Daytona High Speed Crash - Porsche GT3
A Porsche GT3 crashes at Daytona International Speedway following a rear right tire blowout at 150+ MPH coming out of NASCAR Turn #4. Car immediately veered out of control and crashed into inside wall with massive damage. The Sparco racing seats, Schroth harnesses, Hans device and helmet contributed to my walking away with minor injuries. Incident occurred at PBOC HPDE October 2012. Here's what happened: Coming out of NASCAR turn #4 (the same turn that that took Dale Earnhardt's life), I was accelerating past 150 MPH when I felt a shudder in the rear of the car followed by an immediate strong bumping / vibration throughout the car. While I immediately lifted from the accelerator, the blowout of my right rear tire (Hoosier R6's) caused the car to immediately veer to the left (just after passing one car and just prior to reaching a second car). As the car headed towards the inside wall, it was in an out of control spin. After making one complete spin, the car crashed into the inside wall on the front left corner of the car and then ricocheted back against the wall on the rear left corner of the car -- spinning around a couple more times before coming to a stop.
Road America crash at 14
Porsche 964 crash at turn 14 during Enduro Race Sept. 2009 with the Porsche Club of America.
How to drive Road America: tips from Porsche Factory Driver Patrick Long
We recently visited Patrick Long, Porsche Factory Racing Driver, at Wisconsin's Road America for the track's first Tudor United SportsCar Championship race. Road America is fast, exhilarating, challenging, and four miles long — a combination that makes it a favorite venue for professional and amateur drivers alike. Armed with in-car footage of one of Patrick's practice laps in the #912 Porsche 911 RSR, we sat down with him to find out how to drive a fast, safe lap. Fortunately, he was happy to help us out!
Crash into Canada Corner @ Road America in a Porsche GT3 Cup car
Driver of the Porsche GT3 Cup car tracked out just a bit too much and had his left side tires on the edge of the grass when he hit the brakes, causing the car to spin out and hit the wall.