Looking for footage for a Mechanical Engineering project (2007 Gainesville).


I hope this is alright to post/ask.

Anyways, I’m a Mechanical Engineering student, recently I’ve been doing some research into Eric Medlen’s 2007 Gainesville testing accident and what happened to the car mechanically (in terms of the tire going flat/coming apart, chassis damage, and the like).

That being said, I have not been able to find a video of what actually happened. I’ve heard JF’s crash in Dallas that year was rather similar, but obviously isn’t going to be identical. I’ve found one video that appears to show the beginning part of the run, but cuts it off before anything goes wrong (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5n0XTnC_CAU – 3:12) if that is indeed the testing run that went horribly wrong, but I can’t really confirm that. I’m not familiar enough with the surroundings of different dragstrips to confirm if that’s Gainesville or not.

Is there full footage of the accident out there, or if any got out has it been swiftly suppressed from the internet, never to be seen again? If anyone has/can find footage or stills from the accident and can share them with me, that would be greatly appreciated.



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