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SCCA Racer 07 02-05-2010 05:32 PM

BUtton Willow, CA Roll over
My mom just sent me this.. Happened this weekend.

The full story is below:

"I was coming out of riverside flat in 4th like I always do and after reviewing the in-car I just BARELY clipped that curbing in the left kink and it spun me. I went off the track backwards and the second my rear passenger wheel went off the spokes ripped out of the barrel and it catapulted me. I came to a rest right side up after 3 rolls in a puddle; I'm happy I landed on my wheels and not upside down in the water seeing as it took 5 minutes for anyone to get to my car. Big ups to Hard Dog with their new X braced roll bar, Schroth 5 point harnesses, Sparco Sprint 5's, NRG quick release and I/O Port tow strap, all of which performed absolutely flawlessly throughout the entire endeavor."

WD40 02-05-2010 05:38 PM

Holy Crickey!

Glad he came out of it OK.

norcalfocus01 02-05-2010 05:39 PM

Wow three rolls, bet the scared the poop out of him.

mlbbaseball 02-06-2010 11:52 AM

geeze, bet he's glad he had a role bar or something

RickB 02-07-2010 01:33 AM

the driver is a close friend of mine, i was there the same day, all his safety equipment held up and he came out for the most part unscathed. He went to the doctor for x rays and MIR and checked out, all he has is a sore neck.

EH6TunerDaniel 05-25-2010 04:33 PM

The windshield frame held up better than I expected. Good thing he came out ok, and has a sweet video to watch.

Geezer 05-26-2010 12:20 PM

I don't like the way the hardtop was so easily ripped off. A "real" Spec Miata has a full cage and the hardtop has to be permanently affixed with brackets. And yes, the Miata windshield is designed as a structural element for just the purpose shown in the video.

MustangCRZY302 05-26-2010 01:20 PM


Looks like he needs to definatly invest in a HANS device, his neck did ALOT of moving! Glad he made it out ok!

drosado15 05-28-2010 09:20 AM

He just purchased a focus, He has a whole thread about the wreck and new car. He just posted a few days ago on the other Focus forum, Not going to call names in risk of being banned but,

His Handle on the other Focus site is bedheadben... Thread name That Guy Who Flipped His Miata at Buttonwillow

google link:)

dirtbrown 05-28-2010 09:29 AM

not everyones a racecar driver lol.....

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