After Sunday’s Camping World Truck Series race in Bowmanville, Ontario, driver Max Papis found himself on the wrong side of another driver’s girlfriend’s anger after the final lap of the event — and got his jaw dislocated for it.
Papis and fellow competitor Mike Skeen were fighting it out for second place at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park road course event, when in the last corner of the race, both were tangled up and wound up going off the track.
Papis ultimately finished the race in sixth place, while Skeen finished in 13th, but there were fireworks following the event. The race, broadcast on Fox Sports1, captured one Skeen’s crew members attempting to pull Papis out of his truck after the race.
But Papis took a shot to the face from Skeen’s girlfriend Kelly Heaphy, which was also captured by the Fox Sports1 cameras.
“This crazy lady comes shouting at me, and I had no idea, didn’t even understand her, she just started shouting,” Papis said to ESPN.com’s Marty Smith in an email. “And all the sudden, she took a full hand — and she slapped me so hard. I’m not kidding. My jaw got dislocated and my left ear is still ringing, big time.”
Papis also told FoxSports.com he wasn’t ruling out legal action against Heaphy.
“I might consider something about pressing charges — it’s not good,” he said. “What she did is not good. I didn’t like that at all. I went to NASCAR and talked to them.”