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Old 04-16-2005, 01:24 PM   #1
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Old 04-16-2005, 01:26 PM   #2
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wow! how did that happen?
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Old 04-16-2005, 01:28 PM   #3
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went boom.

a friends good pics as it burns to a shell: (56k go build a house)
http://forums.evolutionm.net/showthread.php?t=133835
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Old 04-16-2005, 01:45 PM   #4
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Wow, I feel really bad for the guy. Having to look at all the hard work go down the tubes right in front of you. I don't think insurance covers track session meltdowns.
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Old 04-16-2005, 02:03 PM   #5
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That track would be buying me a new car for their lack of perpardedness (word?) lol.....And if the contested it, its all about court...

Those pics and video could help him file for a claim....
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Old 04-16-2005, 02:18 PM   #6
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looked like a fuel line the way the fire traced back....
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Old 04-16-2005, 02:48 PM   #7
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there is a waiver that you have to sign, didn't really read it because i didn't race.
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Old 04-16-2005, 03:08 PM   #8
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Damn that definatly sucks. The music in the background seemed to be a bad choice for that run too.
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Old 04-16-2005, 04:04 PM   #9
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Old 04-16-2005, 06:15 PM   #10
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That track would be buying me a new car for their lack of perpardedness (word?) lol.....And if the contested it, its all about court...

Those pics and video could help him file for a claim....
woah, you go boy! sue all the world!
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Old 04-16-2005, 06:23 PM   #11
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That track would be buying me a new car for their lack of perpardedness (word?) lol.....And if the contested it, its all about court...

Those pics and video could help him file for a claim....
Prepared? With what, a firetruck following every car down the track? It's not the track's fault he F'd up his fuel system.
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Old 04-16-2005, 06:28 PM   #12
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That track would be buying me a new car for their lack of perpardedness (word?) lol.....And if the contested it, its all about court...

Those pics and video could help him file for a claim....

Dumbest thing I've seen today. I can't think of any tracks that have a full time dedicated fire crew, as most racing leagues have their own dedicated fire/rescue staff that go with the series from track to track. It's not the tracks responsibility, I believe that it's the organizers job to arrange for fire/rescue to be on site and for there to be adequate firefighting supplies on scene. That and a signed waiver exonerate the track from any liability. Sucks that it happened though...That'd be tough watching your car burn.
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Old 04-16-2005, 07:00 PM   #13
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Sucks that it happened though...That'd be tough watching your car burn.
at least he was watching it and not in it.
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Old 04-16-2005, 08:53 PM   #14
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DSM = Didnít Someone Melt?
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Old 04-16-2005, 09:09 PM   #15
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Old 04-16-2005, 10:48 PM   #16
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damn that sucks
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Old 04-16-2005, 11:05 PM   #17
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at least he was watching it and not in it.

Very true Greg...very very true. The good thing is that this happened at the beginning of the track and not at the end when he was doing 100+ mph. Much easier to get the car stopped and get out...
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Old 04-16-2005, 11:06 PM   #18
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Damn that definatly sucks. The music in the background seemed to be a bad choice for that run too.
At least they were not playing "we didn't start the fire"
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Old 04-16-2005, 11:57 PM   #19
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looked like a fuel line the way the fire traced back....
I would agree^^^

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Old 04-18-2005, 09:57 PM   #20
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the driver made a post on our local forum. since i still cant post links, i copied and pasted his post below.

posted today on toledotuners by "Brad"
thanks for the concern guys. Yes we did tow the car to the track in Don's trailer. Me and him are friends and get along well. He offered up the use of his truck and trailer so we took him up on the offer.

After getting the car back and going over eveything the cause of the fire is the aeromotive fuel rail. It has three brackets that bolt to the fuel rail and then the otherside of the bracket bolts to the head. The bolts that bolt to the fuel railed came out and let the fuel rail move enough to unseat the injectors and spray fuel into the engine back. Per the video the second bang is a back fire which ignited the fuel and started the fire. We talked to Aeromotive today and they said the bolts are supposed to have loctite from the factory.

The reason i took so long to slow the car and get out is i didn't realize it was on fire until flames kissed me feet. PLus the engine had already stalled and with no power brakes it is kinda hard to stop. I didn't smell anything burning and thought the white smoke i saw was oil smoke so i steered for the side of the track to get out of the groove.

There were no frantic adjustments made before this pass. John Shepherd was helping us out to adjust the shift linkage on the car because it was all out of whack and would not let me shift into 3rd or 4th very easily. The car was run down the track with no nitrous to make sure the alignment was on. The next run it went 11.0 @ 108 missing third and coasting after third because i had no 4th. I can tell you right now this car was way faster than last years car. I was only runnign 32 psi and a 100 shot versus 36 psi and 150shot from last year when i went 10.1 @ 141.
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