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Old 09-11-2008, 09:15 AM   #1
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Default Crash at Mid Ohio SCCA T2 Nissan (56K will fail)

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Old 09-11-2008, 09:22 AM   #2
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And a controlled flight right to the ambulance. Amazing!
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That'll buff right out.
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I'm gonna print all the pictures out and make one of those old school flip books !!!
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Joey Hand revisited....whew-wee!
"Hey, is thing gonna make it?"
"Yep, all the way to the crash site."
That was one hell of a get-off....
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After further investigation, it has been ruled that the cause of the accident was due to the extra weight of the tape on the numbers. Used to be "64" - made into "84".....thus unsettling the balance of the car.
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I wanna see the 15 seconds before the first picture.
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I think they need a larger run-off...
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Old 09-11-2008, 10:26 AM   #9
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In the Lotus forums they posted some shots of the sand trap after the incident. Counted up to 7 post marks approx. 50ft. apart.
This boy was cooking, and long since out of sorts before the trap.
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What turn was that in? Thats a pretty spectacular crash.
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I kept scrolling down thinking, "Okay, the tires will stop him... the fence will stop him... hmm."
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Reminds me of the long-crash scene in Talladega Nights. Who keeps the cats on a race-car?
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gotta watch those braking zones, 350s aren't miatas...


at least he can salvage those turn signal rods and e-brake
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Glad the safety equipment did its job
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Hoe lee crap! I like the zombie like walk to the ambulance with both arms out in front. I'd be a little dazed too. Tough for a tire wall to stop a car that's airborn and tumbling. Just a good thing the ambulance crew wasn't parked 50' over.

That's the stuff that scares me about HPDE with just a roll bar.
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Glad the safety equipment did its job
No kidding...that thing is trashed...
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That's BS, no way the camera stopped right there.....i want the rest of the video until did shut out.
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/\ I do too... but it does show enough of why it is more advisable to steer straight and not try to make the turn.
Reports were of possible brake failure, which first reaction should have been to keep car straight to begin with.
Glad to see how well the car held up and the advancements that have been made over the years for this very scenario.
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That's BS, no way the camera stopped right there.....i want the rest of the video until did shut out.
Driver claims the recording device was ejected from the car at that point.
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