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Spectacular Accident': Grand Am Race Car Lands in Woods After Flipping Over Fence


"Totally fine."

Editor's note: Make sure to watch the alternate view of the crash at the 1:50 mark.

ELKHART LAKE, Wis. (AP) — Driver Joe Foster was hospitalized after a crash with Gunter Schaldach during a Grand Am race at Road America on Saturday that sent Schaldach's car flipping over a fence and into the woods.

Schaldach said he was "totally fine" after the spectacular accident, but Foster was airlifted to a Milwaukee-area hospital. A series spokesman said Foster was awake and alert, but the extent of his injuries was unclear.

Schaldach's Camaro had a brake malfunction and plowed into the back of Foster's Mazda going into Turn 1 at the four-mile road course. Schaldach's car skidded at high speed through a runoff area and into a tire barrier — then flipped completely over a retaining fence and into a wooded area behind the turn.

In a radio interview, Schaldach estimated his car was going about 160 mph when he wrecked.

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