Let's Celebrate HyperFest With These Great Summit Point Crash Vids
This weekend is HYPERFEST, the all-purpose race/drift/time trial/bikini contest/public vomiting/two-hour wait for parking enjoyed by everyone insane enough to visit Summit Point in the middle of the summer. I didn’t make it out, although my occasional teammate Angelo Dinkov set a lap record two days running in the course of winning the hell out of his races. Chances are you didn’t make it, either. So let’s kick back, relax and watch as “Mr. Shufflef**kitupagus”, above, and a whole (Formula SCCA Regional) grid’s worth of Hyperfest and Summit crashers liven up your Father’s Day!
Ouch! Luckily we were wearing a $4.99 foam collar!
The embedding is disabled, but… let’s put our heads together on this!
Let’s see what the Duke boys have been up to. That’s right! They are racing Miatas!
Over the gravel and INTO THE TREES!
The driver of this Mustang has CONCRETE EVIDENCE of the crash!
I mean yeah, this guy isn’t exactly Senna, what with the “can’t find the gearshift or operate the clutch” bit, but you didn’t have to RAM HIM!
This Miata driver has seen clouds from BOTH SIDES NOW!
Finally, a wreck of a different sort: last years “Daisy Dukes Competition”
That’s all folks! See you out there!
I was there on Saturday until about 5PM, at which point the total lack of shade anywhere on the property except the lemons penalty box got to me and I had to leave. It's tough staying properly hydrated when you have to pay a minimum of $1.83 for a damned coke, and it's a 20 minute walk to the car and back (or a 10 minute wait for the "shuttle bus" which turns out to be a 15 passenger van filled by shirtless frat boys) to hit the cooler. The chick wearing nothing but body paint and strategically placed bandaids was nice, though. I never did make it as far as the NASA paddock, much to my own retrospective disappointment. I still left satisfied, though - awesome drama on the lemons side of the fence, some shiny cars going sideways intentionally on the main track, some shiny cars going sideways by accident on the main track, and I picked up a set of AWESOME offroad tires from a lemons racer (I'd prearranged it). The strangest thing I saw all day had to be the car show entries which seemed proud of their plastic all-encompassing engine bay covers. WTF?
Why can't anyone hold a camera steady anymore? Some of us would like to see what's going on. Damn that MTV for starting all that herky-jerky camera movement where you can't follow anything! It's not desirable; it never was. (I'm referring to the Daisy Dukes contest.)
I see a LOT of shuffle-steering.
The guys in the first couple of videos needed more time in the simulator before doing it for real!