The Outside World Race Car Driver Saves Stray Dog but Misses Chance to Win Published 1 year ago on Oct 17, 2017 By Lyn Kelly He might have lost the 1st prize gold, but his heart is pure pure gold. Carlos Matos, a professional race car driver, was racing at top speed when a stray dog happened to cross the track in which he was heading. In an instant, Matos hit the brakes and his vehicle was made to screech into a halt. His quick reaction saved the dog’s life, but no without a cost. Adriano Oliveira/Twitter Good News Network featured the story on its website: “Matos was piloting his Ford Fiesta R5 around the second pass of a track in the Constalica Rallye Vouzela Competition last month when he saw the pup standing in the middle of the road.” Surprised by the incoming vehicle and the screeching sound, the stray dog quickly took off in the opposite direction and into safety. The wasted moments, though, cost Matos precious seconds, which are crucial in a rally race. Adriano Oliveira/Twitter A video of the moment the car came to a screeching halt was posted on social media and was hailed by a lot of viewers. Netizens quickly picked up the story, shared it, and praised the race car driver for saving the life of stray canine. Matos is from Sao Pedro do Sul, Portugal and has been a three-time racing champion. Although the decision to save the dog’s life cost him the chance of winning the competition, he didn’t regret it:“If the episode were repeated today, I would do exactly the same thing.” Matos owns several pet dogs of his own, and he admitted his fondness for pups to the race organizers: “The dog was not very big, but in this life not everything of value is. Those who know me know I have great admiration for animals.” Matos also owns several pet dogs of his own. Adriano Oliveira/Twitter While others might have possibly seized the moment to win the gold, not concerning themselves with the life of a stray dog, Matos chose to act nobly and spare the dog’s life with his split second decision. UP NEXT These Celebrity Couples Have Huge Age Differences Between Them... Related Topics:carlos matosConstalica Rallye Vouzela Competitionrace car driverrally racestray dogtracktrending Up Next Mom Creates Eye Patches After Losing Her Eye to Cancer Don't Miss 90-Year-Old Czech Grandma Hand Paints Houses with Flowers and Turns Her Village Into an Art Gallery Continue Reading You may like Dog Casually Joins Chamber Orchestra Concert Onstage in Turkey Dog That Ran Ultra Marathon Scores Movie and Book Deal Azul the Schnauzer: From a Stray Puppy to an Honorary Member of the Police Force Click to comment The Outside World John Oliver’s Last Week Tonight Returns 2019 HBO revealed the anticipated return of the satirical late night news show to be February 17, 2019. 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