NHRA Fan Killed In Phoenix (Video)

February 22, 2010
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News of an NHRA fan killed in Phoenix over the weekend has been making the headlines. Read more about this terrible tragedy. Video of the crash? Keep reading!

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The Arizona Nationals were held at Firebird International Raceway on Sunday, and unfortunately, we report the sad news of an NHRA fan killed by debris off of Antron Brown’s race car.

While Brown was set to race against Troy Buff, somehow his dragster lost power, a cylinder issue, right after the start, the tire got loose and it ended up on its side after flipping. As it moved across the track, it finally came to a stop after hitting a wall.

Brown was not injured. He did go to Chandler Regional Hospital to be checked out but was released. Of the crash, he said:

“It felt like the back end just dropped out and the car started pitching end over end. . At that point, I was upside-down, and in my mind, things were going crazy. I was just hoping I didn’t go into Troy or into the other lane. The next thing I knew, I hit the wall. I saw a little burst of flame come around my head, and I saw sparks. The Safety Safari guy was right there, and the next thing I knew somebody was trying to help pull me out of the race car. Thanks to the Safety Safari. All the guys at the track did an awesome job. It was a crazy ride.”

The woman who was hit by the tire, was airlifted to Good Samaritan Hospital. She died later in the evening. Her identity has not been revealed, in respect for the victim’s family. The NHRA released the following statement on their website:

“NHRA is investigating the incident. The entire NHRA community is deeply saddened by today’s incident and sends its thoughts and prayers to the woman’s family and friends.”

Our thoughts and prayers go out to the family of the NHRA fan killed on Sunday. Video of the crash is below.

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