Maryland International Raceway is suffering a great loss today following a fatal drag racing accident on Sunday. During the raceway’s $50,000-to-win Super Bowl of Bracket Racing event, weekend drag racing warrior Thomas Dunford, from Tazewell, Virginia, failed to activate his brakes or parachute causing his dragster to travel through the sandpit, water barrels, and into the trees at the end of the track.
Shortly after emergency personnel were called to the scene 60-year-old Dunford was pronounced dead. A Sheriff’s Office Crash Reconstruction Team was also dispatched to the facility to investigate the accident. With the lengthy investigation set to take place and out of respect for the fallen driver and his family, the remainder of the day’s racing activities were cancelled.
Anyone who may have witnessed the crash or has additional information is asked to contact Corporal Brian Connelly at 301-863-4816 ext. *1456 or by email: [email protected].
We at RacingJunk.com send our condolences to this driver’s friends and family. Stay tuned for added information about this investigation as it becomes available.