Auto racing is a dangerous sport. While crapcan race cars rarely exceed 100 mph, that’s fast enough to put you in the hospital or morgue. If you’re going to do this stupid activity, you should make sure you have reliable safety equipment and that your car is safe to drive a high speeds. Would you get in this car with the hood flapping all over the place? That would scare the crapcan out of me. With that kind of distraction, it’s no wonder he lost track of the braking zone.
I feel sorry for this guy, his car, his team mates, and his family. It sounds like he was badly injured. Not fun. The marshals should have been meatball flagged him for the hood. But it’s also his responsibility to pit so that he doesn’t endanger himself or others. The real tragedy is that this was 100% avoidable.