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  1. Jul 24, 2023 · Saman Shafiq USA TODAY 0:03 0:58 A drag racing driver was killed in a car crash at a racetrack in Mahoning County, Ohio on Saturday night. Al Zukauskas was killed when his jet dragster crashed...

  2. Nov 30, 2017 · 6 years ago. The drag racer Scott Kalitta died when his funny car burst into flames, crashed and exploded during qualifying for the N.H.R.A. SuperNationals at Old Bridge Township Raceway Park. The National Hot Rod Association said the 46-year-old Kalitta, who had 18 career victories and was the 1994 and 1995 top fuel season champion, was taken ...

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    • Leah Pruett's 2020 Crash in St. Louis
    • Antron Brown's 2013 Crash in Pomona
    • Brittany Force's 2018 Crash in Pomona
    • John Force's 2018 Crash in Arizona
    • Larry Dixon's 2015 Crash in Gainesville
    • Robert Hight's 2018 Crash in St. Louis
    • J.R. Gray's 2021 Crash in Denver

    During the second round of eliminations at the 2020 Mopar Express Lane NHRA Midwest Nationals, Leah Pruettexperienced the most terrifying wreck of her career. As the NHRA driver made her way down the track, her dragster's frame bent, causing the front half of her car to completely disintegrate. She went airborne for a moments, and finally came to a...

    Antron Brown won his first NHRA championship in 2012, but his crash during the second round of eliminations at the 2013 Pomona Winter Nationals shows that even the best racers can get into big trouble behind the wheel. When he was halfway down the strip, Brown's nitro car spontaneously combusted into a ball of fire. Immediately, the car flipped ont...

    A break in traction can be severe in drag racing, which Brittany Forcefound out the hard way during the Lucas Oil Winternationals in 2018. At the start of the run, you can see the rear wheels of her hot rod break loose, kicking the car sideways. Once those drag slicks gripped up, it shoots her directly into the left lane wall, before she comes back...

    Drag racing is such an exhilarating sport because of the high speeds mixed with the relatively close proximity of the cars. But, as John Force's crash during the NHRA Nationals in 2018 shows, this exciting combination can also be extremely dangerous. Things got bad for Force when his engine exploded as he was speeding down the strip. As his parachu...

    A structural failure during the first round of qualifying at the 2015 Amalie Motor Oil NHRA Gatornationals put Larry Dixon in a situation that no drag racer wants to be in. Near the halfway point of the run, the frame of Dixon's dragster snapped, sending him flying into the air. He slammed back down and collided with the wall. Surprisingly, his car...

    Fox Sports footage shows this unreal moment at Gateway Motorsports Park in St. Louis where Robert Hight won his event but still got caught up in a terrifying explosion at the finish line. After his dragster's engine blew up, Hight was sent hard into the guardwall, causing him to fracture his left collarbone. "The next thing I knew the world explode...

    Pro Mod driver J.R. Gray had a tough break in Denver back in 2021. Originally, he was out front during his qualifying run at the Dodge//SRT Mile-High NHRA Nationals, but he was in for trouble when his dragster started to veer towards the center line. Gray tried to fight the momentum, but as soon as his rear tire touched the line, he lost traction, ...

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  4. Jul 17, 2023 · GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) — Video obtained by News 8 captures two drivers drag racing in Grand Rapids early Sunday morning and crashing into two other vehicles. The crash sent a woman to the...

  5. Oct 1, 2023 · NHRA/National Dragster Angie Smith faces long recovery from gruesome injuries following a qualifying accident on Saturday. Matt Smith, her reigning and six-time champion husband, vows she’ll be...

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