• May 14, 2006

According to Tacoma, Washington station KOMO 4, a man was driving his 1993 GMC "Astrovan" the wrong way around Pacific Raceways near Auburn, Washington when he collided with a guard rail on a straightaway, violently distributing his wanna-be racecar around the track in several pieces. For the record, we're not exactly sure what an "Astrovan" is, but our guess is they were referring to the Safari, GMC's rebadged version the Chevrolet Astro. Regardless, the man's dog riding shotgun was thankfully thrown free of the crash and emerged uninjured. His owner, thought to be an electrician working at the site earlier in the day, however, is seriously injured.

As entertaining as one might think it'd be to drive an ill-suited vehicle around a track, here's yet another reason why racing takes so much training!

[Source: Komotv.com]



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      • 8 Years Ago
      Gee,do ya think maybe alcohol was involved?
      • 8 Years Ago
      YA #5 Learn to take a joke, or maybe lookup what sarcasm means.
      • 8 Years Ago
      He's gonna be real bummed when his insurance company tells him he's not covered because he was on a race track (and/or when his employer fires him for the same reason).
      • 8 Years Ago
      Natural selection at work again.
      • 8 Years Ago
      #2...yea so he could have possibly hit another car, kid, old lady, building, etc.?

      People are getting dumber by the day...
      • 8 Years Ago
      Actual eyewitness stated that the Dog was doing the driving .
      • 8 Years Ago
      That's why when it comes to racing, keep it on the streets!
      • 8 Years Ago
      the thing that strikes me as odd is it seems there is a astro van in the pic and has ladder on the roof rack (think electricians truck) and looks totally unharmed or undamged, guess it was a co-workers van ? is it just me or ? if ya wanna post a sensational news article about anything show the damaged goods !
      Dont tell me a plane ran off a runway and then show me a pic of a nice plane i wanna see blood and gore dammit ! lol