A fiery accident during Saturday qualifying at the NMCA West Nationals in Pomona, Ca, has forced the series to shorten Sunday’s racing to eighth-mile competition.
Terry Barkley, a True 10.5W racer, lost control of his Nova, crossed the center line, and struck the retaining wall head-on. The car burst into flames, and the spilled fluids set parts of the track ablaze.
The accident not only destroyed the classic Chevrolet but also did a fair amount of damage to the track. Race officials determined the damage could be repaired but would require a significant amount of downtime. When it became apparent an overnight fix was not doable, the decision was made to race to half-track.
Final qualifying for Mustang Madness is scheduled for Sunday morning and then the event go into eliminations for Super Quick, Open Comp and Quick Street. (Photo courtesy of NMCA)
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