Video: A C3 Shreds A Tire Near Turn 10 At CMP

In a recent YouTube post from Carolina Motorsports Park in Kershaw, South Carolina, a C3 was caught in action shredding a tire near the track’s notorious Turn 10, also known as “The Kink.” Nearly sending rubber right into the face of our onboard onlooker, the C3 racing mishap is yet another lesson in what not to do with your Corvette.

And when it comes to our favorite sports car, we’ve seen drivers doing anything and everything from out of control doughnuts to cruising the Amazon with extra-terrestrial beings. But car failures, whether on the track or on the street, are just not good, and as our POV car approaches speeds of up to 96 miles per hour we can’t help but wonder just how long it will be before we get to the payoff…

Sure enough, as both our camera car and C3 approach The Kink, the Corvette blows a tire and with a sharp howl sends a rubber shard across the CMP tarmac. It looks like a potentially dangerous spot to be in, but luckily our camera car doesn’t seem to be too deterred by the blowout.

So what can we learn from the CMP frenzy? If common sense kicks in at all, then our first lesson for today should be relatively simple: whether on the track or the street, always check your tires, because without those nobody is going anywhere.

The driver of our featured C3 had to learn this lesson the hard way, and we’ll bet you anything that that person will be paying closer attention to basic maintenance and repair from now on!

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Salvatore Alaimo

After graduating from California State University, Northridge, California, Sal Alaimo Jr. has continued with his passion of the automotive industry. Alaimo's been an auto enthusiast since his early years, and grew up learning about cars from his father, Sal Alaimo Sr. If its got a set of fat rear tires and 8-cylinders, Alaimo Jr. is all for it. Today, Alaimo Jr. brings with him a pool of enthusiasm and pride as a contributing freelance writer for Chevy Hardcore.
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