He was also having problems w/ his traction control system locking his front right wheel. That looks like the culprit to me.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.
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.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.