The V8 Supercars event at Barbagallo, Australia was marred by a spectacular start accident in one of the races. Steve Owen crashed into the stalled Karl Reindler, which triggered Reindler’s fuel tank to rupture. The crash caused a massive fireball, leaving both drivers fortunate to escape without injury. Still, the accident raises questions on fire safety in the series. The Australian motorsports association CAMS has started an investigation.