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Mystic_Cobra
10-09-2002, 03:05 PM
Not sure where it's appropriate but, an ARCA driver was killed in practice today.

http://www.charlotte.com/mld/charlotte/sports/motorsports/4246350.htm

Anyone have specific knowledge of the ARCA cage? Just curious.

kevin
10-09-2002, 04:36 PM
bad news:(

Dean95CobraR
10-10-2002, 02:07 PM
Originally posted by Mystic_Cobra
Anyone have specific knowledge of the ARCA cage? Just curious.


Basically, most ARCA cars are bought off of Nascar teams. They usually run them in Nascar for several years and then sell them off. I doubt that it was a structural problem unless the car was pretty old. I thought I heard that he was T-boned and I'm not sure that anykind of cage can prevent serious injury all the time. :(

97whitevert
10-10-2002, 02:46 PM
the car was t-boned, at 160mph. Car broke apart, and front end was on the tack while rest of car on the grass. local news said track Dr. pronounced deaad at the scene, immediately. take that as you need to. news covered it heavily here, as you can imagine.:(

Snake
10-23-2002, 11:55 PM
the same thing happened in the busch series practice run at i think it was new hampshire speedway, one car got t-boned right in half, but the driver came out of the car uninjuried, but i don't know what happened to martin.