Wow, that's really sad. My dad is huge into drag racing, so I'm surprised he hadn't told me about it.
Originally Posted by TitaniuMerlin
I also doubt he died at the hospital, given how long the car was on fire and the massive explosion...
That crash was rather huge, but I've seen some crashes where you SWEAR the driver must have died, and he walks away, or has relatively minor injuries. The cars are very safe all things considered, and the emergency crew is fast.
The huge explosion was due to the car hitting a concrete wall at the end of the track at well over 200 mph. Poor track design was the major contributor to the loss of life here. Track end was reconfigured for the finals on Sunday.
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Originally Posted by colorider
Phobias are for irrational fears. Fear of junk ripping badgers is perfectly rational. Those things are nasty.