NHRA Top Sportsman racer Randy Alexander was killed in an on-track incident Saturday during the Southern Nationals in Commerce, Georgia.
Autoweek reports after Alexander and opponent Bob Mandell crossed the finish line in the first round of eliminations, Alexander lost control of his 1963 Corvette at 160mph, made a hard left and crossed into the left lane in front of Mandell.
Mandell, who had been clocked at 203mph at the end of his run, T-boned Alexander, causing Alexander’s car to flip and land on the guard wall in the shutdown area.
Mandell was not injured.
The NHRA released a statement Saturday night:
“It is with heavy hearts that we report Randy Alexander of Harvest, Alabama, passed away at a local hospital after sustaining injuries in an on-track incident at the NHRA Southern Nationals in Commerce, Ga. NHRA and the entire racing community extend their deepest condolences and their prayers to the participant’s family and friends. We also ask that everyone respect the family’s privacy during this difficult time.”