#4- CCR Ferrari Challenge Crash At The 2015 Road America
Ferrari Challenge is a single-marque motorsport championship that started out in 1993 for 348 Berlinetta owners who wanted to become involved in racing. Today, all you need is an IMSA License and a Ferrari 458 Challenge Cup car to participate. And with no professional full-time drivers and instructors allowed to race, there’s always plenty of action every race weekend.
Round 4 of the CCR Forza Tifosi Challenge at Road America proved to be no different with the unofficial highlight of the weekend being a crash between a Ferrari 458 and a Ferrari 430. The video shows the Ferrari 458 making a pass on the left side of the track. The Ferrari 430 that’s about to be passed is having none of this and blocks the path of the 458 making contact.
This POV video and footage following after shows the 458 catching air and slamming into a catch fence at enormous speeds before spinning on its side multiple times before landing. Both front wheels sheared off from the force of impact and with the engine of the 458 in the rear, there was nothing except for some crumple zones to protect the front driver cell.
Thankfully a cup car means a full roll-cage, harness, and fire suppression system so the driver was relatively unharmed throughout the frightening ordeal. And with catch fence technology where it’s at today, that did its job in stopping more than 150 MPH of exotic that could’ve landed in the spectator’s area.
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