Published: Sun, June 24, 2018
Sport | By Kayla Schwartz

Father faces discipline for pulling son out of burning car

Father faces discipline for pulling son out of burning car

The driver was racing in the NASCAR Late Model 100 at South Boston Speedway in Virginia on Saturday when his auto spun out of control and burst into flames. Mike Jones was working on rebuilding his vehicle.

That the rescue occurred on the Father's Day weekend was not lost on either Jones.

So to the track, clad in a t-shirt and shorts, rushed Jones's father, Dean.

"I got knocked out and by the time I come to, he was there over me at home plate", Jones recalled. Jones didn't seem to care much after the race telling RacingNews.co "No one except sweet baby Jesus would have kept me from freeing my son from a burning race vehicle".

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Per Elizabeth Tyree and Courtny Jodon of ABC 13 News WSET, both Dean and Mike Jones escaped the scary situation unscathed.

"No one except sweet baby Jesus would have kept me from freeing my son from a burning race vehicle", Jones said in a Facebook post. Mike Jones found himself competing for the lead at South Boston Speedway on June 16. "We are all grateful that there weren't any injuries, and we look forward to getting back to racing".

Despite his son being saved from danger, the heroic father returned to try to help track safety staff put out the inferno.

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