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Old 10-23-2010, 09:30 PM   #1
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Gallardo flips at Texas Mile

ouch!!!! im not sure of the details but i do know that the driver lived.

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Old 10-23-2010, 09:45 PM   #2
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is that the underground racing gallardo?
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Old 10-23-2010, 09:47 PM   #3
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is that the underground racing gallardo?
im not sure.....i know he was hauling ass......look how high the debris flew, its got some serious hangtime....thank god those cars are built well, this could have been much much more nasty than it was.
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Old 10-23-2010, 09:51 PM   #4
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Old 10-24-2010, 12:07 AM   #5
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I heard about this too. Here is the dyno graph from 6speed on what looks to be the car.
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Old 10-24-2010, 12:24 AM   #6
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Christ. A simple gust of wind. At anything over 200 MPH, the slightest little thing can cause disaster. Glad to hear he lived.
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Old 10-24-2010, 12:39 AM   #7
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Hope he isn't hurt. If he had someone riding with him, I hope they are OK also.

Insurance is a tricky thing in these situations. Hopefully he and they had it cleared up before this?
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Old 10-24-2010, 12:39 AM   #8
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that was there 1938whp car that flipped guy is ok
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Old 10-24-2010, 01:29 AM   #9
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Glad to hear that the driver lived!! This car looks like the UGR TT LP560 ....
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Damn that was my favorite UR Lambo what a shame!
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Old 10-24-2010, 07:22 AM   #11
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Sucks to hear, but no big surprise. Those high hp Gallardos frequently spin on the big end when hit by gusts and it was only a matter of time before the wind hit one just right...


edit: video from previous mile where the TTG spins under braking after every run:

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Old 10-24-2010, 09:15 AM   #12
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It looked like he caught a gust of wind in the chute which pulled the rear end to the drivers side at 200+ mph.
from http://www.6speedonline.com/forums/l...exas-mile.html

Do they have to deploy the cute at that speed to make the stop in time or is it just to save brakes?
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Do they have to deploy the cute at that speed to make the stop in time or is it just to save brakes?
Apparently SW's chute failed to open on a 238mph shakedown pass friday and he wound up in the weeds with minor damage to the Supra.


edit: Monday morning QBs are calling for CO2-powered chutes as apparently using smaller pilot chutes to pull the larger main chute out aren't reliable at these speeds. They're also saying the Gallardo's chute was mounted too low

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it was richards gallardo. he is fine here is what john reed said"His car went through traps at 235mph, pulled chute which unsettled the car. The car went into a slide to the right, and then hit a small wall/embankment directly off edge of runway. Our MoTeC GPS data shows 103mph at point of impact. This launched the car into a violent series of tumbles/barrel rollsOther than his foot getting stuck, he literally walked away, but just got really beat up. The safety gear installed by Underground Racing worked wonderfully, and the driver compartment stayed intact. The rest of the car is destroyed."
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Old 10-24-2010, 11:30 AM   #15
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Yeah i heard about it yesterday, crazy, crazy, crazy. Mad props to UGR for the type of cars they build and glad he was ok.

On another note, I heard that a busa went 278 mph, any one got more info on the busa and what its got?
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Old 10-24-2010, 10:59 PM   #16
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Damn this sucks to hear. BUT, it is great that the owner walked away. Who would think that 2000whp is possible in a basically street car.
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Old 10-25-2010, 06:17 PM   #18
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here is a video made up of snapshots. the best part really is at the end.....snapshot of the driver walking away!

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Old 10-25-2010, 08:09 PM   #19
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amazing how he walked away.
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Old 10-25-2010, 08:27 PM   #20
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Do the make insurance that covers that?
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