Spec Miata crash at Buttonwillow

Posted by on Oct 10, 2009 in Racing | 4 Comments

This is the first time I’ve had contact on a race track. Someone up front missed a shift and we all bunched up. I tried to get the car stopped but didn’t really have anywhere to go. Neck is sore, car has a bent frame (in front of the front suspension). After spending some time removing some bent brackets and broken plastic bits, it does look like it will live to see another race day.


  1. Matthew Larsen
    October 11, 2009

    Well THAT blows.

  2. Brian
    October 11, 2009

    Oh no! How fast were you going?

  3. stateshirt
    October 11, 2009

    I was already in 3rd gear when I hit and only had just a second to brake, so I figure I was probably going 50+mph when I hit him…

  4. Denise (DeeSmiley)
    October 13, 2009

    Awwww 🙁 Sorry Ethan, that sucks. Looks like pretty bad damage, huh. Glad ur ok but sorry for ur luck 🙁

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