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Old 08-02-2009, 01:45 AM   #1
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Okay So Who's Tha rookie

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Old 08-02-2009, 01:47 AM   #2
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Ouch!! hopefully there wasn't too much damage to the car and driver
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Old 08-02-2009, 01:54 AM   #3
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wow, that is horrible. Side curtain air bags deployed so it was def big impact. That is crazy. I am in so much shock, watchin it over and over!
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Okay ... so whos is it ... come out of hiding I know you are here
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lol.

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Old 08-02-2009, 02:25 AM   #6
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Old 08-02-2009, 03:13 AM   #7
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Ouch!! hopefully there wasn't too much damage to the car and driver
Who cares about the dumb driver who doesn't know how to drive. What a beautiful car, nearly ruined.
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Old 08-02-2009, 03:17 AM   #8
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So what caused the car to do that?
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Old 08-02-2009, 04:35 AM   #9
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yikes...hope driver was ok? was 8 sec into speed,so was probably going a pretty good clip.
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Old 08-02-2009, 05:53 AM   #10
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Broken axle? Something caused it to violently pull to the right.
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I hope this Camaro owner is not to shocked when he finds out his insurance company will not cover the damages !. Coverage while racing is excluded on most auto insurance policy coverage. Also liability coverage is denied if he injures anyone or does damage to someone elses property, etc. while engaged in racing. Keep this in mind guys.
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Old 08-02-2009, 06:15 AM   #12
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Looks pretty self explanatory.... tires never grabbed... spun out from under him.
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Old 08-02-2009, 06:26 AM   #13
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I hope this Camaro owner is not to shocked when he finds out his insurance company will not cover the damages !. Coverage while racing is excluded on most auto insurance policy coverage. Also liability coverage is denied if he injures anyone or does damage to someone elses property, etc. while engaged in racing. Keep this in mind guys.
Ofcourse the insurance company will know this happened since Onstar called in the paramedics and they had paramedics at the track as well.. His insurance most definitely will not cover this incident. Looks like the passenger jumped out and is OK. Let's hope the driver is alright since he was closest to the wall at impact. It could have been a lot worse... Let's hope this isn't related to the shaft cracking problem people have been having. It could be that simply the wheels lost their grip.. We'll have to wait and see...There are a few members on here with a black camaro and orange stripes.. It probably is somebody in this forum.. Nobody should be judgmental on this person. He knew the risks of drag racing. At least it was in a controlled environment and on a track.
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Looks pretty self explanatory.... tires never grabbed... spun out from under him.
I really hope there is something more to it then that. If not this guy should NOT have a drivers licence let alone a Camaro SS. I've been on mine hard in all the various modes and even with everything turned off it has never, ever even came close to feeling like it might get away from me like that.
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Old 08-02-2009, 06:46 AM   #15
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That's why you avoid the water box on street tire's!!! It never hooked and he never got out of it,tire's were spinning the whole time!
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Wow. I wasn't thinking so much a 'rookie' as a 'blundering imbecile' for even doing that without some experience. If he's dragged before, he would've made the run.
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Equal torque to both rear wheels, spinning or not, should still equal a controllable straight ahead. I don't see him turn the front wheels. I guess I'm just a little confused Guess he should have left stabiltrac on
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Old 08-02-2009, 07:08 AM   #18
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That's why you avoid the water box on street tire's!!! It never hooked and he never got out of it,tire's were spinning the whole time!
I noticed the same thing.... I don't know what he was thinking, if you spin em like that off the line youre done... Give up and wait for your next run....
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Rookie is not the word that comes to my mind. I saw guy do the same thing in a new Mustang GT, he still had 30 day temp tags on the car. I would go with lack of experience as a likely cause.
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Can we have a moment of silence for fallen SS......... and two moments of pity for the guy who wrecked it
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Equal torque to both rear wheels, spinning or not, should still equal a controllable straight ahead. I don't see him turn the front wheels. I guess I'm just a little confused Guess he should have left stabiltrac on
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I wonder what he said to On-Star when they called right after......."Are you ok, you A$$!!"
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It appears there was a loss of traction from the start, he should have left competition mode on, it would have prevented that from happening. Very Sad to see that beautiful car smashed like that. A lot of people do not realize that if you wreck at a track it is on your dime. Very Sad! Hope he did not get injured at least, but I bet his wallet is going to hurt for a long time!
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Ofcourse the insurance company will know this happened since Onstar called in the paramedics and they had paramedics at the track as well.. His insurance most definitely will not cover this incident. Looks like the passenger jumped out and is OK. Let's hope the driver is alright since he was closest to the wall at impact. It could have been a lot worse... Let's hope this isn't related to the shaft cracking problem people have been having. It could be that simply the wheels lost their grip.. We'll have to wait and see...There are a few members on here with a black camaro and orange stripes.. It probably is somebody in this forum.. Nobody should be judgmental on this person. He knew the risks of drag racing. At least it was in a controlled environment and on a track.

You're absolutely right about the insurance.
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