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Old 06-11-2010, 05:09 PM
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Driver killed at E-town today

Parachutes never deployed and he went into the net at 300 MPH. Dont know what's beyond the net but I dont want to find out.

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Old 06-11-2010, 05:22 PM
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Re: Driver killed at E-town today

that is tragic at least he went out by doing something he enjoyed ... my condolences to his family
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Old 06-11-2010, 05:26 PM
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Re: Driver killed at E-town today

Damn, my father just told me . RIP and my condolences go out to his family.
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Re: Driver killed at E-town today

Damn that sucks when you go to a safe regulated place to race and shit like that happens. If it was street racing I wouldn't feel as bad but RIP.
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Re: Driver killed at E-town today

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Re: Driver killed at E-town today

What the hell goes through your head when you realize your chutes didn't deploy at 300 MPH? Besides, "OH SHIT!!"
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Re: Driver killed at E-town today

Tragic. RIP.
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Re: Driver killed at E-town today

A sad day for sure..

Drag racer Neal Parker, 58, of Millville N.J., died of injuries he sustained in an accident while qualifying his Top Alcohol Funny Car Friday afternoon in the National Hot Rod Association SuperNationals at Old Bridge Township Raceway Park in Englishtown, N.J.

According to a NHRA release, Parker "crashed at a high rate of speed in the shutdown area.''

"On behalf of everyone at NHRA and Raceway Park, we are deeply saddened and want to pass along our sincere condolences to the entire Parker family,'' the statement read.

This is the same facility where two-time NHRA Top Fuel champion Scott Kalitta was killed in June of 2008 in a high speed crash also in the shutdown area at the end of the track. That accident prompted the NHRA to shorten the race tracks from the traditional quarter-mile length to 1,000-foot.

Parker's death while competing in the Top Alcohol class -- drag racing's version of a "triple-A" -- is the second fatality at an NHRA national event this season. A spectator was killed in February when a tire came off driver Antron Brown's Top Fuel dragster and struck a woman near the grandstands at Firebird Raceway outside Phoenix.
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Re: Driver killed at E-town today

I saw that video of Antron Brown's tire flying off. Pretty scary stuff.
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Re: Driver killed at E-town today

Wow. Very sad. Goes to show you that just because you're at a track that it's 'all OK'. Anything can and will happen. So who's going to complain about the cage rule now?
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