June 21, 2008

Scott Kalitta killed in crash at Englishtown.: The NHRA said the 46-year-old Kalitta the 1994 and 1995 Top Fuel season champion who had 18 career victories, 17 in Top Fuel and one in Funny Car was taken to Raritan Bay Medical Center in Old Bridge, where he died a short time later. (Video)

posted by mr_crash_davis to auto racing at 07:33 PM - 9 comments

Jesus, that's a horrible crash:( .

posted by Drood at 09:34 PM on June 21, 2008

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posted by tommybiden at 09:44 PM on June 21, 2008

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posted by BoKnows at 01:00 AM on June 22, 2008

Did he not slow down because the parachute burned up? That was a horrible impact, the only comfort being that he could not have suffered.

posted by dusted at 01:16 AM on June 22, 2008

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posted by steelergirl at 12:23 PM on June 22, 2008

YouTube has various video angles horrific

posted by m8nsman at 09:36 AM on June 23, 2008

Just horrible. My dad drag races down in Miami so this hits home. .

posted by BornIcon at 10:03 AM on June 23, 2008

The orginal explosion is something that is common in drag racing. It has to do with wheel spin, the timing getting out of whack, and it explodes. Since those cars don't stop well without the aid of the parachutes, I can understand why he couldn't stop. What a lot of people don't know is, the gas tank is in the front of the car. It was the first thing that hit at the end of the track. You will be missed Scott.

posted by dbt302 at 11:50 AM on June 23, 2008

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posted by irunfromclones at 12:51 PM on June 23, 2008

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