Thursday, January 19, 2023

Australian Doorslammer driver Sam Fenech has passed away

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By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher

Australian Doorslammer driver Sam Fenech has passed away. No age was provided.

An official cause of death has not been announced yet. However, according to Willowbank Raceway, he succumbed to his injuries following a crash.

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“It is with great sadness that Top Fuel Racing Australia announces that Sam Fenech, driver of the Fabietti Racing Doorslammer, has succumbed to injuries suffered in a racing accident at Willowbank Raceway and passed away this evening,” Willowbank Raceway said in a Facebook post. “We send our love and support to the Fenech family and the whole team at Fabietti Racing. The accident is under investigation by QLD Police and other agencies, and as such there will be no further public comment.”

According to video, Fenech was driving his car when he began to loose control. He began to leave the track before crashing into a track side camera tower.

Cammo’s Sport Talk on Facebook is reporting that the camera operator sustained non-life threatening injuries in the accident. They were transported to a nearby hospital.

“Drag Racing Lost a wonderful man and a credit to team ACDelco Slammer Drag Racing Team,” one person wrote in a tribute on Facebook, alongside one of the final photos taken of Fenech, earlier on Saturday. “Life is so bloody Short, hug your family extra tight tonight. To your Family, Maurice and Crew, we are so sorry.

“Nothing said could ever heal the pain you are going through but we all stand behind you.”

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Anthony Caruso III
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Anthony Caruso III is the Publisher of The Capital Sports Report. He has been in the sports journalism field since 2002 and has covered numerous high-profile events, including 11 Heisman Trophy ceremonies.
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