The death of Kevin Ward Jr. introduced the country to sprint cars as hugely powerful machines, challenging to drive and run on dangerous local tracks. But there's a missing element of who these drivers really are.
Chris Forsberg actually visited a sprint car garage, meeting Brian Hosford. He runs winged and non-winged sprint cars. As it turns out, these are basically 700 horsepower engines with wheels stuck on them.
What's interesting is how much time Hosford devotes to his cars. Prepping for a race starts the moment he finishes his previous event. He works in the day, and spends his nights at the shop in Phoenix, which is still in triple digit heat.
It's an amazing look into the people who race these machines. Watch the video and you'll see what I mean.