Thursday, May 7, 2009

Putnam man files suit over drag strip truck fire

A Putnam County man is alleging he was severely injured during a mishap that occurred at a highly touted racing event in Mason County.

In Mason Circuit Court, Frank Paul Wingo of Hurricane filed a lawsuit against both the owners of the World's Fastest Truck, and the Kanawha Valley Dragway Park. In his complaint filed on Jan. 30 with the assistance of Teays Valley attorney Wayne Van Bibber, the 54-year-old Wingo alleges all were responsible for burns he suffered when the truck caught fire during an appearance at KVDP in 2007.

For more on this story, go to The West Virginia Record. Also, to see actual footage of the fire, click here, and here.

Photo: In this undated promotional photo, Bob Motz fires up his 20,000-horsepower Jet Kenworth engine that powers "The World's Fastest Truck." A Putnam County man has filed a lawsuit against Motz and Kanawha Valley Dragway Park after he rescued Motz when the truck accidentially caught fire during a 2007 event.

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