Following a crash in the Snowball Derby, Stephen Nasse was tackled in his own pit stall
Tonight, the biggest super late model event of the year took place. 5 Flags Speedway hosted the Snowball Derby in Pensacola, Florida. The 300-lap event pays $25,000 to the race winner.
Stephen Nasse took a provisional starting spot in the main event. He started the race at the 1/2-mile oval from the 35th position and the last row on the grid.
During a pit stop, the crew didn’t tighten all the lug nuts. That left Nasse on the track with a loose wheel. The vibrations rattled away the threads on the studs.
On Lap 221, Nasse lost a wheel. The entire inside of the rim broke off. He went around and collected the wall in turn three.
Nasse climbed from his race car. He began a long walk down the pit lane with his helmet and hans device in hand.
As he approached his own pit stall, he tossed his helmet and hans at the crew. That led to several crew members pushing on Nasse. He ended up on the ground with several men holding him to the ground.
The pit crews are hired men on a race by race basis. After paying money for the crew’s work, he was obviously frustrated with the mistake on pit road.
Security was quick to the scene and the emotions leveled. Nasse got up and walked away from his pit stall.
Moments later, he returned. Nasse screamed at his own crew, “Get the fuck out.”
Several crew members then walked away from the box on command.
Following the crash and the confrontation, Nasse was out of the race. He declined comment on the incident but later took to twitter to standby his actions.
You heard it from the man himself 😎 Never changing! Love me or hate me. 🤷🏻♂️ https://t.co/z39fSpO5TD
— Stephen Nasse (@StephenNasse) December 2, 2018
Nasse was credited with 27th in the 2018 Snowball Derby