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Old 08-02-2009, 09:29 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, 10:00 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, 10:13 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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Old 08-02-2009, 10:19 AM   #29
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I hate to see that! what a waste. I wonder what track allows a sub 14 second car to run without a helmet??? It must be a V-6.
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Old 08-02-2009, 10:37 AM   #30
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Old 08-02-2009, 10:40 AM   #31
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i didnt see a correction as he started to yaw.
he was spinning all the way past the 60, so id say
he doesnt know how to launch other than floor it.
i call experience.
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Old 08-02-2009, 10:46 AM   #32
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I hate to see that! what a waste. I wonder what track allows a sub 14 second car to run without a helmet??? It must be a V-6.
He probably took it off and threw it against the dash before he got out. He looked pretty pissed.

I'm going to chalk this one up to experience. I think everyone who has ever raced has experienced this. You've got so much adrenaline pumping through your muscles that the excitement kind of overpowers your logic. He probably just stayed in it expecting it to eventually hook up, but it never did.

I'm not going to rag on him too much, since he probably got too excited and didn't realize he should let off. If anything, I feel bad for him. Not only did he just ruin his brand new Camaro, he is about to be the butt of every Camaro joke on every single car forum on the Internet. Sucks.
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Old 08-02-2009, 10:55 AM   #33
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I hate to see that! what a waste. I wonder what track allows a sub 14 second car to run without a helmet??? It must be a V-6.

The way the tires were smoking, I'd say that was a SS.
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Old 08-02-2009, 10:57 AM   #34
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I get sick every time I watch it. Sorry dude, that sucks no matter how (in)experienced you are.
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Old 08-02-2009, 11:24 AM   #35
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wow! Man that sucks. If you are on here, Im looking for a wreck to rebuild for wifey. But I think if I had done that I probably wouldnt be on here, I would be in the bed crying like a little girl for a few weeks.
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Old 08-02-2009, 11:50 AM   #36
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oh also after re-watching the video it looked to me like he might hae sprayed it and caused it to break loose.
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Old 08-02-2009, 11:55 AM   #37
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Wow, hope he's OK. I'm not going to judge him, but that sucks! He'll just have to part it out, and pay off the difference if financed. Man when I hear that "POP" noise, I hurt!
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Old 08-02-2009, 12:01 PM   #38
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What car was he barely beating before he lost control? At least the other car got past the crash before it happened.
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Old 08-02-2009, 12:05 PM   #39
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If you read the youtube video description, using the little Spanish I know, it happened at a track in Guadalahara New Mexico



EDIT: Also a good reason to leave Traction Control ON for the first few times!
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Old 08-02-2009, 12:09 PM   #40
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Funniest video I've seen in a while....what a dumb a**!
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I mean his wheels were spinning from the line till he wrecked.

Let off the throttle a little eh.
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Old 08-02-2009, 08:20 PM   #42
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I cant even imagine how i would feel if that was my car. My heart goes out to the guy. what a waist of a wonderful car.
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Old 08-02-2009, 08:31 PM   #43
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Its very relieving to know that while I STILL haven't gotten the car I ordered a year ago, dumb @$$es like this can wreck theirs. yay.
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Old 08-02-2009, 08:40 PM   #44
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I died a little inside watching this.
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Old 08-02-2009, 08:44 PM   #45
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So what caused the car to do that?
Stabili trak turned off maybe? looks like the car never had RW traction. Suck to be that guy!
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Old 08-02-2009, 08:46 PM   #46
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wow! Man that sucks. If you are on here, Im looking for a wreck to rebuild for wifey. But I think if I had done that I probably wouldnt be on here, I would be in the bed crying like a little girl for a few weeks.
I would take vacation and watch Braveheart with a few gallons of cookies and cream and just cry......Freedom!!
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Stabili trak turned off maybe? looks like the car never had RW traction. Suck to be that guy!
Yea looks like an oil or water spot, lost traction and since the system was off the back end came out. It could happen to anyone really even a pro.
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Old 08-02-2009, 10:16 PM   #48
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If the car didn't encounter, lets say a slick spot, would a good quick burnout have helped by heating the tires if stabilitrack (or other electrical supports) were turned off??
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Old 08-02-2009, 11:07 PM   #49
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Dearly beloved, we ask for a moment of silence and to lower all flags to half staff in memory of this fallen Camaro SS. May he rest in eternal peace, and for ever with the other numerous 5th generation wrecks which have preceded him as discussed in other threads posted on this forum.

They perrished from this earth far too soon. :(
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Yea looks like an oil or water spot, lost traction and since the system was off the back end came out. It could happen to anyone really even a pro.
Yeah but why would you keep the hammer down like that with no traction off the line? Makes little sense. Maybe if all of a sudden the wheels rebroke loose again and did that I'd be a little more understanding.
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