At the V8 Supercars Championships on Barbagallo Raceway near Perth, Australia, Karl Reindler's No. 21 Fair Dinkum Sheds Racing ride stalled and was then hit by Steve Owen's VIP Petfoods car. Then came the remarkable explosion.

Somehow Reindler escaped the inferno with only burns to his hands and face after one of the most spectacular accidents in V8 Supercar history. He was lucky to walk away.

"Before I knew it, I saw flames inside the car," Reindler said before being taken to hospital for treatment. "I guess I panicked and tried to get out as quick as I could. My body's fine, it's just my hands.

Insane footage. Kids should take note of how Reindler stopped, dropped and rolled.

Karl Reindler hospitalised after big crash at Barbagallo [Daily Telegraph] (H/T Sport Post)

V8 Supercar explodes into flames at startline!!! [YouTube]