rules I'm not going to name names, but there are a few racers that are still around today due to the 'rich man's safety updates of recent years and past years. Sadly it is because a few of our own are not with us any more. The only thing I can say they might have done differently is made rear carbons mandatory the first year and front carbons mandatory next year. Again out of respect for their families, I can think of at least 3 deaths in the past few years that may have been avoided if they had been equipped with the shut off box. The point is no you can't prevent every catastrophe, but in many cases, the hard lessons learned from those crashes CAN prevent the next possible catastrophe. None of us like spending money on mandatory safety updates when you're struggling just to buy the normal parts and recerts to get on the track. But whether we like them or not if NHRA can make the sport safer, that's their job. And we should be thankful for what they do.