I suspect the reason their power is still low is the tiny exhaust housings they use to improve response. I'm sure the drive pressure on those turbines is pretty high so while there is a lot a boost on the front end, the engine is still being choked on the rear. I don't doubt the 31 psi spec, but I bet drive pressure… » 9/30/14 9:48am Today 9:48am

You can see him gently pumping the brakes mid way down the straights, something I've seen other drivers do to make sure they're OK. They must have felt fine at that point, otherwise he wouldn't keep accelerating. Must have blown a line or some other sudden failure when he got to the braking zone. » 9/26/14 10:45pm Friday 10:45pm

Or how the sprint cars have this funny wing that hangs down into the driver's field of view on the right side or how the cars require throttle to turn left. Nope, we're going to rely on a shitty video that barely manages to bring the point of impact into view and misses the second or two leading up to it. » 9/26/14 2:20pm Friday 2:20pm

I find it funny how this has be spun by a lot of manufacturers as new technology when off-highway equipment has been using "Powershift" transmissions for decades. Granted, the majority of them relied on disc clutches on multiple gear seats rather than just two disc clutches and a series of dog clutches to change gears. » 9/24/14 1:05pm 9/24/14 1:05pm

Um, no... At least for engines under 15-20 liters, four strokes were still much more common than two. I can say this with confidence for at least the over-the-road trucks and ag equipment. The only two stroke diesel I know of that gained any sort of notable use would have been the Detroit Diesel, such as what is shown… » 9/19/14 9:48am 9/19/14 9:48am