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Old 05-09-2016, 01:05 PM   #1
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TWS (Texas World Speedway) Crash - LV2 Tank Slapper on Back straight

Here's a video of a tank slapper crash on the back straight at TWS (Texas World Speedway) during the Saturday May 7th Ridesmart event. This was during the second to last session for the day.

I think it's bizarre. Perhaps something happened to his front tire initiating the slapper? We were getting on it, but nothing out of the ordinary. Plus he was straight up and accelerating. I saw that guy riding at different times during the day, not too bad. Hope he's okay. He's got to be feeling rough today.

Skip to around 8:45 or 8:50 mark for the interesting bits, unless of course ya'll want to watch your everyday LV2 rider cruise around.

https://photos.smugmug.com/photos/i-...qXW6H-1280.mp4

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Old 05-09-2016, 01:27 PM   #2
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Thats the #1 area for tank slappers. I haven't see or experienced on that bad there though.

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My tank slapper that sent me into the wall at MSRH was straight up and down and accelerating. I went over a bump over heavy acceleration and the front end was light. Too much of a death grip on the handlebars... and off I went.
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It's really bumpy there
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Dude that was fast lvl 1 riding right there.......


Sorry to hear about the tank slapper tho.
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Old 05-09-2016, 02:34 PM   #6
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There were a couple bad accidents on LV2 on Sunday as well. First one was a guy in an older Ducati (two big pipes under seat like a 996 or similar) with white and red accent leathers. I think it was the third session of the day after we all heard the "if you run off go talk to track marshall". I am behind him, second lap of the session and he runs too wide out of turn 2 and off the track. Amazing off road riding skills I must say because he saved it very well, but kept going like nothing ever happened. Same guy same session, big crash between 7 and 8. I didn't see what happened, just say the dust cloud and I got up on the pegs and see bike and rider on the ground, far from the track not moving at all. Red flag, everyone out. Ambulance on track ... I hear he broke his arm. Maybe non of this would have happened had he stopped to see the TM.

Second big crash of the day was on the 2:30 pm session. The guy from Hart Photography was standing on the right side of the straight between 4 and 5 and that is where this happened. Bike pieces everywhere. Photographer assisting rider as I go by. He was barely moving. There should be at least pic sequence of this one.

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Dude that was fast lvl 1 riding right there.......


Sorry to hear about the tank slapper tho.
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wasnt ragging on ya bruh just looks dangerous how early and hard you were braking for the corners
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wasnt ragging on ya bruh just looks dangerous how early and hard you were braking for the corners
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Next time I sign up for a track I'll ask for your blessing first.
Try going around the track in a gear higher than you normally would. Don't worry about accelerating. Instead, work on your corner speed by removing the nervousness of being in the "power band". It will help you build confidence in your tires, bike, and most importantly YOU. Level 2 is the most dangerous group to ride in. By doing the above, it will allow you to become smoother, less of an obstacle, and move to level 3.

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Try going around the track in a gear higher than you normally would. Don't worry about accelerating. Instead, work on your corner speed by removing the nervousness of being in the "power band". It will help you build confidence in your tires, bike, and most importantly YOU. Level 2 is the most dangerous group to ride in. By doing the above, it will allow you to become smoother, less of an obstacle, and move to level 3.

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Agree on that lvl 2 comment because Lord knows you got lvl 1 riders in there that think they should be in lvl 3 and some that can hack it in lvl 3 but just don't want to be in lvl 3 or the lvl 3 spots were all taken.
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Wheres the crash at in the video? I didnt see anyone crash at 845?
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Wheres the crash at in the video? I didnt see anyone crash at 845?
Bike gets loose at 8:53
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Cool, now i see it. I think its a bike set up issue, wonder what damper he was using, if he was using one?
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Weird crash. Didn't look like he was on it very hard.
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Try going around the track in a gear higher than you normally would. Don't worry about accelerating. Instead, work on your corner speed by removing the nervousness of being in the "power band". It will help you build confidence in your tires, bike, and most importantly YOU. Level 2 is the most dangerous group to ride in. By doing the above, it will allow you to become smoother, less of an obstacle, and move to level 3.

Happy riding!
Putting my serious hat on for a second:

Are you talking about my pace / corner entry speed after the crash? If so, then you are correct, I'm going way too slow. Just saw a dude eat asphalt and there's a waving checkered flag.

Taking serious hat off.

My goal for 2017 is to set a new lap record at TWS (Texas World Speedway).
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Cool, now i see it. I think its a bike set up issue, wonder what damper he was using, if he was using one?
I think the dude was riding a triumph 675. I don't know if it has a stock damper.

I've got video of that guy earlier in the day as well. Nothing was obviously askew with his riding style or technique that I could see...
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There were a couple bad accidents on LV2 on Sunday as well. First one was a guy in an older Ducati (two big pipes under seat like a 996 or similar) with white and red accent leathers. I think it was the third session of the day after we all heard the "if you run off go talk to track marshall". I am behind him, second lap of the session and he runs too wide out of turn 2 and off the track. Amazing off road riding skills I must say because he saved it very well, but kept going like nothing ever happened. Same guy same session, big crash between 7 and 8. I didn't see what happened, just say the dust cloud and I got up on the pegs and see bike and rider on the ground, far from the track not moving at all. Red flag, everyone out. Ambulance on track ... I hear he broke his arm. Maybe non of this would have happened had he stopped to see the TM...
I hear ya!

I've got video of a guy running off the track in the final chicane (turns 14 & 15?) and then getting back on the final straight like nothing happened and then shooting between me and another rider entering turn 1, way closer than 6ft and an inside pass for the other rider. Going into turn 3, dude parks it and turns it in way too early...

After that session I ran into him in the paddock, loading his bike into his truck. He made the correct call, said he was tired and making bad decisions... I was a little relieved he was calling it a day.
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Too much weight on the bars during hard acceleration.
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