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Old 08-02-2009, 10:26 PM   #51
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Let's not bash other Camaro owners here that's what Mustangs are for.
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Old 08-02-2009, 10:27 PM   #52
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The way the tires were smoking, I'd say that was a SS.

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Old 08-02-2009, 10:46 PM   #53
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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.
I agree with you Vash, could have been oil from the previous car that nobody knew about.
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Old 08-02-2009, 11:55 PM   #54
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Well it is great that he was at a track and not on the street!! And for any beginners, I think this is a good reminder to use traction control for a few runs to get experience of just getting staged and going down the track straight. I think some people may not this car because its stock. But 400+ HP is a lot to handle, so beware.
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Old 08-03-2009, 12:06 AM   #55
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He aint a rookie no mo. All that smoke is the new car smell drifting away.
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Old 08-03-2009, 12:09 AM   #56
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Old 08-03-2009, 12:32 AM   #57
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it amazes me that so many people are willing to jump to conclusions when they clearly dont know if there was more to the situation..
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Old 08-03-2009, 12:42 AM   #58
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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.
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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.
Really it happens to professional drag racers often

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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.
Exactly he probably had all systems off..he should have just turned traction control off and ran it...but stuff happens...atleast he got out there on the track and attempted to run it instead of being a parking lot queen sitting reving the engine and sitting around taking pictures of his car all of the time...it amazes me how non-racers or non-track enthusiast can critique a pass never having any experience themselves on the 1320
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Old 08-03-2009, 01:06 AM   #59
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it amazes me that so many people are willing to jump to conclusions when they clearly dont know if there was more to the situation..
I watched him stand on the throttle from the time he left till the time he just about hit the wall. Wheelspinning all the way. What conclusions are there to jump to? He's lucky it wasn't worse. Maybe without these safetynets of control systems some would try harder to learn how to control their car.

And yes it totally happens to professional racers, just not like that. The skidout was unexpected, spinning like that was stupid. In my opinion.
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Old 08-03-2009, 01:31 AM   #60
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Looks like teambadass from c5, that's a low 11's car if I'm not mistaken. He had the 11.49 record at one point. It was fine until it started slipping and then it was already too late.
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Old 08-03-2009, 01:42 AM   #61
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Looks like teambadass from c5, that's a low 11's car if I'm not mistaken. He had the 11.49 record at one point. It was fine until it started slipping and then it was already too late.
That was my first thought..
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Old 08-03-2009, 06:32 AM   #62
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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!
Just a correction, I saw the vid and NOWHERE did it say Guadalahara New Mexico. Guadalahara is in Mexico and has nothing to do with NEW MEXICO.
Mexico and New Mexico are 2 totally different places.
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Old 08-03-2009, 06:47 AM   #63
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All I can say is WTF the dude that came out the passenger side looked pretty young and you didn't see if there was anyone still in the drivers seat before the vid stopped so what I'm wonderin is, was it HIS car or his daddy's.

Cause I remember a while back our local track had what they called "spectator racing" sign the waver, buckle the helmet and seat belt and you could race 5 other cars on the oval track. Proof of ownership was not required (at that time) kid signed his name and went racin, second lap turn one put his "DADDY'S" NEW vette into the wall.
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Old 08-03-2009, 06:56 AM   #64
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That's embarassing to watch.
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I watched him stand on the throttle from the time he left till the time he just about hit the wall. Wheelspinning all the way. What conclusions are there to jump to? He's lucky it wasn't worse. Maybe without these safetynets of control systems some would try harder to learn how to control their car.

And yes it totally happens to professional racers, just not like that. The skidout was unexpected, spinning like that was stupid. In my opinion.
ive watched 600hp mustangs spin their wheels half way down the track....whats your point?
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Old 08-03-2009, 10:43 AM   #66
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Old 08-03-2009, 11:15 AM   #67
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Not necessarily a rookie, but the car did get away from him, I hate to see guys have that happen at the track....condolences.
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Old 08-03-2009, 11:19 AM   #68
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I was thinking about this and recalled that something similar happened to me. It had rained and the road was mostly dry when I took my 68 Camaro out for a drive. I had my younger brother in it and wanted to show him the torque it had while in 4th.
Yeah, you already know what happens next.
What I did wrong was floored it and let off of it. It spun the tires and, about a second or two later, I did a 360.
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Old 08-03-2009, 11:37 AM   #69
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"S*^T Happens" no matter how good you are. Too many bench racers here.

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Old 08-03-2009, 11:46 AM   #70
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Old 08-03-2009, 11:54 AM   #71
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that sucks, pretty embarassing as well. At least we got so see those airbags in action, looks like they are def worth the weight.
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Old 08-03-2009, 12:50 PM   #72
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Could electronic accelerator pedal have gotten stuck? that would really suck because perhaps he did in fact let off the gas...
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People, at least break in the ca rbefore you destroy it. I dont get it, you spend $35k on a brand new car, why would you wanna drag race it? How long do u think the car is gonna last that way? I want mine to last for 40 years so I can be driving a classic in the future.
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Old 08-03-2009, 01:34 PM   #74
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So what caused the car to do that?
The unexperienced driver..... Is there any question about that?

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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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Could electronic accelerator pedal have gotten stuck? that would really suck because perhaps he did in fact let off the gas...
Huh? NO! it is called unexperience on a track. From the looks he likely wanted to show off the car, didn't realize that he didnt have traction, and never let off the gas to correct the angle. I'll bet he even drove through the water box. Not only that but if you have street tires, the last thing you want to do is come out of the hole spinning your wheels. The best way to launch on street tires is to get the car rolling first then get on it hard.
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Old 08-03-2009, 01:46 PM   #75
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Okay ... so whos is it ... come out of hiding I know you are here
Thanks for stirring the pot. I've seen a few of those lame Jeep SRT8's on the road. They aren't anything special. Get a real sportscar, will ya?! Yeah, and that means YOU with the Charger as well. Could have happened to anybody.
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