Drag Racing Story of the Day!
Photo Recap: Jason DuChene Funny Car
Text and all Photos by Sheryl Ogonoski
Jason DuChene suffered one of the most intense funny car explosions
and fires in recent memory.
The movie looks great on the site. I can't stop watching it. We have
about 30 minutes on film. I did manage to get a shot with my Pentax, but
the explosion just made everything a blur (thought I would send it
anyway). I wanted to share the other pix I did get. I am usually down at
the line for the best shots (I like to get the launch). I would have been
standing right about where it exploded, but I decided to shoot from the
first grandstand to get a shot of both "Trial N Error" cars.
Good choice I made ...ya think? They were having problems with the other
car that Randy Bykowsky drives. They shut him off and Jason ran a single.
After the boom, it took me a second to gain my composure. It scared the
hell out of me, especially seeing it through my telephoto. I missed some
good shots because I froze.
So far, the only thing they know is that they broke two connecting
rods. They are still trying to figure out why the tank blew from the
Jason DuChene and Randy Bykowsky line up in the Castrol Trial N Error cars
After Randy shuts off, Jason burns out before a single run
The major explosion shocked our intrepid photographer!
The fire continues as Jason rolls down the track
Fire crews were on the scene immediately
Not much left of the Castrol Syntec Trial N Error body
The aftermath of the fire
Sheryl Ogonoski (Sitko)firstname.lastname@example.org
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