Deer vs Alfa

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Deer vs Alfa

Post by CaptJordi » Tue Jun 18, 2013 5:02 pm

Happened at the Capital Offense LeMons race this past weekend.
From the car beside it: http://youtu.be/0TS0Ve1sUL8
And in car video: http://youtu.be/8xd7NKVWjOs

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Re: Deer vs Alfa

Post by SilverMaxima » Tue Jun 18, 2013 5:13 pm

Good Lord...!

Not the first time a deer has tried crossing SP during a track event. A Z06 met one awhile back, did some serious damage to the front right corner.

No, they really aren't smart... :-\

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Re: Deer vs Alfa

Post by CaptJordi » Tue Jun 18, 2013 5:21 pm

if you search Deer Summit Point on youtube you get all sorts of videos.

Including this one where a deer takes out a motorcyclist. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WAUdYMaFauw

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Post by SilverMaxima » Tue Jun 18, 2013 7:09 pm

:shock:

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Post by integra55 » Tue Jun 18, 2013 9:15 pm

you see vids of this all the time .... hear about it even more often ... but it seems that Summit Point gets more than their share
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Re: Deer vs Alfa

Post by Wheelman_13 » Tue Jun 18, 2013 9:28 pm

integra55 wrote:you see vids of this all the time .... hear about it even more often ... but it seems that Summit Point gets more than their share
It's a track in the sticks of BFN, WV, what do you expect? :lol: I'm surprised no one's been mauled by a bear.

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Post by SilverMaxima » Tue Jun 18, 2013 10:16 pm

Wheelman_13 wrote:
integra55 wrote:you see vids of this all the time .... hear about it even more often ... but it seems that Summit Point gets more than their share
It's a track in the sticks of BFN, WV, what do you expect? :lol: I'm surprised no one's been mauled by a bear.
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True... But they'd have to survive the impact then drag the driver out. Although the former is plausible...

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Re: Deer vs Alfa

Post by TedV » Tue Jun 18, 2013 10:19 pm

integra55 wrote:you see vids of this all the time .... hear about it even more often ... but it seems that Summit Point gets more than their share
I took out a deer there with the Hoosier box truck.

Summit is more like a subburb of DC. maybe an hour to get to Dulles Airport.
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Post by dfoulk » Tue Jun 18, 2013 11:25 pm

I hit a deer on a dark rainy February morning on Bethel Valley Road. I was going about 45 mph when the deer jumped out of the trees. It was so close when it jumped that I did not get my brakes on until after I hit it. It tore up everything on the front of my car. I hate to think what that would have done to me at a higher speed.

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Re: Deer vs Alfa

Post by TedV » Wed Jun 19, 2013 12:01 pm

anyone else notice what apears to be a rubber chicken dangling out of the trunk of the Alfa?

will the Alfa folks return next race with a stuffed deer head on top of the car?
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Post by CaptJordi » Wed Jun 19, 2013 1:00 pm

TedV wrote:anyone else notice what apears to be a rubber chicken dangling out of the trunk of the Alfa?

will the Alfa folks return next race with a stuffed deer head on top of the car?
I like that you mention the rubber chicken but not that the video is being recorded by a boat.

And I believe there is talk of a deer theme for next year lol

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Post by SilverMaxima » Wed Jun 19, 2013 9:19 pm

Yeah, I saw that chicken! I had a good time at SP with all the insane themes and punishments. :lol:

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Re: Deer vs Alfa

Post by LeadSSled » Mon Jun 24, 2013 12:32 pm

Another instance of "anything can happen" in a LeMons race.
CaptJordi wrote:Including this one where a deer takes out a motorcyclist. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WAUdYMaFauw
Ouch. I did that on Choto Rd with a Road King last June, but at only at 45 mph. It totaled the bike... and the deer.
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Re: Deer vs Alfa

Post by Jek » Wed Jun 26, 2013 7:45 pm

I almost hit a (relatively small) bear on my motorcycle once. I was up on 421 and came around a blind corner to see a mama bear and her 3 cubs crossing the road. I managed to get stopped before I plowed into them, but the whole time I was thinking "Will my racing leathers stop bear claws?" :lol:

My biggest fear was that I'd take out one of the babies just enough to break the bike and be stuck with the angry mama and no workable way of getting away :shock:
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