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Old 04-28-2021, 10:00 AM   #1
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AutoX mishap

Season opener for me did not go as planned. But I still had a blast! I love this little go-kart track

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Old 04-28-2021, 10:34 AM   #2
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That corner sneaked up on me, too, just watching the video How is the car, did your bumper or splitter cave in, any cracks?
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Old 04-28-2021, 10:48 AM   #3
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That corner sneaked up on me, too, just watching the video How is the car, did your bumper or splitter cave in, any cracks?
Very small piece broke off next to where the tow hook is. Won't notice is unless I point it out.

Worst part about it that was my 4th run of the day. I knew the corner was there just didn't slow down in time. Unsure what happened to be honest. I was on the brakes for a second before my "OHSHIT" moment lol.. shit happens lol
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Old 04-28-2021, 11:44 AM   #4
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Wow, scary! Was that a left? Hard to tell...

There was a M3 that got totaled last year at Pikes Peak International Raceway. IDK what happened, there was a lot of room to slow but he was way late, looked almost like a brake failure. Out of 600-700 runs that day nobody else got close to that wall...
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Old 04-28-2021, 12:03 PM   #5
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Seems like you mostly came away without damage. These things happen, you just hope it's not an expensive fix. Autox is relatively safe, but no devoid of risk.

I've seen a couple of cars get totalled at events. One was on a tight course where curbs line the outside and a Mini came in way too hot and slid into a curb. It somehow didn't flip, but flew a good 15 - 20 yards before coming to a stop. Took out a massive chunk of concrete, the wheel totally broke off, a back window popped out, and the frame bent pretty significantly. I actually refuse to attend events at that location because I had someone nearly crash into me while I was sitting on the start line.

The other one was a C5 that the co-driver wrecked into a poll. The poll was a ways off course, and the last thing you heard before impact was full throttle. Supposedly they were a national trophy winner in a CSP Miata, and this was their first time driving the Corvette. I guess didn't know what to do with actual horsepower. They took down the wooden pole and pretty well knackered the Corvette. They also refused to pay the club/site for the pole (less than $1000, it was an old light pole that probably needed to be replaced anyway), and never paid anything to the owner of the Corvette. I'd imagine they're blackballed from most of the clubs in the area.
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Old 04-28-2021, 03:13 PM   #6
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Wow, scary! Was that a left? Hard to tell...

There was a M3 that got totaled last year at Pikes Peak International Raceway. IDK what happened, there was a lot of room to slow but he was way late, looked almost like a brake failure. Out of 600-700 runs that day nobody else got close to that wall...
It went to a hard right hander.

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Seems like you mostly came away without damage. These things happen, you just hope it's not an expensive fix. Autox is relatively safe, but no devoid of risk.

I've seen a couple of cars get totalled at events. One was on a tight course where curbs line the outside and a Mini came in way too hot and slid into a curb. It somehow didn't flip, but flew a good 15 - 20 yards before coming to a stop. Took out a massive chunk of concrete, the wheel totally broke off, a back window popped out, and the frame bent pretty significantly. I actually refuse to attend events at that location because I had someone nearly crash into me while I was sitting on the start line.

The other one was a C5 that the co-driver wrecked into a poll. The poll was a ways off course, and the last thing you heard before impact was full throttle. Supposedly they were a national trophy winner in a CSP Miata, and this was their first time driving the Corvette. I guess didn't know what to do with actual horsepower. They took down the wooden pole and pretty well knackered the Corvette. They also refused to pay the club/site for the pole (less than $1000, it was an old light pole that probably needed to be replaced anyway), and never paid anything to the owner of the Corvette. I'd imagine they're blackballed from most of the clubs in the area.
Yeah very little damage, and the damage that is there isn't really noticeable. Luckily the barriers are made out of a very light plastic so there were some scuffs but I rubbed them off with my hand.
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Old 04-28-2021, 03:29 PM   #7
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Old 04-29-2021, 05:26 AM   #8
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UsAir in Shawano Wisconsin

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Good thing everyone is OK and damage was minimal, just leaves paperwork for officials. Autocross is safe but things still happen. We had a car go up on two wheels at an event once and pop the seals on the tires, another time we had a guy hit the throttle instead of brake after a finish and took his car into the guard rail :(. That's in 10+ years of autox, things happen and thankfully you found those limits there instead of somewhere not so safe!

Something to take note of during course walks I suppose - anything that could be a surprise like that.

I sort of chuckled when you said 'oh shit' as that is EXACTLY what I said when I got squirrely in the video I posted. That must be the universal word in these situations.
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Old 04-29-2021, 08:48 AM   #10
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Anything can happen...


This was at an AutoX 6 years ago.
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Old 04-29-2021, 09:28 AM   #11
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This was at an AutoX 6 years ago.
Wow!
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Old 04-29-2021, 12:38 PM   #12
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This looks nothing like autocorss lol this looks like a trackday at a kart track.
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Old 04-29-2021, 12:45 PM   #13
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Old 04-29-2021, 01:00 PM   #14
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haha oh shit!!



we used to run lil gokart tracks at adams or apex in socal like these with lil barriers , i never had a crash but i was parked on the landing strip in my old car and had a guy slide into a pole and take out the awning almost and came inches away from hitting my car haha never parked there again EVER !
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