NHRA examines incident at zMAX Dragway

NHRA examines incident at zMAX Dragway

NHRA examines incident at zMAX Dragway

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by DOUG KUFNER / NBC Charlotte Staff

WCNC.com

Posted on April 22, 2013 at 6:21 PM

Updated Tuesday, Apr 23 at 6:57 AM

CONCORD, N.C. - NHRA officials say they will continue to look for ways to make their fan friendly sport safer for track patrons in light of Saturday's incident at zMAX Dragway that injured two fans.

It all happened when Robert Hight's Funny Car engine exploded during the Dollar General NHRA 4- Wide Nationals, sending the body of Hight's car flying onto a sidewalk near the east grandstand loaded with people.

The body frame is made of fiber glass and weighs roughly 100 pounds.

Two people were treated for minor injuries at the facility and released. Sunday's races went off without incident. NHRA Vice President of Relations and Communications, Jerry Archambeault, says the sport will continue to work on ways to make watching and attending their events safer for the fans.

He urged them not to be scared off by Saturday's incident. Officials at zMAX Dragway say their facilitiy meets NHRA regulations and safety protocals.

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