Barry Bennett and his son Tyson of LacLu are still shaking their head, after the MPH Race Team was involved in a serious crash last night at the Canadian championships for snowmobile racing in Beausejour.
Anthony Leek shot video footage of the crash for his YouTube channel, Cooleddown racing. Leek says driver Travis McDonald was on turn four of lap four, when the sled in front of him rolled.
"It's a really fast sport, and anything can happen at any time," Leek said, recalling the incident. "The whole night had gone really well, so it was shock to all of us."
Even on replay, Leek says the footage has an impact.
"It's scary. I know the drivers put on the risk, and you know the risks involved. You hope something like that never happens, but it's hard to react when you're watching it. Even watching it three, four, five times... There really are no words to describe what happens so quickly out there," he said.
Even though both drivers skidded down the ice surface quite a way, both McDonald and the other driver escaped serious injury.
"It wasn't as bad as it looked in the end," Leek continued. "We're all really pleased they were able to walk away from it."
While it's the last race of the season for McDonald and MPH, they were hoping to get in a full weekend of racing, and they'll have to replace their sled.