Formula 1
31 Jul
-
02 Aug
Event finished
R
70th Anniversary GP
07 Aug
-
09 Aug
FP1 in
3 days
Formula E
05 Aug
-
05 Aug
FP1 in
1 day
R
Berlin ePrix II
06 Aug
-
06 Aug
FP1 in
2 days
MotoGP
24 Jul
-
26 Jul
Event finished
06 Aug
-
09 Aug
FP1 in
3 days
NASCAR Cup
02 Aug
-
02 Aug
Event finished
R
Michigan
08 Aug
-
09 Aug
Race 1 in
4 days
IndyCar
16 Jul
-
18 Jul
Event finished
21 Aug
-
23 Aug
Next event in
16 days
WEC
13 Aug
-
15 Aug
FP1 in
9 days
R
Bahrain
19 Nov
-
21 Nov
Next event in
106 days
Supercars
17 Jul
-
19 Jul
Event finished
07 Aug
-
09 Aug
Event finished

Neal Parker has fatal crash in Englishtown

shares
comments
Neal Parker has fatal crash in Englishtown
Jun 14, 2010, 4:42 PM

Neal Parker lost his life today at his home track. The 58 year old Top Alcohol Funny Car drag racer was the second fatality at the SuperNationals in Englishtown, N.J. in a two-year span. National Hot Rod Association (NHRA) Funny Car driver Scott ...

Neal Parker lost his life today at his home track. The 58 year old Top Alcohol Funny Car drag racer was the second fatality at the SuperNationals in Englishtown, N.J. in a two-year span. National Hot Rod Association (NHRA) Funny Car driver Scott Kalitta was the last NHRA driver fatality at the Old Bridge Township Raceway Park on June 21, 2008.

Parker's crash occurred during the Sportsman qualifying on Friday, June 11, when his car did not slow down nor did his parachute deploy. Thus he was still traveling at a high rate of speed in the the shutdown portion of the track before slamming into the sand trap, and at the speed he was turning, the hit was hard enough to knock down layers of the catch netting.

The Millville resident ran in the Sportsman National and Divisional series. The New Jersey state police immediately took control of the scene and an investigation by them and the NHRA officials will take place.

A statement has been released by the NHRA confirming the fatal accident and includes the following: "On behalf of everyone at NHRA and Raceway Park, we are deeply saddened and want to pass along our sincere condolences to the entire Parker family."

NHRA also stated that the Pro classes -- Funny Car, Top Fuel, Pro Stock, Pro Stock Motorcycle and Pro Mod -- were to resume at around 4:00pm EDT.

Englishtown: Powersports Racing final report

Previous article

Englishtown: Powersports Racing final report

Next article

Englishtown: Bob Tasca III final report

Englishtown: Bob Tasca III final report
Load comments

About this article

Series NHRA
Drivers Scott Kalitta