Practice runs for the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb are already producing some intense Code Brown action. When you’re racing up a bumpy mountain road with no guardrail to keep you on said mountain, things get pretty intense.
I don’t think “spin it to win it” applies to race cars, but I’m mesmerized by this ridiculous save anyway. Ed Carpenter dropped a wheel off the pavement during tonight’s IndyCar race at Texas Motor Speedway, upsetting the car just enough to spin it out. Miraculously, Carpenter saves it and keeps going.
Loris Baz had the save of the weekend after nearly losing it coming on to Circuit of the Americas’ main straight during qualifying. It was a Code Brown, but no leathers were soiled, if the rider himself is to be believed on the matter.
Last weekend, the Blancpain Sprint Series got to experience what NASCAR fans would call “the big one” on just turn six of lap one of their qualifying race at the Misano World Circuit. To toss a little less visibility into the mix, Blancpain’s Big One happened at night, making it the crash that just kept on going.
There’s nothing worse than stalling with your car lengthwise across a large chunk of a track, mid-turn. Stalling in the regular direction you’d be on track is dangerous enough. The No. 31 Cadillac was extremely lucky it didn’t get t-boned. Here’s the iffy moment that brought out the second full course yellow at…
World Rally Championship driver Kris Meeke said he “got caught out by a bump” less than a kilometer away from the end of the final stage of Rally Mexico. I’d say that’s an understatement. Meeke went flying off into a parking lot next to the stage road and unbelievably still won the rally.
Poor Takuma Sato had one oops after the other during a stop during today’s IndyCar Grand Prix of St. Petersburg. Cue “Yakety Sax” and hit play.
Close call? Close call. Either way, the first caution at the surprisingly clean (so far) Daytona 500 came out after a pretty simple mistake that could have ended much, much worse.
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Driver Joey Saldana’s sprint car had a wild ride at an All Star Circuit of Champions race at Volusia Speedway Park Wednesday, flipping over the fence and into the stands. The most incredible part of this crash is that no major injuries were reported as a result.
I don’t think “lose hood over crest” was in the notes, you guys.
“Code Brown! Code Brown!” screams your internal monologue as instinct takes over and you try to save yourself from the inevitable spin-out/crash. And miraculously, you do. Somehow.
Incidents where your hood flies up in a regular car are iffy enough, but at least there’s usually a windshield or a roll bar separating that hood from your head. Here’s a special kind of Code Brown: Defcon 5000—the nose flying up off of an open-cockpit Prototype Challenge car at the Rolex 24.
You know what view I wouldn’t like to see? The side of a Porsche 911 GT3 R spinning in front of me. This is how wet it was before tonight’s 24 Hours of Daytona got even wetter and was yellow-flagged for heavy rain.
Pit lanes are one-way. Only one car in this photo is facing the right way. What’s this Mazda doing?
Displaying an unusual combination of bad judgment and exceptional dexterity, this motorcyclist rear-ends a speeding car in the fast lane of a highway but instead of wiping out, the biker actually hops up on the trunk of the car and hangs on as it carries on at full speed.
Sometimes all that stands between you and certain annihilation is the ability of an out of control driver to hold a vehicle sideways for just long enough.
Note to spectators: on a curve on the edge of an exposed ravine isn’t the smartest place to stand when attempting to watch one of the most dangerous rallies on the planet.
2016 couldn’t end on a quiet note. No, it had to go ahead and give us another solid candidate for Save of the Year.
As usual, the two Mercedes cars already sped cleanly away at the start, however, the mid-field wasn’t as lucky. Red Bull driver Max Verstappen collided side-by-side with Nico Hülkenberg right at the start, spinning him around to see oncoming traffic.