If there’s any greater pain than crashing out of a race, it’s crashing when you’re so close to finishing that you can see the finish line.
Dale Coyne Racing IndyCar driver Sébastien Bourdais had been one of the fastest drivers in practice, setting the fastest time of Fast Friday. He was on track to set the fastest Indy 500 qualifying run of Saturday, but crashed hard into the wall after completing only two of his four qualifying laps, flipping in the…
FIA GT World Cup Audi R8 LMS racer Laurens Vanthoor clipped the inside curb at Macau’s Mandarin Bend at 155 mph, sending him out of control into the wall on the other side of the track, per Motorsport.com. Vanthoor’s Audi flipped over and started sliding on its roof, immediately triggering a red flag to stop the race.
Apart from its delicious brats, curds and eggers and its tranquil park-like setting, Road America is really here to ruin your day. A small bump ended in a huge flip for two cars during yesterday’s Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge race. Road America does not care. Road America has no mercy.
For the first time ever at Perris Auto Speedway, a race car flipped up and over its catch fence. Austin Williams’ sprint car slid sideways into a bump that sent him spinning over 22 feet in the air. Miraculously, the driver was okay and able to get out of the car under his own power.
We love Stadium Super Trucks because they do everything bigger and crazier—even with wipe-outs and camera angles of said wipe-outs. Enjoy this harrowing ride-along aboard a truck that gets thrown into a catch fence.
“Daddy Dave” Comstock is best known for an insane drag truck build on a show that’s probably the worst idea on TV, but it’s impossible to ignore the fact that the stars know how to build for speed. Unfortunately, Daddy Dave’s latest Chevy II Nova build, “Goliath,” crashed at Amarillo Dragway, injuring Comstock.
Ed Carpenter is the latest driver to experience a frightening flip in IndyCar. His #20 Chevrolet spun exiting turn 2 during a practice session this morning, hit the wall backwards, then climbed up the wall, eventually landing upside-down. The result was pretty scary. Thankfully, he escaped the flip unharmed.
Here's an in-car video from onboard Byron Defoor's roof-bound Highway to Help Riley-BMW Daytona Prototype, running at Daytona for the Roar Before the 24. It's one of the most bizarre videos I've ever seen, mainly because it feels like forever before the car hits the ground.
No matter how well prepared you are, when the Dakar Rally bites you, it bites you hard. The El Martillo Racing Dodge Durango driven by Matthew Campbell found this out during yesterday's Stage 7A with a big end-over-end rollover that ended in a big fireball. Fortunately, everyone in the truck was okay.
"Accidents happen," said the unfazed instructor of an English woman who flipped a Fiat 500 during her second-ever time behind the wheel. Must have been a helluva ride as she's already booked her next lesson.
Tactical driver training focuses on one thing and one thing only: staying alive. This video gives an inside look at how armed forces and security companies save lives behind the wheel.
We're not quite sure how you flip a low-slung sports car like a Shelby Cobra without even leaving the track, but this video shows doing just that is physically possible. Ouch.
Rick Huseman performs a perfect double flip in his racing Toyota Tundra in this video, making the difficult move look both easy and intentional.