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Ranks rushes to Pearce’s aid after he went off into the field

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By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher

In a video circulating on the internet, drag racer Jason Ranks was racing against Waylon Pearce at a dragstrip in Texas. Pearce was winning for much of the early part of the race.

Towards the finish line, Pearce then begins to lose control of his pickup. He then goes off into the field.

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As Ranks was slowing down in his car, the video shows that Pearce was sliding off into the field. Ranks then begins to do a sliding stop and a u-turn.

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He then rushes to the aid of Pearce. Ranks drove his car throw the dirt and grass as fast as possible without losing control of the vehicle.

As soon as he was back onto the street, he gets closer to where Pearce went off the track. Ranks then stopped his vehicle.

He gets out of his car and then goes running towards the field. Ranks still had his helmet and firesuit on as he rushed into the field.

The video cut off before we saw if Pearce was OK.

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“What a race here,” Texas Streets said in a Facebook post. “Luckily, Waylon was OK! He got right back in his truck and turned the MF on and drove out of the brush. Jason himself swung the car in a hurry like Tokyo Drift rushing to Waylon to go see if he needed help or was OK that shows a lot right there! Respect to both guys. What an awesome race and a wholesome thing to do no matter what.

“At the end of the day, no one wants to see anyone hurt or anyone’s car gone.”

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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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