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06-11-2001, 09:58 PM
Here is one of the 7 pictures from last Sunday.
06-11-2001, 10:00 PM
Another picture of same.
06-12-2001, 09:45 AM
I can't say how happy I am that rules were changed this year to include that rollbars be installed in the Miata. That and a four-point harness saved my neck (not kidding, pun intended). I don't think a factory shoulder belt would have kept me planted in that seat so well.
Kudos to the marshalls at station 6 (Hanif and ?), Chris Paczynski and others for arriving at the scene so quickly. Luckily, I was fine and crawled out of the car myself, but it's good to know that no lawn chairs were out that afternoon.
06-12-2001, 09:51 AM
I hate pictures like these. Too much reality.
Was anyone hurt? That's the important part. Rolling a convertible is not a good thing. :(
Thank god you are ok Andre! Best of luck with the car repairs and I hope we see you out at the track again very soon :)
06-12-2001, 10:23 AM
Other than a sore neck, slight cuts on my left hand and a minor abrasion on my right arm (from airbag I assume), I am OK.
Ego is bruised, will just have to do better next time.
I am obviously a strong proponent of rollbars right now and would not be here otherwise.
06-13-2001, 05:34 PM
Also great to see you've got a relatively good attitude about it Andre. Glad to hear you're ok. Especially after seeing the pictures. Ouch!
06-13-2001, 09:54 PM
I daresay my attitude wouldn't be so good. Good show!
I am with you... I am getting a chrome-moly small diameter 8-point. For 40 pounds (over my current harness bar) I give up the back seats I never use anyway, and I get a stiffer frame and better protection... sounds good to me.
BTW, I am told that the straight @ Cayuga is something like a 1/3 of a mile with a quick entry to it. That alone gives me pause for thought... with a 80km/h entry, I should see 260km/h on that straight. :eek:
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