Everyone knows, or should know, that racing is dangerous. At more than 100 mph, a little bump can send a racer careening into the wall or even another racer. For Javier Hernandez of Anaheim, California, he learned this lesson the hard way. After spending a few weeks getting his 2004 Silverado just right, his first pass down the track at Irwindale ended quite abruptly. As he was about a third of the way down the track, something caused the Silverado’s suspension to unload. As soon as this happened, the torque of the engine pulled the truck right, into the wall. Luckily, like most true racers, it shouldn’t be too long before Javier has his truck back up and running in no time. If you have a story of a race gone wrong, send it over to editorsinbox@truckin.com.

Just in case you were wondering, Javier’s truck has the following mods:

Specs
Year Make Model:
2004 Chevrolet Silverado
Owner and City/State :
Javier Hernandez • Anaheim, California

Engine
Type: Vortec LQ4 6.0L
Induction: KB Racing/Turbonetics T78 providing 10 psi boost
Output: 550 hp and 570 lb-ft of torque
Built by: Cunningham Motorsports
Transmission: 4L80E