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5 Things You Won't Expect When Your Race Car's on Fire

by Stephen Cox
Wednesday, February 15, 2017


My burnt helmet

It was exactly one year ago that my race car caught fire at Circuit of the Americas during an endurance event. Suffice to say that as fires go, this one was bad. Perhaps my fellow racers will find the following thoughts from that experience helpful. When a fire breaks out while you're barreling down the race track at full speed, you'll realize that you cannot hit the fire suppression button because Fire extinguishing material will burst in every direction and potentially coat everything - including your face, visor and eyes - while you're still at speed.

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