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Old 11-15-2012, 07:44 AM   #1
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Cobra Jet Crash at my local Dragstrip

The title says it all...
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Hahaha yeeee! Never seen that happen. That's a lot of power to lift that engine into the air.
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Ah man, that sucks, was the driver ok? Did you personally witness that?
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and at the track 99% of the time insurance isnt valid so....
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Damn that sucks!! I'm going to Cecil tomorrow night
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and at the track 99% of the time insurance isnt valid so....
They'll probably tow it to the hwy and then call the police. Lol
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The Cobra Jet is a factory race car. No VIN and not street legal. So no typical car insurance. Possible to get track insurance though, but likely no coverage.

They do generate a lot of power and are quick!
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insurance fraud +1 lol, who knows though those cars are not street legal to begin with I dont believe!
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Oh man! I'm sad I hate to see anyone get a taste of the walls at the track. I sure hope he was okay. Seems so easy, going in a straight line, but that sticky track can make a fool of even the good drivers.
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Dang all bad. Looks like it just rained in that place also
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Ah man, that sucks, was the driver ok? Did you personally witness that?
I'm not sure how he made out, I'm going to find out though. I didn't see it first hand, I heard about it and just found the video on YouTube. He's a friend of a friend, he runs a tuning shop up in PA. He had a GT500 '07 and a '12 BOSS he sold to buy the CJ. The crazy part is a few weeks back I was there and this thing was running flawlessly off the showroom floor, similar wheel stand but came down a lot easier. I know it's running in the 9's at close to 140mph, at least it was.

I'll try to keep the thread updated if I find out more.

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Damn that sucks!! I'm going to Cecil tomorrow night
You going to run?
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I'm not sure how he made out, I'm going to find out though. I didn't see it first hand, I heard about it and just found the video on YouTube. He's a friend of a friend, he runs a tuning shop up in PA. He had a GT500 '07 and a '12 BOSS he sold to buy the CJ. The crazy part is a few weeks back I was there and this thing was running flawlessly off the showroom floor, similar wheel stand but came down a lot easier. I know it's running in the 9's at close to 140mph, at least it was.

I'll try to keep the thread updated if I find out more.

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insurance fraud +1 lol, who knows though those cars are not street legal to begin with I dont believe!
No VIN would be a real good clue. No VIN=no traditional insurance.

Sucks that it got wrecked, but that is the risk in running a racecar. Everyone knows it going in. I doubt this will be the last one, just part of the game.
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Ohhhh man that is sad.
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That thing must have been running on RedBull. Lol
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That thing must have been running on RedBull. Lol
I agree, that thing was def trying to take flight.
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That was a sad sad day
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So more details.

The guy who was driving wasn't the owner of the car. The driver wad OK. He was a friend of the owner and a fellow professional driver. Earlier that day the car ran a 8.9 at 150+mph. It ended up having 40k in damage. Luckily the owner had the good sense and funds to find a insurance company that would cover the car before any of this happened.
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He's got that thing hooking for sure maybe he should throw in some wheelie bars on the rebuild
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I might not sure yet... My buddies are
You're from Maryland too? I was up at cecil on friday lol
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You're from Maryland too? I was up at cecil on friday lol
Lol no I'm from pa but we goto Cecil a lot aha I think we are going this Friday night.
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Lol no I'm from pa but we goto Cecil a lot aha I think we are going this Friday night.
That's cool, maybe I'll see ya there some time
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I was in maryland a while back I went to the 75&80 dragstrip some of the best racing i have seen in a long time! It was in the middle of a corn feild I thought I was lost lol
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So more details.

The guy who was driving wasn't the owner of the car. The driver wad OK. He was a friend of the owner and a fellow professional driver. Earlier that day the car ran a 8.9 at 150+mph. It ended up having 40k in damage. Luckily the owner had the good sense and funds to find a insurance company that would cover the car before any of this happened.
So I guess that friend won't be driving his car again. Good to hear the driver was ok. Also good that the owner had the sense to buy track insurance.
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Well this video Made it to the Yahoo News home page, thought it looked Familiar, then i realized i saw it on here days before! So much for news....
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Well this video Made it to the Yahoo News home page, thought it looked Familiar, then i realized i saw it on here days before! So much for news....
I just saw that too. But Yahoo has a video from inside the cabin. He set himself up for failure by turning the wheel hard in mid air. Glad he had track insurance. I didn't realize there were so few of these made.
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