During the first round of E3 Spark Plug Pro Mod eliminations at the NGK NTK NHRA Four-Wide Nationals, Jose Gonzalez made contact with the left wall and crossed the centerline. He then contacted the right wall before coming to a stop. Gonzalez exited the car under his own power.
“Right before the 330[-foot] mark I plugged it into second [gear] and I guess an oil line broke and threw some oil under my left rear tire and just threw the car over,” said Gonzalez. “Jerry Bickel built me a good car and all of the safety equipment worked. I feel fine; I don’t even have any bruises.”