Just sending well wishes to TAFC racer Dave Germain who had a nasty trans explosion when he swapped feet while testing this past weekend in Woodburn. He did sustain a broken foot and some shrapnel injuries according to his facebook post, but avoided what could have been a lot worse. I saw something similar happen to Lee Callaway a few years ago. He was lucky not to be injured as well. Not to mention the danger to crew/track personnel/fans. I know some people will hate me for bringing this up, but what is some of your thoughts on if we had an extra wrap-around blanket to cover the area the trans blanket can't cover. Basically another trans blanket, 5-6" long with one strap, to wrap it around the front of the trans after it is installed. I'm not an engineer but it seems if there was enough overlap and a tight fit, the bag should absorb the explosion. The next area to look at is the reverser handle. It was bent up like a paperclip. The progression of how these cars are as safe as they are today came from looking back at accidents and injuries and trying to figure out how to prevent them in the future. I think the extra trans bag is relatively simple and inexpensive. I think the simplest deal to fix the reverser handle deal is go to a cable shifter deal like a dragster. If we don't do something about it, in a year or two, this will happen again.