We all know racing is risky. It shouldn't be risky for the fans, but in some cases, as in rally racing, it can be. Spectators like to be as close to the action as possible, and when your course is a closed mountain road, there are very few ways to provide adequate barriers and runoff zones.
Motorsports and Sasquatch. When you think of one, the other immediately comes to mind. The two have been joined at the hip literally since this documentary shattered our understanding of the legendary hairy monster. Sasquatch is real, he can drift and he's after Danny George.
The Ford GT40: standing at just 40 inches in height it looks small, even as it passes a Ferrari 360 Modena. If you've never seen one in person, they really are incredibly compact, just the bare essentials of a mid-engine racing car with a body wrapped around it. The sound it makes, however, is anything but diminutive.
If you're anything like me, you've looked up at multistory garages with their corkscrew ramps and thought about what they might be like echoing with the sound of horsepower and choked with tire smoke. If you're anything like the guy in this video, you thought that, remembered you had a hot-rodded little BMW 3-Series, some cameras, a buddy with a chase car and a couple of free minutes to drift it... without bothering to close it down.
Like McRae, multiple-time Canadian Rally Champion Pat “Rocket” Richard always had what it took to win with style. Richard's recent performance in Rally Baie des Chaleurs showed that desire in its entirety. His Subaru rally car just clipped the apex, sending it rolling onto its side and roof in a ditch. Since he didn't land on his wheels, he took it upon himself to get out of the car and help push it back upright while his co-driver, Alan Ockwell, stayed strapped in, ready to continue his pace notes.
Tomas Enge had nothing but praise for his Reiter team after his spectacular crash at the Slovakia Ring early in Saturday's Blancpain Sprint Series qualifying race. The field was fighting their way through the wide first few corners of the 3.68-mile road course when Enge's Lamborghini Gallardo FLII made contact with Stef Dusseldorp's HTP Mercedes SLS. Enge said, "That I was able to get out of the car and walk away was a credit to Reiter.”