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Racing for 38 years 1st wreck

#1 Post by Pegasus » Mon May 09, 2011 12:24 pm


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Re: Racing for 38 years 1st wreck

#2 Post by wikd69 » Mon May 09, 2011 1:00 pm

Man, I'm sure sorry to see that. What happened, did it just get loose ?

And any idea yet what kind of recovery time you're looking at ? Hopefully the bulk of the damage is sheetmetal and tires...
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Re: Racing for 38 years 1st wreck

#3 Post by clutchdude » Mon May 09, 2011 5:34 pm

wow sorry to see that, at least your able to walk away!

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Re: Racing for 38 years 1st wreck

#4 Post by apacheracing » Mon May 09, 2011 6:20 pm

WOW, sure hate to see that. The good part is your OK. My question is what was the guy doing with the shop vac beside the track? Years ago at Heartland Park they had a problem with water seeping up through the track after a big rain. I may be wrong, but it looked loose kinda early.

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Re: Racing for 38 years 1st wreck

#5 Post by Carolina Kid » Mon May 09, 2011 6:32 pm

Glad to see that your ok.
That was a pretty hard lick you took.
I'm with apache, looked loose early and that man had been on the track mopping something. Just glad nobody was hurt!

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Re: Racing for 38 years 1st wreck

#6 Post by Pegasus » Mon May 09, 2011 7:03 pm

It was hasing the tires the hole pass.
At the 150 foot mark it goes from concrete to asphalt and water comes up.
I was on last years tires and that dont work to good on a TT5 Shootout car.

I also like the white time slips instead of the yellow ones even in quailifing. :thumb:

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Re: Racing for 38 years 1st wreck

#7 Post by Bruce69Camaro » Mon May 09, 2011 7:13 pm

I hate to see anyone wreck but the main thing is, sheetmetal can be repaired, but sometimes a human can't.

It was good seeing you walk away from the wreck.

How are you?

Did you take anytime to look over your car to check out the damage?
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Re: Racing for 38 years 1st wreck

#8 Post by BracketNova » Mon May 09, 2011 7:28 pm

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Re: Racing for 38 years 1st wreck

#9 Post by vegaracer » Mon May 09, 2011 9:20 pm

Oh dang, that sucks! And it was such a nice car. :cry:
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Re: Racing for 38 years 1st wreck

#10 Post by chpcamaro » Tue May 10, 2011 12:32 am

dam dude sorry to see that. i had my first crash last year but not as bad as your's did you notice your first question to your self is if the car is ok and fixable thats what went through my head right away.
well glad your ok again glad to see you were able to walk away
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Re: Racing for 38 years 1st wreck

#11 Post by supernova » Tue May 10, 2011 7:11 am

Glad your ok, that's the important thing. Car's can be fixed, pride can heal, pocket books can recover. Your still with us to race another day and that's a good thing.
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Re: Racing for 38 years 1st wreck

#12 Post by John_Heard » Tue May 10, 2011 7:14 am

The guy manning the shop vac is there to watch for and clean up any water that seeps up from the track at that point. Even when the spot is dry, when a fast car goes over the spot it will pull water up. The cars create a vacuum when they go over the spot, kinda weird, but good to see the track keeps a close eye on it.

Sorry to hear and see about the wreck Don, hope repairs go quickly and are light on the wallet. Was glad to see you walk away without any injury...

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Re: Racing for 38 years 1st wreck

#13 Post by Mike Peters » Tue May 10, 2011 9:10 am

Glad to see you're OK Don. My sympathies to you for the wreck. Time to break out the turbo car?
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Re: Racing for 38 years 1st wreck

#14 Post by wikd69 » Tue May 10, 2011 1:00 pm

John_Heard wrote:The guy manning the shop vac is there to watch for and clean up any water that seeps up from the track at that point. Even when the spot is dry, when a fast car goes over the spot it will pull water up. The cars create a vacuum when they go over the spot, kinda weird, but good to see the track keeps a close eye on it.

Sorry to hear and see about the wreck Don, hope repairs go quickly and are light on the wallet. Was glad to see you walk away without any injury...
Geezo - this is one track I'd put on the 'Do not visit list'...

Isn't there something they can do to address the water problem ? That has to have caused a lot of grief over the years...
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Re: Racing for 38 years 1st wreck

#15 Post by John_Heard » Tue May 10, 2011 2:38 pm

That track is owned by fellow DragStuff Member Marty Chance, and you can bet he does everything he can to make sure racers have a safe surface to run on. They have installed drainage and made a number of other modifications to reduce the problem, but when there have been heavy rains it's something they still fight. It's certainly not the only track that has that issue, but the only one I've seen that posts a man there to monitor the situation.

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