• May 6, 2007

Milwaukee police recruits have to learn how to pursue a speeding vehicle before they're allowed to keep the streets safe. On this particular training day, on the infield at the Milwaukee Mile, IRL driver Tony Kanaan would be the rabbit they had to chase. Tony had a standard issue Honda Civic Si. The boys and girls in blue had standard issue Fords. We would never recommend engaging in a high-speed chase with police. But it is fun to watch Tony throw the Honda around the cones and corners at un-Civic-like speeds. There are two versions of this video, here and here. The first one is filmed from the Honda, and it looks for all the world like the police can't catch Speedy T. The second one is filmed from the lead police vehicle and the officer talks like he's keeping Tony right where he wants him (to the detriment of a cone or two). Asking whether Tony Kanaan in a Honda could outrun police in Ford Crown Vics is like asking a Superfan if Mike Ditka could win the Indy 500 in da Bears team bus. Follow the links, watch the vids, and as John Facenda used to say in NFL films: you make the call.

Thanks for the tip, Aki!

[Source: WISN]



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      • 7 Years Ago
      haha, this video makes me sick. i was going to watch it again and count how many cones the guy hits, but the camera guy couldn't seem to keep the camera on the road. i dont know whether thats a cover up for all those cones, or if he couldnt hold on cause the driver didnt know how to steer a car.
      • 7 Years Ago
      haha, this video makes me sick. i was going to watch it again and count how many cones the guy hits, but the camera guy couldn't seem to keep the camera on the road. i dont know whether thats a cover up for all those cones, or if he couldnt hold on cause the driver didnt know how to steer a car.
      • 7 Years Ago
      "Asking whether Tony Kanaan in a Honda could outrun police in Ford Crown Vics is like asking a Superfan if Mike Ditka could win the Indy 500 in da Bears team bus. Follow the links, watch the vids, and as John Facenda used to say in NFL films: you make the call."

      You are a terrible writer.

      That is all.
      • 7 Years Ago
      "we wait for them"
      • 7 Years Ago
      By the 12th or 13th "aim high, steer low..." nonsense I wanted to throttle the guy. And to just go on pretending nothing happened when he killed a herd of innocent cones... what a sad, sad, joke.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Ah, this video reminds me why I don't settle for four-bangers, especially from Japan. :)
      • 7 Years Ago
      haha, this video makes me sick. i was going to watch it again and count how many cones the guy hits, but the camera guy couldn't seem to keep the camera on the road. i dont know whether thats a cover up for all those cones, or if he couldnt hold on cause the driver didnt know how to steer a car.
      • 7 Years Ago
      I wish they did this sort of thing in Belgium!!!
      Yesterday I almost got run over by a civilian police car with a blue light on top, hurtling at ridiculous speed down the freeway... he crashed into the car next to me instead.
      true story.
      I was on a motorcycle by the way.
      he missed me by an inch.
      I'm glad I live to tell about it!!!
      • 7 Years Ago
      I think that tony was probably driving it pretty close to the limit, you can't underestimate a rwd car on the circuit. As for holding the rpm's for all any of us know he could have been dropping it.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Motor Trend did an article about running from the cops in their magazine a month or two ago. They found that even a Miata was enough to well out drive any of the major 3 pursuit cars (crown vic, impala, & charger) on surface roads.

      On a related note - I'm not convinced Tony was really trying that hard.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Oh and I forgot to add one last thing. Usually when being chased by the cops people tend to lose all ability to keep cool and not drive like a drunken lunatic. Note to criminals: There is a way to drive fast and not roll your car 5 times because you sloppily entered a corner.
      • 7 Years Ago
      At least they used a great get away car. The Honda CIVIC SI rocks with excellent handling. Had they used a POS american car, the cops would have lapped it in the corner after the POS American car lost traction and skidded out.
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