Scca Driver Killed.



Sad news as An SCCA driver was Killed today in a race in Road America.

ELKHART LAKE, Wis. - A veteran driver was killed when his car slammed into a wall of tires during a road race Sunday.
Robert Kasik, 56, of Roscoe, Ill., failed to brake on a sharp turn at the end of a long straightaway at Road America, track spokeswoman Cheryl Barnes said.

"Apparently Mr. Kasik made no attempt to slow down around the turn," Barnes said. "That leaves a lot of unanswered questions."

Witnesses at the race said he went off course at a high rate of speed at Turn 12, called Canada Corner. Barnes said Kasik was likely driving up to 160 mph in his 1996 Chevrolet Camaro.

Kasik, who raced for at least 35 years, was competing in the GT-1 racing class with about 25 others in similar vehicles.

Barnes described Kasik as a very experienced driver.

"We just never expect to have a death," she said. "It is a shock and it is a real loss to the racing community."

Kasik drove off the track and into a 275-foot wide gravel pit designed to slow cars that miss the turn, but his car plowed into a 5-foot high tire barrier instead.

Kasik was taken by ambulance to Valley View Hospital, where he was pronounced dead shortly after 11 a.m.

Sports Car Club of America technical inspectors surveyed the car, but could not determine a cause for the crash.

Sheboygan County Coroner Dave Leffin planned an autopsy, Barnes said.


hopefully he didnt lose the brakes, but hey, remember, he was doing what he loved to do. Maybe the good LORD above had Mercy on him. lets celebrate where he is now.:rolleyes:


yea, I thought about that too. But thru a gravel trap doesn't make sense. Nor does in to a tire wall.


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Jun 11, 2002
Marietta, GA
How sad. Sounds like maybe a stroke or heart attack and he may have already passed when he hit the tires.
At least he went doing what he loved, like so many others before him.

God Bless and Rest in Peace


After being there earlier this year, canada corner has the smallest run off space of the three main straights, probally was the worst place that such an incedent could have happened:( Rest in Peace Rob and keep drivin that Camaro up in the clouds


Sounds like the brakes went... and when you are going 160mph into a turn, that's something that's hard to counter for. A tragedy.
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