Dirt track auto racing is usually a fun, safe, sport that provides enjoyment for the whole family. There are times though, when some of the races get heated and things get out of control as what happened on Oct 8, 2008 at the Challenger Raceway.
Because of an on-going investigation, I won't name names, but one of Jeremy's family members was injured as a result of a driver gone wild. Jeremy was observing and was to drive the feature when a little bump turned into a major nightmare for the referee who was lining up the cars for the next event. He was in the wrong place at the wrong time as one of the drivers who got angry because he got bumped decided to go out of his spin and drive directly into the oncoming dirt track racers. His intentional revengeful move badly injured the referee who was an innocent bystander, and injured Jeremy's uncle and demolished the front of his modified car they had worked so hard on to build. You can read more about the details of the story by clicking the link.
It's a sad day when someone becomes so competitive that they lose sight of what the race is all about. Dirt track auto racing is supposed to be fun for the whole family, and it is. It is a very safe sport and in spite of the fact that there can be some hot heads in the field, as long as you as a future driver realize that, you will have a heads up that something like this just might happen. Jeremy and his family have never seen anything like this in all the years they have been racing. Let's hope it doesn't happen again.