Carnage from Selinsgrove last night....

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Post by Greggbert » Sun Jun 29, 2008 12:57 pm

I don't understand. Did it start raining and then there was a crash ? I can't tell if that's rain or dust in those first two shots. What happened ?

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Re: Carnage from Selinsgrove last night....

Post by Greggbert » Sun Jun 29, 2008 1:07 pm

Some freaky weather stuff goes on up there from time to time. The 410 Sprint Fog Bowl the other year. The Pro stock sudden ice over the year before that. :thinking:

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Re: Carnage from Selinsgrove last night....

Post by Darren Landis » Sun Jun 29, 2008 1:30 pm

looks like alot of work this week for alot of teams.

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Re: Carnage from Selinsgrove last night....

Post by hotrodney » Sun Jun 29, 2008 1:30 pm

Wow! That is a lot of twisted metal, hate to see that.
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Re: Carnage from Selinsgrove last night....

Post by hotrodney » Sun Jun 29, 2008 1:35 pm

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Greggbert wrote:Some freaky weather stuff goes on up there from time to time. The 410 Sprint Fog Bowl the other year. The Pro stock sudden ice over the year before that. :thinking:
Yeah that Fog race was probably the craziest thing I have ever seen at a race track. The mystery is what happened in turn 1 and 2 with Layton and Heimbach. :laughing7: :thinking:
Yeah I think Blaine got foganized that night. :laughing7: I remember an allstar race at Port Royal in the 90's that had to be cancelled because of fog. They even hotlapped the sprints for a few laps to try to get it to lift but to no avail, pretty spooky.
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Post by Stroker » Sun Jun 29, 2008 1:38 pm

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Re: Carnage from Selinsgrove last night....

Post by taurus014 » Mon Jun 30, 2008 1:57 pm

17 cars were still running at that point. The 92 of Romig and the 14C of Conrad were the only two I believe that were not involved. There was no stopping once that rain hit. What made it worse is just a few seconds later, maybe a minute or two, the power to the entire speedway went out.

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Re: Carnage from Selinsgrove last night....

Post by High in the first turn » Mon Jun 30, 2008 9:35 pm

Greggbert wrote:I don't understand. Did it start raining and then there was a crash ? I can't tell if that's rain or dust in those first two shots. What happened ?
Thats rain. Sheets of it. Since I never shot in a monsoon I wasn't sure what the setup should be. There were a few drops and then all of a sudden there were buckets of water. I was running for cover when I heard the crashing and turned to get the first 2 shots before ducking into a trailer. Within 10 minutes it stopped raining but there was ankle deep running water in the pits.

I personally talked to one crew member who said their driver was being transported to the hospital. He was walking around but they wanted to get him checked out. I saw another being treated in the pits but later saw him walking around.

Never have I seen such a bizarre string of events happen in such a short period of time. These pictures are not to assign blame but to document and unfortunate series of strange events.

I like many went running for cover as the track was inundated when I heard the crashing. The first thing I noticed were crew members scrambling to the track and my thoughts were I hope all the cars are stopped, but I'm sure concern and emotion had taken over at that point.
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There was an incredible amount of confusion and high emotions after the incident as would be expected. My concern was for the drivers. I walked through the pits and saw drivers being treated by EMTs and talked to a crew member about a driver that was being taken to the hospital. Not to downplay any potential injuries I did see those drivers walking around either before or after those observations.

Here are some pictures of the damage.
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Erics car, the first night out
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Kid Lazer
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Shuey sitting under Campbell
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Steve checks out the damage
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Last weeks winner
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Beward in the trailer
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Bobby Cropp told me that going into the first turn that when the wave of water hit him he thought he blew his engine.
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Here's a shout out to all the hard working crew members who have some late nights ahead of them in the coming weeks.
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Re: Carnage from Selinsgrove last night....

Post by Greggbert » Mon Jun 30, 2008 9:38 pm

Great job on documenting that Steve. Looks like a lot of work and $ for a lot of teams in the coming week(s). Mother Nature doesn't like race tracks this season.

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Re: Carnage from Selinsgrove last night....

Post by Slash » Mon Jun 30, 2008 9:52 pm

We had torrential rains at Lernerville but the difference is the officials came around and said there is a bad storm coming in 5 to 10 minutes and 10 minutes later it hit hard. They were smart enuff not to have cars on the track with that chance of bad rain.. :poking:

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