There’s a lot of fun to be had in the stands at your local dirt track. The action is always hot and heavy, there are usually some close calls, and virtually every car leaves the place with bashed fenders and body work that looks to have been smashed with Thor’s hammer. That being said, every now and again, circumstances line up to create wrecks of simply epic proportions. A driver named Tom Charles found that out in 2012 while competing in his dirt modified.
As you’ll see for the first minute of the video, the racing was great. Cars were sliding trough the corners and powering down the straights to the delight of fans. Then, one minute into the video the planets align and Charles becomes the passenger in a horrifying wreck that tops anything we’ve ever seen on a dirt track (aside from a few World of Outlaws disasters). The integrity of the car was intact after the crash and from what we have heard, Charles was a little banged up but walked away from the crash.
Whatever shop built this car deserves some props because it protected the driver and didn’t go to pieces when rolling, flipping, and smashing during this wreck.
Press play to see the biggest dirt track crash you’ll probably ever lay eyes on.
(Fast forward to :50 for the wreckage)