Watch Randy Pobst Get Air Time in a Nissan GT-R at Pikes Peak
Pikes Peak Racing takes on the International Hill Climb nearly every year in the Time Attack. A 2009 Nissan GT-R driven by Randy Pobst this year was doing well up the hill before Pobst misjudged a corner and went airborne. Luckily, no one was hurt, but the spectacular wreck was caught on multiple cameras attached to the car.
The GT-R was poised to win its class (TA2) this year, having the best time in the first section before the accident happened. PPR is in the process of rebuilding the wrecked GT-R and getting it track-ready for more competition this season.
The cockpit video shows that Pobst turned too late into the corner after hitting a bit of dirt around the edge, which appears to have caused the car to lose traction. The GT-R then sails off the track at about the 3:50 mark, getting a fair amount of airtime before reconnecting with the ground. Pieces begin to fly at that point. The video then shows the same wreck from different cameras in succession along with the driver getting out of the car as emergency services arrive.