Günter Shaldach hops the fence at Road America - Click above to watch video after the jump

During the weekend's Grand-Am Rolex Sports Car race at Road America, Günter Shaldach radioed his crew to report what he called "a brake issue." Shortly after that, as Shaldach's CoolTV Chevrolet Camaro was hurtling toward turn one behind Joe Foster's Florida.com Mazda RX-8, he locked up at full tilt, and plowed into the Mazda. Then it got really ugly. Shaldach continued straight through the gravel trap and tire barriers, then flew over the course fence into the outside world.

Fellow team driver Oliver Gavin later said Shaldach had pushed the brake pedal and it went to the floor, then everything simply locked up. The airborne red blur in the pic above is Shaldach's leaping Camaro, the trail of dust on the right is the Mazda. Thankfully, Shaldach got out of the car and walked back up to the track on his own. Follow the jump to see video of the incident.



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      Stephen
      • 3 Years Ago
      That camera man who almost got taken out still managed some pretty sweet shots: http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10150223910120888.315800.206511565887
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      DrEvil
      • 3 Years Ago
      Was watching the race yesterday glad he's okay. The other driver went to the hospital, any word? Now everyone knows Cool TV.
      rgee01
      • 3 Years Ago
      Holy crap indeed
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        @rgee01
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          Kevin Parker
          • 3 Years Ago
          Ummm you wanna take a look at those facebook pics just below and look at the integrity of the driver's compartment? It must have been going near 100 miles an hour when it hit that wall... Looks good to me..
          Elmo
          • 3 Years Ago
          Except the car isn't a GM product under the body. It's just a Camaro-bodied tubed chassis. And I just LOVE how you keep bringing up how GM is crap in racing, yet they won their class at Le Mans and dominated the GT1 class so much that the ACO got rid of it and other factory-backed teams left the class.
      • 3 Years Ago
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        Jonathan Arena
        • 3 Years Ago
        Right. If they wanted to give this series some more credibility, they would have consistent rules for all the GT cars.
      nikescar
      • 3 Years Ago
      No brakes on this car, no steering wheel on that drag car. I don't think this minimalist approach to racing is really working.
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      Dustin Barton
      • 3 Years Ago
      Watching the replay, both cars' noses dipped at roughly the same point on the track to indicate the Camaro braked at the right spot but the car clearly broke.
      Aaron Gleason
      • 3 Years Ago
      Autoblog: Please fix the source link. You have double http:// there.
      Craig Conlee
      • 3 Years Ago
      @ Captain... LOVE IT! That is where the whole GM Camaro program should go.....
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        Elmo
        • 3 Years Ago
        Well considering that this car has absolutely no relation to a production Camaro, I seen reason as to why you're referring to the Canadian parts. By the way, your precious French Bugatti isn't French. It's built with parts from all around Europe. Oh and the Camaro? The parts are manufactured outside of Canada in the US. The car is manufactured in Canada and nowhere near Vancouver.
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