Sunday, June 22, 2008

VIDEO: Scott Kalitta, Former NHRA World Champ Dies in Fiery Crash

The NHRA lost a former World Champion yesterday in a deadly crash.

Funny Car driver Scott Kalitta, 46, died June 21 from multiple injuries suffered after his car went out of control and crashed in a high-speed racing accident at Old Bridge Township Raceway Park during the fourth and final round of qualifying at the Lucas Oil NHRA SuperNationals. Kalitta was extracted from his car by NHRA emergency services officials and transported to Old Bridge Township Hospital, where he was later pronounced dead.

Kalitta, a two-time NHRA POWERade Drag Racing Series Top Fuel champion and one of only 14 drivers in NHRA history to earn victories in both premier nitro categories, earned 18 victories during his career, his last coming in Chicago in 2005 in Top Fuel.

Rest in Peace, Scott Kalitta.

by Mondoreb & RidesAPaleHorse
* Former NHRA world champ Kalitta succumbs to injuries in accident

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