Drag racing mourns death of Funny Car driver for second straight season

Scott Kalitta didn't race Funny Cars as a hobby. It was what drove him. And it ended up costing him his life, writes Bill Stephens.

Updated: June 22, 2008, 1:38 AM ET
By Bill Stephens | Special to ESPN.com

ENGLISHTOWN, N.J. -- He was strong and determined, wearing a name that exemplified the tough and unforgiving attitude drag racing demands from its winners.

Scott Kalitta lost his life in a top-end accident at Old Bridge Township Raceway Park while driving his DHL-sponsored nitro Funny Car on Saturday. The violence of the crash and the stultifying devastation that ended his life at 46 years of age was a sobering shock to the drag-racing world at a time when much is being made ...

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