Driver goes over the top of another car under caution
Just when you thought you’d seen it all.
Alex Papini, driving the No. 39 car, had started in 15th position at the 50th Anniversary National Short Track Championship 200 lap Super Late Model feature event at Rockford Speedway in Loves Park, Illinois, on Sunday, and had worked his way up inside the top five.
Papini was coming up to lap the No. 17 car of Brian Johnson Sr. on Lap 92 when the two made contact in Turn 3, causing Papini to spin and the caution flag to be flown.
The two reportedly traded multiple blows under the yellow flag and then — as the video picks the action back up coming out of the fourth turn — Papini’s car runs up and over Johnson Sr.’s car right next to the grandstands. Via his Facebook account, Papini reported that the incident was the result of a stuck throttle and that the damage has put his team out for the rest of the season.
Fortunately, both drivers were able to emerge from the wreck physically OK.