Big Al wrote:
> "Mike R" <email@example.com> wrote
> > Found this from another site. Not a pretty picture. I don't believe anyone
> > was seriously hurt. Don't know for sure though...
> > http://www.pbase.com/atrltd/bric2005
> Looks like a high $$$$ crash:(
> Al # 35
The written comments are as interesting as the visuals:
Mark 18-Jul-2005 14:06
"I ran with this group last summer, and we had about 10-12 wrecks in
Group 6 over the course of the weekend. I'll never go back to the BRIC
- to race. The cars are all "cheater" setups, with WAY BIG horsepower,
and the drivers are way too agressive. Unfortunately, the track
officials and the race sponsors do little to discourage the overly
dangerous driving. It has been well known for years that Group 6 at the
BRIC is a bunch of wild ass, ego manics, driving cheater cars with big
stroker engines and no rules racing. I hope no one was injured, but it
was bound to happen sooner or later."
Guest 18-Jul-2005 20:35
>From another website:
"I was the operating steward for this race. The pace car did what was
the right thing to do. We gave them instructions for each group. The
two pole guys admitted to running up the hill at 5000 rpm in 3rd gear.
The fifth place guy was racing well before the green flag and tryed to
force his way between the wall and the car in front of him. He started
scraping the wall and the guy behind him checked up and the car that
hit him started to spin and then it was one after another into them. I
am amazed that no one was killed. All the drivers except two had hans
The green flag was in deed thrown. I red flagged the race with in 3
seconds of the green. Even with the red flag the drivers in the back
just keep driving into the rear. The red was shown at corner 15(the
walk over bridge). The drivers just did not pay attention. All drivers
were forced to attend a meeting right after the incident. They were all
yelled at. Interesting that in a few classes they are not allowed to
pass until after turn 1 (Historic Gran Prix) and turn 3 for Can Am. One
historic Gran Prix driver was banned from their series for life due to
an incident in the kink.
I have to agree that the drivers in this group are some of the most
agressive drivers I have ever seen. More distrubing to me were how many
fist fights started after drivers started getting out of there cars. I
feel that if they were able to get out they should have been happy they
could even move after a incident like this.
I was very happy with how all of our crews came together to work in the
heat. We had a steady flow of water for all the rescue crews, ambulance
crews and wrecker crews while they were working in over 90 degree heat.
What a great team.
I'd love to hear again from Bill S. how safe these amateur racing