Open-Wheel Race Car Code Brown

You know how you're just a vulnerable little helmet full of people-meat in an open-wheel race car? Yeah. So, when the field in front of you smacks into each other and disintegrates into Formula Confetti, you're some mix of very lucky and very talented if you can dart through a few holes in the chaos.

Welcome to Onboard of the Week, a feature where we spend that pesky time between race weekends looking at awesome footage from inside the car.

Stefan Rzadzinski of Rzad Racing sent this along for our amusement, and this is certainly a cause for a Code Brown if I ever saw one. Ever just look at a video and thank everything in the universe that you didn't buy a white race suit? Uh-huh.


The US Formula 2000 field at Mid-Ohio in this clip gets real crashy, real quick. Luckily, Rzadzinski just darts through like it's no big deal.

Since it's a pretty short clip, here's another he sent along of a qualifying lap in a Star Mazda on Edmonton's City Centre Airport course. It's from the 2012 Star Mazda Championship, and the track's wide open in front of him. Consider this flying lap in a ridiculously quick formula racer a unicorn chaser of sorts after the destruction up top:

Have an awesome onboard video to share? Drop me a line at or post it in the comments below.

[H/T Stefan Rzadzinski!]

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