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Old 09-30-2019, 12:02 PM   #15
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Damn thats scary, glad you are okay!!
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Old 09-30-2019, 01:54 PM   #16
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Glad you are OK - the car can be fixed!
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Old 09-30-2019, 05:59 PM   #17
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Glad your ok.
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Old 10-01-2019, 07:20 AM   #18
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I reached out to the track last night to give them some of my thoughts. I haven't put them on blast on social media or anything, because I really value having a somewhat local track. I know they have a difficult job to balance between cycling cars down the track at as quickly as possible against making sure everyone stays safe. I don't know that they'll even respond, but I hope they do.

In other news, I was able to get under the car and check everything, and then put some miles on. Everything seems good, nothing loose or bent in the suspension, axles are nice and snug, still goes straight when you give her the loud pedal. Feeling awfully blessed overall - I say a prayer on my drive to the track every time a go for a reason.
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Old 10-01-2019, 07:59 AM   #19
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Glad it wasn't worse and that you're safe. Good recovery considering the speed. Been there, it's no fun.
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Old 10-02-2019, 09:02 AM   #20
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Glad you are ok, that was a crazy ride.
Any thoughts on why it broke away like that?
Moisture on the track?
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Old 10-02-2019, 09:52 AM   #21
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Glad you are ok, that was a crazy ride.
Any thoughts on why it broke away like that?
Moisture on the track?
Yea, it's in my (rather lengthy) description in the original post. The truck making a pass before me lifted a head somewhere between the 330' and the 1/8th - dumped a ton of coolant on the track. Track crew didn't notice it happen, or they would have never sent me down - they are usually really good about checking stuff.

I've had a car get loose at high speed before, but usually when you close the throttle you start to recover right away. Sliding on coolant was like being powerless to do much of anything, it just took a couple hundred feet for the tires to dry off and start responding again. It could have been really awful.

I checked the car all out Sunday, everything looks good, drives just fine.

I'll probably go back for one more test and tune this year - I have some unfinished business and really want that 11.5x or better slip. It ain't all that fast, it's more of a personal vendetta at this point.
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