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Old 09-30-2012, 06:20 PM   #1
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Dumb crash at the autocross

Ouch, this will buff right out!

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Old 09-30-2012, 07:28 PM   #2
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Old 09-30-2012, 08:07 PM   #3
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Old 09-30-2012, 08:49 PM   #4
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Old 09-30-2012, 09:33 PM   #5
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I don't know who's dumber. The people setting up the course or the people who are willing to drive on that course.
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Old 10-01-2012, 04:49 AM   #6
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That was so stupid. Plus if you are sitting there spinning your wheels all the time you are losing time. Better to slow down have traction and get thru the coarse faster.
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Old 10-01-2012, 12:16 PM   #7
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I think many geographies don't have wide-open runways or even unobstructed parking lots for autocross events, so these guys probably made the most out of the site... That Mustang driver had no idea what he was doing, though...
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Old 10-01-2012, 12:58 PM   #8
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Hard to tell if it is the driver or the course design. Most likely a bit of both. Less foot would have prevented this More cones to slow the cars down may have prevented this
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Old 10-01-2012, 01:04 PM   #9
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Here is an advanced autocross course design technique: Using trees for the layout. Saves time on course setup and breakdown, and it cuts down on the number of corner workers needed, as there are fewer cones to shag.


I would rather hit a cone than a tree. Using trees is a terrible idea IMO. Tough/crazy autocrossers!!
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Old 10-01-2012, 01:06 PM   #10
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Here is an advanced autocross course design technique: Using trees for the layout. Saves time on course setup and breakdown, and it cuts down on the number of corner workers needed, as there are fewer cones to shag.


I would rather hit a cone than a tree. Using trees is a terrible idea IMO.
I am guessing that was an attempt at humor on the site.
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Old 10-01-2012, 01:09 PM   #11
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I think your are correct about the attempt.


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Old 10-01-2012, 01:20 PM   #12
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haha... this made me laugh just because using trees to save time in course design spells out a crash of some sort
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Old 10-01-2012, 03:01 PM   #13
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I'll see your mustang and tree and raise you a corvette and spectator.

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Old 10-01-2012, 03:14 PM   #14
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Old 10-01-2012, 03:36 PM   #15
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Does anyone know the extent of the spectator injuries?
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If I owned a Mustang I would try to kill myself too! Just kidding Mustang guys. ;-)
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Old 10-01-2012, 04:16 PM   #17
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Speaking of Mustangs and trees, a local kid died early yesterday due to crashing his own mustang into a tree:

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Looks like trees and a autocross track don't mix well.
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I don't know who's dumber. The people setting up the course or the people who are willing to drive on that course.
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This made me cringe!
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Man, people are retarded. You dont push your personal vehicle like that. Plus, why dont people let off the gas when they loose control to let the wheels catch up? o well, better them then me i guess.
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Wow, that was gruesome!
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Old 10-03-2012, 08:49 AM   #23
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Hard to tell if it is the driver or the course design. Most likely a bit of both. Less foot would have prevented this More cones to slow the cars down may have prevented this
I've seen that Mustang vs tree video before. Definitely both.

The course looks way too fast down that straight back stretch for the lot size even if there weren't any trees. What to do if the car gets away from a driver should have been better emphasized at the driver's meeting.

Moron Mustang driver should have realized all by himself that the run was hosed at 0:41 when he spun out, and that he should have either cruised through the rest at about 50% or headed straight off.


That "spectator" in the Corvette video might well have been a course worker. Nobody else should ever be that close to a hot course. That video just goes to show that no matter what precautions are spelled out in rules and course design considerations, poo will occasionally find a way to happen. I've had a car miss a gate completely and drive straight at me before, seen course workers run out to replace a cone not seeing a fast-approaching car or a red flag, seen an off-course car headed for another car on a different part of the course entirely.


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Old 10-03-2012, 11:20 AM   #24
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I've seen that Mustang vs tree video before. Definitely both.

The course looks way too fast down that straight back stretch for the lot size even if there weren't any trees. What to do if the car gets away from a driver should have been better emphasized at the driver's meeting.

Moron Mustang driver should have realized all by himself that the run was hosed at 0:41 when he spun out, and that he should have either cruised through the rest at about 50% or headed straight off.


That "spectator" in the Corvette video might well have been a course worker. Nobody else should ever be that close to a hot course. That video just goes to show that no matter what precautions are spelled out in rules and course design considerations, poo will occasionally find a way to happen. I've had a car miss a gate completely and drive straight at me before, seen course workers run out to replace a cone not seeing a fast-approaching car or a red flag, seen an off-course car headed for another car on a different part of the course entirely.


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Old 10-05-2012, 07:53 PM   #25
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