Saturday, June 12, 2010

Another Drag Racing Crash At Raceway Park

Authorities have identified the drag racing driver killed in an accident at a New Jersey Raceway as 58-year-old Neal Parker of the New Jersey town of Millville.

New Jersey State Police say Parker's alcohol-fueled funny car ran through a net at the end of the track and he died of head injuries.

The accident occurred Friday morning during a qualifying round.

The accident comes nearly two years after top racer Scott Kalitta died when his Funny Car burst into flames and crashed at the end of the track.

Here's a look back at that crash...

Remember, it's been a rough year for the sport...
Back in February, a spectator died after being hit by a flying tire from a dragster at the NHRA Arizona Nationals. A woman was watching a Top Fuel run of Antron Brown's dragster went out of control and the left rear wheel came off.

Here's the first report of that story from our friends at KTVK-TV/AZ3

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