----- Original Message -----
From: "Phil Ethier" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
To: "Scott Knight" <email@example.com>; <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sent: Tuesday, June 13, 2000 12:59 AM
Subject: Re: Sticking your arm out when rolling over.
> And another thing I don't understand: Race workers tell me that drivers
> often pop their belts when the car is on its side or top, injuring
> themselves in the resultant fall. I was always damned careful to brace
> myself before yanking the lever.
My Co-Driver did this at a TSD rally after our end over end roll in a Datsun
510. After this I was laughing so hard it made it quite difficult to climb
out through the opening that windshield used to occupy. The only injury
between us was a scrape on my shin, one of my feet must have come off of the
pedals. The roll cage and 5-point harness saved us from serious injuries.
Needless to say I didn't make any attempt to hold the car up with my arm :-)
After reading Josh's description of the roll it doesn't sound like he did
either. Josh it sounds like you have a good attitude concerning this whole
ordeal. It was after all only a car and you were racing, stuff happens.
Happy car shopping!
91 VW GTI