Jeremy Foley's Insane Pikes Peak Crash: Video

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Yesterday, while many of his friends were autocrossing near Dallas, Texas, they were thinking about Jeremy Foley. Why? Because he'd be running up Pikes Peak in a 560-plus-horsepower (at the wheels) Mitsubishi Evolution by Evolution Dynamics. That's Most of our idea of a very good day. But sometimes, things go a bit wrong.

That's what happened for Jeremy and his co-driver Yuri Kouznetsov, unfortunately: things went a bit, well, airborne wrong. Off the side of the mountain wrong. Giant cartwheels shedding body panels wrong.

The good news is, however, that both Foley and Kouznetsov are OK. As Foley posted to his Facebook feed, "I thought I posted already, but Yuri and I are ok. A little beaten up but nothing major. Thank you so much to everyone for the kindness and support! What a wonderful feeling to feel so loved!"

Admittedly, the crash is pretty spectacular--and most of all we're glad they're both OK--but we'd rather have seen them make it to the top of the hill. Judging by their pace in qualifying, it would have been a solid time.
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Comments (7)
  1. Expect new safety rules for the event as well as changes to the road next year

  2. hope not

  3. I don't see why, they were both unharmed and the crash doesn't appear to have been caused by any factors with the road or the car.

  4. @ZL, The drivers were unharmed because that Mitsubishi was built to the highest safety standards. You think the drivers were at fault, OK. I expect at least containment walls around that curve like there are in many other places on that road

  5. Um, not exactly. That Mitsu is no more or less safe than any other production car. The track mandated roll cage is what saved them. Do you work for Mistu or something??

  6. Ouch. Good to see they were alright. Painful to watch.

  7. Glad they were both OK. The roll cage worked and saved them.I hope that there will be a standard for roll cage construction on Pike's Peak to ensure that all roll cages are built to those standards.

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