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  • Carnage Video: Terrible Drag Racing Crash, Camaro Head-On Into the Wall

    http://www.bangshift.com/blog/Carnag...-the-Wall.html

  • #2
    Re: Carnage Video: Terrible Drag Racing Crash, Camaro Head-On Into the Wall

    Learn when to lift or dont complain. Car was out of shape from the hit, But I'm sure this was one of those GrudgeRace for Cash deals at some southern outlaw track.

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    • #3
      Re: Carnage Video: Terrible Drag Racing Crash, Camaro Head-On Into the Wall

      did you notice how squirly the car in the other lane was, makes ya wonder what kinda condition the track was in
      Charles W - BS Photographer at large

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      • #4
        Re: Carnage Video: Terrible Drag Racing Crash, Camaro Head-On Into the Wall

        What was scary after he hit the first wall and was heading straight for the other, you can see the shift light light up his helmet right before the second hit.

        And, yes that track looked like it needed help.


        Question to drag racers. Track condition becomes more imperative as the cars get faster. What can you as drivers do to get the track managers to take care of a track that is not prepared up to snuff? What would happen if you refused to run as a group?
        BS'er formally known as Rebeldryver

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        • #5
          Re: Carnage Video: Terrible Drag Racing Crash, Camaro Head-On Into the Wall

          It is completely impossible to look at a piece of video and make any determination about track conditions unless you see water seeping up through the track.

          I have literally had guys in 11 second cars in the tower bitching at me about how shitty a track is as a 6 second pro mod runs right down broadway.

          The problem with a group boycotting the track conditions is that there will always be one maniac who will run...even on an ice rink. If there's money to be made people start doing dumb things.

          That which you manifest is before you.

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          • #6
            Re: Carnage Video: Terrible Drag Racing Crash, Camaro Head-On Into the Wall

            Originally posted by FANTASY FACTORY
            Learn when to lift or dont complain. Car was out of shape from the hit, But I'm sure this was one of those GrudgeRace for Cash deals at some southern outlaw track.
            BINGO, this guy gets it. Driver error on that clip, major. Wasn't there another earlier thread on this?

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            • #7
              Re: Carnage Video: Terrible Drag Racing Crash, Camaro Head-On Into the Wall

              wow that was rough!
              COBEY..... franklin, kansas

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              • #8
                Re: Carnage Video: Terrible Drag Racing Crash, Camaro Head-On Into the Wall

                Originally posted by Bobbie Kincade
                Originally posted by FANTASY FACTORY
                Learn when to lift or dont complain. Car was out of shape from the hit, But I'm sure this was one of those GrudgeRace for Cash deals at some southern outlaw track.
                BINGO, this guy gets it. Driver error on that clip, major. Wasn't there another earlier thread on this?
                sorry this guy doesn't get it..
                racers race to win..
                ever hear the phase "checkers or wreckers"
                racers don't lift.. they think they can drive through it..
                by the time the driver, goes .. time to lift. it's to late.. and your on for the ride..
                and if it was a cash run.. it's balls out.. remember.. untill the other car makes it across the line. you still can win..
                how many rounds been won by a car that was out of shape but didn't lift ,just feathered the car. and the other car didn't cross the line..
                real racers know this and never give up and lift.. they feather it..
                again, if it was money run.. they never lift.. it's just a part of racing..
                once he crossed the centerline. he should've lifted. and it might've been the case but by then he was just along for the ride..

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                • #9
                  Re: Carnage Video: Terrible Drag Racing Crash, Camaro Head-On Into the Wall

                  Originally posted by urwurznitmahre
                  Originally posted by Bobbie Kincade
                  Originally posted by FANTASY FACTORY
                  Learn when to lift or dont complain. Car was out of shape from the hit, But I'm sure this was one of those GrudgeRace for Cash deals at some southern outlaw track.
                  BINGO, this guy gets it. Driver error on that clip, major. Wasn't there another earlier thread on this?
                  sorry this guy doesn't get it..
                  racers race to win..
                  ever hear the phase "checkers or wreckers"
                  racers don't lift.. they think they can drive through it..
                  by the time the driver, goes .. time to lift. it's to late.. and your on for the ride..
                  and if it was a cash run.. it's balls out.. remember.. untill the other car makes it across the line. you still can win..
                  how many rounds been won by a car that was out of shape but didn't lift ,just feathered the car. and the other car didn't cross the line..
                  real racers know this and never give up and lift.. they feather it..
                  again, if it was money run.. they never lift.. it's just a part of racing..
                  once he crossed the centerline. he should've lifted. and it might've been the case but by then he was just along for the ride..
                  Real racers want to make the next round and the next race.

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                  • #10
                    Re: Carnage Video: Terrible Drag Racing Crash, Camaro Head-On Into the Wall

                    can't make it to the next round if.. the other car wins..

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                    • #11
                      Re: Carnage Video: Terrible Drag Racing Crash, Camaro Head-On Into the Wall

                      Originally posted by Rebeldryver
                      Question to drag racers. Track condition becomes more imperative as the cars get faster. What can you as drivers do to get the track managers to take care of a track that is not prepared up to snuff? What would happen if you refused to run as a group?
                      Agreed - you can't tell from the video ANYTHING about track conditions. Last crash we had was an ill handling Vega with a blown alcy motor that wasn't set up to run that kind of power. Every pass he made looked like it was running on ice. Same day - mid 4 second 1/8 mile dragsters running 130~140 MPH go arrow straight. You see somebody run 4.36 @ 150 in the 1/8 at 3500DA and everybody dressed in layers blowing fog, you don't go bitch to the tower that your 5 second bracket car on spray won't hook up. I would be safe in saying that none of the accidents at our track were related to the track surface. We have called races because track temp issues that gave the fast cars potential problems on the top end. The big motor dragsters are set up to MPH the hell out of the finish line and if the compound isn't right for the conditions, you can hear those cars working the surface.

                      That said, there are tracks in Texas that use little or nothing and are bumpy as hell - people run down 'em balls out anyway. Your choice.

                      In times past, there wasn't much of any track prep that I remember. If you had hook issues, you went and worked on your car. More modern bracket racers sometimes like to blame things on the track.

                      Now that said, our track manager is meticulous about prep. A good track draws customers. It's prepped consistent from race to race. We haven't had a 3.xx ProMod run yet, but our typical DA is over 3500' too. Track temp was barely 49F on Sunday with the air temp in the mid 40s. Modified made the only passes before the rain started and ETs were similar to the Dallas area, which is over 1000' lower in altitude than here.

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