Race car driver finds the perfect way to troll his opponent

Note to self: Never play Ben Short in Mario Kart.

 

Mike Fenn

Internet Culture

Published Aug 26, 2014   Updated May 30, 2021, 5:13 pm CDT

When it comes to racing, there are more ways to beat out your competitors than simply running them off the track and hoping that they explode into a ball of fire.

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During the second race of the 5Club MX5 Cup Silverstone International in Europe, driver James Rogers was casually piloting his Mazda around the track. As he attempted to overtake fellow racer Ben Short, his car receives a daring—and hilarious—little adjustment from Short.

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Rogers clearly did not see that coming.

Once the video hit Reddit, cries of unsportsmanlike conduct popped up everywhere, while others commended Short for his off-the-charts trolling level. Redditor j0be even immortalized the move in a GIF.

GIF via j0be/Imgur

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Note to self: Never play Ben Short in Mario Kart.

Screengrab via HavenRacingUK’s channel/YouTube

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*First Published: Aug 26, 2014, 10:14 am CDT