Whoa, Buttercup: 9 Badass Moments in Jockey History
Picture Of The Day: Walking On Water
No, this guy is not a liquid mountaineer.
His name is Joe Peroceschi, and this was the picture taken a few years ago after he was thrown from his speed boat, which was traveling at approximately 100 mph at the time of the crash. Joe was taking part in the Budweiser Drag Boat Nationals at Wappapello Lake in southwest Missouri, when his boat, Smokin Joe, lost control in the windy conditions and was sent airborne. Contrary to what the image above may suggest, Joe didn’t simply walk away from this one unscathed. He did manage to survive this crash, but suffered a fractured pelvis and broken ribs in the process.