Let there be no doubt – racing automobiles can be very dangerous. This unfortunate fact of life has been proven once again today by Cody Loveland, owner of LoveFab, who crashed his Corvette-powered tube-frame Acura NSX on the second turn of the Pikes Peak hill climb course, apparently after a rear upper control arm failed. Cody hit a wall of boulders at high speed, after which the racecar caught fire.

Cody was able to escape the blaze unhurt – minus some missing hair that was singed off in the fire – but the car appears to be a complete mess, as you can see from the image above. The LoveFab Motorsports team has vowed to do its very best to rebuilt the car in time for the competition, but we'd be awfully surprised (and impressed) if that burnt-up hulk were ready for racing with just a few days to rebuild.

We're happy to hear that Cody got away safely, and here's hoping the rest of the competitors get up the hill without incident, or, like Cody, are at least able to walk away uninjured if they don't.


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      Joshua
      • 1 Year Ago
      Thank God Cody made it out ok!
      JayP
      • 1 Year Ago
      If it was easy, we'd all be driving up Pike's Peak.
      56Jalopy
      • 1 Year Ago
      Oh, that's what that nut I had left over was for!
      Christopher Anderson
      FYI, they've said they have officially withdrawn from the competition, but they think they can fix it for next year.
      kolblh
      • 1 Year Ago
      Don't lose your head To gain a minute You need your head Your brains are in it! --Burma Shave
      mxrz
      • 1 Year Ago
      Nice HRE wheel.
      VL00
      • 1 Year Ago
      2013 and still no captions for the pics
      keetowah
      • 1 Year Ago
      That's what happens when you put a Chevy engine in a Honda
        domingorobusto
        • 1 Year Ago
        @keetowah
        The C30/C32 is a wonderful engine. But an LS weighs about the same, makes more power more easily and inexpensively, makes torque the C never dreamed of, and is actually more compact in every physical dimension with the exception of length, and it's a negligible amount longer. In every objective measure the LS is the superior choice for a race car.
      zoom_zoom_zoom
      • 1 Year Ago
      It was a crime to call "THAT" thing an NSX anyway. Good riddance.
      tyedyetommy
      • 1 Year Ago
      There are around 10 wildfires burning in Colorado this very minute. To race a car up Pikes Peak ,crash it, have it catch on fire, is the height of stupidity. Just so you dumb ***** can hee-haw about what auto maker is better. The area just put out the must destrutive fire in the history of Colorado. **** all of you dumb redneck race fans. Your race is not more imporant than my state.
        Joebudgie
        • 1 Year Ago
        @tyedyetommy
        Yeah, right. And I suppose you are on a minimal intake diet because there are children around this country and the world who are hungry? Get a life tyedyetommy. You may have little or no interest in races of any kind, but why do you want to spoil it for those who are interested? Crashed race cars don't "usually" burst into flames except in the movies.
        montoym
        • 1 Year Ago
        @tyedyetommy
        There are fire safety crews all over the course and about half the course is above treeline as well. Not to mention that very few of the crashes that occur result in fires. You're far too worried about it.
      rkeeeballs
      • 1 Year Ago
      What ? no video showing this piece of crap lasting less than half a minute ?...OK..
      ileggat
      • 1 Year Ago
      Just looked at the pics. Why do front-wheel drive cars have HUGE wings on the rear to create downforce on the rear of the car? Isn't that counter-productive?
        • 1 Year Ago
        @ileggat
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        jdhegnes
        • 1 Year Ago
        @ileggat
        Not unless you are drag racing a front wheel drive. On turns, the rear wheels must get traction too, and you don't have the benefit of 50/50 weight distribution to keep the back end down. The downforce from the rear wing is not at the expense of front downforce, as would be the case with weight distribution. You can overcome some of this problem with suspension changes, that change the angle of attack, and turn the whole body into a spoiler. But the rear wing is the easiest solution, is tunable, and costs nothing but a few horsepower due to increased wind resistence and changes in Kamm Effect, which is easily overcome.
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