During practice on Thursday for this weekend’s Nürburgring 24 Hours race, one of Scuderia Cameron Glickenhaus’ SCG003 road-going racers crashed into a barrier at a speed in excess of 120 mph. Behind the wheel was American Ken Dobson who was said to be “fine” after the crash. New video shows just how bad it was.
Thanks to the design of the SCG003, most of the energy of the impact was absorbed by the front section, with little effect on the passenger cell. In fact, even the windshield escaped without damage. Unfortunately, James Glickenhaus and his crew at SCG weren't able to get the car repaired in time for the race.
The crash occurred at the “Kesselchen” section of the notorious German race track and took place in conditions that were dark and plagued with changeable weather, as confirmed in the video. The SCG003 that crashed was the yellow example, chassis number 2, but SCG still had chassis number 1, an unpainted carbon version that, at the time of writing, is still competing this weekend.
As previously reported, the SCG003 is competing in the specialized SPX category of the Nürburgring 24 Hours, the highlight of the VLN race series. The team is targeting the overall win, though there is strong competition from more established marques including last year’s winner, Audi Sport Team Phoenix, which started the race on pole. Full results coverage coming on Monday, so remember to check back.