Bad enough my car got smashed, but to add insult to injury the NASA HyperFest emcee told ten thousand fellow Hillbillians that I was responsible for the thirty minute Daisy Duke delay.
Lesson? Always use your face shield.
Watch another version of video with “after” photos. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M1u3Jy…
Thanks to Andy from Thunder Towing for getting me back to home base. If you run into a deer at Summit Point, he is your man! http://thundertowingandrecovery.com
Where did the deer come from?
The deer entered the main straight from the right after getting trapped between the fence and tire barrier. According to the track workers it wiped out trying to recross the fence and decided the safest way out was across the main straight. This was the end of a kamikaze run across all three hot tracks. Watch her cross Shenandoah and Jefferson
Why the wave to the Mustang?
The Mustang was accelerating out of the pits. The Mustang’s drive gave me a point-by to acknowledge that he saw me and was going to follow the blend rules (too often ignored). I returned the courtesy with the wave. No, I didn’t take my eyes off the track.
Was the car totalled?
No. Damage was manageable and repaired for a few thousand. No, I did not ask my insurance company to pay, they didn’t sign up for this.
Did you keep the deer?
There was nothing left to keep, she was thoroughly destroyed.
Did you get glass in your eyes?
Yes, and everywhere else. I put my arms up to protect my body, did not get my eyes covered. Still pulling glass out of the car. Keep your visor down. I put it on my steering wheel checklist after taking a suspension bolt in the windshield a few years back, but popped it up on the grid and neglected to put it down. Never again. All a windshield protects you from is wind.
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