threw a rod with 5 to go

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threw a rod with 5 to go

Postby gizmo » Wed Oct 16, 2013 9:57 pm

It's a long video. You can fastforward to the last five minutes if you want to see it blow.

I had a 10 car lead with 5 to go. It was a 75 lap race riddled with cautions. I knew my car was fast, but I knew I had to conserve tires. I wasn't worried about getting passed early on, just so long as I could keep him within reach with 10 to go with tires left.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QpcbEOiiGMA

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Re: threw a rod with 5 to go

Postby Squint » Thu Oct 17, 2013 9:11 am

I can't watch it at work, but unfortunate that happened with 5 laps left. So, since I can't watch it, I imagine your car exploded upwards like your axels just got torn off. You walk away like it was nothing to some rock music and get the chick/dude/pizza/whatever at the end. In post editing, we'll add some lens flare and random lasers. Movie written.
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