Former Rockford Speedway track champion Jerry Gille went for a wild ride at the famous quarter-mile oval on Saturday night. According to reports, Gille hit “the point” in turn three, then the car went up in the air and came down on its roof then rolled back over on its wheels. Thankfully, Gille was able to walk away from the accident.
Rockford Speedway track photographer James Ambruoso Sr. captured the accident.
Jerry Gille’s nose of his car points to the sky after hitting the tire by the turn three pit entrance. (James Ambruoso Sr. photo)
Jerry Gille’s car comes down on his roof. (James Ambruoso Sr. photo)
Jerry Gille’s car rolls back on its four wheels and comes to a stop. (James Ambruoso Sr. photo)
Safety officials talk to Jerry Gille (center) after he exits from his car. (James Ambruoso Sr. photo)
Heavy front end damage to the Gille machine. (James Ambruoso Sr. photo)
Gille’s car goes off on the flatbed. (James Ambruoso Sr. photo)