A weekend drag race between two classic cars got messy when a crash sent one of those cars into a barrel roll that left the driver's legs through the windshield.
Racer Kelly Harvey, who was driving a 1955 Chevy against a Camaro in the Colorado Street Outlaws Drag Racing Event at the Pikes Peak International Raceway in Fountain, Colorado, lost control of his car Saturday. When you see the incident caught on camera, you'll probably understand why the group said on Facebook that he had an "angel riding shotgun" with him.
The drag racers getting into position. (Image source: YouTube)
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According to Colorado Street Outlaws, the seat belts in Harvey's car didn't work properly.
"My seat belts were not mounted properly and pulled through the floor of the car," Harvey, who only suffered minor injuries in the crash, said in a statement. "I'm grateful to the staff and safety crew at PPIR for such a rapid response to my situation."
A look at the 1955 Chevy after it rolled several times. (Image source: YouTube)
Notice the driver's legs through the windshield. (Image source: YouTube)
Harvey was able to climb out of the car and actually walk away after the incident.
Harvey opened the door on the driver's side and was able to walk away from the accident. (Image source: YouTube)
"[Pikes Peak International Raceway] sets standards for all its events to keep drivers, crew, and spectators safe," the raceway's General Manager Bob Boileau said in a statement. "However, it is the responsibility of the car owner, driver and crews to be sure their vehicles are prepared to take to the track. We're glad there were no serious injuries."
Colorado Street Outlaws said they are glad Harvey is OK and that there are "no words for this one."