Driver Jim Pace walked away without injury.
Came across this nasty video. Jim Pace is a name well known in these parts I think, I've watched plenty of his driving videos. Just goes to show that these cars need a LOT of respect.
Spud, I think the first driver to flip his car over was British driver Hugh Dibbley (sp?) back in the '70s. For a while it was known as "doing a Dibbley". The Can-Am cars were particularly sensitive to this type of behavior since they had so much torque on their rear wheels under acceleration that they would raise the nose of the car. Topping the crest of a hill made the situation worse and with the wide, flat bottom of the car, going past the point of no return made it fly.I gather can-am blow overs are not an unknown phenomena, though I have not found many anecdotes about it. It's wise to remember these cars were designed before the issue was really understood, and a 1500-1800 pound car like this is especially sensitive to air under the nose. On a related note, I seem to remember New Jersey motor sports park has a slight hump on the main straight, I recall seeing a Daytona Grand Am car getting the front wheels off the ground there in relatively free air, have to think that could launch a car like the Shadow.