This past weekend marked the 94th running of the Indianapolis 500 - one of the world's most famous and infamous race events. Indy racers battled it out on a blisteringly hot day, fighting for the checkered flag and a $2.75 million dollar cash prize.
Honda racing was in rare form at this event. And by the final lap of
Indy 500, every eye was on the Mike Conway and his Honda Dallara car -
but for all the wrong reasons.
During the race's final lap, turn 3 was witness to an amazing crash.
Ryan Hunter-Reay's car suddenly slowed, apparently out of fuel. Mike
Conway in his Honda Dallara, following close behind, was unable to avoid
contact with Hunter-Reay's left rear wheel. This sent Conway flipping
into the side wall safety barriers!
Fans jumped up and leapt for cover, but no debris was reported in the
audience section. Conway's Honda flipped twice, with pieces of the car
raining down onto the Indianapolis track, before sliding on its side to a
Miraculously, Conway will only be out of action for around three months
as he recovers from back injury and fractures to his left leg. No other
racers were reported injured.
If Honda can make a race car without a roof that safe, imagine how good
their cars that actually have completed chassis and windows are when it
comes to an collision!
Another Honda car, driven by Dario Franchitti (#10 Target Chip Ganassi
Racing Honda) took home the checkered flag and cash prize!
You may not be able to pick up an Indy 500 Honda Dallara from your local
dealership, but you can check out all the latest top performance
vehicles from the Japanese auto make at First Team Honda.