A terrible accident happened yesterday at the NHRA Arizona Nationals in Chandler Arizona. A woman watching a first round Top Fuel run at Firebird International Raceway was killed when she was struck by the tire from Antron Brown's Matco Tools/U.S. Army dragster. The left rear wheel came off the vehicle after the driver lost control of it on the strip. The woman was airlifted to a hospital in the Pheonix area for treatment , but she later passed away. Her identity has not yet been disclosed.
In a statement issued via email, the National Hotrod Association said this, ""The entire NHRA community is deeply saddened by today's incident and sends its thoughts and prayers to the woman's family and friends." Firebird International Raceway's executive vice president Franki Buckman also expressed how deeply saddened everyone is by this incident. The driver, Brown, was not injured in the accident. He had this to say, ""We're racers and we race and I'm ok. It all happened so quickly and I want to thank the NHRA Safety Safari for being there so quickly to help get me out of the car and also the track medical team for tending to me so quickly."
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