View Full Version : Bizarre fatal drag racing crash

04-04-05, 05:22 AM
Just unbelievable....horrible.



04-04-05, 05:43 AM
Wow. Unbelievable. Sad day for all of racing when 2 of their own die. :(

Jervis Tetch 1
04-04-05, 09:57 AM
I saw this in our local paper today. Very strange and sad. Prayers and thoughts go out.

Sean O'Gorman
04-04-05, 11:25 AM
That might be the most horrific thing I have ever read about our sport. :(

04-04-05, 11:48 AM

04-04-05, 12:01 PM

prayers and condolences to the families...

Andrew Longman
04-04-05, 01:11 PM
I always questioned how safe it was to stand behind those 300 mph bombs when they launch, but I never dreamed that a car could wind up coming back down the strip.

Truly tragic


04-04-05, 01:43 PM
Don't those cars have "dead man" switchs on the steering wheels?

Andrew Longman
04-04-05, 03:28 PM
Don't those cars have "dead man" switchs on the steering wheels?

Not a bad idea, but I don't believe they have such a device. The latest Racer has a profile on Scelzi's FC and it simply has a fuel shut off botton to the right of the steering wheel. I saw a similar set up on a recent Windtunnel or something on TV.

04-04-05, 05:14 PM
Total bummer. No silver lining in this cloud.

While nothing this bizarre has ever happened, over the years there have been other wrecks aggravated when the rear wheels continued to have power after a hard crash.