Originally written on Next Impulse Sports  |  Last updated 6/30/14

A fiery crash last weekend involving Terry Muskrat, Brian Wolfe, and Steve Little during the 50-lap main feature of the 2nd Annual Stock Car Nationals at Oklahoma Sports Park. During the wreck, one car in particular took on a large amount of flames and the driver, Terry Muskrat, seemed trapped in his race car. When 27-year-old driver and competitor, Kip Hughes, saw Terry’s car engulfed in flames he did what no one expected. The young driver stopped and came to the rescue of his competitor.

Kip Hughes said:

“I don’t want that to ever happen again for anybody,”Hughes told the Ada News. “Whether I’m battling it out with them on the race track and we’re exchanging (gestures) or whatever else, it’s a horrible deal for a family to go through.”

A local news station reported on the incident:

According to KFOR-TV, the Terry Muskratt became trapped in his burning car after being involved in a multiple-car crash. When Hughes saw the flames, he stopped racing to help get Muskratt to safety, tearing away the protective window net and pulling Muskratt from the car.

“The adrenaline’s going and I’m just thinking, ‘I gotta get this guy out before something bad happens,”‘ Kip told CNN.

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via HUFF

Link to original article: Race Car Driver Stops During Race To Pull Competitor From Burning Car Article found on: Cosby Sweaters

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  • Kip Hughes you are the winner for the day. God bless you.
  • Now that is what I call a hero! :)
  • Kips Hughes is a first-class guy and a winner in life regardless of who crossed the finish line first. More people should take a page from his book of ethics. BRAVO, Kip! BRAVO.
  • This is a great example of a TRUE sportsman!

    Well done!
  • you are a great example of a human being,and i hope in some way life throws you a reward, i will always remember your name and cheer for you. thank you for a great story
  • Great Job Kip, true Sportsmanship! You truely are a Hero!
  • Sportsman, Winner, Hero and a fine example to others!
  • Kip Hughes set the true example of the verse in John 15:13 Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends. God Bless You Kip
  • Like everyone else said, this man is a hero.
  • Kip Huges may you have a long and happy life, may God shield you under His wings at all times. Thank you for what you did for another human being.
  • now thats when you know that someone is racing because they love it and not because of the money they get.
  • Kip is a true example of a sportsman and hero. He is the type of athlete we should be placing on a pedestal and encouraging our children to emuulate, not athletes who make the papers for DUIs and brawls and domestic violence and drugs. You have my respect, Kip!
  • God will reward you when the time is right. It could be tomorrow, a week from now, a year from now. It will be in his own timing. You did what God wanted you to do. Taking care of you fellow man. God bless you!!!!
  • I think he's great. What I find interesting is why we think it is shocking that he would stop and help. It should be of course we stop and help.

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