I’ll never forget watching Bryan Clauson walk from victory lane directly into another car to belt up for a second race.
Driving a race car is a dangerous activity, which is why celebrations in victory lane should be enjoyable and not the stuff of your worst nightmares. Right? No, not right. There are race tracks out there that make winning drivers pose for photos with live bears, rattlesnakes and other dangerous animals—oh my!
For the first time ever at Perris Auto Speedway, a race car flipped up and over its catch fence. Austin Williams’ sprint car slid sideways into a bump that sent him spinning over 22 feet in the air. Miraculously, the driver was okay and able to get out of the car under his own power.
I don’t know if Landon Simon is the greatest sprint car driver running today, but I can definitely tell you he’s got a lot of attitude. Here he is flipping another driver the bird in the middle of a corner.
Sprint car racer Amber Balcaen didn’t just grow up around racing. She’s addicted to it herself. Gabor Vadja recently asked her to share her thoughts on the sport, from the joys of winning to the high costs of participation. If there’s one thing funding her own racing has taught her, it’s a fantastic work ethic.
NASCAR star Tony Stewart just bought the All Star Circuit of Champions Sprint Car series, but he said Tuesday on SiriusXM's "Tony Stewart Live" show that he has no plans to race in it. In fact, he's not sure he'll ever be able to race a sprint car again after last year's accident that took the life of Kevin Ward Jr.
In 2014, sprint car racing has picked up more than a bit of a rough reputation, but it's a sport with a lot of heart. Just watch these two drivers tear out of their own cars to pull another driver to safety.
Jimmy "Neutron" Crawford walked away from this crash qualifying his wingless sprint car at Perris Auto Speedway earlier this month. He nearly flew entirely out of the track complex.
See that track? It has no guardrails. And those cars racing on it are only a few hundred short of a thousand horsepower. This kind of racing takes place all over the country. Welcome to the world of sprint cars.
Sprint cars are notoriously dangerous and hard to control, and that's due to a number of factors. High power, low grip, and a crowded field all play their part. But it's even more perilous for track workers, who have to dodge a flying race car, on occasion.
Legendary Sprint Car driver Kramer Williamson died this evening after injuries sustained last night in a crash during a qualifying race at Lincoln Speedway in Abbottstown, Pennsylvania.
The excellent Loudpedal Productions shot this sprint car sliding, flying, spinning, twisting crash. I can't take my eyes off of it.