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      10-13-2020, 06:42 AM   #1
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      10-13-2020, 09:33 AM   #2
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Glad he's ok and that sucks. For someone like me who would track maybe 1-2 a year, the track insurance is definitely worth it regardless of class. Tracking way more than that? probably pick up a dedicated track beater.
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      10-13-2020, 11:32 AM   #3
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Came to post this...shouldve given it a more clickbaity title...ha!

Still don't understand what happened...all I can think is he lifted and car went loose.

Other than that I don't think that car is fixable, at least not from an economically feasible standpoint
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      10-13-2020, 12:14 PM   #4
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      10-14-2020, 02:50 AM   #5
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I was looking around to see if anyone posted about this. Not sure if this guy is a forum member. I wanted to post it in pics/vids to hopefully funnel more traffic to his video to help him out a bit. Since not many come to this area of the forums. Really sad situation.

I'm impressed how well the roof structure held up considering no cage. And how protected they were considering no harnesses.
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Very similar thing happened during my trackday this weekend at NJMP right behind me. Really made me think about getting track insurance or a dedicated track car.
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      10-19-2020, 09:29 PM   #7
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Does anyone who is familiar with the track know what happened there? The car appeared to understeer in the esses.
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      10-19-2020, 10:38 PM   #8
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Does anyone who is familiar with the track know what happened there? The car appeared to understeer in the esses.
Without being familiar with that track it looks like he missed the apex at the start of a chicane section. If he had been maybe 1 tire's width to the left he would not have needed to add as big of a steering wheel input to find the next apex on the right.
He was carrying too much speed into that turn, adding that steering wheel input upset the car, sealing his fate.
This should do nothing to deter anyone looking to track their F8X. Our cars are very track capable, just drive within the limits of your skill level, and dont be a fkn idiot like this guy driving like that with a passenger no less.
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      11-12-2020, 06:50 AM   #10
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Without being familiar with that track it looks like he missed the apex at the start of a chicane section. If he had been maybe 1 tire's width to the left he would not have needed to add as big of a steering wheel input to find the next apex on the right.
He was carrying too much speed into that turn, adding that steering wheel input upset the car, sealing his fate.
This should do nothing to deter anyone looking to track their F8X. Our cars are very track capable, just drive within the limits of your skill level, and dont be a fkn idiot like this guy driving like that with a passenger no less.
He seems like decently skilled and experienced driver, I am not sure the "fkn idiot" label applies to him. He made a mistake, and it is not an obvious one, it can happen to any of us.
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Very similar thing happened during my trackday this weekend at NJMP right behind me. Really made me think about getting track insurance or a dedicated track car.
You guys don't have any insurance companies that do free/cheap track insurance?

In NZ my insurance company does free track insurance, there's just a high excess for track incidents ($5000NZ for me) and some terms, I can't fully turn stability control off (MDM is ok, and NZ cars have Euro MDM) or check laptimes during the session (recording and checking after the day is fine), and have to notify them before each trackday.

Really makes little sense to go without it here
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Very similar thing happened during my trackday this weekend at NJMP right behind me. Really made me think about getting track insurance or a dedicated track car.
You guys don't have any insurance companies that do free/cheap track insurance?

In NZ my insurance company does free track insurance, there's just a high excess for track incidents ($5000NZ for me) and some terms, I can't fully turn stability control off (MDM is ok, and NZ cars have Euro MDM) or check laptimes during the session (recording and checking after the day is fine), and have to notify them before each trackday.

Really makes little sense to go without it here
Unfortunately auto insurance doesn't cover on track incidents in NJ. There is track insurance you can purchase separately, but the going rate is roughly $400 per weekend.
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