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To: Nik Naym

There were 3 people killed during a CART race at MIS some years ago. It didn’t mean the end of racing at MIS.

They raised the height of the fence and reinforced it a bit more. In fact I believe that accident was what lead to wheel tethers in NASCAR.

Frankly, reasonable safety improvements are the best possible tribute.


15 posted on 02/26/2013 7:15:38 PM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: cripplecreek

I wasn’t aware NASCAR used wheel tethers, and in any case they wouldn’t do much good when the whole front end of the car is grated against the catch fencing. I know this incident and a few others like it (for sure I can recall a wheel killing a spectator at the ‘94 CART race at Phoenix) led CART, IRL and F1 to mandate tethers on their cars.


22 posted on 02/26/2013 8:35:45 PM PST by ZirconEncrustedTweezers (I'll stop being a cynic when the world stops giving me reasons to be cynical.)
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