First of all the driver Scotty Lumbart is alive and recovering: From Lynn Lumbert Wednesday (Sept 8) evening;
“…Great News. We are going to get to go home on Friday. Scott will be going to an accute care facility that handles brain injuries, in St. Charles, MO. He is making a little progress and moving forward everyday with more movement and some eye flutters. I’m so thrilled with each step he makes, just that much closer to waking up and getting to hear his voice. Again, thank you so much…”
This is the shocking moment a drag boat racer ended up in intensive care after crashing at 260mph. Scotty Lumbart was racing in the Top Fuel Hydro class at the Lakefest races in Texas when his boat, the Spirit of Texas, crashed and burst into flames.