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Collete Davis has fire in her drift car at HyperFest

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By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher

Race car driver Collete Davis was competing at the Haltech HyperFest presented by Grassroots Motorsports this past weekend at VIRginia International Raceway in Alton, Virginia. That’s when things took a horrible turn.

She shared photos on Facebook of her car on fire. It is not clear what caused the fire to start.

Collete Davis' Fire in her drift car
Collete Davis’ Fire in her drift car (Photo by Collete Davis Racing/Facebook)

“Video is now live going over what happened,” Collette Davis Racing said in a Facebook post. “Over the weekend my C6 drift corvette burst into flames. I’m okay, the car not so much. It’s just heartbreaking, but we’ll come back stronger. I’m very lucky all things considered. Thank you to @dimabrutskiy @duarte.hq @savio.hq @nscardigno @nick350z.hq @c4t8 for rushing to help me & fight the fire. It would’ve been so much worse if they hadn’t.”

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The car had just been finished. And one week earlier, she said that she had won her first drifting event in the car.

“It’s a heartbreaking situation,” Davis said in the YouTube video. She also added in the YouTube video caption, “Completely heartbreaking. The brand new C6 Corvette caught on fire while I was drifting this past weekend at Hyperfest. Definitely one of the scariest moments I’ve ever had, and we’re still processing it all.”

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HyperFest is billed as “the largest automotive event on the East Coast and 2022 marks the 21st anniversary.”

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Anthony Caruso III
Anthony Caruso III
Anthony Caruso III is the Publisher of The Capital Sports Report. He has been in the Journalism field since August 2002. Since that time, Mr. Caruso has covered many marquee events. This includes 13 Heisman Trophy ceremonies, 2 Little World Series events, and one Army-Navy College Football game.
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