Two fans sustained minor injuries in the grandstands Saturday at zMax Dragway during final qualifying runs for the NHRA Four-Wide Nationals when the body of Robert Hight’s Funny Car blew off after its engine exploded near the finish line.
The body flew approximately 50 feet onto a walkway that runs in front of the East Grandstand, then bounced off the rail in front of the grandstand area. The impact dented the grandstand rail. both fans, whose names were not released, were evaluated and released at the scene by paramedics. ROGER RICHARDS/COMPETITIONPLUS.COM ROGERAO