How did it get to this? Let’s go back a few years to January 2009.
It was the Night Fire Champs at Willowbank Raceway and as Steve passed the 1000ft mark the engine let go in his Top Alcohol Funny Car. A massive fire ball erupted from under the body, obscuring Steve’s vision as he slid out of control into the braking area.
Steve walked away from the crash with some minor injuries but with some significant damage to his back pocket.