Car Crash TV 2013
Some of the most hair-raising motorsport moments from the last twelve months
Posted: 29 Dec 2013
What: SCTA Top Speed Runs
Where: El Mirage
At an SCTA race event in Southern California, Brian Gillespie was attempting to get his plucky first-generation Honda Insight past the 200mph barrier. That was until something went wrong at 178mph.
A small sway to the right sent the Honda into a full-on broadside slide, anchoring the wheels into the lake bed and then into a violent set of high-speed tumbles.
Most of the car was destroyed, but the beefy roll cage remained. This, as well as the stringent SCTA safety regulations (mandated head-and-neck restraints, side-to-side head support and arm restraints to keep hands inside the car) saved Brian's life.