Dirt Modified racer Mike Stofflet was running in a pre-feature heat at the Mahoning Valley Speedway in Pennsylvania, when things went quite wrong. It's difficult to tell what happened exactly, but we're guessing he made contact with another car, which sent him skittering up the track with his vehicle tipped on its side.

While that might be scary in and of itself, the part that had us cringing was the stream of fluid that wound its way down from the top of the screen - gasoline. It didn't take much after flipping Stofflet's car over for the gas to ignite, leaving the 27-year-old strapped into the flaming racer.

Miraculously, not only did he get out of the burning car uninjured, but after some pit-lane repairs, he was back out for the feature race, finishing fifth. Check out the scary footage below.


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      Luke
      • 1 Year Ago
      Wow, poor judgement by the track crew. I worked at a track for many years and you never flipped a car back over without someone right there with a fire extinguisher...for this very reason. Not only does gas leak out, but so does oil...and as soon as it hits the headers or anything hot...poof. Glad the guy made it out okay and that's one hell of a camera!
      johnnythemoney
      • 1 Year Ago
      As far as I know you should prevent fire from spreading, not wait that some fuel (which last I checked it's pretty smelly) obviously reaches some obviously extremely hot parts of the car.
      henryhbk
      • 1 Year Ago
      Amazing camera! Or at least an amazing enclosure for the camera.