To win a race, you have to finish the race. It's the first lesson of racing, no matter what kind you're into. In drag racing, though, if your opponent crashes out – as is not uncommon a sight – then victory is yours. But what if both dragsters fail to make it to the finish line?

That's what racing fans witnessed this past weekend when the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series arrived in Brainerd, MN. That's where both Don Kritzky and Monte Green rolled their top fuel dragsters one after the other, causing the unusual and noteworthy crash captured in this video. Green was reportedly treated on the scene while Kritzky was airlifted to a hospital in Minneapolis (we're working to get further word on his condition and will update you if we learn more).

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    • 1 Second Ago
      Sam Davidowicz
      • 1 Year Ago

      Those are not top fuel dragsters.  Those belong to a class known simply as top dragster, a sportsman catagory.  Top fuel is a pro drag  racing class and uses supercharged engines on nitro.  Btw the guy that was airlifted had a few broken bones but was otherwise OK.

      • 1 Year Ago
      nice response from the fire extinguisher guy. didnt seem to hesitate at all. 
      • 1 Year Ago

      Sure looks to me like they both crossed the finish line. The first car crosses it around 7 seconds. That would be the yellow line painted across the track.

      • 1 Year Ago


      Come on Noah, do your research before you post an article and make a fool out of yourself.

      • 1 Year Ago

      There was no part of that which wasn't horrifying.  Drag racing crashes are among the ugliest I have ever seen.  Thank god for safety equipment and EMTs

      Billybob Reid
      • 1 Year Ago

      for being a auto blog you guys sure dont know the classes well...... top dragster...... are nothing close to the big dogs.

      • 1 Year Ago

      Not only are these not Top Fuel Dragsters, they also BOTH crossed the finish line. The video even tells the viewers "Don Kritzky will take the win." C'mon A-bloggers.

      Joe Carter
      • 1 Year Ago

      I thought that NHRA mandated on board fire suppression systems. I've been wrong before though.

      • 1 Year Ago

      So who won?

      • 1 Year Ago

      That'll buff right out for the next round….

      tricky ricky
      • 1 Year Ago

      This site is BS.These are not Top Fuel cars. This is the worst info I have seen on a car type site. I trust nothing writen here now. 

      • 1 Year Ago

      Top fuel?   Not even close.   

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