Drag Banshee Snaps a Tie Rod at 80 MPH + Video

Seth Fargher
by Seth Fargher
Hopefully the rider got out of the way

Crashes are not terribly common in drag racing, but when they happen they can be pretty catastrophic for both man and machine. This guy snapped a tie rod doing around 80 MPH, which sent the machine barrel rolling down the track. We certainly hope the rider has recovered from this crash.

Seth Fargher
Seth Fargher

Growing up in Oregon, most of Seth's involvement in the powersports world was limited to what he saw in magazines and videos. Following a brief stint in the corporate world, Seth took a flying leap (literally) and moved to California to pursue a career in freestyle motocross. Though short lived, the opportunity immersed him in the industry and is now a well-established off-road writer.

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