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That could happen to anyone! I use to know a guy who had years of drag strip experience. One year at the Super Chevy show he was just a little shy of half track and the car just took off to the right and hit the wall hard. This was a beautiful car too! Paint and detail work was immaculate, the car probably had 1000+hp with spray and looked like a show car, but it was built for racing. Thats racing! It could happen at anytime to anyone!
 

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The guy that owns the car made a post about it:http://forums.corvetteforum.com/showthread.php?t=2138363

Seems that there was more going on than just his driving skills IMO, since there was coolant that wasn't cleaned up properly, and he made several runs before that without issue.
 

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The guy that owns the car made a post about it:http://forums.corvetteforum.com/showthread.php?t=2138363

Seems that there was more going on than just his driving skills IMO, since there was coolant that wasn't cleaned up properly, and he made several runs before that without issue.
He was also having problems w/ his traction control system locking his front right wheel. That looks like the culprit to me.
 

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thats pathetic. crashing a car with that big of a tire on the back of that car is rediculous. ive seen people crack up cars at the strip, but they run crappy slicks or street tires, like junk street tires, and have high hp.

even still, no reason to wreck it. you can lift.

looks to me he got out of the groove, and then the the car spun the tire to turn it sideways. still no reason to crack it up. he was only doing about 80. if that.
 

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thats pathetic. crashing a car with that big of a tire on the back of that car is rediculous. ive seen people crack up cars at the strip, but they run crappy slicks or street tires, like junk street tires, and have high hp.

even still, no reason to wreck it. you can lift.

looks to me he got out of the groove, and then the the car spun the tire to turn it sideways. still no reason to crack it up. he was only doing about 80. if that.
I've seen excellent drivers have that happen to them. If it happens closer to the start it is almost always a broken axle that sends all the power to one wheel. That far down the track I have seen a car blow a hose and drop anti-freeze under one tire cause that tire to lose complete traction while the other side still has tons of power going to it which also can make a car do an imediate turn into the guardrail.

I'm not saying that's what happened but it definitely can happen that way. My guess is that he powershifted into 3rd gear, lost traction and by the time he lifted it was too late.
 
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Ohh, ****. The humanity. I know what was going through his head as he was heading for the wall, and there is nothing you can do.

I wonder if it was his first time at the track. If it was he should have had the traction control on, to learn what the car does. The traction control applies a subtle amount of brake to the rear tires once it sense the lack of traction. It's a very reassuring feeling. Slower track times, but far safer until you learn the car more.

Then even when you advance to not using the traction control, you need to creep up on applying full throttle.

The torque out of the C6 Z06 is insane. It's impossible to "mash" the throttle without getting loose.

"Twisties" is far safer than a drag strip. Cuz in a twisty, you gently apply throttle and sense what the car is doing, and respond, by either gently applying more throttle or backing off the throttle gently to get the front end to bite. But again, it's a gentle input, not mashing on the pedals.

But of course, you can get hit by a truck as well.
 
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