Kelly Harvey is very lucky to be alive after this crash.
OFFICIAL STATEMENT From PPIR – Sept. 21, 2014 Fountain, CO Drag racer Kelly Harvey walked away with only minor injuries yesterday after his 1955 Chevy took several rolls during the Colorado Street Outlaws Drag Racing Event at Pikes Peak International Raceway (PPIR).
The racing style seat belts worn by the driver failed during the crash. “My seat belts were not mounted properly and pulled through the floor of the car,” Harvey said. “I’m grateful to the staff and safety crew at PPIR for such a rapid response to my situation,” he said.
Fortunately, Harvey was able to climb out from the car on his own and walk away.
“PPIR sets standards for all its events to keep drivers, crew, and spectators safe,” said PPIR General Manager Bob Boileau. “However, it is the responsibility of the car owner, driver and crews to be sure their vehicles are prepared to take to the track. We’re glad there were no serious injuries” he said