RX-7 crashes at Bonneville at over 200 mph- those ignorant of history..... - RX8Club.com



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Old 08-23-2010, 12:05 AM   #1
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RX-7 crashes at Bonneville at over 200 mph- those ignorant of history.....

.... are doomed to repeat it

Maybe someone should have been talking to Racing Beat

http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/home/50...y-mph.html.csp

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A racer at Speed Week escaped serious injury Wednesday when he flipped his car while traveling more than 200 mph.

The driver complained of lower back pain, but it was not clear whether he would even visit a trauma center, said JoAnn Carlson, the media liaison for Speed Week.

The driver was racing a Mazda RX-7 on the Bonneville Salt Flats as part of the annual races and exhibitions. Further information was not immediately available.

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"Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it." - George Santayana

This RX7? http://www.motormavens.com/2010/07/a...le-salt-flats/
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So because Racing Beat can't do it, it cannot be done?

I'm just a bit confused as to the context. Terrible to see an accident but pushing the envelope is not without risk.
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So because Racing Beat can't do it, it cannot be done?

I'm just a bit confused as to the context. Terrible to see an accident but pushing the envelope is not without risk.
Racing Beat came back and did do it.
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Racing Beat came back and did do it.
Right, exactly. I don't know maybe I was just reading into Zoom's comment too much.
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i was saying that from what i read it lifted pretty much the same way as Racing Beat's. Perhaps had they spoken to them (and i dont know that they didnt)and/or learned from that episode they would have stayed on the ground.

and hey maybe they are thinking "we want to figure it out on our own" which is fine way to go but learning from the mistakes of others is just as good as learning form your own.
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For instance- look at the RB FC versus the Dandy FC from the link above



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Well, it was the FD that got airborne, maybe they thought they were safe with the FC chassis. *don't know what I'm talking about*

Speedhunters has documented their efforts from 2009, they had stability problems last year as well.
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here is an article about the Dandy team from last year http://speedhunters.com/archive/2009...le-rocket.aspx
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Old 08-23-2010, 12:10 PM   #11
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http://speedhunters.com/archive/2010...-the-salt.aspx

It was the Dandy team. I feel sorry for them I really do. Hell of an effort he/they have put on the last few years in this car and to have it totalled must be a real blow. hopefully they can recover and go for it again.
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^Hopefully. It is rather unbelievable that the driver walked away.
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If I remember right, the RB car's rear end lifted and that what caused the accident. The Dandy car has a larger rear spoiler than the RB car. Their both equally low to the ground which should keep air from building up underneath.
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i suspect its the wheels and wing combo. the open mesh wheels cant be doing them any favors
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That sucks. That was such a beautiful car. Hands-down the best-looking FC I've ever seen.
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