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Old 04-13-2015, 02:39 PM   #1
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Lamborghini crash at Disney Race Park

Anyone else notice that they were going the wrong way on the track?

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Old 04-13-2015, 02:53 PM   #2
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Old 04-13-2015, 02:59 PM   #3
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Old 04-13-2015, 03:07 PM   #5
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one star for no link to article.
Yeah, but if I linked to the article people would give me one star for the news source I picked.
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Why the hell is the corner of the Armco barrier exposed like that? It looks like they were going the opposite way that the track was designed.
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Old 04-13-2015, 04:32 PM   #8
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Why the hell is the corner of the Armco barrier exposed like that? It looks like they were going the opposite way that the track was designed.
That was my original point. Although, if you go to their website they say that you run clockwise, even though its obvious that the track was designed to run counter-clockwise.

I can't understand how this can happen when you have a bunch of racers around that place all the time. They know better.
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Sucks...reminds me of the instructor killed at Summit Point Jefferson not that long ago. Fast car, inexperienced driver, and little in way of safety equipment or safety consideration.
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That was my original point. Although, if you go to their website they say that you run clockwise, even though its obvious that the track was designed to run counter-clockwise.



I can't understand how this can happen when you have a bunch of racers around that place all the time. They know better.

All tracks are designed as anti clockwise I thought. This death could've easily been avoided.
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All tracks are designed as anti clockwise I thought. This death could've easily been avoided.
Nope....
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What a shame.

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What a shame.

Instructors are some brave souls.
No doubt, so easily avoidable.

And yes, they are. Especially at places like this where most people have way more money than driving experience.
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All tracks are designed as anti clockwise I thought. This death could've easily been avoided.
Nope. Watkins Glen; Summit Point; VIR; Sebring; etc.
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No doubt, so easily avoidable.

And yes, they are. Especially at places like this where most people have way more money than driving experience.
I instructed a lot over the course of about 10 years. By and large, it was pretty mild with only moments of terror because it was usually middle-aged to older drivers in generally pretty vanilla street cars. I spent a lot more time encouraging students to go a little faster than I did reining them in.

I instructed for a local Viper club at Firebird once because they were short on instructors leading up to the weekend. Once was enough of that. Ridiculously fast cars + drivers that wanted to run around with their hair on fire, but hadn't developed the skills yet.

That's not to say I didn't occasionally instruct in fast cars with other groups (ASRA, NASA, BMWCCA), but the run group system in those schools created a kind of hierarchy where the instructor had a better sense getting in the car of how skilled the driver is. These exotic driving experiences, where the instructor is constantly hopping into a wicked fast car with a brand new "student" have to be a bit harrowing.
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Nope. Watkins Glen; Summit Point; VIR; Sebring; etc.
Road America, Infineon, Barber Motorsports....and the list goes on.

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Yeah guess I only was think that 'cause NASCAR NNNRNNRRREEEERRRRNNN
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