Losing traction can be fun when there’s nothing in the way, but at the drag strip it can have serious consequences beyond running a crappy ET. During a recent event at Raceway Park in Englishtown, New Jersey, one C6 Corvette owner experienced a catastrophic loss of traction that resulted in the Corvette making contact with the wall in the other lane. Things appeared normal during the burnout and staging portion of the run; the C6 was lined up against Dodge SRT wagon and as both drivers took off from the line things seemed fine; in fact the Dodge had the lead with the Corvette following behind.
Near half track something went awry with the C6, causing the car get out of the groove and cross into the other lane (thankfully behind the Dodge) where it collided with the wall. Whether the Corvette lost traction, broke or hit oil remains unknown, but the damage to the car seemed extensive. When parts are sent airborne, it is safe to assume that the Corvette was still moving at a decent pace. According to the YouTube member that posted this video, this C6 is rumored to be a supercharged street driven car while the SRT Dodge runs pretty close to 12-seconds-flat at 116 MPH. This little accident is going to require some creative story telling to get an insurance claim processed, but it is doubtful that this will be this racer’s last trip to drag strip. Hopefully the driver was uninjured in the crash and that the C6 will be back at the track again versus headed for the wrecking yard.