Radial tire drag racing is an exciting thing for many, many reasons. The performances are one, the monster wheelies, are another, and the unpredictability is a strong one as well. The fact is that in this video we see all three in one shot. Mike Freeman was testing for No Mercy 9 at South Georgia Motorsports Park when his car went into a big wheelie, landed awkwardly, skidded across the track and made hard wall contact multiple times. Believe it or not, this could have been worse.
X275 racer Tom Marshall was on the other side of the race track when all of this happened and thankfully for him, issues with getting the car off the starting line meant that he not only avoided the whole thing but actually never even got a large enough head to steam to make it to the debris field. I am sure he was thanking his lucky stars for the bad launch that kept him out of trouble.
Freeman is visibly pissed when he gets out of the car and we would be as well. His stuff is always top notch and really nice. This was just one of those racing things that happens and he is already deep into getting his program repaired and back at it. Ultra Street cars are cool and we’ll be keeping our eyes peeled for Freeman at Lights Out 10!