Saturday, June 21, 2008

NHRA's Scott Kalitta killed in crash

Posted Jun 21st 2008 7:25PM by Bruce Ciskie

46-year-old Scott Kalitta, who has been driving race cars for over 25 years, was killed today in a crash at NHRA qualifying in New Jersey. The Englishtown track was the site of Kalitta's debut in 1982.

Kalitta's Funny Car broke apart when his engine exploded at the end of a qualifying run. He had no ability to stop the racecar, and it crashed into a wall at the end of the track, bursting into flames upon impact.

ESPN, scheduled to show qualifying runs from the Old Bridge Township Raceway Park, confirmed an earlier Associated Press story that reported Kalitta's death. ESPN showed the crash, and while I am not by any means an expert on drag racing, I have to say it is among the worst crashes I have ever seen in any form of racing. The coverage currently airing on ESPN has intimated that Kalitta was killed instantly.

A dedicated Florida customer

I was checking my email the other day when I got this email from one of our loyal customers from Florida. Attached where these pictures of my dream garage 32'X50'with 12'6" ceilings that by the way HE owns and HIS bad a*@# 1967 SS Camaro. This car has a 425 HP 427 big block with a M22 rock crusher 4 speed transmission to handle the torque and a 12 bolt with 3:73 to put that power to the road. All I could do was just sit there and drool. Of course I emailed him back and thanked him for making my day.

I love cars and it is so cool to be a part of making his garage as cool as it can be with the addition of the banners and signs he ordered from us. I had to share this with everyone so I contacted him and asked if I could use this for my blog and thankfully he said yes. Well I hope you all have enjoyed these two works of art as much as I have and if you have a car or garage you would like to share with all of us send me an email with some pics and I'll try to get something put together.

Troy Dodd