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Ronnie Davis, Drag Racing Driver, Dies from Injuries in Crash

Drag racing driver Ronnie Davis died Sunday at the age of 66, per the Associated Press. According to the AP, he crashed Saturday after finishing his final qualifying run of the PDRA Spring Nationals at Rockingham Dragway. He was eventually taken to UNC Medical Center but died from the injuries suffered during the crash. "His 1963 Corvette turned left and shot across the track in front [of] rival Mark Malcuit’s car," the AP reported. "Davis’ car cleared the right-side guardwall and barrel-rolled." Drag Illustrated added on Facebook that Davis finished the lap "in 4.130 seconds at 178.19 miles per hour" before the car turned left. Competition Plus noted Davis was the defending PDRA champion in the Top Sportsman class and...

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