Twelve wild rides of 2016: Sprint car clears 22-foot fence
Editor’s note: On weekdays from Dec. 1 to Dec. 16, FOX Sports will be counting down the 12 wildest rides of 2016.
Austin Williams cleared a 22-foot fence in a crash at Perris Auto Speedway in Perris, California, back in June.
The 25-year-old had just started a qualifying run for the weekend’s USAC/CRA Sprint Car event when his No. 2 car seemingly hit a bump while entering Turn 1, sending it into a series of rolls before it vaults over the fence. The session was immediately red-flagged.
Williams is reportedly the first driver to clear the fence in the 21-year history of the half-mile clay oval, but fortunately he was able to walk away from the crash under his own power.
No. 4: Cruz Pedregon’s wheel stand
No. 5: Insane flip at Oulton Park
No. 6: Sidnei Frigo’s Pro Mod flip
No. 7: Christopher Bell’s Daytona flip
No. 8: Jason Anderson gets hit in the head
No. 9: Josef Newgarden goes head-first into wall
No. 10: Aussie Racing Cars barrel-roll
No. 11: “The Big One” at Bowman Gray
No. 12: Rally car rolls through crowd of spectators