Congrats to Scott!! Bet he had quick hands on the wheel correcting the slightest change without a skeg at 100mph! How quick do you think it could have gotten away from the average driver? Tell him I said Hi when you see him!
Just a wild guess, but I'd imagine that the driver had no idea what was wrong until they put the boat on the trailer. He was just driving. It's not like they pull the boat out of the water after every pass...and the short throw trim rams they use won't allow the motor to be trimmed up enough while in the water to inspect. He probably just knew the boat was a handful, which could have been one of several things.
Jay, no worries or too many wrinkles here at least not yet, all is good. My point is…you build motors and I know you would never let one leave your shop knowing that something wasn’t quite right. Scott knew something was wrong and he jeopardized every ones safety. For a prize of few hundred bucks and some pride its just not worth it. D. E. The Intimidator was an exceptional driver and thought he was invincible. But damn it, if he felt a tire going down he went on into the pits and got it changed. BTW, Jason’s PM keihins are on their way and I know for sure they were done right.
D. E. The Intimidator was an exceptional driver and thought he was invincible. But damn it, if he felt a tire going down he went on into the pits and got it changed.
The ONLY reason Earnhardt would have had the tire changed is because he knew he couldn't win the race on a flat tire. Let's not get carried away. He died trying to block others from passing in an unsafe way. Let's not use a terrible analogy to try and make a point. Earnhardt would have done EXACTLY what Jordan did. If he felt he could still win, he would have stayed out. No doubt about that.
Not much different then what Scott did...now is it?
It's completely different from what Scott did. Not one single person WHO WAS ACTUALLY THERE ever thought Scott was a danger to anyone out there. Never came close to getting out of his lane. Little bit of a wild ride? Heck yes. Totally out of control and dangerous? Not by any stretch of the imagination. Direct quote from Marty Alexie (who was there and races himself) and saw it himself:
"I was there. Was the boat loose? "yes". Out of control "no". I saw people get black flaged, but at no time I, other racers or the officales thought the skeg was missing. He made 3 passes in his own lane."
There u go again with that TX talk…lol For everyone’s satisfaction I admit that I was wrong by saying that Scott made a bonehead decision.
Those who raced against him and many who were there watching know different. Nuf said!