death at summit point : Honda CBR 600RR Sportbike Forum : 600RR.Net

» Insurance
» Sponsors
» Honda 600RR Prices
Go Back   600RR.net > Welcome to 600RR.net > General Discussion

General Discussion General Honda CBR600RR Motorcycle Talk - please place mods, tech tips and off topic threads in the correct forums.


Sponsored by: TCX Boots

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 07-29-2004, 09:21 AM   #1
BigTuna
Superbike racer
 
Join Date: Jul 2003
Location: NC
Posts: 6,188
Images: 52
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
death at summit point

7/28/2004
Kart Racer Killed In Collision With Deer At Summit Point Raceway

Copyright 2004, Roadracing World Publishing, Inc.

David Smith, 22, of Barrington Hills, Illinois, died Sunday, July 25, from injuries sustained when he collided with a deer while racing in a World Karting Association (WKA) 125cc shifter kart event July 24 at Summit Point Raceway, located in rural Summit Point, West Virginia, according to a posting on the official WKA website.

Confirming the incident to Roadracingworld.com, Summit Point Raceway owner Bill Scott said it was the second collision that he knew of between a deer and a vehicle at speed on the racetrack in the last 25 years. The other collision, according to Scott, was between a deer and a Porsche.

“We went to the game warden, and they gave us permission to shoot (the deer), as if it were an airport,” said Scott. “We did that for a while, but there’s just so many of them. We’re gonna have to figure out some way to identify that deer are in the place. They usually don’t come from the outside during an event. They come from inside the track. We’ll have to scout the woods before an event or everyday or something.

“It’s a tough one. I don’t know what to do about it. You put up Airfence to keep guys OK, but you could hit a rabbit and die. I’m a racer. I come from that background. So we try to make the place better and safer every year. You’re not looking at an owner who tries to side-step problems, but this one is very difficult.

“We know the problem exists, and we’ll do whatever it takes to not let this happen again.”
__________________
CCS EX#100
BigTuna is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 07-29-2004, 09:24 AM   #2
hondaf4iguy
Moto GP Racer
 
hondaf4iguy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2003
Location: Virginia Beach
Posts: 3,899
Images: 3
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Damn, that really sucks. God speed to the Racer and good luck to Summit for fixing the problem.
__________________
Signatures are stupid.
hondaf4iguy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-29-2004, 11:46 AM   #3
Eazy E
Moto GP Racer
 
Eazy E's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2003
Location: Walkertown, NC
Posts: 8,503
Images: 272
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 5 reviews
damn....I wonder what kind of speed he was doing when he hit??

RIP
__________________
"She's got legs that keep going and going and going and make a turd chopper out of themselves." GBord

"Ima Redneck"
Eazy E

CCS Amatuer #611
03 600RR










Procrastination is the art of keeping up with yesterday
Eazy E is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-29-2004, 12:04 PM   #4
Blade-Runner
World Superbike Racer
 
Blade-Runner's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: Las Vegas, NV
Posts: 2,189
Images: 11
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Sounds like they need to put up some fences around the wood lines.
Blade-Runner is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-29-2004, 12:23 PM   #5
Roadkill
Pocketbike Racer
 
Roadkill's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2004
Location: Philly
Posts: 411
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Deer can jump 7-8 ft fence easy.
__________________
I hate signatures
Roadkill is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-29-2004, 12:25 PM   #6
Blade-Runner
World Superbike Racer
 
Blade-Runner's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: Las Vegas, NV
Posts: 2,189
Images: 11
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
15 foot fence then. :mrgreen:
Blade-Runner is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-29-2004, 12:25 PM   #7
Eazy E
Moto GP Racer
 
Eazy E's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2003
Location: Walkertown, NC
Posts: 8,503
Images: 272
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 5 reviews
I think machine gun nests on the perimiter....with explosive tips!!

little 30 mm mini gun action.
__________________
"She's got legs that keep going and going and going and make a turd chopper out of themselves." GBord

"Ima Redneck"
Eazy E

CCS Amatuer #611
03 600RR










Procrastination is the art of keeping up with yesterday
Eazy E is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-29-2004, 03:08 PM   #8
jonesti
Pocketbike Racer
 
jonesti's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: Ft. Worth
Posts: 365
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
More from RoadRacingWorld

Copyright 2004, Roadracing World Publishing, Inc.

FIRST PERSON/OPINION

Via e-mail:

I read the post about the kart driver hitting a deer and Bill Scott saying it was only the second occurrence in 25 years. Well, I hit a deer at the track in April this year during a NESBA track day at the Jefferson Circuit. I was at full speed going down the back straight and killed the deer instantly. I luckily did not get hurt, the bike didn't fair as well.

Arnold Hastings
Severn, Maryland


FIRST PERSON/OPINION

Via e-mail:

Regarding your article on the collision of a kart racer and a deer at Summit Point, the article states, "Bill Scott said it was the second collision that he knew of between a deer and a vehicle at speed on the racetrack in the last 25 years. The other collision, according to Scott, was between a deer and a Porsche."

I just thought you should know there was another incident that happened earlier this year at a NESBA trackday on the smaller Summit Point JC circuit. NESBA control rider Arnie Hastings struck a deer on the back straight while riding his SV1000. Fortunately he was not seriously injured in the incident.

I also remember that during a F-USA round last year (it may have been two years ago) that Bryan Bemisderfer literally had to duck under a deer in the turn 3-4 area. I did not witness the incident so I cannot confirm that it is true.

Geoff Doyer
WERA Novice #92
West Chester, Pennsylvania
jonesti is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-29-2004, 03:28 PM   #9
WherzRoony
Mad Chemist
 
WherzRoony's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2003
Location: Central New York State, The Hills
Posts: 5,786
Images: 55
Thanks: 37
Thanked 78 Times in 60 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Quote:
Originally Posted by eazy e
I think machine gun nests on the perimiter....with explosive tips!!

little 30 mm mini gun action.
Nah, Just issue the corner workers scoped out AR-15's with the radio.

That sucks though.
__________________
I Like My Guns Like Obama Likes His Voters: Undocumented

WherzRoony is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-30-2004, 03:07 AM   #10
luckydevil
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
looks like they are playing down a dangerous issue.
  Reply With Quote
Old 07-30-2004, 10:29 AM   #11
sgtadamdee
AMA Supersport Racer
 
sgtadamdee's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: NJ, Verona
Posts: 885
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
.. RIP ..
__________________
03' CBR600RR
"the difficult can be done right away, the impossible takes just a little more time"
sgtadamdee is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-30-2004, 12:00 PM   #12
dfreret
Training Wheel Hero
 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: Arlington, VA
Posts: 97
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
My buddies boss races those carts and was right behind the guy when he hit the deer. He was coming around on turn 10 into the straight away...by far the fastest turn on that track. And the deer were crossing the track and he hit one square in the rib cage. His head snapped back and then forward, killing him instantly. His cart just dwindled off the side of the track. Those carts have a top speed of like 140-150....so my guess is he was doing atleast 100 through that corner.

There is definitely a problem with deer on that track. They warn you before track events begin to watch out deer. I think a big part of it is they jus built another track clearing a good portion of woods out. That and the deer population is rediculous in VA.
dfreret is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Feeler thread For Summer BBQ at Eazy's Part 2 Eazy E Off Topic & Flame Thrower 126 09-05-2006 08:54 PM
Pocono FUSA Course 5/25 & Summit Point Main on 5/26 + Summit Point Festival of Speed ONEDWN5UP Trackdays 8 05-17-2006 05:59 PM
Summit Point 10/28/2005 NESBA DC-MOTO Trackdays 1 10-29-2005 11:15 PM
Summit Point Shenandoah or Beaverun with TPM on 9/24-25 -Going? Want to Carpool? ONEDWN5UP Trackdays 2 09-08-2005 12:23 PM
My Pictures from Summit Point July 4th ONEDWN5UP Pictures & Video/Sound Clips 7 07-10-2005 01:14 PM


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 04:27 PM.



Powered by: vBulletin | vBadvanced CMPS & Gallery
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Motorcycle News, Videos and Reviews
Honda Grom Forum Harley Davidson Forum Honda 600RR Forum Kawasaki Forum Yamaha R6 Forum Yamaha FZ-09 Forum
1199 Panigale Forum Roadglide Forum Honda CBR1000 Forum Vulcan Forum Yamaha R1 Forum Yamaha R3 Forum
Ducati Monster Forum Harley Forums Honda CBR250R Forum ZX10R Forum Star Raider Forum Yamaha Viking Forum
Suzuki GSXR Forum V-Rod Forums Honda Shadow Forum Kawasaki Motorcycle Forum Star Warrior Forum KTM Duke 390 Forum
SV650 Forum BMW S1000RR Forum Honda Fury Forum Kawasaki Versys Forum Drag Racing Forum Ducati 899 Panigale Forum
Suzuki V-Strom BMW K1600 Triumph Forum Victory Forums Sportbikes BMW NineT Forum
Volusia Forum BMW F800 Forum Triumph 675 Forum MV Agusta Forum HD Street Forum Suzuki GW250 Forum
Yamaha Motorcycles Victory Gunner Forum Honda Vultus Forum HD LiveWire Forum Ninja H2 Forum Ducati Scrambler Forum Kawasaki Ninja 250SL Forum