At the wheel of this hillclimb-prepped 2009 Nissan GT-R is none other than the impossibly kind racer and Motor Trend hot shoe Randy Pobst. Thankfully, he’s alright. Here’s how this crash happened to one of the best in the business.
My friend once lost control of his friend's car and skidded off the road. He was driving in the desert though, and the car smoothly plowed into a soft bank of sand. Basically, the car was fine. Few drivers are so lucky.
Last weekend, a Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution flew off of Colorado's Pikes Peak during the hill climb and performed a terrifying series of barrel rolls down the side of the mountain.
By my count there were eight red flags, three life flight helicopter trips, five ambulance trips, over a dozen driver visits to the hospital, and at least one injured spectator at this weekend's Pikes Peak Hill Climb. Why?