This unlucky gambler received a gunshot wound in the rear after a dispute over a prior bet at the drag strip went awry.
Whether it’s legal or not, people have been betting against other cars or on other races happening at the local dragstrip since racing was a thing. According to Urban Hillbilly videos on their most recent upload earlier Monday, UHV recounts an incident where he caught on camera someone getting shot at a dragstrip over an unpaid debt. We’re not particularly sure the date of the incident, but it looks like some persistent fans asking UHV to share his “wildest moments” on camera prompted them to upload this epic find. Check out the video for yourself below.
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If you listen closely at 24 seconds into the video, you can hear the slight crack of a gun followed by the camera man rushing to the site of the scene. According to the video description,
"As we approach the scene we see a young player who has been SHOT in the side and ass over a gambling disagreement! Much to our surprise the track owner said “He only shot him in the a–, it’s all good”, and we were back racing within about 20 minutes. Crazy s—, glad no got hurt any worse!"
Drag Racing is one of man’s most expensive hobbies. Oftentimes, in order to make up for money lost in building up a racecar, side bets at the track usually happen underneath the table (or in the stands so to speak.) More often than not, since it’s unregulated gambling, some parties might take advantage of other parties. That’s usually where incidents like this happen.
Drag Racing is meant to be a fun and safe environment for participants and attendees. But since we can’t turn a blind eye to the reality of it all, it’s best to keep your wits about you the next time you’re spectating at your local dragstrip.
h/t- 305 Insider