Video: Speedtech Performance Nova CRASH!

In order to find the limits of a car, you have to cross the line to know where that line stands. On every level of driving a car, from driving a winding canyon all the way to NASCAR, the line will get crossed.

For Speedtech Performance, this happened at the Run To The Coast event last year. This event is put on by the American Street Car Series and held at the El Toro Air Base in California.

With the long and wide landing strips, speeds can easily climb without light poles, guard rails, cars or other people in the way. The road course was one of three challenges the cars faced at the event. The location allowed the cars to really stretch their legs in a safe environment and see what they are capable of. 

Speedtech Performance had one bad ass Nova competing in the event, nicknamed “RessurXion,” that headed to auction earlier this year. Before the car headed to auction, the suspension was off road tested, but not intentionally. We see the Nova going through the gears on the track, making quick work of the cones. With the first lap complete, the driver really starts pushing the limits of the Nova, getting a hair loose in a few corners. 

After shifting gears and heading into a long lefthand turn, the rearend breaks loose and starts to come around on the Nova. The driver reacts but it’s too late and the car is spinning like a top, right into the grass. The car bounces around violently, but the driver is unharmed. After figuring out where he’s at, he heads back to the tarmac. Scuffing off the tires and making sure the car is fine, he puts the pedal to the metal and finishes his laps. 

While the suspension was most likely never intended to leave the pavement, you could say it’s now off road approved!  

 

About the author

Tim King

Tim grew up in the garage with his Father. From those early years grew a passion for anything with a motor. Helping his Dad and brother restore a '67 Nova is what fueled Tim’s passion for cars. At the age of 15 he bought his first car, a 1966 Chevelle which he still owns to this day. That car started his journey into the automotive world where he’s done just about everything, from being an auto mechanic to an aftermarket Sales Manager. Not only is he a gear head, but he also holds two Bachelors degrees from Cal State San Bernardino.
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