things, maybe just to get a good photo or video. Nossir, I'm getting way WAY off to the side somewhere.

      Only just sayin.
      I cringe every time.
      Given this age of boost , I'd compare launches to jet engines.

      fire/emt people only in the hazard areas, dressed right..stay out of exhaust exit areas.
      I used to be at a fire bottle on military planes on the ground starting or coming in, even by the book, a compression stall in a bad way is game over.

      these dragsters seem more dangerous to me.
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      the death rate and fairy tales cannot kill the nature left behind.

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      • #4

        Re: Freak things do happen at the line.

        Hope she recovers soon.

        On the thread hijack topic . . . The "outlaw" influence really has sparked a lot of unnecessary crowds around the burnout box and starting line at many events. Whether or not we'll have a deadly drag racing disaster that wakes up the tracks, the insurers, and the promoters is unknown. But it does seem ridiculous for some "outlaw" doorslammers to need a dozen or more hangers-on to make a sketchy "no prep" pass . . . .

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        • #5

          Re: Freak things do happen at the line.

          Looks like she'll be okay, if there's no facial fx it's just soft tissue. Going to hurt like hell for awhile, I'll bet.

          After seeing a bike shed a chain like a rocket and take out a windshield some 3 cars back in staging (Byron's staging area is parallel with the track, rather than canted off like many others), you'd think people spectating would get to the stands where it's lots safer. Also easier to breathe Maybe we need to mandate 10% nitro in the fuel to clear the waterbox of people....

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          • #6

            Re: Freak things do happen at the line.

            I see Byron now uses a barrier behind the water box. Even if the cars stayed together something about that water box made a pothole that shed pebbles. You just learned to avoid the middle staging lanes.
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            • #7

              Re: Freak things do happen at the line.

              It's always the 3rd person. I got tagged by fireworks when I went to college - they had opening celebrations that included fireworks. Fireworks fell over, I got smacked by a rocket.... a bit of burn, no worries, but still.... I was number 3 and didn't see it coming until the joker in front of me moved.
              Doing it all wrong since 1966

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              • #8

                Re: Freak things do happen at the line.

                It's always the 3rd person. I got tagged by fireworks when I went to college - they had opening celebrations that included fireworks. Fireworks fell over, I got smacked by a rocket.... a bit of burn, no worries, but still.... I was number 3 and didn't see it coming until the joker in front of me moved.
                My daddy had just the right amount of beer on a July 4th and shot me in the face with a Roman candle. Pretty amazing, it just bounced off.

                At a startup plant I was testing out a brand new lift tuck straight off the delivery truck and as soon as I moved one of the levers one of the hydraulic fittings on the mast blew out. I got sprayed in the face with fluid, with great mechanical vigor and enthusiasm. Drenched. Amazing again, hydraulic fluid is not at all an eye irritant as long as it's still cold. I found a piece of the fitting in my coat pocket when I was getting the coat ready to go to the cleaners.
                Last edited by pdub; February 25th, 2019, 05:41 PM.
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                • #9

                  Re: Freak things do happen at the line.

                  Was standing near the line when an Elcamino had a huge nitrous explosion. Seconds later I felt something bounce off my head. It was a booster from the Dominator. It blew all 4 out..
                  " You can sleep in your car, But you cant drive your house"

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                  • #10

                    Re: Freak things do happen at the line.

                    I just rembered this one.. He got hit with a rod end estimated to be traveling at 100 MPH.

                    http://dragcoverage.com/robbie-hamil...actures-skull/
                    " You can sleep in your car, But you cant drive your house"

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                    • #11

                      Re: Freak things do happen at the line.

                      Looks like she'll be okay, if there's no facial fx it's just a deep tissue massagers. Going to hurt like hell for awhile, I'll bet.

                      After seeing a bike shed a chain like a rocket and take out a windshield some 3 cars back in staging (Byron's staging area is parallel with the track, rather than canted off like many others), you'd think people spectating would get to the stands where it's lots safer. Also easier to breathe Maybe we need to mandate 10% nitro in the fuel to clear the waterbox of people....
                      Could it be that your muscles tend to get too stiff?

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