If they slow the cars down, they will lose fans. If they can't bring the safety up, they will lose racers.
It sure is a tough line, but as an occasional fan, I'd rather see driver skill at the tree and a safer run (by way of a stiffer chassis) take precedence over stressed parts and driver deaths. I may be wrong, but the NHRA doesn't and shouldn't) need a NASCAR-type wakeup call (or 4--Tony Roper, Adam Petty, Kenny Irwin, and Dale Earnhardt...) to look into driver safety. I understand that racing is dangerous and that's what makes it popular, but how long will it be popular if guys like Force and Cory Mac are lost due to ignorance in safety developement?
In a while, Chet.