Go onboard with Doug Peterson at the start of the 2012 June Sprints at Road
America as he gets pinched against the front straightaway and rolls the car
at 100mph. Five competitors caught the shunt on tape - Carson Weeder, Beau
Borders, Sam Lockwood, Robert Noell, and Steve Jenks. Each driver had a
wild ride of his own - but nothing compared to what Doug went through.
Fortunately he walked away, but the same can't be said for his brand new
Worst Figure 8 Crash @ Slinger Super Speedway Ever!!!!! 9/11/2011
This is a video of the worst figure 8 Crash Ever @ Slinger Super Speedway.
Ryan Lovald just bought Shane the Shark Beckers car and this was the first
race racing that car. Ryan Lovald hit Rick Bruskiewicz right behind the
Right Front Tire and Ryan Rolls. BOTH DRIVERS WALKED AWAY. You can here a
scream right as the hit happens. That was Nicki, Ryans Fiance. You can see
a black smoking dot to the right of Ryans car as well that is his motor,
the motor came out of the car. Ryan was wearing his INTERSECTION CONNECTION
shirt he just made up as well. That was a connection. Ryans knee was
hurting and Rick had a small cut. What happened with me in the race was
going into turn 3, Bill Shavlik ran into me and knocked my car into neutral
which you will here on the in car camera video, I then tried to move up the
track to get out of the way and Scott Goetzke was going around me which I
didnt see, We joked before the race about hitting eachother and me getting
even from the beginning of the year, I never knew he was there. He then
slammed me a few times before spinning out and hitting the rollover ramp. I
would have done the same thing to him if the tables were turned there so I
understood why he hit me back. I then pulled up next to him at the start
finish line. We talked and I explained what happened in my car. Scott
understood and we shook hands. No big deal there. Its funny now cause
everyone thought myself and Scott were fighting but we were really just
talking about what actually happened and getting on the same page. I want
to thank everyone that was a fan of the cop car. I will most likely not be
driving it next year and it is sold. I know pretty much everyone just likes
the car and doesnt even know who I am so you will be happy to know it will
be coming back as the cop car next year, just with a different driver. It
was a blast and I might do this again in the future but for now I'm done. I
want to thank my sponsors that have been with me from the beginning of me
racing. Guerndt's Bar in St. Lawrence, Keiths Marina, Kettle Moraine
Properties (Bob Hart) P.W. Walsh, Race and Street Graphics and Daves Lanes
of Hartford. Figure 8's are a blast and it is a testament to the safety
equipment in race cars that with a wreck like what happened in this video,
they can walk away. Thank You again.... Brandon Wolf.
SCCA Spec Miata, starting from the back ends in crash
Check out some of my fastest laps here:
Hardship during my 3rd SCCA race weekend!
A stretched connecting rod in the engine during practice meant the car
needed to be taken back to Premier Auto Service by owner Ed Railton, who
then worked through the night in order to rebuild the engine and make it
ready to race.
That meant I missed qualifying and had to start in the back for Regional
#5. There were about 60 cars in the race. I'm not sure how many I passed.
My coach, Ric McCormick, was on the radio spotting for me.
Then the 08 car missed a shift. My car has street Exhaust so it's quieter than most of the other
cars. When the 08 missed his shift I thought it was mine. I looked down,
saw that things were fine, and when I looked up I was on a collision course
with the 08. I jinked to the outside, because the right side was filled
with cars (the 08 and the 10). The 08 didn't see me, and when he looked up
from correcting his gearbox, he saw the 10 to his inside. He must have
reacted by steering to the outside slightly, which was enough to punt both
him and I to the outside.
The first hit was very light, and it only put some tire donuts on the door.
But as we spun and I came to a rest, his car hit mine in the right rear,
which bent a couple suspension components. The car didn't track straight
after that and could not corner very well, so I had to retire.
Fortunately the fix was fairly simple (compared to rebuilding an engine)
and I was ready for qualifying in the afternoon, thanks to Ed's hard work.
2013 SCCA Runoffs: Crazy Spec Miata Race with Wreck
Ride onboard with Josh Bilicki during the 50th anniversary SCCA Runoffs
held at Road America. After a poor qualifying session, Josh started 39th
out of 70+ Spec Miatas. After the first 1/2 lap, Josh moved up 10+
positions, until he ran out of room during a wreck and hit another SM
driver. Josh was forced to pit under a full course yellow to take care of
the damaged hood. After rejoining the track in 58th position, Josh charged
back up the field into his final finishing position, 34th.
Can-Am Cars 2008-Monterey Historics
1966-74 Can-Am cars racing at the Monterey Historic Automobile Races. Lots
of action at the Corkscrew. Bobby Rahal goes from last to first in the
Steed Lola T310. "Unbelievable".
March 11, 2012 Road Atlanta Miata Crash - NASA HPDE 2 group
This 2003 Miata Shinsen Edition was a brand new build by OPM Autosports in
Cumming, GA. They installed cage, seat, Schroth 6 point harness, SPA AFFF 6
nozzle fire suppression system, radiator, brake lines, tow hooks and much
more. They also oversaw the painting of the interior and hard top. Their
workmanship is beyond reproach. It really was the coolest looking track
Miata I had ever seen -- which makes this story so sad (OPM also did ride
height, corner weights and alignment for Spec Miata class and provided
track side support for this NASA SE event). I was in HPDE 2 group (one step
I waited three months for the build to complete. I promised myself I would
not wreck on the very first weekend I had the car back but ... I did. I hit
the inside wall after T3 pretty hard. Personally, I think I went to full
throttle too soon at T3. If I had just waited a few tenths longer until the
right rear tire had cleared the curbing before mashing the throttle, I
think I would have been ok. It's a painful lesson.
Here are pics of car after repairs - better than new!!