Horrible Crashes: Racecars Splitting in Half (Stock-Car, Touringcar and Truck Edition)
*One fatal crash included, accident behind the scene* (First clip)
Note: I forgot to use Mike Harmons crash at Bristol in 2002.
A compilation featuring some of the most violent crashes of all time: Metalcrunching accidents that caused race cars to split in half.
All of the drivers in this video survived their accidents.
Clips in order of their appearance:
Joe Frasson, NASCAR @ Daytona 1979 (Qualifier)
Note: Don Williams died after 10 years in coma when his car hit the wall nearly head on at full speed, but that was not covered by the TV cameras.
Michael Waltrip, NASCAR @ Bristol 1990
Jeremy Dale (Blue car) and Fabrizio Barbazza (Yellow car that split in half), IMSA @ Road Atlanta 1995
Injuries: Both of the drivers suffered injuries that would proof to be career-ending.
Jack Bland, Late Models @ Hagerstown Speedway 1996
Injuries: Broken leg
Steve Grissom, NASCAR @ Atlanta 1997
Injuries: Broken ankle
Geoff Bodine, NASCAR Truck Series @ Daytona 2000
Injuries: He broke his right wrist, right cheekbone, a vertebra in his back, his right ankle, and also suffered a concussion. Nine fans were also injured in the accident.
Bruno Junqueira and Diumar Bueno (Who's truck split in half), Formula Truck @ Sao Paulo 2010
Giorgio Bartocci, Trofeo Lamborghini @ Brno 2010
Injuries: Broken ribs, a broken leg and second-degree burns over 40% of his body
Note: This crash was a total disaster for the firefighters on the track.
Giorgio was trapped inside his burning Lamborghini for almost a minute before one of his crew members who did not wear a fireproof suit and got his face burned could pull him out.
Giorgio is still recovering from his injuries.
TraNZam racing Roger Freeth and Kane Scott
Heres a video of a full 6 lap race from Pukekohe which includes the late Roger Freeth V8 Starlet fighting it out with Kane Scott turbo Ford Sierra.
Not a very full field but Roger and Kane make sure they put on a good show.
NZV8TV S3 Episode 3 - Cobra Daytona, Mopar Mayhem Club Day, Sports Sedan Racing - Part 1
This week on the show, we catch up with Ian Algie who campaigned a unique 5-litre V8 Alfetta in the sports sedan classes of the 1980s. We track Algie's car down in a collectors shed and take a good look at the sports sedan racing that once went down at Baypark, Pukekohe and Manfeild. Our feature car this episode is an awesome Cobra Daytona replica that has spent 8 years in the build before reaching its immaculate conclusion. We also head down to Meremere for the Mopar Mayhem Club Day and check out some of the muscular metal on display.