With Heavy Hearts SFG Releases the Following about Thomas Dunford
SFG Promotions news
Posted July 24, 2017
SFG Promotions would like to extend our heartfelt condolences to the family, the friends, the Dark Horse racing team, and our entire community after a tragic accident that took the life of a fellow racer, fierce competitor, and friend to all, Mr. Thomas Dunford. Mr. Dunford lost his life in a fatal accident, just before 8PM Eastern during Sunday’s round two of eliminations at the $50,000 Superbowl of Bracket racing event yesterday.
Mr. Dunford was in the left lane, dialed 4.57 in his dragster. Dunford won the round completing the eighth-mile pass in 4.599 at 146.62 MPH when his dragster failed to decelerate after crossing the finish line. Dunford was unable to bring his dragster to a stop and crashed through the water safety barrels ultimately coming to rest in the trees at the end of the track. Maryland International Raceway’s (MDIR) track safety crew responded immediately and alerted local fire and rescue via 911. The injuries were fatal – Thomas Dunford was pronounced dead at the scene by local emergency crews. The scene was secured for an official investigation. Our entire team and community lost one of the kindest, most giving, humbled gentlemen in our sport yesterday. Mr. Dunford wasn’t just a racer, he was a true gentleman to the sport. He was a local icon that touched many lives everywhere. Our team at SFG Promotions joins the drag racing community in grieving today.
“This just doesn’t feel real, I am in shock” said SFG’s Kyle Riley.
“I ran into him today, just standing at the tower, leaning on the railing taking it all in. He took time to share his experience as a business man, and to never give up, I’m in shock right now” said SFG’s Wesley Washington.
SFG would like to thank Royce Miller, MDIR Chief Operating Officer, and his entire staff at MDIR for their quick reaction and efforts. We ask that your thoughts and prayers be in the name of Thomas’ family, friends, loved ones, and everyone involved in this tragic event that has shocked the entire community.
With sincere condolences,
The entire SFG Promotions team