By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher
Long-time Pro Stock driver Kenny Delco has crashed during the first-round of eliminations at the ninth annual NHRA Midwest Nationals presented by Pennzoil. The crash happened at World Wide Technology Raceway at Gateway in Madison, Illinois.
Delco crashed when he was competing against Greg Anderson. This was the first pass of the weekend for the Pro Stock cars.
Due to rain on Saturday and cold weather, NHRA officials called the action for Pro Stock and Pro Stock Motorcycle. Their elimination ladder was decided by points.
Delco lost control of his vehicle about halfway down the track. The car then rolled at least one and a half times.
Eventually, the car went back upright. The New York native was able to get out of the vehicle on his own power.
He was talking to the NHRA Safety Safari. This is the second straight year that Delco has crashed.
Delco also crashed last year at Denver. He then needed help from New Jersey native Alan Prusiensky to make the field in Sonoma.
He’ll be back with another ride soon. The next race on the NHRA schedule is in Texas in less than two weeks.