Last weekend at the Yellowbullet Nationals was without a doubt one of the most crash-filled races in recent memory. Whether you go with the theory that the track had a narrow groove or that these drivers were pushing the limits in search of records, it was insane the amount of carnage. One of the top race teams in Outlaw 10.5 was involved in a crash during Sunday’s eliminations. Richard Sexton and his Gil Mobley Motorsports backed GTO hit the wall hard after going into tire shake, causing the car to turn sharply into the wall. Ultimately the car would come to rest against the opposite wall, upside down and on fire. Sexton emerged from the car unscathed but with a heavily damaged race car.
With the competitive level that Sexton had been competing against and another big race just a few weeks away , the decision was swiftly made to send the car down to R2B2 Race Cars in Lawrenceville, Georgia for repairs. R2B2 employs Jim Geese who formerly owned and operated Vanishing Point Race Cars and was the original builder of Sexton’s GTO when it was a nitrous car. The crew has already begun a mad thrash to reconstruct and repair what was left after the accident. A full front clip is needed to bring the car back to life as well as extensive sheet metal work. With the fire after the crash some wiring was damaged as well but the Mobley / Sexton team has vowed to be ready for the Shakedown Nationals on October 12th, 2012.
If Sexton and crew are able to pull off the unthinkable and return to action for the 10th Annual Shakedown Nationals they will be competing in some of the best racing conditions known to man. The cool fall air and killer Englishtown track conditions will set the stage for what could be one of the greatest Outlaw 10.5 contests of all time.
Sexton’s Crash Courtesy of Nyce1s.com