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      04-22-2007 10:45 PM #1
      Ok, today was my first time running the R. I ran D-stk. I was able to take second place to a Mazda Speed3. I must say, over the last 2 days, those cars have really impressed me. I was on a drive with a few of them yesterday and the one in my class today. They have put together a good package. But back to the R. Like many have stated, the under-steer is an issue. But it is a good basis and Im looking forward to running the season. Some new wheels and good tires, and the little Speed3 will be mine! I was about a 1/2 second of his time on the coarse we were running.
      Now for the bad part of the day. The finish section was a quick left into the finish cones. There was room at the time that you could really build up some speed while you ran the last 200 feet. In the first run group in the afternoon session, there was a B-E-A-utiful GT3 running. The forth run was just for fun as only the first 3 runs count toward your points. The guy let his friend drive the 4th run. The friend was driving a nice mid 90's Vette and was one of the fastest cars in the run group. So as he came through the finish cones, he went to grab the brakes but got the clutch instead and this is the aftermath....


      So the guy went through the cones and hit the Celica spinning it around. The GT3 then bounced of the Cel and into the Subbie and spun back around to where you see it sitting. The Subbie was knocked into the poor A3. Both the Subbie and the A3 had only been there for less then an hour. Neither was running, just spectating. Behind the Celica, you can see the finish section where you are to slow down. the GT3 came right down that section.






      oh, and the R.. I should have some better pics of it on coarse later...



      Modified by Bandit27 at 6:47 PM 4-22-2007


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      04-22-2007 10:48 PM #2
      HOLY $HIT!!

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      04-22-2007 10:50 PM #3
      Just glad the R didn't get hurt.

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      04-22-2007 10:51 PM #4
      both the subbie and the A3 were parked normal in their spots. So you can see how much the Subbie was moved over. The Celica was just pulling into his spot and was facing the other way!!

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      04-22-2007 10:54 PM #5
      I wonder how this works with insurance, i heard that if you are racing at a track and something happens, it isnt the insurance companys that should have to pay since it didnt happen on the street, and you put your car in danger by racing. but i would assume the peoples cars who got hit should get it covered since they were parked. i dont know if this is even true though, anyone confirm?

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      04-22-2007 10:55 PM #6
      As a Solo Safety Steward, who ever built that course and approved it should be held 100% accountable for this disaster. You never build the course so there is a high speed section that would allow you to run towards the staging area or the pits. At least no one was hurt as the cars an be replaced.
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      04-22-2007 10:56 PM #7
      INCREDIBLE!!!!!!!!!

      If the ending was that tight, it is the fault of the course design.

      Congrats on your first autocross, now find another club to run with because it may be your car next.


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      04-22-2007 10:58 PM #8
      The owner just kept saying to the guy that wrecked it "thats a $100K car you just destroyed!!" Both guys were in their mid-late 50's. The guy that wrecked has been running auto-x for years and is a past champion I believe.

      The r was parked about 100 feet away. No-one was injured. Could have been bad if someone had been walking there.

      Quote, originally posted by r32autoxer »
      INCREDIBLE!!!!!!!!!

      If the ending was that tight, it is the fault of the course design.

      Congrats on your first autocross, now find another club to run with because it may be your car next.

      This was an SCCA event!


      Modified by Bandit27 at 6:59 PM 4-22-2007


    9. 04-22-2007 11:00 PM #9
      my god that's alot of damage... i'm almost speechless

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      04-22-2007 11:02 PM #10
      Quote, originally posted by r32autoxer »
      Congrats on your first autocross, now find another club to run with because it may be your car next.


      x2


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      04-22-2007 11:04 PM #11
      DAMM!!!

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      04-22-2007 11:09 PM #13
      Here is the Before pic. And one more of the aftermath. Look at all the fluid coming out of the GT3...
      and the guy that was driving it in the pink shirt on the left with the helmet





      Modified by Bandit27 at 7:10 PM 4-22-2007


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      04-22-2007 11:12 PM #14
      HOLY SH**!!!!

      Glad no one was hurt. Friend or not, I'd be ready to kill.

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    15. 04-22-2007 11:20 PM #15
      Man that is crazy.

    16. 04-22-2007 11:22 PM #16
      holey freaking crap dudes......i have done 3 seasons at bremerton speedway and have never seen anything that retarted before.....

      the worse that ever happened there was once a dentist in a lotus who thought he was a race car driver got a little too aggressive and spun out and hit the timing booth..... but even that was pretty mellow...


      i don't mean to judge, however....mistakes happen....i just wouldn't want to be the safety guy at that race after that happened...


      does anybody know what the deal is about insurance......if your not racing, but spectating instead, who's insurance pays for it.....doesn't the track pay for stuff like that?


    17. 04-22-2007 11:50 PM #17
      HOLY ****!!!!!
      That dude is a real jackass.
      I can't believe all the cars he took out when he went
      off the course. How fast was he going when he went
      off track and collided with those cars? It looks like
      he was really cookin.

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      04-23-2007 12:17 AM #18
      Wow, that's a total **** show. Please keep us updated on what happens.
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    19. 04-23-2007 12:43 AM #19
      From what I've found the event was at the Portland International Raceway, and was organized by the Oregon Region SCCA.

      Results are here:
      http://oregonregionsolo2.com/Events/07E2.HTM

      This is 100% the drivers fault.


    20. 04-23-2007 12:46 AM #20
      WOW.. I would hate to be the friend who was driving..

    21. 04-23-2007 02:10 AM #21
      WTF?? That's the most carnage I've ever seen on a dry day
      Ouch jeeze

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      04-23-2007 02:21 AM #22
      damn Dan

      I know that car was something totally different than the Jetta out there


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      04-23-2007 02:24 AM #23
      wow, note to self - park far away from the cones... Geeez

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      04-23-2007 02:37 AM #24
      wow Darwin award for the day goes to the guy in the pink shirt

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      04-23-2007 02:43 AM #25
      Can you just imagine the check that it is going to take to cover all the damage.....and even thou the Celica was hit first it looks to be in the best shape between it, the Porsche, and the Subaru!

    26. 04-23-2007 02:50 AM #26

      Reminds me of a demolition derby for some reason.


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      04-23-2007 03:36 AM #27
      Quote, originally posted by JIMBO ROBERTS »
      Can you just imagine the check that it is going to take to cover all the damage.....and even thou the Celica was hit first it looks to be in the best shape between it, the Porsche, and the Subaru!

      Thats close to 200K in cars damaged there

      The Celica just deflected the Porsche into the Subbie. Kinda like a pinball game. The subbie played the roll of the safer barrier for the A3. There might be vid of the crach, I am working on that..


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      04-23-2007 05:08 AM #28
      Glad you were not part of this damage & you ran great on the 1st autox.

    29. 04-23-2007 05:24 AM #29
      That's going to be the cheapest $500 premium that guy will ever pay.

    30. 04-23-2007 06:41 AM #30
      What a situation to be in. Does anyone have a diagram of the course? Or can anyone simply put one together?

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      04-23-2007 07:48 AM #31
      I think this is just as bad as Eddie Griffith wrecking the Enzo. The GT3 is my dream car.

    32. 04-23-2007 10:29 AM #32
      Holy crap!!! I'm glad I didn't make the trip up to PIR after seeing this! I'll stick with the local (safe) courses here in Eugene!

      As for insurance, it all depends... A friend of mine slid into the the infield on a track in Texas, and hit a drain that flipped the car over.. and over.. His insurance Co. covered the car even though it was a track accident, but then dropped him right after.

      Nice results on your first round in DS!! Was the Mazda on street rubber or RComps?


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      04-23-2007 10:50 AM #33
      Just when I was building up confidence about tracking my car! This is the reason why I am so hesitant. One guy told me: "to enjoy tracking, you must be willing to write your whole car off, only then will you enjoy the event". And that, I was slowly getting over, but now... now I think I'll stick with my back country roads, at least there if I F up it's my fault! I would be pissed if someone else F'ed up and I pay the price!!
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    34. 04-23-2007 11:25 AM #34
      and this is a damn good reason to NEVER let anyone else drive your vehicle at one of these events....

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      04-23-2007 11:38 AM #35
      Quote, originally posted by zippy_109 »

      Nice results on your first round in DS!! Was the Mazda on street rubber or RComps?

      Thanks. I didnt get too good of a look at his car. We were in the second run group after the crash so the mood was a little tense. I do know the guy driving has been auto-xing for a few years now. I am use to full track so its a bit of a chance in driving style for me. I was tracking my 03 GLI VR last year so its soo nice to be back in a AWD car!!!


      Quote, originally posted by rhodesman »
      Just when I was building up confidence about tracking my car! This is the reason why I am so hesitant. One guy told me: "to enjoy tracking, you must be willing to write your whole car off, only then will you enjoy the event". And that, I was slowly getting over, but now... now I think I'll stick with my back country roads, at least there if I F up it's my fault! I would be pissed if someone else F'ed up and I pay the price!!

      For the most part, tracking is a safe. You will get idiots running from time to time though. This was a case of a driver driving a car he was not familar with at 100% when he should have been at about 60%. When yoru doing full track events, 90% of the time your dealing with the owner of the car driving his own. In auto-x, its easy to hope into a friends car. Which is a rule that should be looked at


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