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World Challenge 370Z Nismo Race Car Crash at Long Beach Grand Prix

I was watching the replay of the race and saw this weird accident. I'm not sure what happened but the NISMO took a beating and still drove off! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qZTWjl3mDXY&

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Old 05-08-2012, 12:02 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default World Challenge 370Z Nismo Race Car Crash at Long Beach Grand Prix

I was watching the replay of the race and saw this weird accident.

I'm not sure what happened but the NISMO took a beating and still drove off!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qZTWjl3mDXY&
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Wow, crazy!
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I know, I was casually watching the race and this happened out of nowhere!
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Damn!
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Did the driver hook 2nd rather than 4th and cause a compression lockup ?? Looks like he's lost the rear end on turn-in and was just a passenger thereafter ...
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Did the driver hook 2nd rather than 4th and cause a compression lockup ?? Looks like he's lost the rear end on turn-in and was just a passenger thereafter ...
This race is run on a track that's normally a public street, some sections have no grip and you can easily lose it if you get into that part of the track.

That's what I think happened
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Probably missed the braking zone... strangely, why would he down-shift during the turn? Is that the reason of the rear lock-up and spun....??
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Hit that wall like a ton of bricks!

Amazing, it looked as though there was not to much damage to it for what seemed like a high impact crash.
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Probably missed the braking zone... strangely, why would he down-shift during the turn? Is that the reason of the rear lock-up and spun....??
Didn't look like be braked at all, maybe he was trying to drift lol

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I remember this happening a few weeks ago while watching the race. The announcer said they had been struggling with the brakes all weekend. Imagine that.
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I remember this happening a few weeks ago while watching the race. The announcer said they had been struggling with the brakes all weekend. Imagine that.
I wonder if it has anything to do with this
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WOW & damn...... Hopefully not too much damage done to the passenger side.
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IIRC, Greg Shaffer is a member here, ask him?
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I remember this happening a few weeks ago while watching the race. The announcer said they had been struggling with the brakes all weekend. Imagine that.
I know, that's not good to hear

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I wonder if it has anything to do with this
lol, I would guess he was probably not running the OEM setup

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WOW & damn...... Hopefully not too much damage done to the passenger side.
Looked pretty bad, hopefully they were able to fix it in time for this weekend.

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