Drag Racer Dies in Seattle Crash

Drag racer Mark Niver died when the parachute came off the back of his dragster, thus sending him into the netting at the end of the track.

From CNN:

Niver, 60, was taking part in the National Hot Rod Association’s Lucas Oil Northwest Nationals in Seattle, Washington, on Sunday.

After the parachute came off, he was able to slow the car a bit before plowing into the net fencing at the end of the drag strip.

The death was the second this year in the association’s drag racing series.

Race announcers called Niver “a true craftsman and an innovator” who hand-built all his race cars from start to finish — he machined his engines and components and fabricated the car bodies.

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3 Comments on “Drag Racer Dies in Seattle Crash”


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  2. zelda Says:

    He pushed the envelope


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