Longview, Texas-area taxidermist Barry “The BEAR” Dorbritz was stuck in traffic this afternoon behind the HScott Motorsports trailer, so he decided to record it with his phone. Little did he know as he joked that it could be on fire that the trailer itself was actually ablaze.
If you took a charter bus to the NASCAR Sprint Cup race at Kansas Speedway today, you might want to be worried about anything you left behind on said bus. A bus in a parking lot outside turn 4 caught fire, sending smoke up and over into the track. »
John Green, famous YouTuber and author of popular “young adult fiction” novels-turned-movies The Fault In Our Stars and Paper Towns recently went for a go in a dirtmod-ish racecar with absolutely no experience. He crashed and caught on fire. »
I probably don’t have to tell you that desert racing’s hot. Sometimes it’s so hot your truck catches fire in the middle of a pit stop, but this seriously professional pit crew isn’t about to let a little spontaneous conflagration slow ‘em down. »
Paul Menard tapped David Ragan’s car from behind during last night’s NASCAR Sprint Cup Bojangles’ Southern 500, sending Ragan’s car into the wall and leaving him with one fiery car-b-que afterwards. Ouch.
Heartbreak in unlikely cars today: Nico Rosberg’s supposedly more reliable Mercedes engine blew right up with two laps to go at the Italian Grand Prix. While it looked like it was powered by jets for a second, this meant that Rosberg had to retire out of the race. Now the team’s been called to the stewards. Huh?
It’s easy for all of us cash-deprived near-animals to judge the actions of our monied betters. So I’m asking you to keep an open mind when considering the tale of a 20-year-old son of a Swiss millionaire who deliberately set his Ferrari 458 Italia on fire in the hopes of getting a newer, better Ferrari. Just think… »
Kenny Habul’s flaming car caused a red flag towards the end of today’s NASCAR Xfinity Zippo 200. Driving into the pit lane after that kind of hit (at a race sponsored by lighters, no less) around all the fuel and such proves that your car is tough, sure, but doesn’t seem like the best idea.
Water-bombing aircraft are pretty standard wildfire-fighting equipment. Helicopters that spew fire onto the forest? Not so much. »
I think it’s the way we hear the intrepid anti-fire motorcyclist state that he “guarantees” that he can put out the fire with the motorcycle that makes this so appealing. The confidence, the casual bravado, one man, one motorcycle, one fire! It’s the stuff of dreams! And, he’s victorious! Almost. »
Porsche’s current livery reminds me just a bit of the Space Shuttle: all whites, blacks and greys. Unfortunately, the Space Shuttle can pull off big fiery rockets in the back, and a terrestrial Porsche 911 RSR cannot. »
Poor Elfyn Evans didn’t have the best time at Rally de Portugal. First, his M-Sport Ford Fiesta RS WRC experienced throttle problems which plagued him all throughout Day 1. Then his car just gave up the ghost on SS8, and guess what? That ghost was a fire spirit. »
The 00 car at a rally has an important function: run the course before the competitors to inspect everything from signage and bannering to whether or not spectators are in the right locations. That is, unless it’s on fire. Then it doesn’t do a very good job of checking anything. »
I found the entrance to hell and it’s this nearly 400-foot long tunnel of fire. When Enrico Schoeman and André de Kock hop on their motorcycle and burn through the tunnel, it looks like they’re on the surface of the Sun. The tunnel reaches temperatures of 900 degrees and you can’t even see where you’re going when… »
Simona de Silvestro’s cars have an unfortunate history of catching fire at the Indianapolis 500, it seems. Today’s practice session fire was her third fire in five visits to the famous race. Fortunately, she was able to hop out of the car before flames caught up to her seat inside.