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    Quote Originally Posted by madant15 View Post
    Seeing the success of your second build has made me want to build another one, this timing taking all that I have learned along the way and making it even better than it was before. However, it will be a few years before I will have the time and the workspace to do so.


    My safety equipment worked just fine. A serious accident can be fatal no matter what equipment you are using, it all comes down to impulse momentum and force distribution.
    Then by all means, carry on with your total lack of side containment.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jack Olsen View Post
    Way back in 2004. The car used to be skinnier.



    After moving the drivetrain over to a new tub, it got wider (and its suspension got better).



    In 2005, I also kissed the wall at Sears Point.



    It happens.

    The odd thing is, I had my first kid in 2008 and I haven't even spun the car since then. Either some kind of survival instinct has kicked in, or I just got better (or luckier).

    madant15, I used some of the time that my car was down and waiting for an engine to put together the garage. One project at a time...
    Agreed, next step will be to buy a place with a garage and set it up the way that I want (probably again taking some inspiration from your garage). It's not all bad though, at least I have my 997 C2S to play with in the mean time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fatbillybob View Post
    So sorry to hear. I sympathize with your pain. I have been on the receiving end of that a couple of times. It is lame but FU to the guy who dropped the oil is really uncalled for. We all take the risk of damage and death when we go on to the track. That's life. Accidents are unavoidable and no one plans to oil a track or be caught in an impact zone or loose parts off a race car at speed. We need to maintain control of our cars at all times regardless of conditions or pay the consequences. Sometimes you are the bug and sometimes you are the windshield. Thankfully, you were not badly hurt.
    Sorry to hear and see this accident and glad that you came out unscathed. Agree completely with Carl, your attitude towards the GTR driver is uncalled for even if he did not come and apologize.

    On the bright side, at least it was only a Honda!
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    I take too many digs at your mazda to justify a comeback to the honda jab. lol bastard.
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    It's age or sanity. I take less risks at the track now than 10 years ago. I am too calculating now, everything has to be just so or I don't pull a move. Used to just fling it in and expect the best.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Force McCocken View Post
    Used to just fling it in and expect the best.
    I'd like to nominate this for quote of the year.
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    I used to drive like I played hockey.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Force McCocken View Post
    I used to drive like I played hockey.
    Pass, then hit someone?

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    important thing is you are still alive

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    Quote Originally Posted by boatcaptain View Post
    important thing is you are still alive
    Still alive, and craving another S2K . . .
    Last edited by Richard EVO; 10-24-2013 at 10:40 PM.
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    . . . .or sell your parts and buy a whole miata?

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    Quote Originally Posted by robburgoon View Post
    Pass, then hit someone?
    Pretty much. IT in the mid/late 90s was beautiful carnage.
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    Glad to see you walked away ok. Was at BRP this last weekend and hit the same oil in that session, car felt like it was instantly on ice but was able to slow it down in time to hang on in my case.

    I think another issue that is being glossed over is there being no safety flag being waved at the time. I couldn't see the oil on the ground when I went through it but if I had a mechanical yellow going into Sweeper, I would have let off. I'm sure the OP would have done as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by comradefks View Post

    I think another issue that is being glossed over is there being no safety flag being waved at the time. I couldn't see the oil on the ground when I went through it but if I had a mechanical yellow going into Sweeper, I would have let off. I'm sure the OP would have done as well.
    That is one of the big benefits of two or three flaggers in EVERY flag station during a Cal Club/SCCA race. They are so much more aware of what is going on. Additionally, it is a long way between some of the manned flag stations when there are empty ones in between. There is no way the flagger can be aware of an issue that far away.


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    Glad you are still alive. Is your insurance going to cover this?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Force McCocken View Post
    It's age or sanity. I take less risks at the track now than 10 years ago. I am too calculating now, everything has to be just so or I don't pull a move. Used to just fling it in and expect the best.
    Thank God for a fully formed prefrontal lobe.

    Sorry to hear about your car, Madant, but I'm relieved you're OK. Nurse that concussion.

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    Your shot of the car back in the pits is misleading. Your pic shows the rear wheel vertical and the front is near the car. This was more the reality of the situation.

    I'd put this somewhere I'd see it everyday and never have a bad one again.
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    ^ Ouch, that looks pretty bad. Sorry to hear about the incident and glad you weren't seriously injured.

    I suppose you don't have any in car video? I'm curious to see how the car struck the wall and how the impact transferred to your body. Do you recall if your helmet contacted an object inside the car to cause the concussion? With an heavy side impact and no side containment, I imagine your head could have flung hard to the right.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BEbengali View Post
    ^ Ouch, that looks pretty bad. Sorry to hear about the incident and glad you weren't seriously injured.

    I suppose you don't have any in car video? I'm curious to see how the car struck the wall and how the impact transferred to your body. Do you recall if your helmet contacted an object inside the car to cause the concussion? With an heavy side impact and no side containment, I imagine your head could have flung hard to the right.
    I do not have any in-car video as my Go Pro stopped working months ago but I would imagine my head moved decently far. In my next car I will run a Sparco Ergo seat which has removable Halos that should fix that problem. As far as the concussion goes, my the back of my helmet was cracked (presumably against the back of the HANS) so I that where I assume the concussion came from, implying that it wasn't a completely clean side impact.
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    Youch!!! that's a heck of a hit.

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