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Old 08-12-2009, 01:09 PM   #1
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David Brand in the Lotus spun in the right-hander going onto the no-name straight.....next through were a few Miatas that were nose to tail, the first went left and the second had no place to go - BAM - head on into the Lotus! The SM Miata of Ken Payson got catapulted into the air and did a complete flip coming to rest on its wheels. Richard Cullen said he had a front row seat when the car went airbourne. I came though a few seconds later and it was like a war zone...yellow flags waving, corner workers frantically running and waving their arms....then the red flag quickly displayed.

They called the race with 6 laps left on the board in lieu of the accident. Both drivers were transported to medical and believe were taken to the local medical facility in Sharon, CT. Upon leaving the track we were told that the Lotus Driver David Brand was released with no major injuries (except to his wallet). As far as Ken Payson, I am not sure if he was released but indications are that he had suffered a broken neck or back (not a 100% confirmed report). Our prayers are with both drivers for a speed recovery.

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wow! how did it end up?
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Holy **** are the drivers ok??
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driver broke his neck...
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**** that sucks, but it couldve been worse.
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Another Lotus wrecks while tryin to run with Miatas.
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Holy crap... HANS device could've saved his neck prolly...
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I believe that's what saved him...iirc he had a previous injury...there's a thread about it over a m.net and specmiata.com has more detailz.
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On a related note, check this EVO guy driving:
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I believe that's what saved him...iirc he had a previous injury...there's a thread about it over a m.net and specmiata.com has more detailz.
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first three minutes is boring and painful, i guess brake checking around corners is fast now?


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o u c hh uhhh
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On a related note, check this EVO guy driving
my head hurts and i want to punch the first evo driver i see.... what a dusher
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+1^^ 2:43 is priceless though.... I had a guy in a civic do that **** to me in the street cause I passing him on the turn.
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Koto, why did you link the same video again?
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Koto, why did you link the same video again?
Sorry, I must have missed it the first go 'round. Here in class nothing YT shows up.
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Ouch.




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Lotus Driver David Brand was released with no major injuries (except to his wallet). As far as Ken Payson, I am not sure if he was released but indications are that he had suffered a broken neck or back
Much the same logic as when the drunk teenager walks away and the mother of three is killed, I suppose.

That just sucks.
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