Mooresville Dragway Top Eliminator accident.
I have a few pictures, but will not be able to load them up till I get my main PC Back.
Chuck Martin, 2009 Top Eliminator Mooresville Track champion crashed today.
He has a BBC Dragster, car runs mid 4's 1/8 MILE.
It appears his throttle stuck, why he did not kill the engine or pull the shoots is something only he can answer. And also something you can not question if your not in his seat.
Car went threw the traps at 147 mph, never slowed.
Car went off the the end of the pavement.
From the end of the pavement it appears the car did not touch the ground for several feet (more than 100) Then went threw a bob wire fence, then the front end went into the ground, car flew well over 25 feet in the air. Landing more than 1/4 mile away from where the pavement ends.
If anyone is familiar with the track, this is the second field past the shut down area.
Car & engine drive train did break apart.
He was air lifted to hospital, he was alert.
He has bad facial lacerations from the bob wire, broken left arm, broken right leg. And back and neck compressions.
He was alert, and complained about pain.
He was in trapped in the car by the steering, took over 35 min for rescue to show up, and then another 30 to free him. It was just over a hour before he was air lifted from the track.
I was there, I am sure rumors will travel.
He is hurt very bad with these compound fractures. I just hope all we could see is all.
I wish him well and will have Chuck in my prayers.