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WeeAsp 06-06-2007 10:50 AM

Summit Point in the Rain - Big OOPS !
 
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This past Sunday, I left the hospital for a little while after visiting my Dad. He's doing well by the way and comes home tomorrow.

Several of our friends were instructing at the SCCA PDX event. It was POURING rain at the track. That shouldn't be a big surprise for people who spend time there.

The main circuit is EXTREMELY slick in the rain and the Lotus below found this out the hard way coming out of turn 10.

He put 2 wheels off on the outside of the corner, over corrected and well...

Good news is that the driver and the instructor were not injured.

I posted the picture not for the morbid factor, but rather I am AMAZED at the structural integrity of the car. There is no roll cage!

focusonthefocus 06-06-2007 10:56 AM

Um... is he selling? :D

WeeAsp 06-06-2007 11:08 AM

Make him an offer.

However, I'm not sure that I would want it after seeing it get rolled right side up.

Aluminum doesn't bend, it crinkles.

Still, I am amazed that there wasn't more damage.

rockthezx3 06-06-2007 09:53 PM

Wow...that sucks.

Impaled 06-06-2007 10:10 PM

I'da hopped out flipped her back over and kept going.

thehubster 06-07-2007 01:19 AM

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Originally Posted by Impaled (Post 1615862)
I'da hopped out flipped her back over and kept going.

hell ya from the pic it looks like you could have to. glad you dad was okay. Is he itching to get back on the track or is he wanting to take a little break? ya water and roads never seem to go together very well.

MightyMouse 06-07-2007 01:25 AM

Noooooooooooooooooo. Why did this have to happen to a lotus.[mecry]

jinstall 06-07-2007 01:28 AM

I love driving the Nuerburgring in the rain. it is like having the track to yourself.

Egz 06-07-2007 06:24 AM

Woah, he rolled it on the inside of 10? I was expecting some nasty carnage on the outside. Was he 180 when he hooked the two tires on the inside?

Slo_Focus 06-07-2007 06:30 AM

thats nutz... I cant believe the car is still mostly intact! good no one got hurt!


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