Drag Strip Deaths

Subtitle

       Drag Racer Deaths

This website provides information about drag racers who died while racing on a drag strip or at the wheel of a drag race vehicle specifically constructed for racing on a drag strip.  It is the most comprehensive site of its kind on the Web.  Although spectators and officials have died at drag racing events, this website focuses solely on the driver fatalities.  Over 450 drag race drivers who died while racing have been identified and researched.

It is organized by years with names arranged in each span of years alphabetically by last name.  If you are seeking information about a particular drag racer and are unsure about the year of the accident, look on the sidebar (right side of page). Then click on the year span in the directory where his/her entry will be found. If you are looking for a specific racer or want to view entries of those who died at a specific drag strip, the Index provides that information.

Information about each drag racer (when known) includes birth/death dates, date/place of accident, age,  information about accident, biographical information, burial place, etc.  Photograph of the racer and a car and a link to video clips are included if available.

Information and photos to add to the entries are always welcome.  We also invite those who knew these racers to share their memories in the Forum.

 

Last Updated:  March 3, 2017

 

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • Bell, M. (1996)
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  • Boden (1986)
  • Bogdan (1958
  • Bostrom (1999)
  • Bowen (2000)
  • Bradford (1967)
  • Branham (1963)
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  • Broas (1966)
  • Brown, M. (1959)
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  • Bruckman (1975)
  • Bryant (2016)
  • Burdett (1969)
  • Burgess (1968
  • Burghard (2003)
  • Burrell (1968
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  • Caddis (1988
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  • Cain (1974)
  • Callaway (1983)
  • Camacho (1997)
  • Camp (1959)
  • Cangelose (1965)
  • Carlton (1977)
  • Casaurang (1956)
  • Case (1959)
  • Cerio (2012)
  • Cheatham (1959)
  • Chitwood (1972)
  • Coleman (1967)
  • Conrad (2007)
  • Consiglio (1982)
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  • Cooper (1962)
  • Corey (1971)
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  • Cox (1968
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  • Cravero (1962)
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  • Dee (1966)
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  • DeTar (1968
  • Dickinson (1982)
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  • Gant (1987)
  • Garten (2015)
  • Gearhart (1986)
  • Geiman (1965)
  • Gendian (1956)
  • Gendusa (2003)
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  • Giardino (2010)
  • Gibson, K. (1982)
  • Gibson, T. (1981)
  • Giddings (1994)
  • Gilbert (1950)
  • Gilman (1967)
  • Glass (1972)
  • Glenn (1978
  • Gnegy (2000)
  • Goins (2005)
  • Goodson (1957)
  • Gottdiener (1963)
  • Gottenberg (2006)
  • Gould (2007)
  • Grant (1969)
  • Graves (1977)
  • Grebeck (2002)
  • Green, J. (1968
  • Green, W. (2001)
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  • Padgett (2015)
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  • Perry, K. (1975)
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  • Shaw, G. (2000)
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  • Shepherd, L. (1985)
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  • Turner, C. (1975)
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