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Old 06-04-2018, 10:14 PM
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We can give this guy a little break - he's not a pro.

OTOH, at Indy in 1992, Roberto Guerrero, professional driver and pole sitter, lost control of his ride on the parade lab and wrecked out before taking the green.

And I was there at Indy in 86 when Tom Sneva, another pro and 3-time winner, wrecked on the parade lap, which delayed the start nearly an hour while they topped off the fuel tanks on pit road.



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I was there in 86 as well. Wasn't that the Rahal year? Lots of rain delays and I think the race got moved to Monday or Tuesday. I left right from work and fell asleep on a shady hillside in the infield. Got to see the start, then woke up to see the last 20 or so laps.
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Old 06-04-2018, 10:15 PM
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BTW, I agree with GH. It's a Chevy, guys. Breaking is what they do best.
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Old 06-05-2018, 06:31 AM
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Once again, Bill is full of intestinal squeeze.
3 out of my last 5 cars have been Chevrolets. The others being a Ford and a Cadillac.
The Chevies have needed the fewest parts and that said, my Vette is by far easiest to work on.
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Old 06-05-2018, 07:04 AM
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I was there in 86 as well. Wasn't that the Rahal year? Lots of rain delays and I think the race got moved to Monday or Tuesday. I left right from work and fell asleep on a shady hillside in the infield. Got to see the start, then woke up to see the last 20 or so laps.
The 86 race was run the following Saturday. That's the only reason I was there - free tix left over from folks who couldn't come back after the washout the previous weekend. And, yes, Bobby Ray won that one


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Old 06-05-2018, 07:17 AM
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BS.
I happen to directly know what kind of stability control that vehicle has. Even in competition mode that scenario will not happen unless done deliberately. It has an active rear axle. You can literally have one rear tire on ice and the other on a dragstrip and it will launch straight.
Exactly how many ZR1 Corvettes have you driven or any modern Corvette for that matter ?
Unless you have experience in these cars, you are just talking out your posterior.


If so, then why was he still on the gas in the middle of the slide, and why did he never try to turn into the slide???
A Mo, plain and simple.
He should stick with Corsicas!

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Old 06-05-2018, 08:34 AM
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I'm telling you, something broke on the car.
There was no tire smoke from sudden braking or acceleration.
Something broke causing a wild veer out of control.


All kidding aside, I think something broke on the car as you suspect or he ran into the"marbles" on the track.
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Old 06-05-2018, 08:43 AM
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No, an idiot GM exec was behind the wheel.
What a MO!
Probably never driven anything with more than 200hp, let alone on a road course!
Super-fail!

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It's funny that the announcers on TV thought the driver was Oriol Servia, a vetern IndyCar driver but they were just as surprized to see it was Mark Reuss.
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Old 06-05-2018, 09:55 AM
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Rubber "marbles" could be another likely culprit in addition to something breaking in the steering linkage.
Good call- probably the most likely cause, but would be a strange spot for marbles to be on the track.
The track/pace cars are equipped with ultra-sticky tires that do not require "heat" to grab really well.
That was about $8K worth of carbon fiber front fascia damage.
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Old 06-05-2018, 10:50 AM
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Looks to me like he was pretty much in the racing line. He may have been just a little inside, but marbles don't accumulate near as bad on the inside of a turn as on the outside. I believe he just had too much throttle for that little bump. That's exactly where his rear end breaks loose.
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Old 06-05-2018, 11:12 AM
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Nothing broke until he smacked the wall.
D'oh!
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