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Justin Wilson

Discussion in 'Non-Vegas Chat' started by Camp Rusty, Aug 23, 2015.

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  1. Camp Rusty

    Camp Rusty Low-Roller

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    ....... all energy to him and his family......

    I bet motor sports and am very sad to see any injury.

    I saw the wreck live on television, it looked bad from the get go. Not sure what else to say, just hope he makes it.

    Rusty
     
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    Ohhhhh.....so sad.....it was such a nasty impact. I could tell, as you did, from the emergency crew response. Have seen that before.
     
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    So many safety improvements over the years, but auto-racing in any format remains a very dangerous sport.
     
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    Very sad day for the motorsports brotherbood. Always in your head when I am out there driving on the track. Even during non wheel to wheel racing. There is always lots of risk with how fast the cars of today are.
     
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    I always liked Wilson, he made a name for himself in the '90s in the UK for running a crowdfunding scheme (before that was even the word for it) to pay for an F1 entry. I believe all his backers turned a (modest) profit in the end.
     
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    I still cannot believe that. It breaks my heart. After Dan Wheldon passed away, Which, I'm still not over, that was a tough race to be at and witness, They made a lot of safety changes. This was so awful. Im still just in complete shock. I am a huge Indycar fan and this just sucks. JW was so nice and such a great person, Im just at a loss.
     
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    I initially didn't think it looked that bad. Until you saw the nose cone ricochet way up in the air. He even braked before hitting the wall so I figured he would be okay. But once I saw the safety workers and announcers reactions, I knew it wouldn't be good.

    RIP and condolences to his family.
     
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    Sad ending, I'm still dealing with our home town hero Greg Moore, so many years ago. I was impressed at the TV coverage not zooming in on the crew extricating Wilson from the car. Thoughts,and prayers to all affected.
     
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    After witnessing Dan Wheldon at Las Vegas, you could tell there was something seriously wrong by looking at the safety crew and the way they were responding.
    Husband and I both said that watching how they were with Justin Wilson, it reminded us of that & we knew something wasnt right.

    It is so sad.
     
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    I found out last night from my friend..he'd just spoken with his wife (and mom I believe)

    he seemed really low after that phone call

    I haven't been to the track or ridden a motorcycle even in a few years....that might be a good thing
     
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