Deadly crash at Houston Motorsports Park.....

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  1. Cranky

    Cranky Henchman #1 Staff Member FBBO Gold Member

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    http://abc13.com/news/drag-racing-crash-kills-driver/328392/

    I recognized the car but don't know who owned it. HMP is a neat track if you like 1/8 mile racing (I don't) but it has a real short shut off and it goes straight out onto a main road so it has to have a solid barrier as a last line of safety for that and looks like he made it all the way to it.
     
  2. iraqivet01

    iraqivet01 Well-Known Member

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    Very unfortunate accident.
     
  3. Budnicks

    Budnicks You Can Just Thank Me Later FBBO Gold Member

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    that sucks, my he rest in peace
     
  4. super-bee_ski

    super-bee_ski FBBO Gold Member FBBO Gold Member

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    HOLY COW!

    Being a 1/8th mile track and having technical difficulties, does not leave the driver with much time to react.
    Seems his Parachute and braking system malfunctioned.
    The article says: "The driver of a 1967 Camaro drove off the end of the 1/8 mile drag strip, crashed through some barriers and then hit the wall"
    Perhaps the barriers were weak? I'd like to think the "Barriers" would be able to withstand a major crash like that.

    It looks like the car hit "forward-on-impact"
    God Bless...
     

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  5. Pops1967GTX

    Pops1967GTX FBBO Gold Member FBBO Gold Member

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    prays for his family......
     
  6. super-bee_ski

    super-bee_ski FBBO Gold Member FBBO Gold Member

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    Yes, Pops....
    God Bless his family!

    Could have been any one of us....
    Perhaps "NHRA Safety" will look into this incident.
    I think it is a "given"...an investigation will take place.
     
  7. Dennis H

    Dennis H FBBO Gold Member FBBO Gold Member

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    RIP. Need more detail.
     
  8. wvmarv

    wvmarv Well-Known Member

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    By the looks of that car, I would say the throttle stuck. Poor guy. I hope he didn't suffer long.
     
  9. theman440

    theman440 Well-Known Member

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    It can happen to anyone, we racers know the risks. Pray the family can survive the loss.
     
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