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driver killed at drag strip

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Sorry to hear about this but if you don't think the track is safe don't race on it..

http://www.svtperformance.com/forums/showthread.php?1034957-May-he-rest-in-peace
 
That's horrible news. This is a good reminder to be safe out there. Our sport is dangerous and this could happen to any of us. RIP

http://www.kwtx.com/home/headlines/Crash-At-Drag-Strip-Leaves-Man-Dead-274984801.html

http://www.tdtnews.com/news/article_76e340e4-3af1-11e4-9179-0017a43b2370.html

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Doing some more research on this, it appears that the old wooden guardrail supports tore up allowing the guardrail to collapse and folding over turning it into a knife. Unfortunately this (almost) same thing happened to a friend of mine's kid, the guardrail folded, cut the car in half (with his son) , the passenger undid the seat belt and walked away...This should have been a relatively minor accident.
 
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That sucks. Just a guy out to have fun with his GT500.

I'm really happy that the road course I run has zero guardrails, and minimal concrete barriers. You can slide 100 feet off in many places with no repercussions. I shudder when I see GoPro video of some tracks. It is one thing to be a sponsored racer and going 100% for a living on a track that is questionable, but for someone just out for a 1/4 mile time or lapping day, some tracks seem to me to be a heartache waiting to happen. Road America? No thanks.
 

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