The racing tire exploded as Scott Bloomquist and other crew members worked in the area
If you were sitting in the grandstands of I-80 Speedway on Friday July 21st you saw a big puff of smoke appear from the pit lane. There was so much smoke that I heard many assuming it was from an expired engine on one of the haulers.
That’s not the case.
That smoke quickly disappeared because it wasn’t an engine at all. It was a an exploding racing tire at the Bloomquist hauler.
The crew was setting the beads and airing the tires for the upcoming heat races. The air hose was hooked up and the crew went to working on other things. Unfortunately, that tire was forgotten about.