Sunday, August 05, 2012

You know you're a Redneck if you are killed by Lightning at a NASCAR Race

One fan died and nine others were injured after a series of lightning strikes at Sunday's Pennsylvania 400 NASCAR Sprint Cup race at Pocono Raceway in Long Pond, Pa., multiple media outlets reported.

Pocono spokesman Bob Pleban told USA Today that an unidentified fan was declared dead upon arriving at Pocono Medical Center. Nine other fans were injured, one in critical condition, and were taken to the hospital as a result of the storm that caused the race to be halted after 98 laps.

"Our heartfelt thoughts and best wishes to those who were injured. And our condolences to the loved ones of the person who was deceased," Pleban said.

According to track officials, the spectators were injured in the parking lot after the race. A fan told The Sporting News that he saw a lightning strike near the Turn 3 grandstands.

"The visibility was very poor and all of a sudden (I) saw a bolt of lightning right in front of our windshield," Kyle Manger told the Sporting News. "When it became a little more visible, we saw two bodies next to a destroyed tent with people scrambling."

Track officials had posted warnings the track's Twitter page near the end of the race telling fans to "seek shelter as severe lightning and heavy winds are in our area."

In 1983, two NASCAR fans were killed and six injured in a storm at Dover, Del.

15 comments:

Mt Greenwood Hillbilly said...

Someone is gonna get sued.

Anonymous said...

Knew a guy once who went out to roll up his windows before the storm hit. A bolt out of the blue caught him in the back of his head. Didn't kill him, but it permanently fucked him up. IMHO worse than being dead.

Anonymous said...

I love NASCAR.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4N3iVHxP8FQ

Anonymous said...

this dickhead cop next door was out bitching about something or other during the storm yesterday,and the goof was holding a umbrella,i was waiting for some lightning to light his cranky ass up.HAHAHA

Anonymous said...

You might be a redneck if you're reading this.

Connie Diaz said...

And you say we have no family values?

You the stupid ones. We dont do this shit!

You all are too lazy and have stupid sports.

Anonymous said...

So do golfers.

I Voted For Obama said...

Allah was taking his vengeance out on people who like NASCAR.

Anonymous said...

Better to be at Nascar then Lollapolooza watching niggers.

Anonymous said...

chief hillbilly walrus whale ass AKA the Stomach smokes pole


WWW.SSACOP.COM

he's the very unfortunate looking hillbilly with lard hanging from his fat hog face

Anonymous said...

Is God sending a message?

Mark12A said...

Hey, Connie.

All you fucking spics do is bullfights and cockfights. I guess I could also include cocksucker fights, but I'm pretty sure you know all about that one.

Take your soccer ball and shove it up your ass.

Anonymous said...

Watch it mofo. Don't make me make you ride the lightning

DVR FAN said...

While your waiting don't raise the antenna high enough to pick uo the grand olde opera?

Anonymous said...

I'll bet he got a "jolt" out of that!

Shocking, isn't it?

Sorry I couldn't resist.