Posts Tagged ‘Awesome Crash

12
Nov
09

Why I Don’t Drag Race Any Longer

Now you might say I no longer drag race because I live in Brooklyn and having a car is unnecessary but I say it’s because I didn’t want to die like this. I love drag racing. There were many times when I was at a red light, next to some tiny-d mid-life crisis Porsche-driver and my Corolla would straight up BURN them. They knew we were racing; I gave them the revving engine signal, they just couldn’t hang.

John Bartunek of East Pearl, NY had the fastest qualifying time of 6.123 but his ride ended in near-disaster when he had some tire-shaking that led to his ’68 Camaro flying into the air and ultimately coming to rest burning against the guard rail.

“It was a nice, clean run. It was pretty much business as usual,” Bartunkek said after he emerged unharmed from the car.

“Maybe one of our ‘chutes got under the wheelie bar.” After that, he said, it was “just smoke and fire. You just hang on and hope it stops soon,” Bartunek said, “But Jerry Haas builds an awesome car. We’ll be back.”

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Fast forward the video to the 1:57 mark for the good stuff.

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28
Sep
09

Flipping Over NASCAR

The only good thing about NASCAR is that when the drivers crash their cars, it’s usually spectacular. Really, how often will you ever see a man flip about 9 times and then have the wherewithal to put his sponsor’s hat on before he gets out, unharmed? Ta-DA!

I do think they’re coddling these drivers too much, if this guy can walk away from that wreck without a scratch there’s simply too much hubris involved. The gods won’t be taunted for long.

11
Aug
09

Ooh! More Car Crashes!

I could never sit through a full NASCAR race, I’ve tried, I just value my brain too much to put it through such an awful experience. However, I can ALWAYS enjoy a short video clip of a big crash. After all, it’s just human nature to want to watch a near-disaster happen. Here’s Sam Hornish Jr. — whoever that is — getting run into the same tire wall that we saw yesterday and then get slammed into by Jeff Gordon and Jeff Burton as Hornish comes across the track. Neat!

Everyone walked away from the crash without injury. Sigh.




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