Car #: 88
Year : 1991 Posts: 2401
Rick, are you going to let a few little things like torrential rain, potential of getting hit by lightening, ankle-deep mud, Africa-hot temperature, and the possibility of launching your car on top of a West Nile carrying mosquitos the size of small birds-filled tire wall stop you from coming are you?
Loose Member '09 & '10 Great Lakes Regional Points Champion
Region: Cincinnati Great Lakes
Car #: 60
Year : 1990 Posts: 1487
I left after the qualifying session Sunday (when I determined that my litle Saturday transmission issue of "occasionally" slipping out of fourth wnen I lifted went from "occasional" to "always")and just learned of Kutch putting his car on it's lid Sunday. Hutch okay and what happpened? Rick
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Car #: 88
Year : 1991 Posts: 2401
Kuch had the wisdom to be driving someone else's car (Tex Melotti's) when he hit the tire wall. Apparently Bob dropped a wheel entering T3 and with the overnight rain took off toward the tire wall. My in-car video shows Bob barrel-rolling along the wall - I'll try to post it soon. It looked uuuugly. Deb told me over the radio that Bob was out of the car and OK before the field came back around. Damage to Tex's car looks cosmetic - tub appeared straight.
Other than that it was a good weekend, the rain never came during the day and good racing.
Sat. 1. David Scott 2. Keith 'MC' Hamilton 3. Tex Melotti
Region: Great Lakes/Detroit
Car #: 51
Year : 1994 Miata Posts: 401
Denny, I have the first half of that video, but he passes out of fram just as the car hits the wall and begins to go airborn. I actually didn't know that he flipped it until you guys told me afterwords in tech. David and I were still kind of battling as Kutch slid off.
I liked that track. We'll probably make an annual visit over there.
Car #: 45
Year : 1991 Posts: 858
I'm doing fine but Tex's car has seen better day's!
Tex's car is all cosmetic damage and is repairable and I was working on it tonight.I can't wait until I see the video,he said I went end over end into a barrel roll and landed on the tire's.I can't believe it never touched the roof or hood at all,but got every other body panel!
I never hit my head until I got into the ambulance were I hit my head twice!
I was wondering if I get a ten for sticking the landing?
I just wish I had my car,it was great weather for good lap times on Sun.I would have been in the low 1:17s maybe even in the high 1:16.Well I guess there's all way's next race!
Car #: #71
Year : 1990 Posts: 656
I guess I didn't realize the Nelson Tire walls were broken Dan.
I do realize that the Nelson Ledges tire wall is not of the design currently recommended by the FIA, but neither is the track surface, verge, runoff, fencing, armco, pit lane, paddock, etc.(MOST U.S. tracks aren't either)
I say the tire wall would be fine if there was something besides grass between the track & the tires, but then again, this wouldn't be an issue if we could all keep our cars on the track. I like the premise that if I lose control & head for the tire wall, it will be anyones guess as to whether I bounce off & drive away with no damage or end up on my roof.... kinda like Russian Roulette.... go off & take your chances! Must be why I like an open-face helmet, no H&N gizmo, no RH net, no Halo seat & LeMons.(even though Jay is afraid of real race tracks)