Hot Stuff Struck from Behind During Air Race Start

The video shows Thom Richard in his Hot Stuff race plane getting ready to depart for the final race in the Gold heat for the Formula One Class.

Just as the race was about to start, Richard had engine trouble. He signaled the problem to the flagman and opened his canopy to emphasize that he was out. Unfortunately, the other racers thought the race was on and started their takeoff runs.

The dramatic video shows the plane lined up behind Richard hitting Hot Stuff from behind. Although his hand was injured, the incident did not scare off Richard from racing.