Doug Kerhulas' last drag race-National Trail 1984
Kerhulas' meeting with the NHRA's ill conceived aircraft style arresting nets caused a closed head injury which ended his career. As Kerhulas' head was thrust forward from the quick slowdown the metal cables from the top of the net rebounded and hit him in the helmet at a very high speed.
He was a second round winner in the race.
This was Doug's last race as noted in National Dragster Magazine, cutting short a rising career. He recovered fully from his injuries.
NHRA and ANDRA Drag Racing Compilation
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This video I made is a compilation of great NHRA and ANDRA Drag Racing footage. It has burnouts, crashes and excellent racing old and new. With Kickstart My Heart by Motley Crue in the background, it has all the great drivers like John Force, Warren Johnson, Larry Dixon, Dick Landy, Scotty Cannon, Victor Bray, David Grubnic, Ron Capps and heaps more.
Thanks to the people that let me use their videos:
Winged Express AA/FA
The very famous Winged Express Fuel Altered piloted by Mike Boyd. Footage from many years, Includes that heart wrenching moment in 2005 when we watched the front wheel come off and the Wing hit the wall. Mike was okay, it was sad to see the Wing so badly damaged. One of the most iconic cars in drag racing history. The Wing was restored and is again doing what it does best!
NHRA Thrills 3
More NHRA Slow motion and fast paced goodness-blowups, wrecks, saves, and wins. Credits to ESPN for the video.
Song is O Fortuna
2007 NHRA John Force at Dallas Huge Crash *Replays*
Kenny Bernstein crosses the center line and hits some blocks, John Force's tires sudden blow and the chutes deploy ripping the car in half.
treemaster7 explains the crash:
The G Forces were more than the chassis was designed to handle. When the tire went flat, the weight of the car went to one side & at that same instant the chutes were released with explosive force severing the cotter pins holding the chassis together with devastating results to John Force. Had the cotter pins not severed, John Force wouldn't have been injured.
NHRA Crash Pro Stock Motorcycle 1998
Gary Tonglet's Crash from the 1998 NHRA Winston Invitational. This is footage from the digitally remastered NHRA Drag Racing '98.
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A truly 'bizarre' Drag Racing Accident
Jacque Bidard, an experienced drag racer, knocks himself 'out-cold' during a ferocious start line launch and, whilst still unconscious, he unfortunately keeps his foot firmly planted on the throttle pedal - with disastrous results!
Event: the 'Nitro-Olympics' - held over the 1/8th mile distance drag strip.
Circuit: The Hockenheim, German Grand Prix circuit.
NHRA Drag Racing Pro Mods & Doorslammers - Mission, BC - June 27/09 part 1 of 4
CanadaMotorSports - Drag racing at Mission Raceway Park, Mission BC, part 1 of 4. June 27, 2009. Check out parts 2, 3 and 4 for more amazing drag racing including top end 200+ mph passes! Pure Sound! No music, just cars!
NHRA Drag Racing, featuring 8 second door-slammers, pro-mods, pro streets. Look for Rick DiStefano's beautiful Pro-mod 1953 Chevrolet Corvette.
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