If you follow Motorsports, you have to admit that there have been some crazy Pace Car incidents over the years, some dramatic, some scary and some just plain silly, but few will get the attention of Corvette Enthusiasts like the Pace Car Crash that happened in Sunday's Detroit Grand Prix. Chevy's Flag Ship C7 Corvette ZR1 was pacing the Detroit GP when it suddenly got loose and crashed in front of the entire field.
Chevy released a brief statement
We are thankful that there were no serious injuries. Both the pace car driver and the series official were taken to the infield care center, where they were checked, cleared and released.
It is unfortunate that this incident happened. Many factors contributed, including weather and track conditions. The car’s safety systems performed as expected
The ZR1 was being driven by GM Product Manager Mark Reuss. Mark has a long and accomplished history behind the wheel and is considered by many to be an expert driver. Mark has paced this and other races over the years. Like the consummate professional he is, he took full ownership in his statement released on Facebook.
I want to thank you all for your well wishes today. I am ok. I have driven this course many many many times. I have paced this race in the wet, cold, hot, and calm. On Z06’s, Grand Sports, and other things.
It is never a casual thing for me, but an honor to be asked. Today I let down my friends, my family, IndyCar, our city and my company. Sorry does not describe it. I want to thank our engineers for providing me the safety I know is the best in the world.
I don't know about you, but we applaud Mike, not only for his statement, but for ALL his hard work and dedication to Corvette and Motorsports in general.