Originally Posted by mkoesel
He took the top out of the little storage place in the car to race then, I take it? I suppose I understand removing everything for the purposes of shedding weight, but doesn't the top weigh like 10 lbs?
I didn't know there was a storage spot onboard the Box Spyder for the top. But, yes, it was on the ground in the paddock. He didn't have a lot of other stuff next to it, so it was probably pretty easy to not see, especially from the perspective of another driver. His mom was spectating, then hopped in her car in the paddock to drive off. I was walking by and we all heard a sickening "crunch" as she started moving. She stopped, slapped her hand to her mouth, and a passerby slid it from under her car, saying "Yep, it's dead."