Between the last possible second where everything is still under control and good, and the moment where impacts are made and the chocolate has hit the fan, there is time. It’s often said that in those moments, the world comes to a standstill and that your purist thoughts appear. I’ll agree that those few precious seconds between “Aw, #@$*” and “…ow” exist…I experienced them first-hand while riding dirt-bikes. But what does one think about in those seconds? From my experiences, there’s only one clear quote: “This is gonna hurt”. But that’s just me…always focused on what’s ahead. And sadly, I was never wrong in predicting the future.
I’ve seen this photo floating around, and I’m sad to say that I know nothing about what’s going on here. I don’t know the track, the event or the driver of the Mustang. All I do know is that the driver is not having a great day. But the photographer nailed the moment of solitude, the point of clarity. If you stay quiet and concentrate, you might hear what the driver is thinking as the ill-fated Fox floats graceully in the air, moments away from grinding metal and shattering glass. Our question for you, readers: what is this driver thinking, right now?