Roger Lovell rolls at Pikes Peak – Click above for to watch video after the jump

It's been almost a week since the crazies went hell bent for glory up Pikes Peak, and videos from the hill climb are still making their way to the internets. The crew from AMSOIL just released a volley of footage from their two sponsored entries – drivers Brad and Roger Lovell.

Brad had no problem ushering his custom machine up the mountain, but as you may have heard, Roger ran into a bit of a glitch during his run. Part-way through the course, Roger missed an apex, drifted onto the far shoulder and attempted to correct his path, resulting in a lengthy tumble up an asphalt section of the road.

Thanks to a stout roll cage and plenty of luck, Roger came out of the incident without serious injury. And fortunately for the carnage-hungry out there, the crew had strapped an onboard camera into the cockpit before the buggy went tires-to-Jesus. Hit the jump to see both Brad and Roger's runs for yourself.







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      Tom
      • 3 Years Ago
      As my wood shop teacher used to say: Always use the right tool for the job..
      • 3 Years Ago
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        Elmo
        • 3 Years Ago
        Has absolutely nothing to do with the truck. Listen to what he says in the 1st video. It was driver error. You don't plan on the car leaving the track going sideways and digging in, resulting in the car rolling. There's no way to prevent it from happening. It could of happened to anybody (unless it was an Unlimited Class car).
        Stuka87
        • 3 Years Ago
        Apparently you didn't watch the video. Its a rock racer that he typically uses for rock racing, but decided to enter it into the pikes peak climb.
          • 3 Years Ago
          @Stuka87
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      Stuka87
      • 3 Years Ago
      A better rear sway bar setup probably would have prevented this. The front inside tire lift is fairly common with coil sprung vehicles setup for offroad. The rear sway bar is extremely thin to allow the axle to articulate, but just enough for better road manners under normal conditions. But I have seen several Wranglers lift a front inside tire under corner too fast. A bigger rear sway bar fixes it.
        Elmo
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Stuka87
        It had nothing to with the way the truck was setup. If you listen to him in the 1st video, he admits that he screwed up.