Sammy Swindell: “Well, I got another car destroyed by a kid.”
On Saturday March 20th, the Lucas Oil ASCS visited Mesquite, Texas. Devil’s Bowl Speedway hosted the 48th Annual Spring Nationals.
Watch the Sammy Swindell crash video below.
The track is a half-mile dirt track. It’s billed as the ‘Birthplace of the World of Outlaws’.
Sammy Swindell entered his winged sprint car in the event. However, contact at corner entry ended his night early as they flipped off the race track.
It looked like Swindell came up the track a bit just as Justin Zimmerman was pitching it into the corner. It looked like he intended to pinch Swindell down the track.
After the crash, Swindell was furious and he let the world know about all the issues in racing…
Sammy Swindell comments after crash
“Well, I got another car destroyed by a kid,” Sammy Swindell stated via RacinBoys.
“He’s gotta see me! I can’t run into the tractor tire. I have no place to go — I don’t know what these kids think about.”
“But, all you gotta do is buy a pit pass to get to drive. You don’t have to qualify, you don’t have to do nothing.”
“You just show up with money and you run over shit.”
Swindell concluded, “This is my 51st year. That’s stupid!”
Justin Zimmerman comments after the crash
Zimmerman also commented later in the week after listing a frame for sale.
“Thank you to all the people that supported me through the deal last night and today. I appreciate all who made sure I was ok,” Zimmerman commented via social media.
“There are several that I would have though, liked, to had the heart to ask, some I have helped, gone out of my way for. But. It’s ok. The longer you know a person the true colors will start to show.”
“I had the opportunity to do somthing last night that really needed done. Most were wishing it would happen. Alot wanted it to happen. In my eyes I did the right and respectful thing and not deliver a right hand and floor that guy. I’m happy I made the decision I did, to not do so. But still kinda wish I did at the same time.”