|Father fights back flames to grab son from car|
No one except sweet baby Jesus" would have stopped one dad from jumping over pit wall and onto the track at South Boston Speedway to help his son get out of a burning race car, but the track will stop him from doing certain things in the future. He’s been put on probation for the rest of the year.
Dean Jones was at the NASCAR Late Model 100 last weekend at South Boston in Virginia, a 0.4-mile asphalt oval that’s 45 feet in width the entire way around, when his son Mike Jones’ car caught on fire after a wreck into the inside wall. Dean Jones jumped over the wall and onto the track, arriving at the car before the safety crew and helping pull his son out before the fire spread.