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Author Topic:   Very BAD night...done for the year!!!
kip77
Member
posted May 25, 2003 05:46 PM
While running in the seventh position I took a **** of a hit, and tumble. The wreck happened right at the flagstand, and my wife and fans sit right there, too. The car is probably done for. The passenger side cage is crushed done to the door, and the passenger framerail is twisted up a little. The rearend is ruined. The driver's compartment stayed intact. This is not the first time I have been upside down, but it was definitely the most violent.

I can say this though, I am glad I had a leg brace built in to the seat. My leg bent it over to the gear shifter. Without that brace I would be in a cast as we speak. I am a little sore: stiff neck, swoolen ankle, bruised shin. That is pretty good considering the shot I took.

I don't know if I will be able to race this year. The wreck ruined most of the car. I have already had other drivers offer me their spare cars. We were thinking about taking some time off. I guess I don't have much of a choice now.

I will have some pics up later on. And I will have the video up, too. The video doesn't do it any justice, though. It was a lot more violent than it looks on video.

I hope the track does a little better job on track prep. I will not race there again until it is fixed. In two weeks of racing our class has not had too many cars finish Last race 8 out of 20 finished...
this race 6 out of 19 finished.
MOst of the problems were from the rough track: shocks, ball joints, drive shafts, axles, you name it.

Atleast I live up to my signature.

see ya

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FASTEST WHITE BOY ON FOUR WHEELS...and sometimes none...


teamstertom
Member
posted May 25, 2003 06:05 PM
With the race season just basically starting,your season seems to have come to a very quick ending. It is a shame that your car is that bent up,but on the other hand your detail to YOUR safety seems to have done what you wanted it to do.

Wrecking a car does leave a bad taste in your month,needless to say what the wallet lost,but keep on keepin' on. Let this get behind you,regroup somewhat,and do what is best for you.

The bestest lesson learned is that safety does pay off.

dtd_93
Member
posted May 25, 2003 06:35 PM
I had a pretty bad wreak on my first night out too... I had just taken the lead on a restart.. and commin outta turn 4 the rr axel broke and well I came to a stop in the middle of the track and got the front end cliped about 3-4 times before it was all over..... had to rebuild the front susupention.... yippie... but that was nothin copaired to your night... I'm glad no one dialed me in the @ss...


kip77
Member
posted May 25, 2003 06:46 PM
thanks. It was quite a wreck. I'll gets pics and maybe a video soon. I am glad that the car was as safe as it was. If it wasn't, I would be hurting pretty bad. I am going to make some changes to the driver's compartment, though. But all in all the car was built well and it withstood a heck of a hit. Right before the flagstand is a bad place to get put sideways. The diver that ended up drilling me in the door and turning me over was my wife's cousin. But it wasn't his fualt. He had nowhere to go. He told me afterwards that he was still in the throttle as he was flipping over top of me. That racing bug can bite pretty hard sometimes.

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FASTEST WHITE BOY ON FOUR WHEELS...and sometimes none...


kip77
Member
posted May 26, 2003 08:33 AM
I may have a car. A competitor and friend has offered his backup car for the rest of the year. I sitll have to come up with a rearend and some other parts. I should be back out in a few weeks if everything goes well.

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FASTEST WHITE BOY ON FOUR WHEELS...and sometimes none...


towmandan
Member
posted May 27, 2003 10:43 AM
Im sorry to hear your story Ive been there but never this early in the season and glad to hear you werent physically hurt thats the main thing you can buy or build another car.....GOOD LUCK....Towman


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