The incident occurred at the 1975 May 3rd/4th Snetterton event promoted by European Dragways and the NDRC. Tog is indeed right about Liz missing the chute handle at the end of her first 200 mph run. In fact it was an 8.67 at 204 mph.
Exiting the lights Liz knew she was in trouble when she crossed lanes behind Dennis’ rail. Slowing with the chutes out, Liz clipped the back end of the 'Mr Revell'
dragster damaging the right rear slick. Dennis brought his dragster to a safe stop but Liz went further on into the field, ploughing through a hedge, over a rise before coming to a stop on its side.
Liz was lucky to escape with just bruising, but the dragster suffered worst with a broken back just behind the drivers seat, and as you can see from the photo, there was nothing left of the front end. According to the report, the emergency services weren’t that clever either taking a full three minutes to get to the scene only to find Liz wandering around on her own.
Although Dennis suffered two cracked chassis rails in the crash, the ‘Mr Revell’
dragster recorded the first official six second pass at Snetterton; 6.72 at 200 mph.
And especially for Ian, here’s a few more photos of Dennis Priddle’s stranded dragster by John Long but, I’m still mystified about what the guy in the Castrol jacket is meant to be doing other than huddling from the cold Norfolk conditions that day.