Race Car Driver Injured Brother in Accident at Drag Strip
Investigators said the vehicle was doing a "burnout," which means the driver was getting the wheels hot for an upcoming race.Posted — Updated
The brothers were preparing for a legal racing competition at the Dunn-Benson Drag Strip around 7:30 p.m.
Investigators said the vehicle was doing a "burnout," which means the driver was getting the wheels hot for an upcoming race. The car spun out of control, and the driver struck his brother who was standing next to a guardrail.
The brother underwent surgery to his head at WakeMed, troopers said.
He suffered lacerations to his head and a shoulder injury, but was alert and talking to troopers at the hospital Saturday night.
Authorities have not released the men's names, per the family's request.
Copyright 2023 by Capitol Broadcasting Company. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.