DAYTONA BEACH, Florida – Pipo Derani, star driver of the #31 Action Express Cadillac DPi, was blown away from his pitbox by a ferocious jet dryer with 1 hour remaining in the 57th running of the Rolex 24 at Daytona.  Luckily for the thin-framed Brazilian, he was flown directly to Daytona International Airport’s Gate 4, where he happens to be catching a flight home from later this evening.

The jet dryer started up, and there he went!” exclaimed one stunned spectator.  Derani was unharmed during the launch, but was taken to the Terminal 2 Delta Sky Club for free coffee and cinnamon dulce cookie crisps while he waiting for boarding.