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Old 03-28-2016, 01:07 PM   #1
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RideSmart TWS (Texas World Speedway) L2 crash- Status?

Anyone know the status of the guy who went down in the 2nd session in L2 on T14-15?

He wasn't moving when I went by and the ambulance was called out, but never heard if he was ok or not? Just seeing if anyone knows.
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I was right behind when it happened. The scene of him laying there face down, motionless with the bike on top of him was not good... Myla didn't got back to her normal riding pace until mid afternoon because of that.
I do too wonder how is he doing...
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Ya, I was behind the group it happened in (probably right behind you somewhere). I saw something on the track and a bike heading toward the bank. I wasn't going real fast to begin with because of the track conditions, so when I slowed even more and noticed he wasn't moving, I signaled to pit and went in. I think everyone followed.

It shook me up a bit, but I was never really right the entire day, though. I had bad nerves that morning, then got spooked by that wreck and then I went calm. Weird
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Ya, I was behind the group it happened in (probably right behind you somewhere). I saw something on the track and a bike heading toward the bank. I wasn't going real fast to begin with because of the track conditions, so when I slowed even more and noticed he wasn't moving, I signaled to pit and went in. I think everyone followed.

It shook me up a bit, but I was never really right the entire day, though. I had bad nerves that morning, then got spooked by that wreck and then I went calm. Weird
Don't know actual status, but last I heard from instructor is he was knocked out but otherwise fine, no broken bones.

What happened was the guy in front had a major mechanical failure and his bike shut down, he was trying to run off but the rider behind him was too close and either hit him or stoppied, not sure.

Lesson learned for me: unless you're racing (or in level 3), never ride directly behind someone's rear wheel!
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Don't know actual status, but last I heard from instructor is he was knocked out but otherwise fine, no broken bones.

What happened was the guy in front had a major mechanical failure and his bike shut down, he was trying to run off but the rider behind him was too close and either hit him or stoppied, not sure.

Lesson learned for me: unless you're racing (or in level 3), never ride directly behind someone's rear wheel!
A track day school is (obviously, but sometimes we forget) not comprised of people who know what they're doing. As such, you should always expect that they could do erratic and insensible things at any moment.
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Don't know actual status, but last I heard from instructor is he was knocked out but otherwise fine, no broken bones.

What happened was the guy in front had a major mechanical failure and his bike shut down, he was trying to run off but the rider behind him was too close and either hit him or stoppied, not sure.

Lesson learned for me: unless you're racing (or in level 3), never ride directly behind someone's rear wheel!
That's all we heard too- knocked out but ok.

Quan was about 2 bikes back and captured the footage on his GoPro, which immediately got dicected by everyone. It was interesting to talk about What we saw from the camera and draw a conclusion, then to have the lead guy come in and explain his mechanical failure. All the pieces came together.

A whole lot of things happened in a matter of seconds.

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A track day school is (obviously, but sometimes we forget) not comprised of people who know what they're doing. As such, you should always expect that they could do erratic and insensible things at any moment.
It's not so much "know what they are doing" it's that "anything can happen" and at high speeds it can happen very fast.
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