Motion Video: Driving Off A Cliff! – The Previous Smokey F1 Fords FINAL Run At The Pikes Peak Hillclimb 2023 Was One thing To Watch!
The Previous Smokey F1 truck is fairly well-known for being a badass, and was alleged to be making its last runs on the mountain in the course of the 2023 Pikes Peak Worldwide Hill Climb, however this was not how they deliberate to retire the truck. An enormous brake failure prompted this unhealthy boy to go flying off the sting of the cliff and taking a critical tumble down the mountain. Scott is okay, due to a lot of nice security gear, however the truck won’t ever be raced once more that’s for certain. Once more, it was alleged to retire anyway, however this isn’t the way it was alleged to go down. Watch, trigger it’s nuts.
Scott Birdsall’s last run in Previous Smokey F1 on the Pikes Peak Worldwide Hillclimb. Smokey had a brake failure coming into Lightning nook, and flew/rolled 714 toes down the cliff. This was deliberate to be Previous Smokey’s retirement from the race. Not the retirement that was deliberate, however that’s racing. Scott will likely be campaigning his CG Superlite LMP1 Prototype in 2024
Play by Play: Private greatest occasions in sections 1,2 and three even if the truck was solely working an emergency substitute single turbo, and making lower than 600hp. I used to be in an incredible movement till the brake failure.
Coming into lightning nook, I lifted to impartial throttle, went to set into the nook with the brakes, and the pedal immediately went to the ground with zero effort. I frantically pumped the brakes, and you may hear the throttle change barely as I do that as a result of the brake pedal was to this point down on the ground, my boot lower swimsuit leg was catching the throttle. I knew there was manner an excessive amount of momentum (you may see this within the first clip) to make the nook, so I attempted to hook the ditch, and that was too aggressive because it simply shot the truck within the air and went off. In all probability a very good factor, because the farther you get across the nook, the steeper and rockier it will get. Actually an no-win scenario all the way in which round, and my worst nightmare as a Pikes Peak racer has at all times been this actual state of affairs. My cage, Nonetheless FIA helmet, and Sabelt seat and belts have been the explanation I used to be capable of stroll away fully unharmed. Large thanks to the Pikes Peak security crew for being on the scene so shortly, and for being whole professionals.
First affect was 175 toes down the embankment, and the truck and I got here to relaxation 714 toes down on the aspect. The truck is simply too far gone to repair for racing once more, however I could try and resurrect it to a avenue truck.
For now, Relaxation In Peace Previous Smokey F1.