as long as we are going to post tips and hints. i have one for you. under no circumstances every POUR,SPILL, OR HAVE FUEL any near your junk. either by accident or on purpose. as i was helping a guy during a race one night for the main he came in for a pit i fueld him quick and when setting the bottle down on to the wall it wasnt quite there and i starting throwing his truggy back down. well in that motion the fuel bottle had fallen off the wall to my side turning upside down and then to help it out i leaned on it pressure forcing fuel all over the boys. first reaction was hmm, well no what i got fuell all over me. the next nano second was figuring out the fastest way to put the fire out RIGHT NOW. not real fire but felt the same. ok run to the hose at end of pit lane a put it in my shorts, well then discovered that the pump had been turned off for the night. sheit!! run to the pump turn it on, back to the hose to dose myself with around 100 gallons of water. in the meantime, im right in front of the entire pit area and all people saw was me running around like an idiot, and trying to figure out just what the heck i was doing. i looked like the guys at Indy when the methanol fire would break out and you cant see the flames.
man talk about a Hot Rod. so i though i would share that with you guys. but i have seen the shock oil deal before.