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.

Williams was qualifying for the weekend’s USAC/CRA Sprint Car event. Fortunately, the catch fence slowed down the car somewhat before it landed upside down.


Here’s another view of the car in mid-air:


The one upside of landing on the other side of the fence is that it makes exiting the race car pretty simple. Nobody should (in theory) be driving over there. Either way, that’s one scary crash.

Moderator, OppositeLock. Former Staff Writer, Jalopnik. 1984 "Porschelump" 944 race car, 1971 Volkswagen 411 race car, 2010 Mitsubishi Lancer GTS.

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