I was hoping someone would have on-board of this. Our car is the Rabbit. Our driver's (Matt) story is that he was moving over (to the right) to give the Eyesore car room to get by, but the Camaro locked up his brakes and he had nowhere to go but left. We thought maybe that someone had cut down on the Camaro or there was a mechanical problem, but it's clear that he just saw the yellow on the inside of turn 1 (screen left), panicked, and grenaded the brakes.
I talked to the Eyesore driver afterwards; while not thrilled, he was OK physically and was wondering what had happened as well.
Our driver went too far left to avoid the situation, but I think he made the right call in not putting our front bumper under the back of the Camaro's rear bumper. I'm bummed that Eyesore got caught up in it, but to me, this is a perfect place to argue against the "OK to race to a yellow flag" rule. The Eyesore driver told me that he had seen the yellow and thought that he'd have plenty of time to complete the pass before getting to it. I agree that if everything had gone well, he could have made it happen, but this is Lemons. Nobody (our guy included) should have expected things to go that smoothly, especially with cars bunched up like that right before a flagstand with a yellow displayed.
I don't think we're 100% at fault; I think it's a racing incident that could have gone better or far worse. If our driver hadn't juked as far as he did, it wouldn't have been a problem. If the Camaro driver hadn't stood on his brakes, it wouldn't have been a problem. If Eyesore wasn't racing to the yellow, it wouldn't have been a problem.
I have offered Eyesore replacement parts and to have our driver wash the car or something. I'm mostly glad that the drivers are OK; I'm also sorta thrilled that there wasn't significant damage on our car (fender and tire are absolutely done).
I will also happily take input from other folks who were right there or who have watched the video; I think I have a pretty good idea as to what we can learn from this, but we always like to learn more.
It's a Bunny. With a pancake. On its head. Really, is it that tough?