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  1. IPO1

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    Congrats and look forward to hearing your thoughts after track time...
     
  2. exoticcardreamer

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    Liquid silver. (color looks better in pictures). I thought it was going to be a little bit more chorme like but it is just really, really silver.
     
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  3. exoticcardreamer

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    I'll try to give it my best. I was part of a 3 car group where the car in front of me and behind me crashed at Laguna a couple of months ago because of an oil spill. The two cars were totaled and the car in front of me hit and killed the corner work. Things just haven't been the same for me mentally since that terrible incident.
     
  4. SVCalifornia

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    Killed a corner worker??

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  5. F2003-GA

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  6. exoticcardreamer

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    yeah. If you google it, you'll find it.

    Oil spill at the top of turn 7. A white gt3 hit it first, wasn't able to make it over to the right to set it up for the corkscrew and instead lost traction and hit the wall with his wing that runs along the left side of the track right to the end of it and hit the corner worker who had come out a little bit from his area to warn us of the danger. Car behind me lost it and hit the wall on the left side of the track between turn 7 and kept going all the way to the corkscrew (hit the wall at 118 mph).

    It happened in the middle of October. I don't want to post pictures as someone may grab it and start posting it in other places.

    There was a big thread about it on rennlist.
     
  7. SoCal to az

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    That’s terrible to hear. What a tragic accident.
     
  8. F2003-GA

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    Sorry to hear that
     
  9. frefan

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    So sorry to hear about that. Very sad indeed.

    This is why I dont like tracking million dollar cars. One patch of oil and its all over. If I'm on track, I want to be in a cage and a car that I can afford to lose.
     
  10. Hbiauto

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  11. BJK

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  12. Gh21631

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    Glad you made it through unscathed.
     
  13. SVCalifornia

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    Really sorry to hear!

    Hope you heal soon!

    No car damage? How did you manage to not lose it??

    SV


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  14. exoticcardreamer

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    I was the fourth car on the out lap of about 20 cars . An RWB Porsche was one of the last cars in our group . He leaked a lot of oil and on the second lap the four car group that I was part of broke free from everyone else . We were the first cars to come up to the oil spill. The first car was a gt4 clubsport and he slipped a little , 2nd car lost it , I hit the oil slick at 130 mph right at the end of the slick . I lost traction a bit but got the car back under control and at the same time the car behind me lost it and was off in the gravel and hit the wall.

    The rest of the group was far behind and the yellow flag went up at turn 6 and they were able to slow down and not be impacted but they saw the carnage . I was the only one who saw the corner worker face down in the gravel . Everyone else saw his shoe in the middle of the corkscrew .

    The first car and myself have the same coach and we have a different race line from 6 to turn 7 then everyone else . We hug the curbing on the right as we are exiting 6 and let the car naturally move to the left . We don’t get into the established race line until right at the brake zone .

    The car that dumped the oil and the two cars that crashed use the established race line and they got onto the oil slick right at the beginning and lost all control .

    If the first car and myself used the typical race line then all four of us would have crashed
     
  15. SVCalifornia

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    Painful indeed!

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