Well we’ve got ourselves a NASCAR showdown that took a surprising turn. Sean Hingorani, one of the drivers in the ARCA Menards Series, recently found himself in hot water after intentionally wrecking his own teammate, Dean Thompson. Now, let me tell you, that’s not something you see every day on the racetrack!
It all started when Hingorani went for a daring move to take the lead from Thompson. Things didn’t go as planned though, and he ended up being forced off the track by his teammate. Now, you might expect some frustration or even a little smack talk after such a move, but what Hingorani did next was beyond anyone’s imagination.
Instead of letting bygones be bygones, Hingorani decided to take matters into his own hands. Hingorani deliberately slowed down, fell a lap behind, and made it his mission to track down Thompson. With just a few corners left in the race, Hingorani seized the moment. He aimed his car at Thompson’s and hit him, sending his teammate crashing into a sand trap.
But here’s the kicker, folks – he managed to get his own car stuck in the process.
Things got ✨spicy✨ between these two teammates pic.twitter.com/Lgs0OEN1Y5
— ARCA Menards Series (@ARCA_Racing) July 8, 2023
Now, let’s pause for a moment and try to understand what went through Hingorani’s mind. These two drivers are teammates, part of the same racing family. They’re supposed to support each other, not turn into adversaries on the track. It’s like the racing version of a daytime soap opera.
As for the consequences, Hingorani got hit with a one-race suspension. Here’s the thing— he’s a part-time driver, so that suspension doesn’t really carry much weight. Some racing fans think he should face more severe repercussions for his actions. I mean, intentionally wrecking your own teammate is a big no-no in the world of sportsmanship.
Let’s hope this incident serves as a valuable lesson to Hingorani and others out there. What are your thoughts though? Let us know in the comments below and across social media.