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RandomHer0
January 20th, 2012, 11:44am
Mother of FUCK....


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e-9XSOM5eIo&feature=player_embedded

awndray
January 20th, 2012, 11:48am
Ouch! That's got to be a scary feeling. Lucky to be alive.

It was a nice car.

sb_915
January 20th, 2012, 11:49am
O.
M.
G.


That guy definitely had someone looking out for him.

93GTCANADA
January 20th, 2012, 11:51am
wow he is a lucky man

insaner6
January 20th, 2012, 11:57am
"For sale, slightly used" ? :P

Mafioso_MS3
January 20th, 2012, 12:50pm
Roll bar and harness did their job

GIF-PWR
January 20th, 2012, 01:08pm
does his helmet have ripples ontop or is he ripping the fabrics of time and space at 55 seconds?

insaner6
January 20th, 2012, 01:20pm
helmet has ridges.

GIF-PWR
January 20th, 2012, 01:22pm
fuck was hoping for space and time thing. oh well

insaner6
January 20th, 2012, 01:27pm
space time alteration by sheer awesomeness of car caused the track to break and the resulting crash, not vehicle mechanical failure.

EricVII
January 21st, 2012, 12:59pm
wow he probably saw it all in slow mo as well

wing
January 21st, 2012, 01:59pm
Really lucky to not die, but also not lose arms!

GT-squared
January 21st, 2012, 09:34pm
Roll bar and harness did their job

HOLESHOT
January 22nd, 2012, 09:55pm
He is very lucky for sure, you can see how the harness holds him in but is not cinched down enough as his head comes way up over the small roll bar. He is very lucky he did not end up compressing his neck by hitting his head on the ground when the car flipped. I wonder if that is the typical way to run the belts in that car?

I12XLR8
January 23rd, 2012, 09:40am
How he didn't lose an arm during that...crazy. Wonder what went on the car to cause the spin out in the first place?

GIF-PWR
January 23rd, 2012, 10:27am
hold onto the wheel and dont let go = arms ok (if the steering wheel falls off, you probably weren't supposed to have arms anyways.)

daft_mx5
January 23rd, 2012, 10:31am
hold onto the wheel and dont let go = arms ok (if the steering wheel falls off, you probably weren't supposed to have arms anyways.)

Lol.
Yeah it's super easy to hold on while flipping through the air.

Jethro
January 23rd, 2012, 10:38am
hold onto the wheel and dont let go = arms ok (if the steering wheel falls off, you probably weren't supposed to have arms anyways.)

^LOL.. You've never been in a vehicle that rolled.

JettaRacer
January 23rd, 2012, 10:44am
A couple of things. Guys driving open cockpit cars should have arm restraints. Doesn't look like he was using any. I was amazed at the amount of movement of his helmet. Like others say, good luck holding on to anything in a rilling car (been there, done it, got the t-shirt)

It is quite amazing to see how far off his head it started to come off once he was rolling. And yes, a very lucky man indeed.

wing
January 23rd, 2012, 11:01am
Yes always get that strap on TIGHT! I learned from a formula car, I just put my helmet on like I normally did in my car and going down the straights the damn thing was lifting off my head!

GIF-PWR
January 23rd, 2012, 11:03am
Lol.
Yeah it's super easy to hold on while flipping through the air.

I used to roll vehicles all the time. Much like yourself and Jethro, the resident car rolling experts.

in the video it looks like he holds onto the wheel

daft_mx5
January 23rd, 2012, 11:17am
^ it's just you talking out of your ass like you're an authority. Again. Well done.

GIF-PWR
January 23rd, 2012, 11:20am
where did you get your car rolling certification at?

I went to Devry.

daft_mx5
January 23rd, 2012, 11:21am
MIT

And also been in a few rollovers.

GIF-PWR
January 23rd, 2012, 04:35pm
Devry was pretty hands on so...

HOLESHOT
January 23rd, 2012, 10:08pm
I've rolled a few vehicle's, military ones. Don't ride with thumbs in is the first rule, and depending how bad the role is good luck holding on that steering wheel moves so violently it is crazy!

RandomHer0
January 24th, 2012, 08:39am
Holding steering wheels break limbs.

GIF-PWR
January 24th, 2012, 10:25am
what should you do with your arms? open cockpit and you're rolling 10 times at 140mph.

Jethro
January 24th, 2012, 10:28am
what should you do with your arms? open cockpit and you're rolling 10 times at 140mph.

PRAY

GIF-PWR
January 24th, 2012, 10:36am
guess it worked for him; thanks for the advice.

RandomHer0
January 24th, 2012, 12:01pm
what should you do with your arms? open cockpit and you're rolling 10 times at 140mph.

He SHOULD have been using arm restraints.

GIF-PWR
January 24th, 2012, 12:04pm
oh what's that? clips onto seat or something?

93GTCANADA
January 24th, 2012, 12:04pm
sorry i am a newb at this. so his forarms should of been strapped down. so the only thing he can move is legs and hands ??

RandomHer0
January 24th, 2012, 12:07pm
Like wrist bands, that connect to your seatbelt so your arms arent flailing around in a rollover.

http://assets0.sparcoracingusa.com/images/P/00158_1_lg.jpg

Jethro
January 24th, 2012, 12:10pm
http://www.upr.com/G-Force-Arm-Restraint-p316.html

GIF-PWR
January 24th, 2012, 12:11pm
neat - never seen those. What a moron for not wearing them!

RandomHer0
January 24th, 2012, 12:11pm
Especially in an open cockpit car.

GIF-PWR
January 24th, 2012, 12:13pm
guy doesn't deserve his arms. give them to a vet.

RandomHer0
January 24th, 2012, 12:16pm
lol. Theres discussions about this car all over the webs; no straps, harness mounted too high, style bar, no aero for such a light car; kit car with BMW suspension....

Hes lucky is all.

RandomHer0
January 24th, 2012, 12:18pm
I was wondering when it would show up here. I had about 15 people forward this to me over the course of the past few days. This video bothered me before I even saw the crash.


Most people don't know how much safety stuff the challenge cars have vs this one. We have a full cage, and there is even a roll over brace behind the dash. Most cars our have the Halo and the front bars too. This car sure makes me nervous with a single decorative hoop that even his head is above. With that it looks like he has 4 pt harnesses, no arm restraints, and what looks like no other safety supports in the car. He has a full race suit, but foam neck protection.


Overall I wonder how much time was spent on making the car look good with lots of power vs making sure it was safe enough for track conditions.