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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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Old 08-02-2009, 06:57 AM   #16
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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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Old 08-02-2009, 07:07 AM   #17
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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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Old 08-02-2009, 07:25 AM   #19
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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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Old 08-02-2009, 07:36 AM   #20
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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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Old 08-02-2009, 07:39 AM   #21
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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
Not if you don't back out of it soon enough.
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Old 08-02-2009, 07:44 AM   #22
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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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Old 08-02-2009, 07:57 AM   #23
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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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Old 08-02-2009, 08:14 AM   #24
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Old 08-02-2009, 08:16 AM   #25
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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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Old 08-02-2009, 08:29 AM   #26
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Damn, bunch of judgmental people on here. People make mistakes. He wasn't expecting the back end to come around on him like that. Yes, he was spinning the tires and had launched too hard. I almost smacked a Nova 28 years ago when we both took off too hard and slid towards each other. Yes, it was on the street but miles in the country. Of course wouldn't do that again.
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Old 08-02-2009, 09:00 AM   #27
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Damn, bunch of judgmental people on here. People make mistakes. He wasn't expecting the back end to come around on him like that. Yes, he was spinning the tires and had launched too hard. I almost smacked a Nova 28 years ago when we both took off too hard and slid towards each other. Yes, it was on the street but miles in the country. Of course wouldn't do that again.
Of course everyone on here is a racing expert.
Car broke loose after start so water was not a problem or else he would have spun immediately.
Did the car that ran before drop fluid on the track the starter didn't see?
Let's not bash other Camaro owners here that's what Mustangs are for.
BTW I've been drag racing since'68. Had some things happen to me also. Broken axle, fire, dropped a valve, SH*t happens.
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Old 08-02-2009, 09:13 AM   #28
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...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.


This is why you keep it off the streets. The wall could've easily been an innocent driver, or a mother with kids, etc.
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