The Spanaway Speedway Fire happened at the night of August 12, 2000 on the Spanaway Speedway in Washington. It's the sixth escaped death in 1000 Ways to Die.

Episode: Death Gets Busy

How it unfolded

Mike Easley, a stock car racer, drives a long stock car race that goes on for 150 laps but on the third lap the chaos happens after a crash happens right in front of him with an explosion followed afterwards and Mike is caught in a wall of flames. The rescue team arrived to put out the fire but the fire extinguishers aren't strong enough when out of nowhere Mike appears covered in flames. The rescuers still weren't able to extinguish the fire while Mike burned for excruciating 1 minute and 30 seconds and his fireproof suit is only designed for 20 seconds. The fire was eventually put out and Mike unbelievably survived it all until he entered the ambulance. Dying twice in the ambulance, he needed to be brought back to life multiple times and dying a third and last time in the hospital being revived a third time. "Not many people die 3 times and can tell their story afterwards. Mike's philosophy is :Dying is easy, living is the hard part".

Interview

Mike Easley - Stock Car Racer

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