Rock singer Ted Nugent escaped injury when he crashed o
Jun. 04, 1988
LEXINGTON, Ohio (AP) _ Rock singer Ted Nugent escaped injury when he crashed on the cool-down lap after winning the Dodge International Star Challenge celebrity auto race at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course Saturday.
Nugent rolled his Dodge Shelby Z after the race was over, but walked away from the accident.
''I didn't have a brake to be found,'' Nugent said. ''I dragged my foot, I started back peddling - it didn't work 3/8''
Nugent beat RATT drummer Bobby Blotzer by 19.612 seconds in the 12-lap race around the 2.4-mile road course. He averaged 76.376 mph.
The race was the second in a series of four races to highlight a national public awareness campaign called ''THINK, Don't Drive and Drink''.
''If people who drink and do drugs could ever get as high as I did just driving that car, they'd realize what chumps they are,'' Nugent said.
Fee Waybill, former lead singer of the Tubes, finished third, and Alto Reed, Bob Seger's saxaphonist in the Silver Bullet Band, was fourth.
Columbus, Ohio, Dispatch columnist Jack Willey finished fifth, Starship's Craig Chaquico was sixth and Starship's Brett Bloomfield was seventh.
MTV jockey Mark Goodman was eighth, Lenard Brown of the Controllers was ninth, Frank Funaro of the Del-Lords was tenth, and southern rock band the Outlaws founders Hugh E. Thomasson and Henry Paul finished 11th and 12th, respectively. All but Paul completed all 12 laps of the race.