We can but hope that it will be the last but you can bet that it won't be. The USFRA are forever trying to improve safety standards but at the sort of speeds attained on the salt it becomes irrelevant, you crash at some of the higher speeds and no amount of safety equipment will save you.
Once salt fever takes hold you have to go faster....regardless.
Yeah it was Barry Bryant in the Tom Thumb Special fuel competition Coupe, car number 216.
Most people will know the car as it has been used to get 7 Bryant family members into the 200 mph club over the years and as such had appeared in many Speedweek coverage articles. It was a very fast coupe being in the 240's on many occassions.
Here's a photo from 2004 of 6 red hats and the car. Barry is second from the left and his dad Tom, who's car it is is second from the right.
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