When Banks set the FIA record in the Dodge-Cummins truck he blew the whole back off the quick change. Left a bunch of scrap on the course. We had a long clean up.
That's what I heard. The Banks truck was pushing less power than I am if I understand it correctly, so a quick-change isn't going in our truck. Our problem is that diesels make their power at very low rpm's, and it's brutal on drivetrain parts. A 2500hp alcohol car rear axle won't survive in a 900hp diesel truck.
In 30 years of racing, I've shut down a track 3 times for cleanup, all in the last 7 years: A Corvette rear blew pieces 50' out the back on a 7,200rpm launch at Carlsbad (first time I think that track actually had any traction), lifted a cylinder head at Calspeedway at the 1000' marker, and grenaded a transfer case at Calspeedway. Probably 5,000? passes on bikes, cars, and trucks. Normally I like to destroy stuff where nobody can see.
Stealth technology. Casper's last pass at Bonneville did about $22,000 worth of carnage, but held together.
Anyhow, I'm going to run the short course so it's easier to clean.