• Mar 28, 2011
Jimmy Keeney's crash at the Global RallyCross Championship – Click above for high-res image gallery

Marcus Grönholm put on an impressive display at the inaugural Global RallyCross Championship by winning both races, but one of the more talked about happenings of the weekend was a spectacular crash by Jimmy Keeney in his Subaru Impreza WRX STI.

Matched up with Hyundai driver Marcus Dodd in the Friday elimination rounds, Keeney had lost ground and was trying to make up time when he came up short for the 70-foot jump. The result was that the back end of the Subaru catapulted over the front, flipping end-over-end twice before finally landing on its side with smoke pouring from under the hood. Fortunately, Keeney climbed out of the wreckage unhurt, but the same couldn't be said for the car.

With ESPN covering the event and plenty of photographers on hand, there was bound to be some good footage of the event. Sharp shooter John Rettie has been kind enough to let us publish his photos of the wreck, and we've also embedded a video of the crash after the jump.



Photos copyright ©2011 John Rettie

[Source: Youtube]



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      • 3 Years Ago
      LOL @ "you know, I think something went wrong"
      • 3 Years Ago
      Ouch! My chest! My back! My chest! My back! Ouch!

      One heckuva tumble there!
      • 3 Years Ago
      i hate watching nice cars wreck
        • 3 Years Ago
        Or an even more beautiful GR, :)
        • 3 Years Ago
        At least it was an ugly pig nose and not a beautiful blob eye.
      • 3 Years Ago
      That should buff right out :D
        • 3 Years Ago
        Good thing they're sponsored by SubaruPartsStore.net...

        They're gonna need some!
      • 3 Years Ago
      At least he remembered to turn off the wipers before he got out, safety first!
        • 3 Years Ago
        Yes.... and he told me after the accident that as he tried to climb out of the passenger window it would not work since it was an electric window -- so he had to reach back down and switch the ignition on to open the window!
      • 3 Years Ago
      Needed a bit more speed. Glad the driver was ok.
        • 3 Years Ago
        Yeah, I got this feeling that he hesitated on the ramp.