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bigjayjay1 06-21-2012 10:30 AM

Nitro Fumes How Hazardous Alarming News
I read a post on a very sad thread -Porkchop Passing- and I wanted to know more about this subject and I didn't want to take away and change the subject IE topic. It was stated that nitro fumes caused a serious health issues so much so he passed.

I've been in this hobby for awhile. I know smelling fuels directly from the pipe is seriously bad it makes your eyes cry your body can't handle your forced to step away just as if your entering a NRHA nitro car pit with his engines running. Once its airborne it would suspect is loses its strength which leads me into all these indoor races very concernining

Does anyome have any facts or thoughts.

rcmoe 06-21-2012 10:42 AM

After hearing about the unfortunate death of this young man it sure had me thinking about the fumes. I've yet to do any indoor racing based on there is no indoor nitro tracks here in cali but like you've mentioned it can still be hazordous even out doors.

offroad dude 06-21-2012 10:56 AM

I don't think Nitro had anything to do with what happened. Chop had been dealing with health issues for years.

Peter Martin 06-21-2012 11:02 AM

The only method for safe breathing around Methanol is a mask with a fresh air tank. There are no filter type masks that will filter out methanol fumes.... unfortunately.

ironzgti35 06-21-2012 11:02 AM

I'll take my chances with nitro fuel and fumes vs living in a bubble anyday

offroad dude 06-21-2012 11:04 AM

Originally Posted by ironzgti35 (Post 10887305)
I'll take my chances with nitro fuel and fumes vs living in a bubble anyday

+1 on that bro.

rider313 06-21-2012 11:09 AM

Here in mn we race Nitros indoors a few times a year. The fumes never really got to a point were it was noticeable. I mean the indoor motocross track in Wisconsin is way worse. After a full day of riding you would have a serious head ace from the fumes.

I think if one had underlining Health issues I would assume breathing in nitro fumes would Deffinetly not help ones conditions.

Miniracer23 06-21-2012 11:18 AM

If nitro fumes had anything to do with it, it would be very unusual. It could be that he had other health problems that were known or not that did not react well to the nitro fumes.

JLinney 06-21-2012 11:36 AM

Dont let Bloomberg see this thread or Nitro will be next, lol. Have not raced much indoor nitro but everytime I did, I felt like s$&% the next day with a pounding headache. Body trying to tell me something I guess. If it were the nitro in this young man's unfortunate death, I am sure he was well aware of the possibilities and what-if's. Die hard racers will race in very dangerous conditions because that is their passion in life and NOTHING gets in the way.

cbonner99 06-21-2012 11:58 AM

Carbon Monoxide is probably more dangerous than any other fumes. The headaches associated with most indoor motor events is CO and not the fuel or additives in the fuel.

bphil49 06-21-2012 12:08 PM


Zerodefect 06-21-2012 12:34 PM

I haven't raced with Chops in a looong time. But I remember him mentioning...
I don't think nitro fumes had anything to do with his passing.

But I'm sure he may have mentioned being sick of nitro fumes or something.

Besides, aren't methanol fumes heavier than air. Unless your sniffing the floor you shouldn't have problems. Methanool,is know to actually be quite safe.

Overexposure is pretty obvious and requires alot. Treatment is easy.

Not to mention you can't acidentally inhale methanol and not know it. It has a very strong odor. If you hardly notice it, chances are it can't hurt you.


ehartman_49348 06-21-2012 12:38 PM

Originally Posted by bphil49 (Post 10887533)
Let's put a stop to this right now. His passing had absolutely nothing to do with nitro fumes. He hadn't even raced indoor nitro in over a year.

Porkchop was a friend of mine and I will miss him very much.

Thanks for clarifying! I was pretty sure that that was the case!

He will be missed by a lot of people, including me! It is pretty cool to see how many lives he touched and how many people have already paid their respect online through the different forums and FB!

NitroXray80809 06-21-2012 01:50 PM

Not disrespect as I don't know the 100% story. But I knew chop from Xbox and on here. He had health issues. Yes fumes are dangerous but that's not the reason completely he was fighting illness for awhile . Just trying to enjoy his love which may have made it worse but it wasn't just the fumes I think. Chop was a cool guy and helpful. Wishes to his family and grandma. Now the fumes are bad, motorama was canceled for nitro because people got sick a few days after because the ventilation wasn't good enough. That's y it's on e allowed now.

Greg B 06-21-2012 02:07 PM

I don't consider the fumes to be anymore harmful to the human body than all the fast food crap people eat while at the track.

Which is worse ?

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