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Racer cheated death after horror smash

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Racer cheated death after horror smash

Racer cheated death after horror smash

A racing driver who cheated death after a horror smash was back on the track in the same car - just two hours later.Glenn Alcock, 39, had to be dragged from his Citroen C1 by worried trackside crew as fuel leaked from the overturned vehicle - amid fears it could explode.Footage from inside the car captured the moment Glenn lost control and flipped the car after taking a corner too fast.Miraculously Glenn escaped unscathed and despite having a badly dented roof, a broken windscreen and smashed window, he had the car back on the track hours later.Glenn from Largs, North Ayrshire, was racing in his first competitive season - having previously driven Formula 1 and Formula 3 cars.He was competing in the 2019 Scottish C1 Cup at Knockhill Racing Circuit in Dunfermline, Fife when the crash took place on one of the track's tight bends.Keen racer Glenn flipped the car after dropping places in the qualifying round and trying to catch up. Glenn said: "We'd had a great qualifying."I ended up in fifth but running third until the last minute."I'd been pushed off at the first corner and dropped to ninth."I was charging back through the field and was in seventh when I rolled it on the last lap."In my eagerness to turn the corner I had over-corrected."The first thing I thought about was the damage to the car."But a marshal opened the passenger door and said 'we've got a petrol leak in here - we need to get him out now'."I could smell it and suddenly things seemed a lot more serious."They undid my harness and I had the undignified experience of falling into the roof and crawling out onto the gravel."You are so tightly strapped in with helmet and flame proof overalls on, all within a roll cage, but the medical teams and marshals reacted so quickly."And determined to get back on the track right away, Glenn got back behind the wheel to race again - after his team tried to patch up his car. Glenn managed to finish second last, which he said was a "miracle" given the state of his car - which had 75 per cent of glass missing from it. Glenn said: "I was in the car for only a few minutes."The medics were worried about any neck injuries so were taking things nice and gently."The ambulance team checked my blood pressure and heart rate and were quite happy for me to return to the circuit if I was happy to."From a psychological point of view, I am glad I did."The medical team and marshals were excellent."The car was very slow in race two but we still managed to overtake and not finish last."Because the car had been upside down and all the fluids went to the wrong places."But it's a good wee car."Glenn, who was born with genetic condition syndactyly - meaning he only has four fingers on each hand - is a lifelong motorsport fan.He loves visiting Italy - the home of his favourite team Ferrari - and has visited F1 circuit Monza up to six times.He even got the chance to drive on the legendary track in former world champion Damon Hill's Arrows A18 F1 car. Over the years he has rubbed shoulders with motorsport legends, including drinking beer with four-time world IndyCar champion Dario Franchitti in the US.Earlier this year the Scottish Motor Racing Club presented him with the Walter Robertson Award for his work, prior to deciding to start competitive racing.Glenn runs SuperfastScots social media channels to promote Scottish motorsports and rising Scots racing stars.He said: "Motorsport has been my biggest passion since I was a little boy."I dreamed of being a racing driver, driving for Ferrari and being in Formula 1. "In 2016 I set up SuperfastScots to help celebrate Scottish Motorsport history and to also promote the stars of the future. "As part of that I completed the ARDS Test and achieved my National B Racing Licence."My hands were not an issue an the MSA were happy to present me with a full license."I only intended to show people the process of getting the licence and how to start racing."

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Racer cheated death after horror smash

A racing driver who cheated death after a horror smash was back on the track in the same car - just two hours later.Glenn Alcock, 39, had to be dragged from his Citroen C1 by worried trackside crew as fuel leaked from the overturned vehicle - amid fears it could explode.Footage from inside the car captured the moment Glenn lost control and flipped the car after taking a corner too fast.Miraculously Glenn escaped unscathed and despite having a badly dented roof, a broken windscreen and smashed window, he had the car back on the track hours later.Glenn from Largs, North Ayrshire, was racing in his first competitive season - having previously driven Formula 1 and Formula 3 cars.He was competing in the 2019 Scottish C1 Cup at Knockhill Racing Circuit in Dunfermline, Fife when the crash took place on one of the track's tight bends.Keen racer Glenn flipped the car after dropping places in the qualifying round and trying to catch up. Glenn said: "We'd had a great qualifying."I ended up in fifth but running third until the last minute."I'd been pushed off at the first corner and dropped to ninth."I was charging back through the field and was in seventh when I rolled it on the last lap."In my eagerness to turn the corner I had over-corrected."The first thing I thought about was the damage to the car."But a marshal opened the passenger door and said 'we've got a petrol leak in here - we need to get him out now'."I could smell it and suddenly things seemed a lot more serious."They undid my harness and I had the undignified experience of falling into the roof and crawling out onto the gravel."You are so tightly strapped in with helmet and flame proof overalls on, all within a roll cage, but the medical teams and marshals reacted so quickly."And determined to get back on the track right away, Glenn got back behind the wheel to race again - after his team tried to patch up his car. Glenn managed to finish second last, which he said was a "miracle" given the state of his car - which had 75 per cent of glass missing from it. Glenn said: "I was in the car for only a few minutes."The medics were worried about any neck injuries so were taking things nice and gently."The ambulance team checked my blood pressure and heart rate and were quite happy for me to return to the circuit if I was happy to."From a psychological point of view, I am glad I did."The medical team and marshals were excellent."The car was very slow in race two but we still managed to overtake and not finish last."Because the car had been upside down and all the fluids went to the wrong places."But it's a good wee car."Glenn, who was born with genetic condition syndactyly - meaning he only has four fingers on each hand - is a lifelong motorsport fan.He loves visiting Italy - the home of his favourite team Ferrari - and has visited F1 circuit Monza up to six times.He even got the chance to drive on the legendary track in former world champion Damon Hill's Arrows A18 F1 car. Over the years he has rubbed shoulders with motorsport legends, including drinking beer with four-time world IndyCar champion Dario Franchitti in the US.Earlier this year the Scottish Motor Racing Club presented him with the Walter Robertson Award for his work, prior to deciding to start competitive racing.Glenn runs SuperfastScots social media channels to promote Scottish motorsports and rising Scots racing stars.He said: "Motorsport has been my biggest passion since I was a little boy."I dreamed of being a racing driver, driving for Ferrari and being in Formula 1. "In 2016 I set up SuperfastScots to help celebrate Scottish Motorsport history and to also promote the stars of the future. "As part of that I completed the ARDS Test and achieved my National B Racing Licence."My hands were not an issue an the MSA were happy to present me with a full license."I only intended to show people the process of getting the licence and how to start racing."




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