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The gruelling Pikes Peak is known to be a dangerous endeavour, but it still doesn't prepare you for death-defying incidents like this.

Racing for the Time Attack division in this year's Pikes Peak International Hillclimb, Dallas driver Jeremy Foley and co-driver Yuri Kouznetsov veered off a particularly tricky section in spectacular fashion, causing their Mitsubishi Evo 8 to tumble down the mountain with terrifying velocity, rolling over at least 7 times. 

Fortunately, both driver and co-driver are OK, although Foley suffered a broken leg after being airlifted to hospital. Looking at the severity of the crash and the extensive damage that the chassis sustained, it's a real testament to modern motorsport safety.

A reassuring post on Jeremy's Facebook confirms their welfare: "I thought I posted already, but Yuri and I are ok. A little beaten up but nothing major. Thank you so much to everyone for the kindness and support! What a wonderful feeling to feel so loved!" 

Unsurprisingly, this isn't the first time an incident of this nature has occurred – last year Bobby Regester wrecked at the exact same spot.  Might explain why this particular section is known as 'Devil's Playground.'

Almost makes me want to fire up a copy of the original DiRT and see if I can survive a Pikes Peak stage unscaved… 

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