Texas Racer Loses Entire Operation In Devastating Highway Fire

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Texas-based racer Mark Salsberry had every racers’ worst nightmare come to life this weekend when his entire racing operation was lost in a sad and unfortunate fire while en route to his home in Porter following the Dirty South No Prep event in Odessa on Saturday night.

Salsberry, who competes in the Dirty South’s 5.80 Index category in his nitrous oxide-assisted Chevy Luv pickup known as “No Luv,” was making the eight-hour, nearly cross-state trip back home on Sunday when he and his crew looked in the rearview mirror and found the enclosed trailer and all of its contents already ablaze. With little warning or time to react, Salsberry and company could only escape their Dodge Ram pickup and watch helplessly from the roadside as the entire operation— years of blood, sweat, and finances to build and acquire — burned.

Lost in the fire was the trailer and everything inside, along with the pickup, which eventually caught fire as well and incurred significant damage. According to Salsberry, the devastating incident has left him without so much as an extension cord at his home, as everything needed for his racing endeavors was kept inside the trailer.

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Salsberry shared images of the fire to social media from the road, proclaiming it the end of his racing days. But the racing community quickly sprung into action, doing what it does best by showering he and his family with an outpouring of support, offering him cars to drive to finish the season and help with his rebuilding efforts should he choose to.

We certainly hope it isn’t the end of Salsberry’s racing career, because no one should have to go out in such a fashion.

Photos credit: Mark Salsberry/Facebook

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Andrew Wolf

Andrew has been involved in motorsports from a very young age. Over the years, he has photographed several major auto racing events, sports, news journalism, portraiture, and everything in between. After working with the Power Automedia staff for some time on a freelance basis, Andrew joined the team in 2010.
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