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Old 1st August 2017, 01:43 PM   #1
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Road America July 2017

In case you haven't seen this video. Unfortunate accident at the start of the race in July at Road America in Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin. The red MKII car is owned by Dennis Olthoff, but I'm not sure who was driving it.

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Old 1st August 2017, 02:59 PM   #2
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Re: Road America July 2017

Ouch....

I believe that Dennis often takes care of the Gulf MK1 as well; have seen them together a few times up at RA.
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Old 1st August 2017, 05:05 PM   #3
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Re: Road America July 2017

Yes,

They are both cars Dennis handles for the "arrive and drive" program. The MK II was Dennis' personal race car for years.
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Old 1st August 2017, 10:37 PM   #4
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Re: Road America July 2017

Appears that the driver of the red car downshifted and got into trailing throttle oversteer, then over-corrected...
Cold tires should not be trusted. Real pity.....
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Old 25th September 2017, 02:45 PM   #5
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Re: Road America July 2017

Same thing happened to me at Run and Gun several years ago, a cobra in front of me down shifted to get set up to turn left into the infield portion of the track after the start / finish line and selected 1st gear (instead of 3rd), I moved left and applied brakes and watched the cobra go right, left, right and touch the wall. When the dust cleared only the tail light was broken but I think he is still trying to get the crap out of his seat. All in all he did a good job correcting the car at 130+mph.
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