>So he slowed from 185 mph to 30 or 40 mph in the matter of the width of the track.
>I didn't realize Lloyd had a brother who was a math teacher.
Er... you apparently flunked 5th grade math. He was going DOWN THE TRACK
at 180mph. He was NOT going TOWARDS THE WALL at 180mph. Just like when
you're driving down the freeway, you might be going 70mph in a forward
direction, but 0mph in a lateral (er.. "sideways") direction. Again,
watch the video of the crash. Watch how fast he's moving TOWARDS THE
WALL... he's barely moving, certainly not fast enough to tear him to
pieces as the autopsy showed. I have it on my computer, I watched
it a zillion times, over and over, and I just can't see it. He
barely bumps that wall. There's quite a bit of sheet metal destruction,
but that's from scraping against the wall at 180mph, not from the
My feeling is that on TV, due to the camera angle, it just looks like
he's barely moving towards the wall. That's the only conclusion I can
come up with, and even then....
>> A lot of people are saying he hit the wall at full speed. His forward speed
>> down the track may well have been 180 mph, more or less, but his speed laterally
>> to hit the wall was considerable less. I'd say it was more like 30 or 40 MPH
>> I just don't see how such injuries are accounted for in this incident. There
>> are other factors at work. His age and lack of conditioning probably