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    ONE DEAD 7 Injured Nurburgring Tourist Laps Crash

    https://www.roadandtrack.com/news/a3...eup-kills-one/

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    Tourist lap crashes are NOT uncommon, fatalities are.
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    That's horrible.

    I'd have 0 interest getting on a track with someone that's never been on a track before.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 13COBRA View Post
    That's horrible.

    I'd have 0 interest getting on a track with someone that's never been on a track before.
    But its only $29 ..........and you dont need a Covid Shot!
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    Quote Originally Posted by JonB ~ PartsRack View Post
    But its only $29 ..........and you dont need a Covid Shot!
    I'd rather chew on nails than get on the Ring with a bunch of people who paid $29 to get on a track haha

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    Not much of a difference in peoples mentality on track if they paid 20 bucks or 10k bucks to be there. The people who paid 10K bucks just have better safety equipment.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TKO MOTORSPORTS TEAM View Post
    Not much of a difference in peoples mentality on track if they paid 20 bucks or 10k bucks to be there. The people who paid 10K bucks just have better safety equipment.
    Oh, I don't know. I'd bet there are a lot of people that would pay $30 to run around the Ring, but wouldn't pay $300 to run a NASA/SCCA weekend.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 13COBRA View Post
    That's horrible.

    I'd have 0 interest getting on a track with someone that's never been on a track before.
    The guy that crashed was reportedly a regular at the Ring. He hit a TRUCK on the track responding to a clean-up a spill from a Porsche that had already put other cars off the track. Where were the course workers? Do they not have enough? Flags? Low budget operation? I wouldn't jump to conclusions on where the responsibility lies.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pappy View Post
    The guy that crashed was reportedly a regular at the Ring. He hit a TRUCK on the track responding to a clean-up a spill from a Porsche that had already put other cars off the track. Where were the course workers? Do they not have enough? Flags? Low budget operation? I wouldn't jump to conclusions on where the responsibility lies.
    ...

    I read that. I wasn't saying the guy that died was at fault by any means.

    I was simply saying that under no circumstances would I be interested in jumping on a track with a bunch of people who've never been on a track before. I've seen people drive enough on public roads to know I don't care to see them go any faster.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pappy View Post
    The guy that crashed was reportedly a regular at the Ring. He hit a TRUCK on the track responding to a clean-up a spill from a Porsche that had already put other cars off the track. Where were the course workers? Do they not have enough? Flags? Low budget operation? I wouldn't jump to conclusions on where the responsibility lies.
    I agree. There is hardly any information from which to draw a conclusion other than a WAG. The one thing that I noted is that the fatality was of a regular driver/visitor at the track. So, at least he was a person who fully understood the risks and the possibility of encountering an incident like this. The specific accident situation of coolant on the track, 5-15 cars spinning, cars pulled over, and civilians running up the track to warn drivers is not "that" unusual. ( I have seen a few of those 'ring videos before.) It certainly is sad when we hear of a fellow enthusiast paying the ultimate price for participating in what many of us enjoy so much.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pappy View Post
    Where were the course workers? Do they not have enough? Flags? Low budget operation? I wouldn't jump to conclusions on where the responsibility lies.
    I don't think they run flaggers on non-race days.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JonB ~ PartsRack View Post
    But its only $29 ..........and you dont need a Covid Shot!
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