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What I did on my winter vacation the past 4 days:

Hurricane Racing hauler - L to R: Matt Champagne, Andre Champagne, Gil ?, and me


My kart and the pit area


Start of the race


Attempting a pass


Larry Pegram of superbike fame


It was a crazy trip down...got rearended in Dayton, OH. My buddy fell asleep driving my truck in Kentucky and hit the concrete barrier. Got pulled over south of Atlanta doing 20 over - talked my way out of the ticket with a fake southern accent.:p

Day 2 of practice I lost my brakes at 70 mph and drove into the back of another kart that had already slowed for the next corner.:eek: Went up one side of him and down the other, coming to a stop inches from a dirt embankment. After I caught my breath I looked up to see Bobby Rahal shaking his head at me...:lol: Then I showed him the part that failed:mad: This is the fortunate extent of my injuries - it could have been much worse - I shudder thinking about it


All in all it was a fun trip.:)
 

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Looks like a blast. I have a question for you, I caught a few video clips of those things flipping over, is there anything that protects the occupants neck? Is it even an issue for the most part? Just wondering, looks like a ton of fun.
 

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Todd:

#1 So glad to hear you are allright buddy!!! :cheers:

#2 (A) Got rear-ended
(B) Buddy crashed your truck
(C) Cop Pulls you over
(D) Lost your brakes at 70 mph

#3 All in all it was a fun trip!

Zippy's :-? by #3 :z: :z:
 

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It is not an issue because when the kart flips you fall out of the seat, so you don't usually injure your neck. Occasionally you break a collar bone but usually it's just bruises. In my 21 years of racing karts I have not broken a bone (knock on wood!) and I've taken some nasty tumbles. I was even in the opening scene on ESPN for Thrills and Spills for a few years from one of my flips.

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Looks like a blast. I have a question for you, I caught a few video clips of those things flipping over, is there anything that protects the occupants neck? Is it even an issue for the most part? Just wondering, looks like a ton of fun.
 
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