Accident Sequence at The Chute
I just happened to be shooting when this happened. Everything happened quickly and I have no idea what caused this accident. It all unfolded in the viewfinder and I didn't actually know if I had anything until I got the film back. There seemed to be quite a lot of damage to one of the cars, though thankfully no one was injured. If you look closely in the first photo you can just barely see the “second” car, which is just about completely hidden in the dust. A lot of folks are going pretty fast through this section of the track that's known as The Chute; they’ve had the accelerator to the floor for quite a distance by the time they arrive here. I think it's hard for spectators to fully appreciate just how fast the cars do go through this section. When there is an accident at this part of the track the speeds become more apparent.
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