I have to admit, I’ve never been in an airborne car crash. In real life, anyway. I’m not counting those few dozen times playing Grand Theft Auto, of course. But, other than that, flying through the air in a car is just one of those things I’ve never gotten to experience. Which, you know, is probably for the best.
Though, when I saw the insane footage of Pro Mazda Championship racer Harrison Scott’s ridiculous high-flying crash from back in July 2018, I was shocked that 1) He made it out of his car in one piece and 2) He was cleared (and willing) to race the very next day.
Just look at it for yourself, and tell me this isn’t one of the craziest crashes you’ve ever witnessed.
As Jalopnik points out, Scott was alongside competitor Antonio Serravalle coming into a turn when they each initiated contact, causing Scott’s car to go catapulting through the air in what looked like a movie stunt gone horribly, horribly wrong.
Later that Saturday, Scott took to Twitter to assure his concerned fans and followers that he was somehow good to race the very next day following his off-the-wall wreck.
“Very grateful to the AMR IndyCar Safety Team for their quick response and for the strength of the Tatuus safety,” Scott tweeted, adding “Huge credit to the safety of this car!! Super lucky and glad to walk out in one piece!!”
Good for Scott for getting back on the horse so quickly after having a rough go of things, but unfortunately his bad luck carried over into race day on Sunday. Scott had to pull out of the race after the first lap following a suspension failure. Apparently, one day wasn’t enough to fix the damage done to his car.
This post was originally published on July 18, 2018.