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Sorry to hear about the car but glad you are relatively ok considering. Cars can be replaced or repaired.


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Posts: 980 | Location: Las Vegas, NV | Registered: April 14, 2004Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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I just looked and yes you have a G-meter in your Racepak system. So that's going to be especially informative. I'd like to know how many G's it took to crack that CF helmet.

2x on tool.

Send me all the Racepak stuff and I'll test it all and repair/replace at no charge.
 
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Originally posted by Greg Kelley:
I just looked and yes you have a G-meter in your Racepak system. So that's going to be especially informative. I'd like to know how many G's it took to crack that CF helmet.

2x on tool.

Send me all the Racepak stuff and I'll test it all and repair/replace at no charge.


Your the best Greg, thanks!
 
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^^^ Good on you, Greg! Wink

Todd, glad you are ok, and sorry about your car.
So were you able to get any kind of first-hand / eyewitness account of what may have happened? Wondering if your opponent may have seen any of it? Would be interesting to hear any info that comes up. Also, you may find some clues in your teardown, or from the Racepak card. Thank you for sharing, and glad you made wise decisions on building and equipping the car and driver. Wishing you a quick recovery, and good luck moving forward.


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Posts: 1029 | Location: Farmersville, TX  | Registered: December 05, 2002Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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On the topic of a racecar being a tool and not much else.... They are exactly that. The faster they go the more prone to hitting the wall they are. I quit even washing my cars after i ruined the paint and body work on my first 100% build 2 weeks after i built it. Backing the car off the trailer and the front end caught the trailer and bent it in half (steel front end welded together like a 1 piece fiberglass front end). 5 years later i put that car into the wall and flipped it over in a very similar crash at the 330' mark. It sucks to lose one like this, but its a risk we all take when we are building them.

Absolutely know where you are at man, for me i got away from the door cars and built a dragster because i couldnt' see slowing down and i also didn't want to risk hitting the wall again in a door car. Dragsters wreck too, but for the power level i was at dragsters are just a safer bet in that regard.

Sucks about your ride, but i definitely agree with your attitude about not putting this much time and effort into making one the "dream ride.' Build it safe, make it a bad ass racecar that WORKS and WINS, forget about the rest.
 
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That was a hard impact! Be glad you had a well built car and also be glad there was not the steel guard rails there. That could have been really bad.

I would like to know the cause of the crash what ever it was. Hopefully someone will have seen it or you may find a clue when you tear it down.


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Racepac could point to the cause also. We did this with my sons crash TS a few years back. G into the wall was more than you would think. He was fine. Car was not...

Hope you are doing good! No doubt you are bruised up and sore.


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I watched 8.50 entered in 10.0 at the World Street Nationals in Orlando a couple years ago. This class borderlines being a spectacle because for the most part, all the cars were factory condition all steel cars, and they're trucking at the stripe. Most on small tires.

There was one car in the race, you could hear the guy was using a way too tight torque converter to isolate power early in the run, but by the time this thing got to the 1/4 mile it was strolling, someone said it was over 700 cu inches in a factory looking 68 Camaro on a small tire. Real entertaining class to watch.
 
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I just looked and yes you have a G-meter in your Racepak system. So that's going to be especially informative. I'd like to know how many G's it took to crack that CF helmet.

2x on tool.

Send me all the Racepak stuff and I'll test it all and repair/replace at no charge.


Top notch service right there


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^^^^^ This, you can't ask for better service than what Greg delivers.


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