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Putting your money where your mouth is

We spend thousands upon thousands of dollars on our race cars and equipment but somehow find it difficult, if not impossible, to accept spending any money toward the safety of the driver.

We complain about the cost of everything associated with driver safety, suits, belts, arm restrains, chassis certs, etc. Head and neck safety restraint systems have proven time and time again to provide an additional measure of safety for the driver.

I'm baffled by the reluctance of both major Racing Associations to mandate that a head and neck restrain system be the rule for every car faster than 130 mph and every Junior Dragster driver, or is "Dedicated to Safety" just a catchy meaningless phrase?

Bob Mendenhall
Lakeside, California

Hey, at least he tries

The last time I saw a nitro burner turn around and show up at the starting line was Garlits at E-Town. Back then it was an honest 1320 jog, Mr. Vandergriff.

Mike Lacelle
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

No, we didn’t buy a Vowel

Houston live coverage was the best I have seen and made the race very exciting to watch on TV. How you doing, Burk? Long time no hear from me but I read you every day and excellent job.

Randy Vowels
Kentucky