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I quit after a trip to the hospital. I wasn't even running my car. (I doubt my 1.6 L Nissan could do much)
I was riding with my friend in a '89 GMC something or other truck.
We were racing my other friend's Camero.
It was about 1:30 am on a backroad with about 2 miles of straight away. We'd camp the start and finish so that we could use both lanes.
It was the first race of the night.
The camero pulled out ahead, but when we hit second it was over.
We pulled ahead and kept gaining ground.
About 2 seconds before he hit third a deer jumped out.
We hit it at about 110.
I woke up in the hospital.
In the end I was glad it was us and not the Camero.
He was okay and I was just a little banged up, no broken bones. Just a hard hit to my head.
They stitched me up and gave me some pills.
Please don't let your friends tell you that it's safe. I thought we'd be okay with the start and finish blocked off. I thought we were safe from cops and oncoming traffic. Never thought about a damn deer. If it was the camero and not the truck someone would be dead.
The trip to the hospital cost me over 1000 dollars. It would have cost $135 for all of us to go to the track.
The truck wasn't too bad off and somehow the engine was spared. I don't know how much repairs cost but I'm sure it wasn't cheap either. And the the court costs. And the community service. Yeah, shitloads of fun.