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 Post Posted: Wed Oct 12, 2011 7:17 pm 
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We had a chance to speak with Kurt Neighbor today to get an update on how he feels and the condition of his ’65 Comet after his car was struck by D.W. Hopkins car in the final round of Indy Cylinder Head Nostalgia Super Stock this past Sunday night at Lucas Oil Raceway in Indianapolis. Neighbor won the race and the 2011 class championship, but it came at a hefty price.
“He (Hopkins) was in front of me, and then right before the finish line got on the brakes really hard. Just past the finish line there is an area that is pretty dark, and then you pop back out into the light again. It was at this point I noticed his fender, then door and then he hit me. The impact kept him from slamming head-on into the wall, and actually straightened his car out. Unfortunately for me, it sent me into the wall in his place. I remember thinking to myself that I was at five then 10 then 25 and then 45-degrees up on my side before the car stopped climbing the wall and then shot off to the other side of the track where it hit that wall there. It was a hard lick for sure,” Neighbor says.
Thankfully, other than a sore hand, Neighbor says he’s fine. The car however, is in pretty rough shape. “The only thing on the body that’s not been destroyed is the left rear quarter and the roof,” Neighbor said. “I need to find a donor car and I need to find one fast. The NMCA opener in Bradenton is just a few months away and I’ve got a job to get done before then,” said the optimistic driver from Ohio.

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 Post Posted: Wed Oct 12, 2011 7:46 pm 
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Ok so let me see if I understand this? :-k Some dumb ass bastard stood on the brakes at the finish line to keep from running out and in the process crossed his car up and then totaled someone else's DYNAMITE looking Cammer powered 65 Comet? O:) [-( [-( [-(

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 Post Posted: Wed Oct 12, 2011 8:13 pm 
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Roger Dodger. [-( [-(

Andy Warren was running his caprice against a guy that normally runs a NSS car that tried out Nostalgia Muscle Car and Ran Andy out at the big end. Andy broke out by .001 and come to find out the guy ended up with a flat front tire and couldn't make the next round.

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 Post Posted: Wed Oct 12, 2011 9:59 pm 
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Sorry but if it was my 65 Comet that he totaled doing something that stupid then he'd have a flat nose to go along with that tire! [-( No sense in s**t like that! If I had my say, EVERY car would have to have working brake lights and if some sorry ass had to get on the brakes on the big end to keep from breaking out, I'd disqualify him on the spot! If you want to brake race, then build youself a street stock and go roundy round! Snapping the throttle off and dumping the brakes on cars that run that fast is just asinine, IMHO as evidenced by what happened with that car! As "loose" as the outlaw tracks are around here, if you smoke the fronts up top end you automatically go home!!! Even we know things that should not be done.

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 Post Posted: Thu Oct 13, 2011 8:26 am 
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I agree Ken. Backing out is one thing slamming on the brakes is another. [-X

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 Post Posted: Sun Oct 16, 2011 7:02 pm 
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Man, I feel soo bad for Kurt and we just talked with him on Sat about this car. It was just immaculate and it ran very quick, along with his other car(Mustang) that he races in O/C also, and I believe,(unless someone else passed him in the points) he is the champion in O/C and NMC so that is quite a feat to do in this series. I need to keep checking the points on there site to see when they updated it from the Indy race, points for this race were doubled for all so some good really gain, and some could really drop, mre later on that.

It is just a shame that this happened too as Kurt has work very hard to get both his cars to the high calibar level that he races at. Aanybody know where a doner car might be in the Va. or Eastern coast area??? I am sure he would relly be thankfull.

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