NHRA Pro Stock driver Alan Prusiensky experienced a scary crash during the second round of qualifying this weekend at the NTK NHRA Carolina Nationals at zMAX Dragway in Concord, North Carolina.
Prusiensky was racing against the 2017 NHRA Pro Stock champion Chris McGaha in a Chevrolet Camaro when his parachutes didn’t unfurl properly after completing his pass. Prusiensky’s Jerry Haas-built FireFreeze Cold Fire Dodge Dart hooked sharply into McGaha’s lane before making head-on contact while upside down creating a brief but large fireball amidst the contact. The car then flipped back onto its wheels and rolled to a stop.
The NHRA Safety Safari quickly responded to the accident and assisted Prusiensky exiting his wrecked race car. Alan walked away under his own power but was taken to a local hospital for further evaluation.
Prusiensky wrote the following statement on the team’s Facebook page…
Thank you to everyone that’s reached out to see if I’m doing okay after last night’s bad wreck. Doin’ okay, pretty banged up, but we live to race another day. – Alan Prusiensky via Prusiensky Racing Facebook Page
Mopar and NHRA fans posted concerns and prayers on social media after the accident. We are at MoparInsiders are glad to see that Alan is alright with no severe injuries and hope to see him back on the track soon.