Man Crashes After Attempting to Race Ferrari

Honda ran off Scuttle Hole Road in Bridgehampton and struck tree.

A man driving on Scuttle Hole Road in Bridgehampton Sunday evening decided to challenge a Ferrari driver to a race — a move that ended with the man being airlifted to the hospital, according to authorities.

The Ferrari driver apparently wanted no part in a race.

“The one car took off in front of the other car and wrecked,” Sgt. John Boden said.

The man, who sideswiped a tree with his Honda, suffered minor trauma, but he was medevaced to Stony Brook University Medical Center via Suffolk police helicopter as a precaution because of a head injury, Boden said.

The crash occurred around 6:40 p.m. and responded to the scene, west of the Butter Lane intersection. It took rescuers a half hour to extricate the victim from the mangled Honda.

Boden said no more information was available at this time. He said he anticipates no further police action or charges.

Drag Strip? August 14, 2012 at 03:45 PM
Did some weird log rollover last night? Where did all these freaks that want a drag strip come from? 1977 called, they want their hobby back.
Pete Scalzo August 14, 2012 at 05:54 PM
Please, Please. Take the time to view my website. motorsportsmg.com. I belive that you might change your opinion. Will a track at EPCAL completely stop illegal street racing? of course not. But as we have proven in Miami, Florida. It will help. I also invite anyone to call me after you have visited the website if you still have any questions. My phone number is 954 224 4311. Thank you. Pete
Jaguar-Guy August 14, 2012 at 06:57 PM
Hey, The Bridge was an old racetrack back in the day. Awesome track and golf course.
Daniel August 14, 2012 at 10:47 PM
Seriously Pete this is an article and comments regarding an accident go pay to advertise instead of selling you soul and leaching on for free advertising .. Really gross and low class
HEMI-ITIS August 14, 2012 at 11:45 PM
Bob Fraser,please allow me to correct you.Drag racing is NOT illegal,street racing IS.
Neil j August 15, 2012 at 11:59 AM
Pete, that's a great style of branding. Follow car accidents and suggest that the town with the accidents hire you to set up a drag racing track. Not.
Bh 11932 August 15, 2012 at 09:23 PM
Do you think the guy driving the ferrari was a redneck........?
Supershafts.com August 15, 2012 at 10:58 PM
Not this ONE Daniel , how about all the umpteen loss of life from every single tragedy, or Daniel you're with the group that would rather not do anything.... and well Daniel it could be you next time, lets not try and make things safer and do it smarter, but instead lets keep following what doesn't work.
Supershafts.com August 15, 2012 at 11:01 PM
Would you want to bet Karen, i got $20 that says the ferrari owner would have loved to be at Bridgehampton, or the new bridgehampton at epcal.
Supershafts.com August 15, 2012 at 11:04 PM
You know what else comes from using motorsports facilities, the experience to learn just how dangerous the chances are they take in the street... You get to learn what to and not to do on the street. Guess what experience you do not get to get a 2nd chance with on the street? ? ? Go ahead guess
Daniel August 16, 2012 at 12:17 AM
So according to your theory ... Hooker will stop sexual preditors.. Shooting ranges will stop shootings... .?? As far as reading my mind to know what I do and have I'm impressed By the way as far as it being me... I don't drive like a lunatic so no I will not be getting into an accident from drag racing Now take your mullet head back to the deep south or 20 years into history with your self promoting slime self and give it up
lovesherfriend August 16, 2012 at 04:00 AM
Screw all of u...u don't know him. Get a life. Those who love him r hapy he has his. Now get on with it...
L.I.M.A. August 16, 2012 at 02:42 PM
Love your friend you should really only screw those talking nonsense not the rest of us.
NC Hammer August 17, 2012 at 01:54 PM
LI. has a rich tradition of legitimate auto racing down through history, beginning with the Vanderbilt Cup races in the early days of the last century..Over the decades since then , there were major international racing events , as well as locally popular races all over the Island, from Brooklyn to Bridgehampton. Sadly, due to soaring property values, population explosion, and a plethora of other factors, most of the race tracks and dragstrips have disappeared from Long Island . Auto racing, in all of its various facets, however, is more popular and lucrative than it has ever been. Riverhead Town is now faced with yet another Golden Opportunity to embrace the creation of a motorsports facility on the former Grumman property. If it were created, this facility would benefit Riverhead and surrounding communities in several ways; The boost to the economy should be obvious to anyone. Giving people a legitimate place to race will, no doubt, reduce the amount of street racing, for reasons I hope I do not need to enumerate here. The historical significance of the region can, and should be highlighted and preserved. Now, I realize that there are many people who, like Daniel, who previously posted here,consider the automobile to be simply a "transportation appliance" - just a necessary evil to get from point A to point B. That's. fine. Collect Beanie babies or listen to your Judy garland records.You obvously have time on your hands. Wise up.
Daniel August 17, 2012 at 03:46 PM
NC Hammer.. the year is 2012 not 1934 while I do have a few collections none of them are bennie babys as far as my opinion on cars My first thought is that they are far less important than peoples lives as far as sucking off of someones pain in an accident to self promote my dreams of days gone by I will choose to live in todays world get a life in todays world and stop living in the past..
Edge Martinez August 17, 2012 at 07:22 PM
Just because there are no facilities doesn't make it ok to street race. It's not competition, it's breaking the law. Many of us travel great distances to get to road courses, and test our skills with the proper safety equipment. How irresponsible would we be to start street racing because a track is not close by? Inconvenience is a fact of life. There are still right and wrong decisions, and it's all on you to choose, and any blame is yours.
P didd August 18, 2012 at 12:12 PM
Honda with one of those farting mufflers and rice rocket engines tried to race a real car and got exactly what he deserves. Karma is a sexy bitch
Vasco August 19, 2012 at 02:17 AM
Long Island is shot...culture has been erased..in its place Mega malls, strip malls, vinyl sided mansions and jerk offs like Daniel
Sunny August 19, 2012 at 10:33 AM
Vinyl sided mansions? Oh no you don't Vasco, you are not going to pull a Pete and start listing your contact information so people can call you to replace the vinyl on their ''mansions''. Now you, Pete, your little oil cans, your little tools, your little shirts with advertisements for mufflers and your lame little sunburned friends and get lost. You're all weird.
Daniel August 19, 2012 at 02:21 PM
No one is asking you to stay Vasco...... Oh and thank you ... you have no idea what a huge compliment it is that you don't like me...........
Pete Scalzo August 19, 2012 at 05:45 PM
Sunny. You got the wrong guy! You have no pictures of me with my little oil cans, my little tools and my little shirts with advertisements for mufflers! If you would go to my website motorsportsmg.com you wll see what I look like! Futhermore why is it wrong of me to post my full name and phone number as a contact.I have nothing to hide. My purpose is to invite anyone to call me so that we can discuss my vision. The funding to construct and operate this drag strip is already in place. I am not trying to get "hired" by the Town Of Riverhead. I am willing to LEASE the property for a ONE YEAR TEST. If for ANY reason the Town does not want to continue after one year they will have the option to serve me with a 30 day notice to vacate! A smart business plan on my part? NO! But how can you knock a guy who is willing to invest his own time and money to prove the merits of this project? I hope that clears up any misconception of what my vision is for EPCAL. Is it too much to ask for a somewhat "positive" post from Daniel, Sunny, Neil or any of the others that are so against this idea? I would even consider a "positive" post something like "hey, we don't like this guy Pete so lets ENCOURAGE him to waste his time and money because we know it won't work". In closing I think this whole subject is getting old so lets get back to the original topic which was illegal street racing/accidents. A track at EPCAL is part of the SOLUTION not a part of the problem..
Vasco August 20, 2012 at 03:48 AM
I think more dollar stores and a few more Walmarts will definitely get the speed enthusiast under control..an endless bounty of strip malls dazzling down our turnpikes sparks creativity, appreciation of architecture, and a vivid display of developer and planner working in unison for the greater good.
Vasco August 20, 2012 at 04:01 AM
Is that better Daniel and Sunny...is that what u like. Maybe we should turn one of the few remaining gold coast mansions into section eight housing instead of a museum or park...wake up...
Teacher Joe August 20, 2012 at 09:47 AM
Hey Vasco and Pete and you other knuckleheads. Let's review what we are here today for class: "Man Crashes After Attempting to Race Ferrari -Honda ran off Scuttle Hole Road in Bridgehampton and struck tree." Metal shop is tomorrow at Boces.
Teacher Joe August 20, 2012 at 09:49 AM
And I'll take a building of any sort over a freakin' drag racing track any day of the year from here to eternity. You've been watching too much speed channel man, nobody is into this except you and your video game friends.
Pete Scalzo August 20, 2012 at 04:36 PM
More PROOF that a Drag Strip at EPCAL is part of the solution. A street racing accident this past weekend in Orlando, Florida sent 10 people to the hospital. 2 are still in critical condition. This accident happened just 10 miles from the Cenrtral Florida Racing Complex (CFRC) Drag Strip. So how does that show PROOF that a Drag Strip is part of the solution? The answer is that earlier this month the Orange County County Commission SHUT DOWN CFRC because they determined that the developer did not include a Drag Strip as part of his original application back in 2008! Could this accident have happened if CFRC was still open? Maybe, but then we proponents of a track at EPCAL wouldn't have more PROOF that a track is part of the solution!
Glue Rawls August 20, 2012 at 05:03 PM
Pete, forget that sales is all timing and you couldn't be more off on yours here, but this latest post could very well put you in line to win the best post on any Patch site nationally in 2012. We've still got some months to go in this year, but I've sent this one at 12:36 up to Patch Headquarters in Delaware for entry into the national contest. Yours is amazing logic to behold! A car accident happened in Florida. It happened subsequent to a drag strip closing 10 miles away. And we have Pete Scalzo drawing the conclusion that if the drag strip hadn't closed, the accident would not have happened. Pete, did you, by any chance, take a shorter bus to school than the other kids?
Pete Scalzo August 20, 2012 at 07:31 PM
Glue Rawls. Hell of a name! First off I never said that if the drag strip hadn't closed , the accident would not have happened. What I did say is quote "could this accident have happened if CFRC was still open. Maybe" I never said that it would not have happened! My conclusion is based on my success combating the problem in Miami, Florida. A visit to my website motorsportsmg will back up this claim. Now let me ask you a question. Why the hatefull/negative response? What are your thoughts on something that will combat street racing? I also want to thank you for sending my post to the Patch Headquarters. I hope you included my website so that people can see for themselves that a track is PART of the solotion. (NEVER said it would END the problem) P.S. At least my bus stopped at the school!
Jaguar-Guy August 20, 2012 at 07:38 PM
Yours will be supporting an Ad the President just condemned as "a total lie".
romanZ August 28, 2012 at 08:26 PM
what tracks? they seem to sell 200+600 horsepower 'street' cars to anyone with credit. We are bombarded by tv ad campaigns of cars performing illegal speeds & maneuvers. Everyone wants to be james bond or Earnhardt, if americas selling points on autos were fuel efficiency & safety we would all have wind up nerf cars. There will always be idiots. my advice if you want to go fast, learn how first, dont endanger others with your Miley Cyrus experience in an Andretti mood.


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