Daily Slideshow: Terrible Horrible No Good Very Bad Days at the Track
GM VP Mark Reuss had to say sorry after stuffing a ZR1 at this years Belle Isle Grand Prix causing a 27 minute pause before the green flag. Thankfully he was ok! Here are 5 S2000 owners who understand the feeling.
Rain Battle Gets Hot!
In a clip from Best Motoring with two highly tuned S2000s battling it out in the rain at Maze Circuit things got a little too hot for the crew to handle: one of the engines completely exploded in a ball of fire. Juiichi Wakisaka was behind the wheel and made it out completely unscathed to the laughter of his coworkers who clearly showed loads of empathy. S2000s can be too hot too handle!
How not to S2000
Sam Selfridge learned in a very pants-crapping way not to lift off in turn 1 at Streets of Willow in his video appropriately titled “lift off oversteer on turn 1 at Streets of Willow.” A ballad to driving on the limit, Sam’s ode to this notorious handling characteristic resulted in little more than a trip to Old Navy and not the nearest junkyard. Hey, at least he wasn’t a pro like our next driver…
Guardrail at Gunsai
If you’re a pro driver on a big video shoot, the last thing you want to do is plow into a guardrail. You would especially not want to plow into said guard rail because you simply timed your correction wrong during a slide. Well, that’s exactly what got one of our favorite drivers on this particular shoot. Coming into a long right-hander Orido counters the slide and that's when the car hooks. No room on the Touge for error and the result is a kiss to the guardrail. Ouch!
John Deere 2000
User MacSPEED on YouTube has a video that you will probably rewatch 20 times. The footage shows a red S2000 that clearly has mistaken itself to be a product of John Deer instead of Soichiro Honda. As the driver veers off course on corner entry he goes up onto the grass with the finesse of a seasoned farmhand. The ensuing laughter from MacSPEED and his passenger are more than enough to convey just how comical the whole thing was.
Michael Dao fell victim to lift off oversteer in this clip where he leaves with just a bruised ego after what could have been a very unfortunate series of events. With little more than a bumper tap, he sounds relieved and upset which all of us who hit the track can understand. The worst part of the video? There are tons of skid marks going into the same barrier!
These Things Happen
Hope you enjoyed this collection of funny and unfortunate S2000 mishaps at the race track. These guys all came out ok. I hope you laughed (and learned) from some of these clips. Always take it to the track, always push the limits in a closed and safe environment. Cheers!