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Mon, 11 Oct 1999, 04:25 AM

FMD Crewmen Injured in Engine Explosion
By Ed Dykes





MILLINGTON, Tenn. -- Two crewmen were reported injured when the engine in Gene Snow's Federal-Mogul Dragster exploded tonight at the AutoZone Nationals at Memphis Motorsports Park.

The incident occurred in their pit area following the team's second round loss. According to NHRA officials, the crew was servicing the car when the engine 'hydrauliced' resulting in major damage to the engine components. Witnesses reported that large pieces of the cylinder head and engine block were missing following the explosion, which was described as sounding "like a cannon shot" and was heard clearly inside the tower, almost a quarter-mile away.

The crewmen were transported to a local hospital via ambulance for evaluation and treatment. Neither the identities of the crewmen nor the exact nature of their injuries were not immediately available.



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