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Posted: 11/26/2014 12:44:27 AM EDT
Mark Leach, the driver of the blue #16 Miata might not have felt very lucky going into this crash, particularly since it was his very first race.
Leach felt lucky at the end of it, though. He had multiple fractures in his arm, whiplash, a bruised lung, and a week in the hospital's worth of other injuries

Link Posted: 11/26/2014 12:47:57 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 11/26/2014 12:51:02 AM EDT by FuriousYachtsman]
His harness (it was a harness, right?) didn't seem tight enough.

In before the gay jokes. I think the car he crashed into was wearing a pink roll cage though.
Link Posted: 11/26/2014 12:48:10 AM EDT
I was gonna say, that arm didn't look whole at the end of the crash.
Link Posted: 11/26/2014 12:50:15 AM EDT
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Originally Posted By FuriousYachtsman:
His harness (it was a harness, right?) didn't seem tight enough.

In before the gay jokes.
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That, and why not use a net to contain flailing appendages, especially with an open cockpit?
Link Posted: 11/26/2014 12:50:44 AM EDT
Originally Posted By flash556:
Mark Leach, the driver of the blue #16 Miata might not have felt very lucky going into this crash, particularly since it was his very first race.
Leach felt lucky at the end of it, though. He had multiple fractures in his arm, whiplash, a bruised lung, and a week in the hospital's worth of other injuries
http://youtu.be/OfWjXzvVoL0
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Phone derps
Link Posted: 11/26/2014 12:52:50 AM EDT
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Phone derps
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For whom is this still an issue?
Link Posted: 11/26/2014 12:53:02 AM EDT
Some drivers wonder why I don't instruct in verts.
Link Posted: 11/26/2014 12:53:53 AM EDT
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Originally Posted By FuriousYachtsman:
His harness (it was a harness, right?) didn't seem tight enough.

In before the gay jokes. I think the car he crashed into was wearing a pink roll cage though.
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Yeah was thinking there was either something wrong with his harness or seat to flail that much.
Link Posted: 11/26/2014 12:54:09 AM EDT
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Originally Posted By FuriousYachtsman:


For whom is this still an issue?
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Originally Posted By FuriousYachtsman:
Originally Posted By DoubleTaps:


Phone derps


For whom is this still an issue?


My phone recently stopped playing the youtube videos here, and I have yet to track down the issue.
Link Posted: 11/26/2014 2:25:05 AM EDT
looks like he chose a poor location to attempt a pass.
Link Posted: 11/26/2014 2:26:50 AM EDT
I would have been wearing my arm restraints.
Link Posted: 11/26/2014 4:05:28 AM EDT
I've found the real issue... They were all attempting to drive from the passenger seat! When you race, sit behind the wheel, not next to it!!!



Link Posted: 11/26/2014 4:08:46 AM EDT
Those little homo cars look pretty fun...

...no a little homo
Link Posted: 11/26/2014 4:12:10 AM EDT
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Originally Posted By Truman_Sparks:
I would have been wearing my arm restraints.
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This, and making sure all harnesses are tight and dont allow anything outside of the caged area. Glad the dude is alright though, sucks to see that happen.
Link Posted: 11/26/2014 4:19:40 AM EDT
Waiting for Subnet to chime in.
Link Posted: 11/26/2014 4:26:58 AM EDT
No window net. No arm restraints.
Link Posted: 11/26/2014 4:28:28 AM EDT
Crashes like that are why stock car racing has mandated safety nets since 1970.

Richard Petty, Darlington 1970
Richard Petty broke his shoulder during the Rebel 400 when his Plymouth rolled after making contact with the retaining wall.

It was the first NASCAR accident shown live on TV, and viewers could see Petty’s arm dangle out the side window opening when the car flipped and eventually landed on its roof. This incident prompted NASCAR to install mandatory protective nets subsequently in all its race cars.
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