Karl Reindler's crash at Barbagallo – Click above to view video after the jump

Today's round of the Australian V8 Supercar series at Barbagallo didn't even get to the first corner before a massive accident brought out the caution. When the green flag waved, driver Karl Reindler stalled his Holden Commodore and was rammed from behind by Steve Owen. Owen had already accelerated to almost 95 mph by the time he came into contact with Reindler.

The enormous impact was enough to make Reindler's Holden explode into flames, and sent both parties spinning into the infield. Luckily, Reindler was able to find his own way out of his stricken Holden, and somehow escaped with only minor burns to his hands and face. Owen was unharmed in the wreck, though officials sent him to the infield medical center after he complained of soreness. After a 95-0 impact, we'd say that much is expected. Hop over the jump to see the video for yourself. Thanks for the tip, Anthony Mark!


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      Gazza
      • 3 Years Ago
      Watched this race yesterday, the in car view takes your breath away! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XjIEjBOf1bU
        miketim1
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Gazza
        Yikes... the worse crash are the unexpected ones you dont see coming..
      sunday punch
      • 3 Years Ago
      I was at Yokohama corner on the day and witnessed this first hand, it was unreal. I was watching the front of the pack entering the first corner when my view was obscured by something bright and orange, it took me a second to realise I was looking at a massive fireball! Thank god the drivers got out without serious injury.
      Rob Johnson
      • 3 Years Ago
      The excitement just keeps on coming with the V8 Supercars. These guys and their teams face several different challenges, I'm not saying its better than NASCAR its just that they face different challenges. I cant wait for Bathurst this year, roll on October!
      Justin Wilkinson
      • 3 Years Ago
      Wow!... Neither the car that stalled or the one who rear-ended it had a chance in that situation... Glad both drivers are okay. The fire itseld reminds of Dale Earnhardt Jr's crash when he was burnt after his Corvette went up in flames. Scary stuff.
      Javanese
      • 3 Years Ago
      Can somebody translate what on earth are the commentators talking about? Are they speaking english, cuz it sounded like gibberish to me...
        Brian
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Javanese
        your a ******* idiot. it is from Australia. they think yanks talk funny .
        Blue
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Javanese
        That's the problem with a lot of people from your country, you're ignorant of anything outside of your boundaries. You have subtitles on your TV shows for anybody who even sounds slightly foreign, even though they're speaking perfect English. Your Brooklyn and Southern accents are almost indecipherable at times, yet you're incapable of understanding anything you're unfamiliar with. If you can't understand it, expand your knowledge and understanding of the world you live in before you bother making a stupid comment.
          lukas
          • 3 Years Ago
          @Blue
          that was most likely a sarcastic, yet smartass comment that he made.. unless he is a complete ignoramus..
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      Yo G Dawg
      • 3 Years Ago
      Glad the passenger got out without a scratch.
      MiCKeY
      • 3 Years Ago
      is this some sort of Australian version of NASCAR car or sth?
        Blakkar
        • 3 Years Ago
        @MiCKeY
        With the obvious differences of V8 SuperCars running road courses, they are pretty much like NASCAR was until the late 1980s. I hope they take a few lessons from NASCAR and do not standardize the cars as NASCAR has. It's killing/killed NASCAR and would definitely kill V8 Super Cars.
        StegRacing@youtube
        • 3 Years Ago
        @MiCKeY
        Sort of, but also not at all. It's probably as close as you'll get in Aus, although these cars don't share shells between different makes, and were, until recently, fairly heavily based on the production item. Now they have a common wheelbase and share gearboxes/diffs etc, and there are talks of 1 generic engine for the whole field which is disappointing but allows poorer teams to fight nearer the front of the field. And apart from some composite panels these are still all steel and as far as I know come from Holden and Ford factories as prepped shells. That last bit could be a lie though. All-in-all unreal racing. Search me on youtube and watch a video i've favourited called "greatest touring car chase ever" or something like that.
      miketim1
      • 3 Years Ago
      I Love how other racers got out of their cars and grab fire extinguisher to help.
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      bobmarley
      • 3 Years Ago
      reminds me of the Ford Pinto if you know what i mean
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