posted August 21, 2005 02:07 PM
I know this is not a tech thread, but last night at a local track in Illinois a terrible accident happened. A late model got airborne and cut through the catch fence and landed in the grandstand. You can see pics and story at www.ksdk.com....2 confirmed dead and others injured..Our prayers are with our brothers and sisters in motorsports...
posted August 25, 2005 05:26 PM
My buddy was one of those injured. He got a broken pelvis, but is in good spirits. I'm surprised it hasn't happened before now. Sprintcars get airborn often, but a dirt latemodel getting airborn is an awesome sight. I did 3 barrel rolls & 2 endos once off the south end of Mansfield when it was dirt. Landed clear out in the weeds upside down. That would have been very ugly had there been stands there.