The Dork-O-Motive Podcast

Short-O-Motive: The Day An Airplane Destroyed The Tree At An NHRA National Event

March 25, 2020

There are strange days at the drag strip and then there are days you wish you never went to the drag strip. One of those days occurred at the 1975 NHRA LeGrand National at Sanair Super Speedway outside of Montreal, Canada. This was the only NHRA National event contested in Canada and was run at Sanair into the 1990s. 

Anyway, this is the funny and semi-painful story of a pre-race ceremony gone wrong, a classic airplane, a beauty queen, and one fed up NHRA competition director. If you can believe it, they did not just have one airplane incident on this day but rather two of them!

Truly one of the funniest drag racing stories you'll ever run into...whoops, bad choice of words.