Javelin MegaDork
Aug. 8, 2012 12:42 p.m.

I know it's a GRM'er in the Miata because it has 6UL's...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lg99GlXF3_U&feature=player_embedded

Spoolpigeon Reader
Aug. 8, 2012 12:46 p.m.

I thought the wife beater gave it away

pinchvalve UltimaDork
Aug. 8, 2012 12:56 p.m.

He had the WRC mentality of GET TO THE FINISH. And for that, we thank you.

dculberson Dork
Aug. 8, 2012 1:13 p.m.

I can't understand the appeal of wrecking perfectly nice cars at these things. If they were beaters to start with, fine, but a lot of them look like they were really nice. Were being the operative word.

Ian F UberDork
Aug. 8, 2012 1:28 p.m.

I'm just surprised there isn't video of the other guy running over to beat the crap out of him.

92CelicaHalfTrac MegaDork
Aug. 8, 2012 1:38 p.m.

I'm going with ClubRoadster.

I don't think there's enough info here to determine that it was a GRMer based on the fact that the car is wearing probably the most common aftermarket wheel ever affixed to a Miata.

Javelin MegaDork
Aug. 8, 2012 2:00 p.m.
92CelicaHalfTrac wrote: I'm going with ClubRoadster. I don't think there's enough info here to determine that it was a GRMer based on the fact that the car is wearing probably the most common aftermarket wheel ever affixed to a Miata.

Actually, I have a strong suspicion that it's that "miata.net" guy from last year...

DoctorBlade SuperDork
Aug. 8, 2012 2:11 p.m.

What a jackass. I'm surprised miata guy didn't get pounded.

Derick Freese SuperDork
Aug. 8, 2012 2:14 p.m.

Didn't look like a bad PIT to me.

Aug. 8, 2012 2:25 p.m.

I like this video

I get a kick out of watching idiots at the spectator drags. I also enjoy the smart ones.

There were a couple of smart guys here at the dirt track a couple of months ago that could actually drive and were driving beat up $500 Grand Cherokees and kicking everyone else's asses. I always have my fingers crossed to see the Joe Dirt idiots in Camaros try to go out there and can't make a turn to save their life and wreck their pride and joy.

HappyAndy Dork
Aug. 8, 2012 2:41 p.m.

That didn't look like an accident to me

Thats also not the first time that shenanigans at spectator drags have shown up here.

My neck just isn't red enough to think thats a good idea

92CelicaHalfTrac MegaDork
Aug. 8, 2012 2:54 p.m.

I used to want to try this...

http://youtu.be/xZw29SsJ5YU

GameboyRMH PowerDork
Aug. 8, 2012 2:57 p.m.

Wow these guys are worse than the average street racer...

mndsm PowerDork
Aug. 8, 2012 3:11 p.m.

Hm... maybe THAT is the churkey's destiny.

Aug. 8, 2012 3:34 p.m.
GameboyRMH wrote: Wow these guys are worse than the average street racer...

I think that is your average street racer. Your everyday stoplight to stoplight drag racing tard. They have no idea about how weight transfers in a turn and how that will affect understeer or oversteer.

kazoospec Reader
Aug. 8, 2012 3:44 p.m.

Will start watching the classified ads for a slightly beat up red hard top and three nice 15 inch 6UL's.

friedgreencorrado PowerDork
Aug. 8, 2012 3:46 p.m.
Anti-stance wrote:
GameboyRMH wrote: Wow these guys are worse than the average street racer...

I think that is your average street racer. Your everyday stoplight to stoplight drag racing tard. They have no idea about how weight transfers in a turn and how that will affect understeer or oversteer.

Bingo! I'd seen that vid of the Buicks before. That guy didn't even seem to know it had a push that bad, and he damn sure didn't know how to manage it.

Aug. 8, 2012 5:27 p.m.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_HfBHn19KGo&feature=endscreen&NR=1

Saw this here a long time ago, reposted for posterity.

ncjay Reader
Aug. 9, 2012 11:01 a.m.

This probably explains why my local track stopped doing spectator races. It was fun watching a GMC Syclone whoop everyone's butt.

dculberson Dork
Aug. 9, 2012 11:07 a.m.
DuctTape&Bondo wrote: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_HfBHn19KGo&feature=endscreen&NR=1 Saw this here a long time ago, reposted for posterity.

That is my favorite.

Aug. 9, 2012 11:16 a.m.
92CelicaHalfTrac wrote: I used to want to try this... http://youtu.be/xZw29SsJ5YU

I'm literally speechless after that. What a tool

yamaha HalfDork
Aug. 9, 2012 11:46 a.m.

Thats why you don't take something nice to a spectator race....

Aug. 9, 2012 12:44 p.m.

Has anyone been to one of these redneck spectator drag things? All the vids out there seem to be some poor shmo getting his DD wrecked by a beat up old POS. IS that normal or is it a once in a blue moon event? I mean if there’s 20 of these things a night, how many end yup trading paint?

Aug. 9, 2012 12:52 p.m.

Meh, the dirt track does it near me but people bring E36 M3ty cars to it. No one really intentionally wrecks anyone in those. Now in the actually circle track car races, those guys will get "payback" occasionally.

yamaha HalfDork
Aug. 9, 2012 3:20 p.m.

In reply to Adrian_Thompson:

Still, as with any form of racing.......if you didn't want the possibility of a total loss, don't take it to a track.

The people running nice cars in those are idiots. Who gives a berkeley ?

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