How many sanctioning bodies have rules that require the electric fuel pump to be shut off in case the race vehicle no longer has oil pressure- no matter the reason? It appears that several larger fires recently were fed by fuel provided by an electric fuel pump after engines had stopped/oil pressure ceased.
Battery disconnect switches are ok- and not always effective. It is my opinion that oil pressure based control and redundant power cutoffs, combined with proper rule enforcement/inspections will reduce the fire hazard for both participants and safety personnel.
What is your experience and opinions on this subject?
Keith Wyss, Ambassador