Watch this horrific crash and you’ll be amazed to find out that the driver made it through alive and with only minor injuries!
Sidnei Frigo was qualifying at the NHRA SpringNationals at Royal Purple Raceway in Baytown, Texas on Friday night when his turbocharged Corvette suddenly veered right, knocked out some red pylons separating him from his opponent, turned left perpendicular to the starting line, rammed into a guard rail as sparks flew, did a full spin upright and another spin upside down, slammed into the ground, and then rolled 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 times before finally landing on the roof of the car.
Several seconds that seem like an eternity pass by before the video shows rescue workers reaching Frigo and what remains of his battered Corvette – only to find the driver conscious and responsive!
Frigo,who became the first Brazilian to win a drag racing event in the U.S. back in 2011, was flown by helicopter to Memorial Hermann Hospital in Houston, where he underwent surgery to repair a broken left arm on Saturday morning. He also suffered a bruised hip but miraculously is expected to make a full recovery.
The 44-year-old racer has also competed in Top Fuel and Top Alcohol Dragster classes. He owns Artivinco Racing in Brazil, along with interests in the paper and packaging industry. He and his wife have three children, who no doubt are thrilled that their dad is OK after this heart-stopping crash!