(9-5-2006) - Ron Krisher suffered his second fiery crash in as many seasons during the second round of eliminations. He was reported to be alert, conscious, mobile and responding to commands after his Cobalt went out of control, veered away from the right lane and impacted the left guardwall.

Krisher was extracted by NHRA Safety Safari members and was airlifted to Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis for evaluation as a precaution. NHRA emergency services officials reported that Krisher had only a minor burn to his left elbow and there were no other visible injuries.

It was later reported that Krisher suffered a fractured rib and officials later reported his Hans device was instrumental in preventing further injury. (Roger Richards)