The Small-Track Hit: Spectator Racing At New Smyrna Speedway Takes A Sacrifice


The Small-Track Hit: Spectator Racing At New Smyrna Speedway Takes A Sacrifice

Spectator racing is one of those strange events that we aren’t sure if we approve of or not. Seeing a couple of ratty third-gen F-bodies try to outgun the other at a circle track in a spectator drag race? Okay, nothing wrong with that…let the fans have their fun. This isn’t a spectator drag race, this is a spectator race that was held at New Smyrna Speedway in Florida. Keep in mind…these are real fans racing the cars they brought to the track willingly. This isn’t staged…they signed paperwork, they agreed to the terms, and they willingly pulled their cars onto the racetrack. Everybody from the Corvettes to the guy in the Cadillac drove into the track ready to rumble.

From the jump it’s obvious that one Corvette is out to win, but hot on the heels is a Mustang GT350. Watch it carefully, and remember to think twice before you decide that your daily driver has what it takes to hang on a track. Don’t overestimate your car, don’t overestimate your skills and don’t underestimate your insurance company’s ability to screw you over seven ways from Sunday once they find out that you were trying to be the local small-track superstar in your brand-new hot rod…


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11 thoughts on “The Small-Track Hit: Spectator Racing At New Smyrna Speedway Takes A Sacrifice

  1. Tracey

    Insurance won’t be screwing anyone over. They don’t insure cars used in competition. Anyone trying to file a claim is the one doing the screwing.

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  2. jim

    The video missed the beginning of the crash, but he only seemed pissed at himself, so it must have been he simply ran out of talent. To bad.

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  3. Jason P

    Seeing that it popped some airbags that won’t be a cheap fix. In other news, donor Coyote engines are coming down a little bit more as the supply creeps up.

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