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Gen V crash at drag strip...

Discussion in 'Generation V Discussions / SRT Coupe, GTS, GTC, AC' started by FikseGTS, Nov 11, 2013.

  1. FikseGTS

    FikseGTS Enthusiast

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    this came up on Facebook, hope driver is ok...

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  2. Fatboy 18

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    Ouch! :( Not good!
     
  3. ViperSmith

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    Tom's car I suppose?
     
  4. DMan

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    Yea hope he's OK. Must've been a cold track day, look at the truck operator bundled up.
     
  5. 03-SRT10

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    poor car hope driver is ok
     
  6. Ricketts

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    Man, that really sucks! Hopefully driver is ok.
     
  7. bushido

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    I hope he is ok too..
     
  8. Nine Ball

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    Ouch. Weird that the headlights are still on. Sort of like Christine, about to repair herself.
     
  9. Malu59RT

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    I really hate to see this. Was really looking forward to seeing how the car did on spray. Hope he is okay.
     
  10. SRT09

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    Oh was he spraying the car?
     
  11. Jack B

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    I had my G5 out yesterday with the temps at 40F and there was no traction anywhere/any gear. The Corsa's are a great warm weather tire, but I noticed that the difference from 80F to 50F was like being on a different tire. We know that temperature affects traction, however, these tires exacerbate that difference. Tom is one of the best drivers we have in the racing community, he does not typically make mistakes, hope he is OK.
     
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  12. BlackSnake99

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    Something tells me the McLaren dealer won't take that in trade anymore.
     
  13. Martin

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    Hope driver is OK - one good thing about these cars is they're about the safest cars in the world to crash. Hopefully we can hear what happened once the dust and shock settles.
     
  14. JAY

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    Hate hearing news like that , hopefully the driver is ok . :(
     
  15. Getnlwr

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    I wouldn't wish that upon anyone. I hope he's okay. Curious what happened...
     
  16. Martin

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    Crashing one of these cars really ruins your day... Crazy stuff can happen so fast that you don't know what happened until you look at video footage. Several years ago, I was doing a full-throttle run up in third gear, the outside tires went over what felt like a tiny dip in the road right as I went through about 5000 RPM, and the car snapped sideways in a millisecond. I saved it, but I was shaking so hard that I quit for the day and drove it home like a granny.
     
  17. Boxer12

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    Bummer..but plz tell me nobody would be drag racing in sub50 deg weather!!
     
  18. denniskgb

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    Would never wish that to anybody, hope the driver is well....
     
  19. dragon rider

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    Darn that sucks. Wish him the best. Gotta respect a man that runs his vehicles.
     
  20. HogWhisperer

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    Tell me that wasn't Tom's new V....

    edit: Looks like it was.... Good luck, Tom. Sure sorry to see that.
     
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  21. FLL-B/W-GTS

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    Tom is a really cool person, I met him a couple times. Very is a experienced jet pilot and serious viper drag racer. Cars are Cars,they can be replaced, I hope Tom is ok.Does anyone know him/family personally or at the Atlanta Speedway so we can find out how he is and is help is needed ???
     
  22. KenricGTS

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    If it is Tom. I send all my best buddy. Hope you are okay.
     

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