The Yellow Bullet Nationals at Maryland’s Cecil County Dragway has quickly become one of drag racing’s most coveted heads-up racing events on the annual calendar. The third rendition, however, will unfortunately go down in the books as an event headlined and marred by a rash of crashes by some of the biggest names in the sport.
According to an unconfirmed count over on the Yellow Bullet forum, no less than five crashes took place over the three-day event, and of those seven, the majority were incredibly hard impacts or rollovers that caused considerable destruction bordering on the complete write-off of some spectacular race cars.
Among those involved were Outlaw 10.5 front runners Richard Sexton in his screw-blown Pontiac GTO who struck the wall and overturned, and Michael Martin, whose nitrous-fed Camaro broke a wheelie bar and pirouetted into a rollover crash that did a number on his beautiful orange machine. Larry Wood, in his gorgeous C6 Corvette, also crashed on Saturday, although the damage appeared to be far less minimal than his cohorts.
Also part of the melee was Outlaw Drag Radial star Steve “Killin’ Time” Jackson, who swapped ends and made heavy contact with the opposing guardrail near the finish line.
A number of videographers were out at Cecil County with the cameras rolling and captured several of these incidents on film, which we’ve compiled here for easy viewing.