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Old 07-18-2005, 12:01   #1 (permalink)
Mike R
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OT: Multi crash @ BRIC - Road America

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

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Old 07-18-2005, 12:01   #2 (permalink)
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Re: Multi crash @ BRIC - Road America


"Mike R" <svt-cobra@verizon.net> wrote in message
news:svt-cobra-1807051123470001@192.168.0.100...
> 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
>
> --
> Mike


Looks like a high $$$$ crash:(

Al # 35


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Old 07-18-2005, 18:01   #3 (permalink)
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Re: Multi crash @ BRIC - Road America

Big Al wrote:
> "Mike R" <svt-cobra@verizon.net> 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
devices.

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.

Mike Engelke"

I'd love to hear again from Bill S. how safe these amateur racing
events are.

180 Out

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Old 07-18-2005, 18:01   #4 (permalink)
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Re: Multi crash @ BRIC - Road America

one80out@hotmail.com wrote:

> Big Al wrote:
>
>>"Mike R" <svt-cobra@verizon.net> 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
> devices.
>
> 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.
>
> Mike Engelke"
>
> I'd love to hear again from Bill S. how safe these amateur racing
> events are.
>
> 180 Out


You ask, I answer


This is a bit different than a regular amateur racing event...In this
case, you have a bunch of extremely wealthy people who want the thrill
of racing and will do everything (and anything) they can to win, and WIN
BIG!!!!!!It's more of an ego trip if you ask me..... Some of them have
come up through the ranks, earned a decent living, gone to the right
driving schools (more than once), and may have even earned a competition
license with the SVRA or SCCA in several different cars....Some of the
others have gone to just the basic driving school classes that they were
"required to attend", have watched the regulars and have thought "I can
do that", or "I know what I'm doing".......Hell, I've held a SCCA
license in the past, have countless hours of drivers education both in a
classroom and on the road course with an instructor, I've been out to
Bondurant (twice since 1983), yet whenever I go out to race, whether at
an open track day (right Mike), or at a competitive event, I always
(ALWAYS!!!!!!!!!!) check my ego at the front gate, or in the pit
garage.....I never let my little head (and his two friends who like
hanging around with him) make decisions my big head would regret later
on.......For me it's not whether I post the fastest times (just never
the slowest), or whether I win an event anymore (I no longer race
competitively, I cannot afford to compete with someone spending my
annual salary on one race)...........It's more about the enjoyment I'm
having out on the track...usually with good friends with the same type
of attitude.Friends I'll go back to "Da Lodge" at the end of the day and
hang out with until the wee hours of the morning..Go back to the track,
then do it all again..Just for the fun of it..............

Again, when your comparing these guys to what I'm now doing it's like
comparing an watermelon to an apple...........Just two completely
different things..........

Bill S.
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Old 07-19-2005, 00:01   #5 (permalink)
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Mike R wrote:
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> 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
>
> --
> Mike
> 93 Cobra


Yikes! It's amazing how poorly the old cars fare in crashes compared to
today's tubular race cars...

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Old 07-19-2005, 23:02   #6 (permalink)
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one80out@hotmail.com wrote:
>>

> I'd love to hear again from Bill S. how safe these amateur racing
> events are.
>
> 180 Out


Generally, amateur road racing is very safe. Most times, the drivers will
think with the proper head, because if they crash, they're footing the bill
themselves.

In the 6 or so years that I was wheel-to-wheel racing off and on (including
some semi-pro Firehawk Endurance series stuff), I only had two incidents of
contact with other vehicles, both which resulted in only minor damage. When
my 5.0 Mustang got crashed hard, I managed to do that all by myself. LOL


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