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.

3 comments:

Forrest Gump said...

What’s up with the blog post you are not posting anymore? I keep checking back every once in a while and no updates So have you stopped blogging completely or just posting on other sites.
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Forrest Gump said...

R.I.P Scott Kalitta.
Much respect.

RaceKid84 said...

Much respect to the Kalitta Family.

What’s up with the blog post, you are not posting anymore? I keep checking back every once in a while and no updates.