By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher
Drag racer Lucas McKinney has passed away. He was involved in an accident on Saturday at Farmington Dragway.
An official cause of death has not been announced yet. No age was provided.
“We are heartbroken to hear the news of Lucas McKinney,” Knoxville Dragway said in a Facebook post. “Please keep the McKinney family and friends in your prayers.”
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Very few details are known regarding the crash that cost McKinney his life. The incident happened at the 1/8th mile dragstrip in Mocksville, North Carolina.
So far, Farmington Dragway has not announced that there was a death at their facility on Saturday.
Elk Creek Dragway has also sent their condolences in a social media post.
“It is a very sad day for the racing community,” the Facebook post said. “Please join us in prayer for the family of Lucas McKinney. Our hearts are broken for the loss of this great racer and friend.”
One of his friends also commented on his death.
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“You made me angry 24/7,” Sarah Major said in a Facebook post. “You pushed every single button I had. I wanted to strangle you most days and nights. But you also made me laugh, made me smile, knocked me off my high horse, and humbled me when I needed it AND anytime I turned a win light on. You were my friend. They don’t make them like you Lucas.
“I’m angry at the reality of the darkest side of the one thing we love the most. There will always be a twisted tea and a shot of fireball in my cooler for you. We love you.”
McKinney was the second race car driver, who lost their life from track accidents on Saturday. Jimmy Billmeyer also lost his life at Winchester Speedway.
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