NHRA Driver Dies In Crash At New Jersey Race

Some sad news to pass on today in racing. Funny Car driver Scott Kalitta was killed in a crash at the Old Bridge Township Raceway Park, according the the NEWARK STAR-LEDGER.

Scott Kalitta

Kalitta was driving at the NHRA Super Nationals when he lost control of his Toyota and it burst into flames. It’s not clear whether he died at the scene or not; a hospital spokesperson is only confirming that he was taken there until more details are given to family members first.

The event was being taped for ESPN, and police will review it to try and determine the cause of the accident.

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