The 65-year-old star and his son Burt ended up in the dirt after smashing their motor during the fairly full on Baja 1000 off-road race in the Mexican desert on Thursday (13.11.14), and while the pair escaped with cuts and bruises, Burt was clocked wearing a catheter afterwards (namely because he hashtagged it in an Instagram pic). If that doesn't qualify as a near death experience we don't know what does.
Burt took to Instagram to post a picture of the pair enjoying a well-deserved post-race drink and he added the caption: "Well I don't want to say the race didn't go as planned, because it did... we had a blast, learned a ton about Baja, made a bunch of new friends who I will remember for life, didn't bend the truck (even though we went off twice) and we came home safe..."
"Beat but not broken... Had to have a few beers before I could tell @pottsracing his #trophytruck would not be making it to him... #classyShot #YesThatsACathider"
The 36 year old - Bruce's oldest child with first wife Chrystie Crownover - also thanked the crew members who helped fix their $1 million ride following their crash in the five-day event.
He wrote: "In this picture is the group of people who helped us out in the middle of the desert when we broke the truck and offered us pizza and beer and radios... at this point after hours in the desert dad and I were starving, thirsty, and needed a radio to signal our race was over... they pretty much solved all or problems and made life good again. (sic)"
According to TMZ, The father-and-son duo had to wait a few hours to get back on the road after their smash, which occurred around the 170-mile mark, but they eventually had to pull out of the race because they lost too much time due to the incident.
Several racers and spectators have previously been killed at the annual event, which costs at least $125,000 to enter, with trucks costing around $500,000.
Doing some volunteer work in a war zone may be a cheaper and possibly more fulfilling endeavor.