Champ Car Driver Hits Deer on Track

Champ Car Driver Hits Deer on Track

There are 3 comments on the The Associated Press story from Aug 3, 2006, titled Champ Car Driver Hits Deer on Track . In it, The Associated Press reports that:

Champ Car driver Cristiano da Matta needed surgery to remove a ruptured blood vessel in his head after his race car collided with a deer that wandered onto the track during a test session at Road America on ...

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Jesse Carroll

Glenwood, IL

#1 Sep 4, 2006
R.A.'s organisation will have to remove all such animals from the forest areas of the track. Trap them, or shoot them....ALL!
Bambi aus!
I think the teams will all demand this action, as will all the SCCA , and other "amature" racing organisations that run there, plus the Motorcycle teams and organizers.
Chris Bristow was killed at Spa, when he hit a BIRD at speed in his GP car. This around 1959 or 1960.
Jesse Carroll

Glenwood, IL

#2 Sep 4, 2006

It was poor Allan Stacey that hit the bird,

Bristow had his "moment" flipping his Lotus at speed after a driver error.

The gory details can be found on line.

Moss broke both his legs that weekend, and Trevor Taylor went into the trees, so it was a grim Spa that year, coming only two years after Archie Scott-Brown was killed there in his Lister.....and one can go back to Dick Seaman's death in the MB W -163 in 1939 at Spa.....not a happy place.

“Deer run in front of my bullet”

Since: Dec 07


#3 Dec 9, 2007
Not uncommon to see wonder on the track at pocono raceway in PA

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