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Drago Verified Driver Made Donation to Website Series Champ
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nsca3UqysrI&feature=player_embedded

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Scary stuff!

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quote:
Originally posted by Danny Steyn:
Scary stuff!

I think he had you beat in height and rotation. [Big Grin]

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Hear that? That's the sound of Joey Hand saying "Pfft . . . I'll show you a wreck."

Probably scarier for the course workers.

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For those that dont remember

Joey Hand - Pfft . . . I'll show you a wreck

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Wow, instant karma can be a real bitch...

Reason #1 to give racing room. Glad he was ok.

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quote:
Originally posted by Kyle Burkhardt:
Hear that? That's the sound of Joey Hand saying "Pfft . . . I'll show you a wreck."

Probably scarier for the course workers.

My thought also very similar to Joey's
Another possible quote from Joey.
"Why did that guy get to keep his firesuit on?"

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Were all workers present and accounted for? I wonder if they felt like it feels in a dream: legs feel like they're made out of jell-o when you're trying to run from danger.

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I hope the driver of the #75 was sat for a very long time. His stupidity resulted in 3 bystanders without a roll cage running for their lives.

Yeah.. Joey flipped more times but that had NOTHING on this wreck. What is missed is the fact Joey was contained on the track surface and was not going to harm others. This is a marshalls worst fear... knuckleheads playing grabass thinkin who cares about contact we'll be fine only to be launched into a post of volunteers.

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The 75 car? Really? How about the guy (white car) passing in the grass, who drilled him in the right rear and then didn't lift, and hit him again, turning him sideways?

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Tough call. The white car would argue that #75 left him no racing room and the #75 would either say he was divebombed by the white car, or that it was just a bonehead move. Either way, pretty scarry for the safety workers.
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Looked like the 75 left no room, white car went to the grass to avoid contact, IMO.

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quote:
Originally posted by wheel:
The 75 car? Really? How about the guy (white car) passing in the grass, who drilled him in the right rear and then didn't lift, and hit him again, turning him sideways?

Obviously we don't see what happened before this corner, but from my viewpoint the white car was alongside (LF tire past the passenger door) the 75 while both of them were still on the racing surface. The 75 then turned into the right-hander and not only went to normal apex but went into the dirt himself in an (ill-advised IMO) attempt to block the pass. It's very possible the white car made a dive-bomb move to get to that position in the first place, but we don't get to see that on this video.

After watching it again, it appears the "preferred line" through that right-hander is to have to two left side tires on the rumble strips, sorta like Turn 3 at Road Atlanta for those with enough ground clearance. I don't think the 75 car knew the white car was there.

Bottom line - there's a reason the FIA requires catch-fencing in any area where spectators or workers might be standing. Yes it can mess up sightlines, but that's better than having to wear brown pants at every event.

There's also a reason corner workers need to be on their feet and alert whenever cars are on course.

BK

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Looked like everyone went through the corner with two in the grass, except the white car. The 75 was right on the tail of the 1 car. The white car was in the grass before the corner. The 75 car might have saved it on the back end of this, but it looked like the white car didn't lift, even after the first hit. Of course, in those cars, you lift, you go backwards. Where have I heard that before?

wheel

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My favorite comment posted on Youtube. Didn't hear the car coming. Wow.

"I was spectating at sterlings, you can see my left arm holding a compact camera and when everyone runs/dives you can see my yellow ground mat. I was filming the cars through stirlings bend and didnt hear the car hit the armco, all I heard was a shout and saw the marshals react, I looked left to see a car flying at me. I was terrorfied.

The Marshals at the post did a FANTASTIC job, the car had barely stopped moving and they were already on the car and getting the spectators to a safe distance."

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If you pause the video at the 2 second mark you'll see the white car was 95% alongside the 75 prior to turn in.

I really hope it was a mistake by the 75 and not a deliberate block.

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