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sobering reminder

I belong to a private track group out here called CFRA...they were at Laguna yesterday (I wasn't there) and a mustang piloted by a Maximum Motorsports employee (car prepped / supported by MM) lost it's brakes and hit the wall very hard going into T5 - end of a fairly long / fast section (for LS, anyway)...driver is 'ok' only because he had a well safety-prepped car and personal safety equipment. Those on scene felt that the outcome for the driver would have been significantly different had he not been properly protected.

just a cautionary tale.
 
I'm glad the driver is fine. My next round of brake upgrades will all be top flight hardware. Not because I want to stop shorter and improved lap times but because I want to reduce my chances of brake failure.
 
Happens to the best of'um...

http://realperformancemustangs.com/ford-mustang-racing/photo-gallery-ford-mustang-carnage-at-laguna-seca/

VERY sober reminder for people like me to always keep in mind that the weak link, and harder to upgrade, is sitting between the steering wheel and the gas peddle.

::)
 
how long was he on the track before the brake failure. I just participated in a track day with 98 degree temps. and did not experience any brake fade the entire day. Consisted of (7) 20 minute sessions or @ 2-1/2 hrs. of total track time over @ 7-hours. Plenty of cool down and relatively short run times I'm sure made the difference. Glad to hear he was ok!
 
JeffIsHereToo said:
Happens to the best of'um...

http://realperformancemustangs.com/ford-mustang-racing/photo-gallery-ford-mustang-carnage-at-laguna-seca/

VERY sober reminder for people like me to always keep in mind that the weak link, and harder to upgrade, is sitting between the steering wheel and the gas peddle.

::)

I was there when they brought those cars off the track...the white car was BEAT UP! I'm in some of those pics...gawking.
 

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