Tough Ride: This Look Back At The Wreck Frank Soldridge Had In His ProLine Powered Mustang At Sweet 16 Is Hardcore


Tough Ride: This Look Back At The Wreck Frank Soldridge Had In His ProLine Powered Mustang At Sweet 16 Is Hardcore

Hans at Free Life Films is one of the hardest hustlers in the drag racing video game. This is a guy who has amassed a huge archive of footage from any number of different events. He is a staple at many radial events across the country and especially those held by Donald Long at South Georgia Motorsports Park. Hans was on hand for the first running of the Sweet 16, one of the most historic and completely insane drag radial events ever held.

Some 11 qualifying sessions were held. Records were set and reset with impunity. Frank Soldridge had a titanic wreck on the same run that Mark Micke ran 221mph. It was that kind of a weekend. Thankfully Frank was back at the track the next day. His car was decimated but he managed to walk off, an arm injury and other problems aside.

This video relives the whole scene from the wreck and we see things here that no one ever saw in the aftermath of the crash itself. Hans takes us to the scene where the car ended up and when you bust the rear axle out of a car, break the turbos off, and basically tear up every inch, it is a stunning thing.

Frank continues to kill it with his business and he will long be a part of the sport of drag racing. This was a tough day.

Press play below to see Frank Soldridge’s wreck from the Sweet 16 –


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3 thoughts on “Tough Ride: This Look Back At The Wreck Frank Soldridge Had In His ProLine Powered Mustang At Sweet 16 Is Hardcore

  1. Danno

    Man, whatever he paid to the builder of the car it was money well spent. The car did what it was supposed to do and saved his life. That was a hellacious impact.

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    1. Spaceman Spiff

      Which is why they only run to the 1/8th…
      maybe you think 200+mph in the 1/8 is slow?
      I mean, Mark Mickie went 221mph on that pass….

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