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Re: Gordon Smiley Hits The Wall At 180mph

Where's the vid, or link?

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Re: Gordon Smiley Hits The Wall At 180mph

lol they think its the signature thats the video hahaha

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Re: Gordon Smiley Hits The Wall At 180mph

thats not gordon smiley he died in an indy car crash...thats obviously some other crash. which is 9000x better obviously. hehe

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Re: Gordon Smiley Hits The Wall At 180mph

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Re: Gordon Smiley Hits The Wall At 180mph

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Re: Gordon Smiley Death Crash at Indy 500 1982

I've watched a whole lot of motor racing over the years and this is still the worst accident I have ever seen.

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Re: Gordon Smiley Death Crash at Indy 500 1982

Definitely one of the worst crashes at Indy, I remember watching it on ABC back in the day, but three of the most memorable Indy crashes for me took place in the same year, but on different days... The race (probably should have been canceled) was held over three days due to rain and a major accident. After 133 laps, rain finally halted the race for good.

1973 - Art Pollard

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Pollard died as a result of injuries sustained in practice at the oval about two weeks before the 1973 Indianapolis 500. The car clipped the wall coming out of turn one and did a half-spin as it headed to the grass on the inside of the short chute. The chassis dug into the grass and flipped upside-down, slid a short distance and then flipped back over as it reached the pavement again in turn two, finally coming to a stop in the middle of the track. Pollard's injuries included pulmonary damage due to flame inhalation, burns on both hands, face and neck, and a broken arm.

1973 - Indy Salt Walther

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On Monday the 28th, morning rain delayed the proceedings. Finally after a 3 p.m start, an 11-car accident stopped the race immediately. Walther's car struck the catch fence, sending burning fuel into the grandstand, injuring 11 spectators. Walther survived, but suffered burns over 40% of his body. Walther's most severe injuries were to his hands - the fingers on his left hand had to be partially amputated, and those on his crushed right hand eventually healed into unnatural angles. He spent two and a half months in the Michigan Burn Center, lost 50 pounds and also developed an addiction to painkillers.

Indy 1973 - Swede Savage

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By now rain had washed out the race on Saturday, Monday had the Walther's wreck followed by rain, and Tuesday was completely lost to rain. On Wednesday May 30, morning rains threatened to wash the race out once again. Most fans had left entirely. At midday, the sun finally came out for a few hours, the track dried, and the race was finally started at 2:10 p.m. On the 57th lap, Swede Savage made a pit stop. Two laps later, he lost control as he exited turn four.

Ironically, Savage survived the crash only to die from avoidable complications: "Savage joked with medical personnel after the wreck, and was expected to live when taken to Methodist Hospital Medical Center and for some time thereafter. However, he died in the hospital 33 days after the accident. It is widely reported that Savage died of kidney failure from infection, but Dr. Steve Olvey, Savage's attending physician at Indy (and later CART's Director of Medical Affairs), claimed in his book Rapid Response that the real cause of death was complications related to contaminated plasma. Olvey claimed that Savage contracted hepatitis B from a transfusion, causing his liver to fail."

All-in-all, a deadly year at Indy

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1982 Indianapolis 500 Pole Day.


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