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Video: Robert Patrick’s Devestating Pro Nitrous Wreck From ADRL Norwalk – Patrick OK


Video: Robert Patrick’s Devestating Pro Nitrous Wreck From ADRL Norwalk – Patrick OK

The ADRL tour passed through Norwalk, Ohio recently running their wild equipment down the strip at Summit Racing Equipment Motorsports Park. The most violent occurrence of the weekend was the wreck you will see below. Robert Patrick a long time door slammer competitor in everything from NHRA and IHRA Pro Stock and now in the Pro Nitrous ADRL ranks suffered a massive crash that saw his car pinball off one wall after a huge initial impact and head directly into the other across the track. Amazingly, Patrick only suffered bruising and a broken bone in his foot after this calamity that easily could have resulted in more serious injuries.

The car crosses the finish line (remember ADRL is an 1/8 mile series so the finish line is the center point of the quarter mile track in Norwalk) and then  just heads left across the track impacting the wall with sickening ferocity. Glancing off of that wall it then shoots across the track, center punching the right wall. The chassis builder and safety standards involved here need to be lauded, because without them this could have been substantially worse for Patrick.

For anyone who doesn’t think the ADRL’s eighth mile program is exciting, we really beg to differ.

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2 thoughts on “Video: Robert Patrick’s Devestating Pro Nitrous Wreck From ADRL Norwalk – Patrick OK

  1. Greg

    This is why they shouldn’t run fast cars on tracks with steel guard rails. The first hit would have turned it into a ramp.

  2. 69Chevelle454

    Its everyones own choice to decide whats safe enough for his or herself. Rather that comes to the track or the safety equipment inside the car, if it was left to the racers themselves to decide expense would be way down and fan attendance would be way up.

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