Automobile Racing is NOT for the faint of heart! dru


After listening to many of my respected colleagues call for canopies on open-wheel race cars like those competing in Formula 1 and INDYCAR, I’m going to be the voice of dissent.

Canopies in NHRA Mello Yello drag racing are somewhat rare at this point. Don Schumacher Racing’s (DSR) Top Fuel teams initiated them a few years ago in 2012; initially only this team used the canopies and there was massive push-back against NHRA making them mandatory – they’re not. Now, DSR uses the canopies, as does Brittany Force, who’s stated she really doesn’t want to race without the covering, as does Leah Pritchett; the Greek, Chris Karamesines 83, also uses this safety device but no other Top Fuel car in NHRA drag racing is equipped with it – now.

Remember, though, that the canopy is only sealed before the car comes to the water box for its burnout, performs the…

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