Rickie Smith gets loose at the finish line and has awful looking crash with Pete Farber during the second round of Pro Modified qualifying during the NHRA Thunder Valley Nationals. While Pete was able to walk away without injury, Rickie wasn't as lucky as he suffered a broken knee cap in the accident.
On-board footage of dragster crash
Blown head gasket dumps water in front of the tires causing dragster to
veer into the wall and flip, landing upside down. Thanks to the excellent
track emergency team and the strongly-built car, the driver sustained no
injuries. The car is capable of 200+ MPH and sub-7 second 1/4 mile passes.
It is powered by a turbo-charged 2.2
liter 4-cylinder GM EcoTech engine producing nearly 1600 HP.
Pro Mod Wreck_Bristol Dragway
Roger Burgess driving his Pro Mod crashes after crossing the finish line at
Bristol Dragway's Ford Thunder Valley Nationals, June 18, 2011. Roger was
able to walk away from the wreck.
Pro Mod Crash NHRA: Roger Burgess
Roger Burgess takes a nasty spill during the first round of Pro Modifed at
the 2011 Thunder Valley Nationals. Thankfully, he got out of the car under
his own power but was pretty sore from what I was told. This was the
second wild ride of the weekend for Roger. In qualifying, the car made a
similar move at the same point on the track but he was able to keep it off
Santa Pod Raceway All Time Crashes Part 1
A Selection of crashes from Santa Pod Raceway in Northamptonshire. This
Drag Racing video includes Top Fuel Dragsters, Funny Cars, Pro Stock Cars,
Fuel Altereds, Honda Civics, Nissan Skylines and it includes fires,
explosions, accidents, wheels falling off, fails and more.
Thankfully no one was seriously hurt in any of these clips.
We know we have missed loads and there are more to come, keep an eye out
for part 2 coming soon...
Well done to all of the videographers that captured the clips in this
Pro Stock Drag Racing in the '70s and '80s
Some pictures that I took of Pro Stockers back in the '70s and '80s along
with a clip from the Diamond P video "Decade Of Thrills" Note... the last
photo, at 6:43, before the video clip is one that I took from the
grandstands at the '83 US Nationals showing Lee Shepherd in the lead at
that point. But as the video shows, Bob Glidden drove around him to take
the title. Great Racin'!!