Take one look at the picture above and you’d think that Danny Ongais would have died that day, 35 years ago. The front half of his car had disintegrated, the back half was on fire, and he, unconscious, was careening across the track at the Indy 500.
A crash that started as simply a slide off of the track in the Formula 3 European Championship race on Saturday turned into an airborne, three-car wreck when another vehicle took a dusty corner, reportedly leaving a driver temporarily unconscious and warranting a hospital trip for two. The crash ended the race.
Dammit, Top Gear made it look so easy.
I met him on a short hill overlooking the road, some macho Welsh local covered in rain and dirt, pulling a beer from his poncho and waiting for the next car to wail past. I asked him why he had trekked into the woods, soaked through his boots, standing for hours on the side of a road, just to get sprayed with rocks…
“If you’ve ever been in a race car,” racer Fabian Berger says, elbow-deep in the guts of a BMW E30, “then you know it’s worth wrenching the whole night.” This is the world of AER, American Endurance Racing, a budget racing series that’s not for amateurs. I, an amateur, found that out the hard way.
Helio Castroneves has won the Indy 500 three times. He’s blessed at the speedway. But today the speedway bit back. Thankfully, Helio is ok.
Casual observers might wonder why pit crew wear safety equipment like flame-resistant suits and helmets, seeing as how they’re not driving any cars or anything. But this is exactly why as much safety equipment as possible is absolutely necessary, for everyone involved.
Larry Dixon is the one airborne in this frightening video as his Top Fuel dragster apparently snapped in half somewhere near 300 MPH during the Gatornationals in Florida. He somehow walked away from this accident.
Rally Mexico has not gotten off to a good start. Ford's WRC team lost contact for 17 minutes with their crew after Estonian driver Ott Tänak rolled off the road into a lake.
The first Lamborghini Huracan crash happened in Hungary last September. Now there's video showing how it went down, recorded by the passenger with a mobile phone and released by the police.
Welcome to the 2014 Savies, where we look at the current candidates for the Save of the Year. The closer the death-defying call, the better.
A driver crashed his monster truck into attendees of an automative exhibition, according to multiple Dutch media reports. At least three people are dead, one might be a child, and dozens of other adults and children are injured.
Woah. WOAH. The driver of a classic Chevy drag racer had quite the wreck, his legs coming completely out of the windshield, and then he got out and walked away. Like it ain't no thang at all.
Losing your brakes down the back straight at the Circuit of the Americas is not something you want to do, as Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge racer Tim Bell found out today.
Today marked the beginning of the all-electric open-wheel racing series, Formula E, and holy crap did it get off with a bang. Though that banging just may have been the sound of Nick Heidfeld's car smacking a curb, a barrier, and flipping onto its roof in a whole bunch of pieces.
Combine a wet tight track with a ton of competitive kart racers and this is what you get: A track blocking crash of approximately 83,000 or so go karts.
Well, that didn't take a long. The inevitable Rob Ford joke at the IndyCar Honda Toronto race this weekend, I mean.
The finishing pack at the Gastown Grand Prix was lead by a Lamborghini Gallardo pace car. One spectator missed that memo, and nearly paid for it with her legs.
It's good to have a sense of eagerness when you're in a race car. It's not so good when you're so eager to get out of the pit lane that you then proceed to destroy your race, everyone else's race, and probably the nearest three census-designated places.