Mark Porter fatal crash at Bathurst (8 October 2006) V8 SUPERCARS
Mark "Didley" Porter (2 October 1974 – 8 October 2006) was a New Zealand racing driver who competed in the Fujitsu V8 Supercar touring car racing series in Australia. On 6 October 2006, while competing in a support race for the Bathurst 1000, he lost control of his car at Sulman Park at nearly 200 kilometres per hour (120 mph). He stalled in the middle of the track and was a sitting duck when the rest of the field came roaring through. Chris Alajajian, in the Elf Commodore, connected with the tail of Porter's car. David Clark, however, in an effort to avoid the stalled Porter, slid his car sideways whilst travelling at high speed. The front right hand side of his car hit the drivers side door of Porter's car, crushing the side of the car. The front right hand of Porter's car also hit the drivers door of Clark, critically injuring him. Marshals were quick to arrive at the scene where one, unable to open the driver's door on Porter's car, opened the rear door in an attempt to check his condition. Both drivers were unconscious at the time. The race was called to an immediate stop and all racing was suspended for two hours while police combed for clues as to what happened. Both cars were heavily damaged, while Alajajian was able to repair his car for the second race of the weekend the next day. Porter was taken by ambulance to Bathurst Base Hospital and later that day airlifted to Royal Prince Alfred Hospital in Sydney with serious head and chest injuries but died in late afternoon of Sunday 8 October 2006 as the feature race was concluding. Just two hours after the race, Porter's family issued a statement announcing his death. He was survived by his wife Adrienne and his young son Flynn. Over the past 20 years, four racers have lost their life doing what they loved at the Mount Panorama track: Mike Burgmann (1986), Denny Hulme (1992), Don Watson (1994) and Mark Porter (2006). His V8 Supercar series debut was in a Ford Falcon at Wakefield Park in 2002, and he debuted in the Bathurst 1000 the same year. In the 2006 series, Porter was running third in the championship in his Holden VZ Commodore for the Hyundai-Hydraulink racing team.
Tony Roper's Fatal Crash "Live"
Live footage of Tony Roper's fatal crash during the 2000 O'Reilly 400k. ________________________________________ Shortly after the start of the race, Roper was involved in a three-car crash. His truck collided with Steve Grissom's Dodge #43 and slammed into a concrete wall on the front stretch. Tony Roper sustained a severe neck injury that stopped the blood flow to his brain, and left him without any brain function. He was airlifted to the Dallas' Parkland Memorial Hospital and placed under intensive care. Several hours later the thirty-five-year-old driver succumbed to his injuries, at 10h55 on Saturday, 14 October 2000. R.I.P. Tony Roper
Top 30 V8 Supercar Crashes of the Last Decade by Yearly Top Threes NO MUSIC
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Denny Hulme - The Simplest of Things Can Take Away...
Denny Hulme died during the 1992 Tooheys 1000 from Bathurst. He suffered a heart attack at the wheel of his BMW M3, and was pronounced dead at Bathurst Hospital. Denny was one of my heroes, and it was heartbreaking to watch his life end, live on television in front of my eyes. I post this video to remind everyone, that even the simplest of things in a motor vehicle can be life threatening. Make sure your health is good. Make sure you are not tired. Make sure you are concentrating. Keep drugs and alcohol out of your system. Denny had reported on the radio that he wasn't feeling well, but he pushed on - and we lost a champion. Be safe - on track, or on the road.