While this incident is certainly a trigger to review safety measures – I hope they aren’t isolated to just Junior Karts (as they were in the email that the national office sent out a few days ago). Things like stuck throttles and failed brakes can, and do, happen in any class – and with just as much (if not more) potential for serious injury. As bad as a fatality from a mechanical failure in an FJ is… a 3000# car with a stuck throttle plowing into a crowded paddock could be much worse.
Also what would be much more useful than just a generic “check everything” reminder, would be some specific and detailed guides of what has gone wrong in the past, so we know what to look for in the future.
November 15-19, 2017
Las Vegas, Nevada
SKUSA SuperNationals 21
2018 Events TBA