Wreckage Video: A Compilation Of Wild Dirt Track Street Stock Racing Crashes – Massive Parade Of G-Body, A-Body, and F-Body Destruction


Wreckage Video: A Compilation Of Wild Dirt Track Street Stock Racing Crashes – Massive Parade Of G-Body, A-Body, and F-Body Destruction

There are few forms of budget-minded vehicular entertainment better than local short track stock car racing. This summer I took in a few evenings of action at Star Speedway in New Hampshire, and a couple of other small venues in my travels around the country. Star is an asphalt oval but I did see some dirt track action at a few dust bowls as well and it is great fun. As  you’ll see in this video compilation of crashes featuring the street stock class, it doesn’t take super high speeds to produce edge of your seat action. Of course if you like 1980s G-Bodies and late second generation Camaros this video will probably have you about ready to explode as the cars are mangled by the dozens. We winced watching several Chevelles meet their maker. One of the basic things that seems to hold true in stock car racing is that if you have one straight panel of sheet metal on your car when the race begins, it will be as bent up and mangled as the rest of the machine by the time you’re done.

The one thing that surprised us about a couple of clips in this video is the airborne action a few of the cars experience. We’re talking full tilt barrel rolls, pirouettes on the nose, and destruction that leaves a few of these cars as nothing but a bare roll cage with a driver inside it. If anything it reinforces the need for proper safety equipment no matter what form of racing you are into. These cars are not exceeding 100mph in virtually any circumstance in this video but the crashes they suffer are violent affairs that could easily cause harm if they weren’t properly protected.

Press play below to see a non-stop parade of wreckage from vintage street stock dirt track racing!


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3 thoughts on “Wreckage Video: A Compilation Of Wild Dirt Track Street Stock Racing Crashes – Massive Parade Of G-Body, A-Body, and F-Body Destruction

  1. Blue'67CamaroRS

    There was a local guy, back in the late 70’s, that had a field full of ’67-’69 Camaro’s and a few Firebirds (about 40-45 of ‘em) He used these cars for street stockers, on the local dirt tracks. He would let people come in and buy any part they wanted except sheet metal & chassis parts. Several were Super Sports and had a lot of cherry, nearly, rust free sheet metal. The guy was in Shepherdstown, W.Va. and raced in the 4-state area (W.Va,Va, Md, Pa) I got quite a few SS hoods (as he couldn’t cut air cleaner holes in them that easy) and a couple fold down seat sets & consoles, etc. I go by his place on Mondays and the carnage of these cars would make a Chevy fan sick….but you could buy these cars for hundreds of dollars then

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  2. Carlo

    Well, he raced them and got something out of them. To me that’s 10X better than letting them rot. Cars are made to be used up. All will be a collectors item if you’re willing to wait long enough.

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  3. S3bird

    Our local half mile dirt track (now closed) used up almost every 68-72 Chevelle around and took a big bite out of the 2nd gen Camaro population…later is was the Malibus and Monte Carlos….Seemed to be mostly Chevys being raced around here for what ever reason

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