A 65-year-old Virginia man was fatally injured in a high-speed racing accident Saturday at the Atlanta Dragway during an NHRA Southeast Division event.
According to a release on the National Hot Rod Association’s website, Bobby Martindale, age 65 of Glen Allen, Va., was racing his Top Alcohol Funny Car when he experienced engine failure at the finish line, according to preliminary reports.
The car continued down the track at a high rate of speed, reportedly overshooting the end of the drag strip.
Bobby Martindale, pictured here doing a burnout during competition at Atlanta Dragway in April, lost his life in a racing accident at the Commerce racing facility Saturday afternoon following an engine failure. Photo courtesy Auto Imagery.com
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