Jeffery Swinford (black car) and Shawn Cullen (No. 33) were driving in a figure-8 race at Anderson Speedway in IN when they collided, sending Swinford to the grass. "It is a 3,500-pound race auto going after an individual".
"It is absolutely, totally unsafe", said Rick Dawson, the racetrack owner. As you can see in the video, the driver accelerates towards the other auto and turns around. Nor a good example for the kids. The situation devolved when two racers, Jeff Swinford and Shawn Cullen, bumped into one another and lost control, spinning out in the grass, according to the Indianapolis Star.
Naturally, Cullen didn't take too kindly to this, and responded by climbing out, hurling his helmet to the ground and pummeling Swinford through the car's window, stopping only when a police officer intervened.
Swinford was not happy about that, and drove up to Cullen.
Both men were led away in handcuffs.
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I've got to prepare for someone who is going to be throwing hooks over my jabs. Rob just did a look, there was a vibe that he got".
Cullen was reportedly cited for disorderly conduct in Anderson City Court, but court records were not available Monday.
Let's try and keep racing a non-contact sport.
"I hope not", Dawson said, when asked if Swinford would ever race there again. "Swinford just got mad and used his vehicle as a weapon". We've never had anything like that happen.
From a legal perspective, what occurred is now in the hands of the court system, Dawson said. "As long as I am around and have anything to do with it, it's not going to happen".
The IndyStarreports that this mess started on lap 24 of the race when Cullen and Swinford made contact, bringing out a caution.