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Collision Sends Crew Members Flying Through The Air

It’s not just the cars that are at constant risk of crashing during a race, the pit crews are also exposed to a lot of collision risks. Not only is the crew responsible with performing lightning quick component changes, refuels, and intense troubleshooting, they have to do it in front of cars barreling to a stop. Sometimes those cars just cannot stop in time due to driver error, brake failure or brake lockups. And in those instances the crews are even trained to jump up in anticipation of a crash, as it wouldn’t be as bad as when you are standing flat footed.ARCA-pit-crashIn the latest episode of Scariest Pit Stops Ever, we go to the Automobile Racing Club of America (ARCA) Racing Series at Pocono. Gus Dean’s #98 car went in for a stop when his brakes locked up, causing him to strike his tire changer and his jackman, sending them flying through the air. The rest of the crew frantically cautioned other drivers to avoid the accident. Thankfully both men are fine and was able to walk under their own power, despite the jackman needing a neck brace and a hospital visit.

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About Hansen

The engineer amongst the crew, Hansen once built a mini baja car with his bare hands. Hansen had the opportunity to join Honda’s R&D team in Ohio but chose the life of the east coast and the defense industry instead. A die hard auto enthusiast he religiously follows the auto industry and loves long walks in the auto shows.

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