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RIP 66 Barracuda #3033092
04/13/22 09:25 AM
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Re: RIP 66 Barracuda [Re: bigdad] #3033147
04/13/22 12:22 PM
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Bummer, sounded like it was WOT; wrong pedal or stuck throttle when he nailed it for the finish?

Re: RIP 66 Barracuda [Re: 68rrunner] #3033156
04/13/22 12:36 PM
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video comments said :

He's a friend of one of the guys in a group I belong to. The accelerator pedal arm bend to the left, and got pinned under the brake pedal.....when he slammed on the brakes, it floored the car and basically caused the car to full throttle plow into the concrete barrier.

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Re: RIP 66 Barracuda [Re: bigdad] #3033207
04/13/22 02:19 PM
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He wasnt the only one to wreck in that spot either https://youtu.be/wUhogRVzlIQ?t=286

Re: RIP 66 Barracuda [Re: Dart 500] #3033362
04/13/22 08:17 PM
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Re: RIP 66 Barracuda [Re: bigdad] #3033408
04/14/22 01:07 AM
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I hope no one was seriously injured including the driver.


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Re: RIP 66 Barracuda [Re: bigdad] #3033545
04/14/22 01:27 PM
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Very sad to see that car like that, I love those early cudas.

Looked like the whole time he was pushing it harder than the car was safely capable of. I knew the wreck was coming and first time watching it I saw about 10 times I thought for sure this is it!


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Re: RIP 66 Barracuda [Re: HotRodDave] #3034534
04/17/22 08:25 PM
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Very sorry to see that, but glad to read that the owner is OK.

In my opinion, an entirely avoidable incident. If this was an SCCA region event, a track would never have been set up in a location like that. When we used to set up tracks, PLENTY of runoff area was mandatory. For obvious reasons. twocents


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Re: RIP 66 Barracuda [Re: DynoDave] #3034684
04/18/22 12:56 PM
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As a former Goodguys Competitor and Street Machine Autocross winner;
yeah, these courses are not for the feint of heart, can be extremely dangerous considering what these cars are capable (and not capable) of doing. As a participant with a well sorted car with an accomplished driving background, I found these events nerve-wracking, but from a marketing prospective I get it. We identified early on that this was an eventuality that would happen and some of us even wanted to put in restrictions to slow the cars down. We were shot down and told to increase our event sponsorship amounts to have more influence. We packed up the cars and left.
BOTH crashes (A truck hit the SAME WALL IN THE SAME PLACE that weekend) were unfortune but a calculated risk in the name of putting on a show. This Barracuda was using a drag race oriented suspension system and was being overdriven beyond the operators talent level on an unprepared/untested surface. The result was inevitable.

Wasn't the first crash like this, won't be the last. The Pleasanton event was even worse. a TREE in the middle of the track, designed in as a feature/obstacle. Spectre lost a vehicle there. I never raced there again.

Speed Safe everyone.

Re: RIP 66 Barracuda [Re: DynoDave] #3035071
04/19/22 02:50 PM
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I agree 100% with Dyno Dave... PLENTY of run off area required!!!

Murphy's Law will come at the worst time.

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Re: RIP 66 Barracuda [Re: Mopar Mitch] #3038437
04/30/22 09:19 AM
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The car is setting at Best of Show Coachworks in Escondido, CA. They are going to pull the frame and try to rebuild it. A fools errand if you as me.


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Re: RIP 66 Barracuda [Re: JP8] #3038566
04/30/22 05:27 PM
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Originally Posted by JP8
The car is setting at Best of Show Coachworks in Escondido, CA. They are going to pull the frame and try to rebuild it. A fools errand if you as me.


I've always said that with enough time, money, and ambition, there is nothing that can't be done. I think this is going to take lots of all three but it's doable.


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Re: RIP 66 Barracuda [Re: 6PakBee] #3038634
04/30/22 09:33 PM
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Replacing the front stub is not as difficult as it may seem. I did this with my other '70 Charger in 2020. It actually fits well, the body gaps are good and the car tracks straight.

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