Horrific moment drag racer is killed when his car TAKES OFF at 320km/h and flips over safety barriers into a camera tower before disintegrating

  • The driver was competing in a race at Willowbank Raceway west of Brisbane 
  • He appeared to lose control of his car and it flipped over the safety barriers 
  • It eventually crashed into a camera tower and broke apart, killing the driver 

This is the horrific moment a professional drag racer was killed when his car flipped over safety barriers and crashed into a camera tower a 320km/h. 

Sam Fenech was competing in a race at Willowbank Raceway west of Brisbane when the crash occurred just before 7pm on Saturday.

The shocking footage shows his car scraping against the barrier wall before taking off, soaring through the air and breaking into pieces upon impact. 

Paramedics attempted to save Mr Fenech, a high-profile drag racer, but he died at the scene.

Sam Fenech was competing in a race at Willowbank Raceway west of Brisbane in his Chevrolet Camaro when the crash occurred just before 7pm on Saturday

Mr Fenech was participating in Willowbank’s New Year Nitro drag racing event which included ‘top fuel dragsters’.

He was driving a Chevrolet Camaro and competing against a Ford Mustang being driven by Kelvin Lyle. 

Mr Fenech was filmed admiring his car shortly before the race started.  

The Willowbank Raceway confirmed his death on social media. 

‘It is with great sadness that Top Fuel Racing Australia announces that Sam Fenech, driver of the Fabietti Racing Doorslammer, has succumbed to injuries suffered in a racing accident at Willowbank Raceway and passed away this evening.

‘We send our love and support to the Fenech family and the whole team at Fabietti Racing.

‘The accident is under investigation by QLD Police and other agencies, and as such there will be no further public comment.’

 Mr Fenech was filmed admiring his car shortly before the race started. The Willowbank Raceway confirmed his death on social media

Paramedics attempted to save Mr Fenech, a high-profile drag racer, but he died at the scene

Mr Fenech was previously involved in a heavy crash in Sydney in 2019 when his Chevy Camaro mounted a tire wall.

Queensland Police say a camera operator was taken to hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

People are currently being asked to avoid Champions Way, where the racetrack is.

Police said its forensic crash unit is working with Workplace Health and Safety to investigate. 

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