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.

Pobst is an amazingly capable driver, pretty much the only guy I can think of who went from amateur autocross to becoming a professional racer.

He called this a “mental lapse.” Here’s his full Facebook announcement/apology.

Pikes Peak Racing meets Dukes of Hazzard disaster! You gotta watch and share. Dark cloud: I misread road and fly our GT-R off, literally. Silver lining: I’m ok, we were very fast until then in sketchy oiled-road conditions, and crash wasn’t MUCH worse, ‘cause it coulda been. Thank you to the team for excellent prep, and apologies for throwing it away with mental lapse. Owner Rob Brooks and PPR have been amazingly supportive. I’m not fired!

Good news is he’s OK. As far as Pikes Peak crashes go, this is pretty low-key.

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