When we’re talking about the craziest cars that you will ever see on a drag strip, you can keep your radial cars, you can keep your pro mods, you can park your top fuelers, because there has been and there still is only one answer. Fuel altereds. These short wheelbase monsters are beyond compare and they have been since the beginning of their existence. In the video below you will see driver Bobby Marriott in the Shockwave AA/FA suffer one of the scariest and most violent rides any fuel altered driver has had in some time.
As you will see, the incident happened at North Star Dragway North Star is the place that we have broadcast a few radial races from. It is always prepped to the teeth and it is a very quick drag strip for sure. You’ll see Bobby Marriott and Shockwave come off the starting line, things start to get ugly just before the 330 foot cone and the engine erupts in flame and covers Marriott in oil.
During the course of events, Marriott crosses the center line, gets into Doyle Smith’s car in the other lane, loses a tire, gets into a wall, and then rides the wall to the end of the track and then off into the grass past the end of said wall. At some point in this whole course of events, Marriott was knocked out cold and as you will see from the videos and the still photos included, he seemed to be out when the thing actually came to a stop off the end of the track.
We have massive respect for all drag racer, but there’s a special place in our BangShifty hearts for guys like Bobby Marriott that wheel the most evil and unpredictable machines the sport has ever known.