We never like seeing someone crash at the track. And normally if we described a run that included flipping over, climbing the wall, and tearing up the front end, we are pretty sure you’d think there had to be some crazy high speed action going on. Luckily that was not the case for Jim Fissel when he lined up in the water at Tulsa Raceway Park for the Throwdown in T-Town this past weekend. I was announcing the race and had just started talking about Jim and his Anglia when it all went horribly wrong. On the burnout Jim got just a TINY bit sideways. I’m telling you this was the most tame burnout he’d done all weekend! And yet coming off the throttle it turned left hard, tried to flip over, did a bad job of it thanks to the wall, then flipped on its side before spinning around and rolling towards the starting line. This video shows the awesome job that the track personnel did to get to Jim, and Jim was totally fine afterwards. Having a celebratory drink with him later that night he said the only thing hurt was his wallet and some car parts that can be replaced.
He’s got another Anglia, the black car, and his wife Kim said to Jim nearly immediately after finding out he was okay “You only have a few weeks to get it ready for Funny Car Chaos, so you better get to work.” Thankfully she let him have the night off to do some drinking with us.
Glad you are okay brother!
Thanks to Urban Hillbilly for getting all the action. The video rules. Watch