Drag racing is fun to watch because of its danger. Sure, it's not as dangerous as Formula 1 racing can be, because in F1 you are driving 200 mph and then are expected to turn. In drag racing, however, there are dangers in the measures taken to get your hot rod down the quarter-mile in the least amount of time.
The Atco Speedway in Camden was reminded of this danger in September 2010 when driver Jose Cruz crashed into the wall and his car burst into flames. Cruz suffered second- and third-degree burns and died a year later. His widow Evelyn Cruz is now suing the Speedway and the National Hot Rod Association for failing to provide a safe premises for drag racing.
Evelyn Cruz's Acto Speedway lawsuit alleges that when Jose Cruz crashed, the ambulance with fire extinguishers failed to start, requiring Cruz's nephew to sprint down the track with a fire extinguisher, according to the Philadelphia Daily News.