NHRA Pro Mod driver Chad Green flipped his car during Sunday’s eliminations of the Fitzgerald USA Thunder Valley NHRA Nationals at Bristol Dragway in Tennessee.
It appeared the parachutes on Green’s car did not deploy and somehow his car went out of control, and then flipped upside down before sliding into the sand trap at the end of the track.
Fortunately, Green emerged from his wrecked race car under his own power and was uninjured.
Here’s video of what happened:
YORK HAVEN, Pa. (AP) — Sprint Car driver Greg Hodnett died after a crash Thursday night at BAPS Motor Speedway.
The 49-year-old Hodnett, from Spring Grove, Pa., was the World of Outlaws Rookie of the Year in 1993 and went on to win 20 World of Outlaws races. He won the opening night this year at the Knoxville Nationals.
“Greg represented the true gentleman competitor in the pit area,” World of Outlaws CEO Brian Carter said.
A statement was posted on Hodnett’s racing website, saying: “Please keep (wife) Sherry, the entire Hodnett family, and the Heffner racing team in your thoughts and prayers.
“Greg was a professional in every sense of the word, and will be desperately missed!”
Several NASCAR drivers took to Twitter to express their condolences: