Knock-Off Hood Latches Fail

NASA Mid-Atlantic GTS3 racer Roberto Crescencio said he enjoyed our “Toolshed Engineer” story on how to install AeroCatch hood latches because he learned first hand why it’s important not to buy knock-offs. Just over seven minutes into his race at Virginia International Raceway in March, his copycat latches failed, and his hood slammed into his windshield on the front straight. The good news is he didn’t hit anyone or anything.

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