“Nothing else mattered,” said Dean Jones after pulling his son, Mike Jones, from a burning car over Father’s Day weekend.
The driver was racing in the NASCAR Late Model 100 at South Boston Speedway in Virginia on Saturday when his car spun out of control and burst into flames.
His father immediately hopped over the wall, ran toward the fiery crash and reached his son before track rescue crews:
Father saves son in the nick of time. @TimCoronel @TomCoronel pic.twitter.com/6CAvGLiFSJ
— Marcel Kap (@MKap74) June 19, 2018
Father pulls son from burning car after dramatic racetrack crash.@Miguelnbc has more. pic.twitter.com/NL27fqwazU
— NBC Nightly News with Lester Holt (@NBCNightlyNews) June 21, 2018
“I didn’t have time to be afraid. I had to get my son out of that car,” Jones told WDBJ-TV in Virginia.
Dad of the year.