Well, that’s the end of that series. Racing is still dangerous, folks.
Not too many years ago at Road Atlanta a competitor managed to get punted off the inside of Turn 2, pretty much at the left-hand entrance of Turn 2, and ‘fly’ high enough to pass over the crash fence and land upside down on a parked spectator vehicle. No one seriously injured, IIRC.
If you are familiar with Road Atlanta, you would think that this spot would be one of THE SAFEST spectator spots on the entire circuit. You look at the physics of this crash and you have to wonder “How did a car manage to get there from the track surface?”
The crowd apparently thinks he did it on purpose.
Hmmm? Night off-road race, on open desert, no lights, no barriers, etc, and popular? I wonder with whom. How close do you have to be at night to actually see the race? It sounds a bit stupid, but then I’m not a major off-road race fan. Night off-road stuff would be mainly for the drivers and co-drivers/navigators it would seem. Spectators only get in the way. Sad day in the CA desert.
This is terrible. Always thought it would happen at the start or along the Baja 1000/500.