Driver killed in crash at NJ raceway identified
Friday, June 11, 2010
OLD BRIDGE, N.J. (AP) -- Authorities have identified the drag racing driver killed in an accident at a New Jersey Raceway as 58-year-old Neal Parker of Millville, N.J.
New Jersey State Police say Parker's alcohol-fueled funny car ran through a net at the end of the track and he died of head injuries.
The accident occurred shortly before noon Friday during a qualifying round at the NHRA SuperNationals at Raceway Park in Old Bridge.
The accident comes nearly two years after top racer Scott Kalitta died when his Funny Car burst into flames and crashed at the end of the track in central New Jersey.