Santa Pod Raceway New Surface Claims Another Victim

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Santa Pod Raceway New Surface Claims Another Victim

Post by Coops » Tue Oct 02, 2018 5:35 pm

My mate Tony with his 1200bhp capri lost traction mid track sunday and went on quite a ride, ended up crossing lanes and running down the wall at over 130mph before slowing it down and bringing the car back onto the track

The new track claimed 4 cars over the weekend,

we are currently in the process of damage assessment prior to rebuild,



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Re: Santa Pod Raceway New Surface Claims Another Victim

Post by ChrisJC » Wed Oct 03, 2018 8:56 pm

How did he lose traction?

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Re: Santa Pod Raceway New Surface Claims Another Victim

Post by Coops » Wed Oct 03, 2018 9:03 pm

its the new surface mate,
even I struggle with traction this year,
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Re: Santa Pod Raceway New Surface Claims Another Victim

Post by ChrisJC » Thu Oct 04, 2018 7:37 am

But he was nearly at the end, so why did the traction fail then? Surely traction problems would be mainly at launch?
Did it break away when shifting gear?

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Re: Santa Pod Raceway New Surface Claims Another Victim

Post by scudderfish » Thu Oct 04, 2018 4:26 pm

At about 0:38 something blows out of the car. Any idea what it was?

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Re: Santa Pod Raceway New Surface Claims Another Victim

Post by Coops » Thu Oct 04, 2018 4:48 pm

car lost grip, the tyres spun then hit the rev limiter (what the smoke is) then it was off for a joy ride across the track :(
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Re: Santa Pod Raceway New Surface Claims Another Victim

Post by Coops » Thu Oct 04, 2018 4:49 pm

video of another one of the accidents the weekend,
may not work as its on facebook.

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Re: Santa Pod Raceway New Surface Claims Another Victim

Post by stevieturbo » Fri Oct 05, 2018 9:39 pm

From the video, looks more like the rear end locked or something ?

2 distinct clouds of smoke just before the car starts to lose control. I'd be surprised if such a car with those tyres etc would have enough power to lose traction to such a degree so far up track to cause it to go so out of control ? ( although the big wobbly tyres are also inherently unstable and dangerous at speed too )

Any datalogs ? with wheel speeds etc ?

The surface does look great, and arent people also setting lots of personal bests ?
9.85 @ 144.75mph
202mph standing mile
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