When the Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring comes to town, it’s not just the IMSA cars that take to the track. There are several under card series also participating in running their own races in the run up to the main event.
During one of these club races, a Corvette racer got a little more than he bargained for when coming down the straight leading to the Turn 7 hairpin, his brakes failed and that run off area just wasn’t long enough for him to shed his speed.
The driver absolutely maintained his composure by taking a hard left at the end of the runoff. After a short cut through a fence, he ended up in the Chateau Elan parking lot before motoring back onto the surface streets as he made his way back to the pits. We’re pretty sure a change of shorts was needed after that off-track incident.
The video came to light after a retweet from Andy Lally who was correct when he said this is the “craziest video you will see today. Sebring Brake Failure!” and then he added “time to rethink that runoff”.
Here’s how that yet unnamed Corvette driver dealt with brake failure in his Corvette racer at Sebring:
Luckily, the driver was okay and the car didn’t seem to suffer any major damage despite barreling through the gate and over a curb to end up in the hotel parking lot.
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