Fatality at Buttonwillow - Page 2
Shed a little more light on this tragic event...
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He came out of the esses too wide dipped dirt on the right side tried to save it, over corrected twice, slid into the corner station. Poor guy man. I was on track a couple turns behind when they stopped us and when we finally rolled off track they were trying to resuscitate him and they were pulling out the passenger who's face was covered in blood and was very stiff like he was in the position he was sitting. It was really gnarly. He must have still been going like 80+ on impact. It hit the passenger side and it was fully caged. Kinda crazy how the driver died but not the passenger. The car was a banana man. He hit so hard the corner worker got thrown out of the station. The corner worker who stopped us on Phil hill kept walking back and forth with his radio on and the corner worker over there was panicking and crying so it was real bad man. From stubbz--"
Fatality at Buttonwillow - Page 8
Today 03:03 PM #160
tq3z: "I didn't write anything because I wanted to see how the thread evolved but I'll chime in.
I was the second car behind Ivo when the car went into the tire barrier. My exact thought was "Car is caged, I see harnesses, he's gonna be just fine" and then we got the red flag. I pulled off track and when I heard the news I didn't know what to think. Let's just say it was a very weird form of shock, considering how I'd assumed that even though he was prepared, the absolute worst occurred.
Would the halo seat have saved him? It was a side impact so would the HANS have helped? I don't know - I'm not an expert.
Someone in the thread earlier said it best - sometimes you just need to go off. You can't/won't save them all. This is a case where ego/trying to save the car got the better of a good driver. I don't say this to be insensitive, but the car could have just gone off when he went 2 off on the exit of the esses.
Some laps just aren't worth it. And sometimes you can't be prepared enough.
I still don't know how to feel about it. It's just a ****ty situation."
"Pure EvoIX: Hey guys.
Here is the link to donate to his family to help ease their financial burden. I donated $200. So please if you have change to spare, please donate. Thanks! RIP Ivo, great competitor, well respected with alot of experience.
He will be deeply missed by me and everyone's lives he touched. He was seriously a genuine, selfless, humble person.
It was a pleasure racing and talking with him. I just talked to him in person like 3 weeks ago. Very tragic. Local motorsport community definitely lost a good person that day.
He leaves behind 2 young kids, his wife, his brother, and nephew, and many others from the Renner family.
Let's get this over $20k for them. "
.... Again, just tragic. I spun out before over the blind hill coming down, luckily straight into the dirt! It's a fast track!