Aeromotive Fuel Systems Pro Modified driver Ray Commisso was not injured following a major crash during the first round of qualifying on Friday during the American Drag Racing Leagueâ€™s (ADRL) Northeast Drags II presented by Penske at Maple Grove Raceway
Commissoâ€™s Camaro got loose at around 100 feet and took a hard left, crashing into the left concrete barrier, even breaking the concrete barrier free as grass and dirt flew into the air.
A huge fireball ensued from the high-speed crash and oil spill, creating a wild scene that included fire and flying car parts (including most of the front end).
Commisso said there was a problem with the automatic shifter during the run.
â€œI took my foot off the gas when I felt the car start to get into trouble, but the automatic shifter shifted and the car just jumped and took off on me,â€ Commisso said. â€œThere was nothing I could do about it at that point and I was just along for the ride.â€
Commisso got out of the car almost immediately and under his own power and suffered no serious injuries.
The Northeast Drags II presented by Penske is the ADRLâ€™s second trip to Maple Grove Raceway.