Drag racer airlifted to hospital after car explodes at race track

Updated: 08/18/2014 9:44 AM
Created: 08/18/2014 9:20 AM WNYT.com
By: WNYT Staff

WEST LEBANON - A 34-year-old drag racer at Lebanon Valley Dragway is in the hospital after his car's engine exploded in the pits Sunday.

Lebanon Valley's track manager says the driver was evacuated by helicopter after the motor exploded as it was being tuned up for a race.

State police say Jose Santana of East Hartford, Connecticut suffered severe injuries to his right eye and right arm along with burns to the upper part of his body.


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