Shirley Muldowney crashes

This video clip from the Diamond P Decade of Thrills 2 shows horrific crash photos from Shirley Muldowney's Montreal crash in 1984.

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Drag Racing Shirley Muldowney Top Fuel Dragster Crash Indianapolis Raceway Park 1983
Shirley Muldowney looses a left front tire and hits the guardrail during qualifying for the 1983 NHRA U.S. Nationals.

10 Wheelstands with absolutely BRUTAL landings. Which do you think did the most damage?

Darrell Gwynn's Career-Ending Crash
BUCKINGHAMSHIRE, England - All of drag racing waits and holds its breath this week as one of its favorite sons, Top Fuel racer Darrell Gwynn, struggles to overcome serious injuries sustained in a high-speed racing accident Easter Sunday at Santa Pod Raceway in Bedfordshire, England. The 28-year-old Miami, Fla., native, one of the top stars on the NHRA Winston Drag Racing Series and the quickest man in drag racing with an NHRA National Record-holding 4.909 seconds, was in England for the weekend to conduct business and participate in some exhibition match races, according to a press release issued by the Adolph Coors Company, which sponsors Gwynn's car through its Coors Extra Gold line. Gwynn was making a test run when, according to the Royal Automobile Club, which governs all motor racing in the United Kingdom, a fracture of the chassis the car appeared to break in two directly behind the roll cage - caused the car to make a hard left turn, sending the front half of the car head-on into the guardrail. The car turned on its side and backed into the guardrail before sliding to a stop on its side well down in the shutoff area. Initial reports cited a rear wing strut failure, but videotape appears to dispute those reports. The RAC reportedly has impounded the wreckage for analysis. According to medical reports issued from Stoke Mandeville Hospital in Aylsbury, Buckinghamshire, through a spokesperson at the racetrack, Gwynn sustained a severely mangled left arm and some badly crushed vertebrae. He underwent eight hours of surgery to save the arm from amputation, and that situation reportedly has stabilized. Officials are not yet willing to make a prognosis on possible paralyzation for the 28-time NHRA National event winner. "Darrell has suffered some very serious neck, back, and arm injuries, and it's going to take a long time for him to heal," said Jerry Gwynn, Darrell's father. "The doctors and the entire medical staff have been terrific, and I've been told he's in just about the finest facility of its kind to deal with the injuries he's sustained. We couldn't ask for more than that." Gwynn was driving his 1988-model dragster, the Coors Extra Gold entry he won the 1989 Gatornationals with. The car was shipped over to England recently for new owner Harlan Thompson. Gwynn's injuries, which at one time were life-threatening and which at press time has kept him on the critical list, will require him to be hospitalized for as long as 14 weeks. Gwynn is reported to be in excellent spirits. "The next few days will be critical," added Gwynn. "(Darrell) has some feeling in his right hand, which is encouraging, but has no feeling below the waist. The doctors said that was not unusual after an accident like he had. All we can do is hope and pray everything works out for the best. We're very appreciative of all the support Darrell has received from his fellow competitors, media representatives, and loyal fans." __________________________ Above article from April 27, 1990 issue of National DRAGSTER.

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