UPDATE: Drag racer Brett Henry dies following accident at Auto Club Famoso Raceway

Brett Henry crashed his AA/FUEL Altered on Saturday afternoon at Auto Club Famoso Raceway during the 26th Annual California Hot Rod Reunion.

Henry, of Wichita, Kan., was reported to be conscious and talking after the incident. But it took safety crews several minutes to extract him from the car before he was transported to Kern Medical Center.

Henry shut his “Iron Mistress” off before the finish line, but the engine came back to life in the shutdown area and it sounded as if the throttle had stuck open.

The incident shut action down for about an hour, as Henry was tended to, his car hauled off, and repairs were made to a guard rail which he hit.

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