street racer captures his own death..


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Empty Pockets

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If one insists on doing on the street what ought to be done on a 'track...
 

Kingman

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The 911 driver's ego/testosterone got away from him with disastrous results.
 

BlackICE

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From what I can see is one Porsche did a very tight pass and the other Porsche made a mistake and put the left side wheels off the road and lost control crashing offroad to the right. Sad to see. A pass like that should never be attempted on a public road! Seems like this took pass in Germany, so maybe they were not speeding.
 

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I think he was driving a VW, not a Porsche. My German is rusty, but zwei hunert is over 200 kph.
 

BlackICE

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I think he was driving a VW, not a Porsche. My German is rusty, but zwei hunert is over 200 kph.

Well seeing the video again, I can't tell what kind of car is was. However VW, Audi and Porsche are just about the same company nowadays.
 

Team Jeff

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The caption says it was a 300hp VW Golf.
 

Fubar

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Looked like a kid... it is certainly a sad thing to see. I am glad no one else got hurt. My sympathy to those left behind.
 

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Looked like a kid... it is certainly a sad thing to see. I am glad no one else got hurt. My sympathy to those left behind.

...and mine, very sad! May he RIP, and his loved ones be comforted and this video be shown to other street racers. We need to develop tracks and drag strips for folks to run their cars at.
 

Awsum GT

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That can't be the same car... the VW went off the road... the one on fire is up on the road again. :confused:confused
 

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That is weird that the VW Golf was going off the road and then is lined up straight on the road in flames. I think it said he was 26 years old. Very sad.
 

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Sad. That was reckless and they paid for it.
 

Silverbullitt

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I think he was driving a VW, not a Porsche. My German is rusty, but zwei hunert is over 200 kph.

I worked my way through school working on Vws and kit cars. A Porsche is a vw.
 

FordGTGuy

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Its sad to say but as this video and others show cars can be as dangerous as any other weapon if misused.
 

thrashdu2002

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wow, thats a crazy wakeup call for a lot of people probably. maybe not on this forum but for all the young people that race. im 21 but i take my focus out to the track to race. the track has a lot more people to race plus we get to race the police. well i did before i moved now i dont know where the track is down here in sacramento.
 

SYCO GT

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Ed Sims would know a track in Sacramento.

You have Infineon Raceway in Sonoma, which I recall as Sears Point, where we used to run quarter miles on Wednesday nights.
 

thrashdu2002

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thanks syco gt because i wasnt sure where to go. i actually live in davis and work in fairfield so im not that far away at all from it.im gonna hve to check it out.
 

MWG

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thanks syco gt because i wasnt sure where to go. i actually live in davis and work in fairfield so im not that far away at all from it.im gonna hve to check it out.

Sacramento Raceway is an option for you (http://www.sacramentoraceway.com/) Every Wednesday night February through November (5-10 PM). $9 admission / $7 extra to race.