One of the rising stars of the season in the Indy Lights Presented by Cooper Tires championship, Schmidt Peterson Motorsports’ RC Enerson, had his scariest moment of the year today in Toronto.
But mercifully, the 18-year-old Floridian was OK after a severe-looking but thankfully not severe-in-actuality accident at Turn 3.
Enerson’s No. 7 SPM car launched over the back of Nelson Piquet Jr.’s No. 14 Carlin car going into Turn 3, but went into the catch fencing, then somersaulted into the tire barriers.
It was easily the scariest accident yet for the new Dallara IL-15 Mazda chassis, which clearly did its job to keep Enerson safe in the moment.
Here’s some of the social media reaction:
As for the race, Spencer Pigot won, and extended his thanks that Enerson was OK:
The team is trying to repair the car to ensure Enerson is racing on Sunday.