NHRA Drag Racer’s Parachute Fails To Deploy At 300 MPH

“During a round of Funny Car qualifying at the NHRA season opener in Pomona, California, 69-year-old series veteran Gary Densham went barreling through the sand traps and into a safety net after his parachutes failed to deploy.  As ugly as the incident from Saturday competition at the NHRA Winternationals looks, Motorsport.com reports that Densham is OK after checks from emergency-services personnel. Here’s a video of the run from the third round of qualifying” – Jalopnik

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