Bill Caswell crashes out at Pikes Peak

Maybe it was a bad omen to post video of Bill Caswell almost crashing out at Pikes Peak because, as we've just learned from commenters and friends, he crashed out during qualifying this morning.

We'll update when we hear more, but Caswell's saying it happened because his co-driver called a hairpin a flat turn. The car is totaled.

UPDATE: Here's the word from the man of the hour:

We are ok. We entered engineers corner in 4th gear close to redline. It's a slow near hairpin corner. We got lucky. Old school BMW and german steel saved us.

There are also reports of them leaving co-driver Ron on the mountain by accident.

UPDATE 2: He sent in these pics. The car is completely boned.

Bill Caswell crashes out at Pikes PeakS

Bill Caswell crashes out at Pikes PeakS

Bill Caswell crashes out at Pikes PeakS

Bill Caswell crashes out at Pikes PeakS

Bill Caswell crashes out at Pikes PeakS