Tony Rizzo emerged uninjured from
an incident that was potentially fatal.
Rizzo broke a fuel line as he fired his Chevrolet Cobalt
and the subsequent leak ignited when he started the car. His Pro Stocker became
engulfed in flames.
“I hit the fire bottles and it went out,” Rizzo said. “it must
have hit the headers and flamed out again.”
Rizzo admitted that the incident happened too quickly for him to
“Someone on the Safety Safari was trying to get me out of
the car, but I couldn’t get my belts unbuckled.”
The damage is mostly cosmetic and will be at Jerry Haas’ shop on
Monday for repairs.
Adding insult to injury, Rizzo failed to qualify for the 16-car