June 3, 2023


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Australia: accident at Willowbank Raceway. Sam Fenech is dead

55 years old Finish himself She was Australian racing driverwho participated in drag racing – a type of auto racing in which two vehicles must overcome a straight section of the track in the shortest possible time.

A tragic accident occurred during the event top fuel On the road Willowbank Race Course in Ipswich, Queensland, Australia. In the dramatic event video, we see the car Fenech is driving lose traction, take off into the air, and then It hits the barrier on the other side of the track.

It was initially reported that A team of doctors fought for the 55-year-old’s life. “At the moment Sam is being treated by paramedics, and unfortunately I can’t provide more specific information,” said the Top Fuel host after the accident. Wade Unger.

Unfortunately, despite the efforts made The driver could not be saved.

“It is with great sadness that Top Fuel Racing Australia announces the death of Fabietti Racing Doorslammer driver Sam Fenech as a result of injuries sustained in a racing accident at Willowbank Raceway,” the statement read.

Anger added that One of the camera operators was also injured. The man was taken to the hospital. According to reports, his injuries are not life threatening.

Todd HazelwoodAnother driver who attended the event wrote: “So painful to witness this tragedy.” “I am completely speechless, my thoughts are with Sam’s family and friends,” he added.

A statement of the incident has also been issued Australian National Drag Racing Association. “We are all deeply saddened by this tragic news. Sam was an amazing man, driver and friend. May he rest in peace. Please join us in sending our deepest condolences to his team and his loved ones at this difficult time,” the statement read.

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