When you're a Race Director, you quickly learn to expect the unexpected.
What Rich Schaefer, NHRA Division 2 Director, experienced last Sunday broke new ground in his experiences during the divisional event at South Georgia Motorsports Park, located outside of Valdosta, Ga.
Top Dragster racer Casey Spradlin, after winning the Top Dragster title, left fluid on the track necessitating a clean-up. The clean-up crew was busy grooming the track when all of a sudden, without warning, what appeared to be a Cessna prop plan dropped out of the sky, and landed in the shutdown area. A surprised crew, including Schaefer, could only watch with jaws ajar, as the errant plane taxied in proximity to the support vehicles, made a u-turn and then took off.