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Old 06-02-2008, 01:00 PM   #21
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Thats rough, but thats the chance anyone takes at a racetrack.
Former boss of mine.. thought he was a hotfoot at his sponsored Porsche demo event at that same track. (VIR) . New GT3 CUP CAR hot off the delivery truck, one for his personal collection. Needless to say, Worn tires, Hot brakes, Not enough room first or second lap...Into the wall. He pouted like a baby for an hour on the guardrail. 80k in damages. Absolutely priceless.
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So do you think his insurance company will cover the damages?
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Old 06-02-2008, 01:12 PM   #23
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So do you think his insurance company will cover the damages?
**** no. Not without a court battle, but Its safe to say that someone on that track had a transponder in the car, making it a race by definition.

Its going to be another world when I get out on the track in a car with some power.
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Ouch.
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Old 06-02-2008, 01:30 PM   #25
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oh, and I don't like going that fast through sweepers, for this reason.
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Old 06-02-2008, 01:49 PM   #26
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lol

That was awesome. "Please don't hit the wall.....GOD DAMMMIITTTTT!!!"

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Old 06-02-2008, 02:40 PM   #27
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Looks like he lost it over a small rise. Car is unweighting + letting off the throttle = off track adventures. You track an expensive car and push limits you have know what it could cost you. It's not like the risks aren't obvious.

Douche bag deserved it for leaving the camera straps flopping around in front of the lens. Geez that was anoying!

Porsche Turbo ate a tire wall at the last HPDE I was at. BMW Z3 with about 25k in performance mods hit 2 walls the time before that. It's a pisser but you gotta know the risks.
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Old 06-02-2008, 05:23 PM   #28
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Best piece of advice I ever got was, "Kid, Never race anything you couldn't push off a cliff and laugh about later." I have since laughed many times... sometimes were more expensive than others.

Moron + Money + Track = FAIL

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Old 06-02-2008, 05:30 PM   #29
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Best piece of advice I ever got was, "Kid, Never race anything you couldn't push off a cliff and laugh about later." I have since laughed many times... sometimes were more expensive than others.

Moron + Money + Track = FAIL

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I just realized that I've only seen really expensive cars wrecked at the track. If I were in a lambo and about to get passed by a miata, I'd get brave too...lol.
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Old 06-02-2008, 05:30 PM   #30
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That car could have recovered from what i hear about them, the driver on the other hand, not so much.
I just don't see how he lost it, you can tell even in the video that it is off-camber, there is a reason the Viper guy slowed down so much. I guess I just don't get it, was this his first time? How do you lose it and not try to recover, at all. i mean praying is important, but once you are backwards it is too late to pray (well maybe not) but don't just sit there, try something, anything. Sorry, end of rant/
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Old 06-02-2008, 05:48 PM   #31
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people should be required to drive 90whp miatas on the track for their first track day.

I'm excited to see what kind of lap times I can turn with a fair amount of amateur experience in a car that lived and died on momentum.
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Old 06-02-2008, 05:50 PM   #32
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people should be required to drive 90whp miatas on the track for their first track day.

I'm excited to see what kind of lap times I can turn with a fair amount of amateur experience in a car that lived and died on momentum.

heard dat homey.
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Old 06-02-2008, 08:39 PM   #33
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Guys who can't afford to wreck their new supercar and take it to the track anyways=FAIL!

You can ball up Miatas all day long and still buy a round for the boys as pennance. When you wreck your car and discover now your kids can't go to college... it's time to get a new hobby.
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Old 06-02-2008, 10:46 PM   #34
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meh... if I got offtrack in my miata I'm going to try to hit *** first. I'd prefer to pull a scott and replace the shell and muffler, then have to replace the whole damn thing with the exception of the muffler.
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What a ******* amazing car. One of my professors that I do IT for in the DeGroote School of Business (here @ McMaster University) swung by my office today and took me for an hour long ride.

Interior is mint, such a comfortable ride, the most suprising thing is the linear push back into the seat, you think to yourself this isn't that fast at all, nothing compared to a boosted car, and then you look over the speedo and you are doing triple digits after a couple of seconds.

0-60 was easily under 5 seconds even with not the greatest driver. You know the car is badass when hot chicks are gawking and dudes in SRT10 viper roadsters wave.

Looked amazing in white too.

The only car I have ever ridden that was comprable to the speed/comfort/interior was a 996 GT3, and that was only at an autox, so who knows what kind of manners it has on the street.

Cliff notes: Audi R8 = wicked street car, not race car.
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Yeah, that's what he gets for trying to keep with a Viper.....can't be done.
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"Tim Goddamn it!!"
Anyone who talks in the third person is by definition a jerkoff.
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I was wondering who Tim was. I assumed he was in the Viper. Better to talk about yourself in the third person than to blame someone else for your own mistake.
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Old 07-12-2008, 03:58 PM   #39
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rich people are funny. If they learned to drive reasonable cars initially, they might respect the speed and grip levels on the supercars they post up at the valet box.
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