The reason for this was it took rescuers a lot more time to check two pods than a canopy if my memory serves correct.
A side by Side monocoque would be a good thing with separate compartments IMO. Keep the open space to fly around to a minimum and at the same time lessen the size of the cockpits.
I finished reading what was out on this thread so far and I agree a little bit with most of you. The GEICO team brings class and money and flash to the races, and this will eventually bring more money into the sport. That Skater V hull is incredible, especially the fly by's. Thanks guys for that on Friday.
My thoughts on the turbines are that some other teams better get going here pretty soon to get the seat time and the testing, because with GEICO getting all the time in on the tracks, even if a comparible team showed up out of no where.... Would they be able to compete at those speeds without the practice?
Anyway, leave GEICO alone. They have the cash and the flash, and obviously a lot of class if they turned the engines down for this year.
They bring a lot more to the table in long term and we should be glad that someone figured out how to get a big sponsor like them into the world of powerboating.
Guys should stop complaining and go find another big sponsor.
These things happen, they are very very unfortunate, and a huge pot hole on the road to the dream of building powerboat racing into what it can be, but it won't be the end at all.
With every stumble in life we get the opportunity to stop, take a look back at the cause, and learn how to do our best to prevent it from hapening again, but it doesn't mean we quit moving forward.
Wow!!!! I'm very impressed with the comments posted by the Gieco team. My son has been a huge fan of your boat for a few years and was the one that interduced me to your boat. Well all I can say is what a class act and everyone should be honored to be racing along side these guys. The sport so be very honored to have such a class act representing the sport. Good luck to everyone and please be safe out there racing
IMO, a Promoter has a legal and moral obligation to look after his racers FIRST, if 3 racers died in a NASCAR Sprint Cup, Nationwide, or ARCA race the same week does anyone here really think something wouldn't be done?
This IS the World Series of boat racing right?
There's no reason not to have World Class Safety
IMO, JC should step up and lead this parade, or step aside..
it's not all about the Benjamin's
Call me a n*t swinger if you want but this sport wouldn't be the same if it weren't for the Miss Geico team. They have done more for the sport than anyone in the last decade.
I've always loved fast boats but I never really followed the offshore racing scene before seeing miss geico and (kind of randomly) "Pump it" racing in Chattanooga a few years back.
I'm not suggesting a race series or race circuit get canceled but possibly a individual sponsor may choose to leave. I hope not as they could be the driving force towards unification and improved safety. They could also leave if these things fail.
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