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Biggest Crash at HOT ROD Drag Week

On Day 2 of Drag Week at Cecil County Dragway in Maryland, one of the two Opel Asconas from Sweden had the biggest crash in the history of the event. After a steady launch, the car shifted to the left out of the groove, and at about 300 feet, spun the rear tires. The rear swung right and then swapped over to the left. Driver Magnus Frost couldnt hold onto it and the car slid nose-first on two wheels into the right-hand wall. The glancing blow sent the car on its roof, where it slid on its roof to the access road around the eighth-mile while dragging the nose on the wall. Magnus got out of the car with no injuries. The car is an Opel Ascona, something we never got in the States. Last year, this car was stuck in U.S. Customs and couldnt run the event. This particular example is set atop a Monte Carlo tube chassis and the body stretched and pancaked to fit. This beast is capable of running 6-second quarter-miles, but suffered heavy damage during the crash. Magnus and his friends from across the pond are running two Opels, albeit down one after the crash. The other car made a personal-best pass of 7.76 at 177.02 mph and is still in Drag Week competition. The crashed car still holds the fastest pass of the event of 230.30 mph. You can watch the crash on the Live Stream at about the two-hour mark. HOT ROD Drag Week 2019, Presented by Gear Vendors Overdrive #DRAGWEEK #DRAGWEEK2019 Information and Coverage Follow us on Facebook and Instagram for more coverage! The post Biggest Crash at HOT ROD Drag Week appeared first on Hot Rod Network .

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