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Archive for Thursday, September 18, 2008

Engine failure led to death

September 18, 2008

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— Engine failure at 300 mph triggered a crash that killed top Funny Car driver Scott Kalitta in June. The New Jersey State Police said investigators determined that "catastrophic mechanical failure" caused a fuel-fired explosion in Kalitta's Toyota Solaria during a qualifying race at Old Bridge Township Raceway Park.

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