UPDATE: No serious injuries after piece of car’s body hits grandstand railing at NHRA event

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UPDATE (6:16 p.m. ET): USA Today has posted Gluck’s story on the incident in Charlotte, which contains this quote from driver Robert Hight: “I asked where the body landed and they said, ‘In the stands.’ It was like, ‘Oh, man…’ But they came back to me real quick and said no one was injured and everybody is good. That’s not what you want [to] have happening.”

UPDATE (4:17 p.m. ET): Gluck is reporting that both of those fans that were treated for cuts have already been released from the track’s care center. He’s also tweeted photos of Hight’s car body (one of which is now shown) and where the remains of it ended up: “A piece of the car body hit a railing above pedestrian walkway. Rest landed off track. Wow, everyone here should go buy a lotto ticket.”

The NHRA has now tweeted that racing is back on in Charlotte after a delay to clean up “Hight’s boomer.”

A car body has gone into the stands at Charlotte’s zMax Dragway during qualifications for the NHRA Four-Wide Nationals. USA Today’s Jeff Gluck is reporting that two individuals are being treated on site for minor scrapes and that driver Robert Hight, whose car body was identified as the one that went into the stands, is fine.

The NHRA’s Twitter account has mentioned a “body-launching engine explosion” involving Hight, but nothing more of the incident at this time. More to come…

BMW confirms IMSA, WEC GTE line-ups for 2018

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BMW has confirmed its driver line-ups for the 2018 IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship and 2018/19 FIA World Endurance Championship campaigns.

In an announcement made at its end-of-year Sports Trophy event on Friday night, BMW firmed up its roster across its factory WEC team and its customer RLL Racing IMSA squad.

Two of the 2018 BMW M8 GTEs will enter the WEC next year, joining a hotly-contested GTE-Pro class that already features Ferrari, Porsche, Aston Martin and Ford.

BMW factory drivers Antonio Felix da Costa, Nick Catsburg, Augusto Farfus and Martin Tomczyk will share the two cars across the 13-month ‘super season’.

The quartet will be joined by Tom Blomqvist, Alexander Sims and Philipp Eng for the 24 Hours of Le Mans

In IMSA, the RLL Racing team will once again field Sims and John Edwards, who will be joined by the incoming Connor De Phillippi and Jesse Krohn.

BMW also confirmed on Friday night that Tom Blomqvist would see out the Formula E season with its Andretti-affiliated team, having been benched for Kamui Kobayashi in Hong Kong.