Drag Racer Survives Going Airborne in a 280 MPH Crash
Larry Dixon is lucky to have walked away from this wreck after he lost control of his dragster sending it airborne. Top Fuel dragsters can reach speeds as high as 320 MPH, Dixon’s crash occurred at about 280 MPH.
“It’s like a roller-coaster ride that flies off the track,” Dixon said. “Now what are you going to do? You just have to wait to land and hope everything does its job for you.”
“I was just waiting for it to land,” Dixon said. “I was just wanting it to land on the track and not in the dirt. That’s the biggest deal. Going that fast, you can tumble. That isn’t good for your insides. Everything did its job. My car’s a mess, but I’m still here.”