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AngryAmish Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 10:56 PM
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Da Matta injured in a collision with a deer
This is not a joke. Road America is not the north woods but an area that is very agricutural. However, the lack of hunters (and the prion disease) is creating a huge overpopulation of deer. More people will die on the roads.
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Kagemusha Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 10:57 PM
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1. This post is starved of context.
I get the gist but have no idea what Road America is or what part of America you mean.
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AngryAmish Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 11:12 PM
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6. Road America is in southern Wisonsin.
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TomInTib Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 10:58 PM
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2. Who is Da Matta? nt
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eleny Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 11:00 PM
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3. Do you mean da Matta the racer?
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Lost-in-FL Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 11:01 PM
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4. Cristiano DaMatta?
Edited on Thu Aug-03-06 11:02 PM by Lost-in-FL
:wow: The brazilian ex-F1 driver?


Neenah, WI (Sports Network) - Champ Car World Series driver Cristiano da Matta underwent emergency surgery Thursday after his car crashed into a deer that wandered onto the track during an open test session at Road America in Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin.

That's a freak accident if you ask me. A deer in a track???


http://seattlepi.nwsource.com/scorecard/autonews.asp?ar...
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AngryAmish Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 11:11 PM
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5. It is not freak accident
In the last six months I almost hit 2 deer in Chicago. Chicago. In Wisconsin it is much worse. This was almost inevitable.
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Lost-in-FL Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 11:12 PM
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7. I know... but in a racing track?
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madrchsod Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 11:49 PM
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11. the most beautiful racing track in the world
it`s amazing more drivers haven`t hit deer because the track is in the middle of the woods.
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Lost-in-FL Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-04-06 06:02 PM
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15. That explains!!
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JackNewtown Donating Member (703 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 11:56 PM
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12. It happens at road courses and some other tracks
Dale Jarrett once ran over a woodchuck, I believe, at the Watkins Glen road course and then ran over a turtle at Daytona, which has a large artificial (I believe it is artificial, at least) lake in the middle of it. I thinK Jarrett also had one other incident in which he ran over an animal. All this for just one racer.

I wish DaMatta the best. He is a great racer and seems like a good guy.
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KFC Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 11:40 PM
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8. Yes. It is not a joke.
I occasionaly have to drive through the Tehachapi,CA area, where deer abound and many people have died. At night I just have to clench it up, use high-beams, and pay total attention.

Speaking with people in the know, if there is a deer in your lane - just keep going straight. Sad for the deer, but evasive maneuvers will endanger your life and other drivers right there.
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XemaSab Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 11:41 PM
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9. There have been 2 deer hit by planes
in Arcata in the last few years.
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trackfan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 11:43 PM
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10. Okay........ ...... What's a Da Matta? ........................
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JackNewtown Donating Member (703 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 11:57 PM
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13. A Champcar champ, former F1 driver
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RebelOne Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-04-06 06:37 AM
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14. Lack of hunters in Wisconsin? I don't think so.
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blacksmith Donating Member (18 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-04-06 06:44 PM
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16. Probably meant lack of tags.
During periods of over-population more deer tags are usually issued either that or the deer starve to death during winter months.
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