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Cops Trap Scores of Suspected Drag Racers in Parking Lot

They deployed spike strips to stop them escaping

(Newser) - The Clayton County Sheriff's Office in Georgia says 88 suspected street racers were arrested early Sunday after they were surrounded in a parking lot—and the only one who got away left his bumper behind. The metro Atlanta law enforcement agency says that after they received reports of drivers...

GM Engineers Take Corvettes for 100mph Spin, Face Charges

Employees were visiting Kentucky assembly plant

(Newser) - Two GM engineers visiting the Kentucky plant that builds Corvettes evidently decided to put a couple of new 2020 C8 Stingrays through tests of their own. Their joyrides, which troopers said topped 100mph, ended with the men being arraigned on charges including speeding, racing a motor vehicle on a public...

Dozens of Drivers Pass Body in Street After Hit-and-Run

Pedestrian was likely hit during street race: police

(Newser) - A pedestrian struck by a car lay in a Los Angeles street while dozens of vehicles just drove around him, until someone finally stopped to help. Neri Ramires Chalo, 22, was pronounced dead at the scene, ABC News reports. Police suspect he was hit during a street race Friday night....

Cops: Mom, Toddler Killed by Alleged Street Racer

Two teen drivers face charges in Tampa

(Newser) - A beautiful sunny day in Tampa, Fla., turned tragic on Wednesday when Jessica Raubenolt, 24, who was visiting from Ohio, went out for a walk with her 21-month-old daughter, Lillia. While pushing the toddler across scenic Bayshore Boulevard, Raubenolt and her daughter were struck by a black Ford Mustang, police...

Fast & Furious All Started Thanks to Magazine Article

And no, the writer isn't raking in the dough

(Newser) - Fan of the Fast & Furious franchise? You have a 1998 magazine article to thank. As the Washington Post explains, Kenneth Li—then a reporter for the New York Daily News—wrote about the world of street racing in Queens for the paper; he later pitched a more in-depth story...

Suspect in Deadly LA Street Race Surrenders

Out-of-control Mustang killed 2 at illegal race

(Newser) - The man accused of being behind the wheel of a souped-up Ford Mustang in a deadly street-race crash last week has turned himself in, police in Los Angeles say. Two people were killed and one person was critically injured when the Mustang went out of control and plowed into a...

8 Killed in Street Race Crash
8 Killed in Street Race Crash

8 Killed in Street Race Crash

At least 3 more injured, including driver, on Maryland speed strip

(Newser) - A driver skidded into a crowd of street-race spectators in Maryland this morning and killed eight people, but later told police he was not part of the race, the Washington Post reports. The driver and at least four others were injured in the crash, which also killed the car's passenger....

Octogenarian Busted for Racing
Octogenarian Busted for Racing

Octogenarian Busted for Racing

New traffic-safety law applies to 85-year-old speedster

(Newser) - An 85-year-old speedster has been charged with street racing after a Canadian cop clocked him going 100mph, the Globe and Mail reports. When the officer tried to pull over the rocketing Oldsmobile Intrigue, the heedless octogenarian sped up, weaving between lanes in icy conditions to maintain speed. When he finally...

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