I heard that Marking crashed his racecar testing friday at plaster city.....
I can't belive how many people crash their cars while testing.
...there are more carshes testing than there are in an actual race why is this?
I recall Kevin Oshnod(sp) crashing his jimco/ scat 4 out at barstow when we were running our first time, he messed up the back end of the car. We have had some close calls testing mainly because we might be testing a new setup suspension wise and it does something way out of the ordinary. We also like to see just how far we can push the car during testing so we know our limits during a race, much better to find out sooner rather than later.
like danny says , they happen a lot because your usually testing something new (i.e. suspension setup) and your usually out on a section (the infamous jimco loop ! ) that you know very very well so you push harder than you would anywhere else .
John crashed his car at Plaster City last Friday out filming some footage for Fox. He was going the opposite way on the test track that he usually travels. He hit some big ass rollers at high speed and it upset the car enough that he couldn't get it back and rolled twice. He cracked a bone in his wrist and ripped off a rear arm. By Friday afternoon they had the car stripped, new body pannels being made, and Jimco started on a new arm. Saturday afternoon, Jimco had finnished the arm and the body pannels were at the painter. As of today, everything is a go and John will drive.
Wow,I know that road and you don't want to be pointing that way if your at speed. It sounds like the class 12 entry of Noe/Scaroni/MacCachren crashed testing in the same area a couple of days ago. Ripping the engine out of the car.
yeah my father rode with him ... but i got the better ride in markings car which is definetly not a 1-2-1600... for those people who say the unlimited guys have a smooth ride ( only a few that say that ) no way more suspension just means faster and harder not softer and quicker ...later on i saw the jump in the back of the test track that we tripled ... but w/ my bro marking went for all 4 if i remeber he was succesful ..... didnt look that big in the dominator but in a 1600 car wholly moley its a long way ....a real long way ( those who have been on the jimco test track know where i mean