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  • El Mirage Landspeed Crash Video

    The Hasport/Hondata Insight took a nasty tumble at El Mirage recently. Total of 8 barrel rolls and 7 end over ends. I believe the datalog speed was about 180mph.

    Brian Gillespie at Hasport Performance, the driver, is a close friend of ours and an all around great guy. I visited Brian in the hospital last week. He had a collapsed lung and swelling/bruising everywhere, but for the most part okay. He is now out of the hospital and recovering at home. He is in good spirits and should be okay! He is very lucky man.

    WARNING: This is a violent roll and can be difficult to watch.

    Last edited by OJR; 11-18-2013, 08:04 PM. Reason: Forgot to add speed
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    Aiyeeeeee!

    "While we're on the subject of safety" . . . .

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    • #3
      Originally posted by Loose Caboose View Post
      Aiyeeeeee!

      "While we're on the subject of safety" . . . .
      I ALMOST said that in my post...
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      • #4
        Scary to think of the G-forces pulling his head away from his neck in those rolls. I'm glad he's all right.
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        • #5
          Wow, that must have been the nastiest rollover wreck I have ever seen. Surprised he made it out. Hope he has a speedy recovery.
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          • #6
            One of the nastiest crashes I've seen. Yikes!
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            • #7
              Terrible crash, but if you look at the cage structure, it's intact. While we're on the subject of safety …
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              • #8
                Scary crash. Glad to hear hes recovering from it. Does anyone know what amount of safety equipment theyre required vs what they actually use?

                - cage vs rollbar?
                - basic race seat, or containment?
                - fire extinguisher or suppression?
                - nets?
                - arm restraints?
                - anything specific outside of road racing requirements?
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                • #9
                  SCTA's safety requirements increase as speeds escalate. If this car was good for 180 mph, it likely had a ton of requirements.

                  I'd provide a link to the SCTA rules, but the rulebook is available only in print.
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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Bueller View Post
                    Scary crash. Glad to hear hes recovering from it. Does anyone know what amount of safety equipment theyre required vs what they actually use?

                    - cage vs rollbar?
                    - basic race seat, or containment?
                    - fire extinguisher or suppression?
                    - nets?
                    - arm restraints?
                    - anything specific outside of road racing requirements?
                    The SCTA safety requirements are well beyond any road racing organization, as they should with the speeds they travel. Driver gear is at SFI 10+, the driver containments are very strict and the arm restraints only allow your arm movements to just reach the wheel, shifter, and chute. The belts are tightened by your crew and then cinched even harder by the course starter. The cages have a lot of requirements. As Brett said, the SCTA rulebook is print only.

                    This same car ran 200.9mph the day before on the same course.
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                    • #11
                      i woulda say a super small rear wing should be included as part of the safety. Seriously ridiculous. Sacraficing safety for some downforce for outright speed at 180+ is ubsurd.
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                      • #12
                        Hell I would be scared just lifting off throttle and pulling the chute.
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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by Pure EvoIX View Post
                          Hell I would be scared just lifting off throttle and pulling the chute.

                          Safest stability wise would be to stay on the gas and hit the chute. That way you avoid a forward weight transfer.

                          As for sacrificing aero/safety for more speed. Well, it IS racing.

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                          • #14
                            Makes me think about the episode of Top Gear UK where they take their cars, ZR-1, CTS-V, and Challenger to the Salt Flats. I'm pretty sure at least the ZR-1 was in the 180 mph ballpark sans cage. Yikes.
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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by robburgoon View Post
                              Safest stability wise would be to stay on the gas and hit the chute. That way you avoid a forward weight transfer.
                              Yup. That is a taught method in land speed racing now. "Drive into the chute."

                              He was still accelerating, so that wasn't the issue. Course quality played a factor here, which can cause the cars to get loose.
                              Last edited by OJR; 11-20-2013, 04:03 PM.
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