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Brad Recounts Harrowing Texas Motorplex Crash: A Glimpse into a Racer's Nightmare!

Venturing into the Texas Motorplex for the grand finale, the biting wind and cold weather set the stage for a challenging weekend of racing. As Brad and his team prepared for the races with new engine combo, memories of the unfortunate incident, urging them to tread carefully.

Brad Recounts Harrowing Texas Motorplex Crash: A Glimpse into a Racer's Nightmare!

Brad recounts harrowing Texas Motorplex crash


Amidst the excitement and anticipation, he delved into routine maintenance, meticulously checking every component of his racing machine. The cold Texas weather prompted him to change the oil, ensuring optimal performance despite the chilly conditions. The intricate process of preheating the oil before introducing it to the engine showcased the dedication to precision in every aspect of the racing experience.


As he geared up for testing on Friday night, the wind-swept track presented its own set of challenges. Racing his way in on points, the anticipation and nerves were palpable. The stakes were high, requiring him to win two rounds for a coveted spot in the Invitational race the following day.

Brad Recounts Harrowing Texas Motorplex Crash: A Glimpse into a Racer's Nightmare!

The Luminasty. Photo by Lou 405 Photo


Facing familiar competitors, the determination to overcome past setbacks fueled his resolve. The track, cold and covered in rubber, posed a unique challenge. Adjustments in fuel and timing were made to accommodate the environmental conditions, ensuring a balance between speed and traction.


Friday night testing brought an unexpected turn of events as we witnessed Brad collide with the wall. The shock and tension in the air were palpable, casting a somber mood over the event. The day unfolded with the aftermath of his own crash, bringing to light the harsh reality of the risks involved in high-speed racing. The damaged car, broken bones, and a trip to the hospital painted a stark picture of the resilience required in the racing world.

Brad Recounts Harrowing Texas Motorplex Crash: A Glimpse into a Racer's Nightmare!

The harrowing Texas Motorplex crash


Inspecting the wreckage revealed the extent of the impact, with the right side of the car bearing the brunt. Despite the visible damage, the integrity of the funny car cage remained intact, a testament to the importance of solid welding and safety measures.

Brad Recounts Harrowing Texas Motorplex Crash: A Glimpse into a Racer's Nightmare!

The harrowing Texas Motorplex crash

As we navigated the challenges of the Texas Motorplex, both on and off the track, the camaraderie among racers and the unwavering spirit to overcome setbacks shone through. The unpredictable nature of drag racing demands a combination of skill, preparation, and a readiness to face the unexpected.

While the Texas Motorplex may now be associated with challenges and setbacks, the love for the racing community and the pursuit of victory remain undiminished. As the damaged car is assessed and plans for repairs are set in motion, the resilience of the racing spirit prevails, ready to tackle whatever the future races may bring.

Video by Team Luminasty

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