Thanks to the wonders of modern technology what once would have just been a story told around the bar can now be seen by the world.
We had heard about the crash of the #17 Trail Gear team at the 2012 King of the Hammers race shortly after it had happened but have now found this video on YouTube. It was hard crash causing the co-driver to break both ankles. We're all wishing him a speedy recovery!
One persons description... "Trail Gear driver Matt Messer can't see in the dust and dives over a 10 foot cliff at 30 MPH and stops instantly. He is OK but co-driver severely damaged and may have broke both ankles. The car sustained mostly superficial damage other than a broken weld on the driver side lower front A-arm. The spare was held on with a tire strap and the impact ripped the stitching out of the material, allowing the tire to go free. Matt Messer said the Hans devices saved their lives."
Fair warning, there is some language.