Stone Goes for Wild Ride on New Smyrna World Series Night Two
Posted By Tj Ingerson On February 13, 2016
PHOTO: Todd Stone went for a wild ride on Saturday night at New Smyrna Speedway after he was involved in a chain-reaction incident that saw the No. 1x end up on it's roof. Stone walked away uninjured. (Photo Courtesy Justin Stone/G Stone Motorsports Facebook page)
NEW SMYRNA BEACH, Fla. -- Todd Stone went for a wild ride on Saturday night at New Smyrna Speedway.
The Middlebury driver ended upside down in the middle of turns three and four after he was hit behind while reacting to an incident in front of him that involved Cole Anderson and Brandon Brilliant.
Stone walked away from the incident unharmed. It took safety crews a few minutes to extricate Stone from his No. 1x car after Stone stated he had issues removing his head-and-neck safety device.
“I'm good, I'm fine,” Stone told Speed51’s Jana Wimmer on the FansChoice.tv broadcast. “It really wasn't a hard hit. It just kind of flopped upside down like a turtle and rode it out.”
Stone’s car was hit by Rob Vining as Stone was sliding on his roof into the grass at the bottom of turn three and slid back up the track. Vining was able to continue on.
“I think there was an accident happening in front of me,” Stone said. “I went left to avoid it and then I think somebody hit me in the back. I'm not really sure.”
California driver Derek Thorn won the 35-lap event after a side-by-side hard fought battle with opening night winner Daniel Keene Jr.
Stone had started the Pro Late Model feature in the ninth spot. He was unofficially scored in the 17th spot in the finishing order.
Canadian driver Raphael Lessard was also involved in the incident and finished 20th, unofficially.
The G Stone Motorsports team reported on its Facebook page that the team has a backup car at New Smyrna Speedway. The Pro Late Models will compete again on Monday night.