NHRA Top Fuel Harley Racer Suffers NASTY Crash

Posted by: Jesse Kleib on 11/16/2021

When a rider has a wild two-wheeled machine between their legs that’s ready to roll, they’d better be ready for any and all adversity. In the blink of an eye, said rider can end up in a world of hurt. Even when they do everything right, sometimes the stars just aren’t going to align. This could end up getting incredibly wild, especially on a motorcycle. Limbs are left to the liberty of momentum, after all. Even worse, there’s no cage to protect the rider’s body.

When Beau Layne was ready to get going in Seattle, it would turn out that his bike would get a little bit light in the front end. Without the front tire making enough contact with the ground, it’s easy to imagine that control would be limited. As such, the motorcycle would wander toward the center of the track.

Beau looked to be in it to win it. He did manage to take home the win here. However, he didn’t have enough control after crossing the finish to keep the bike out of the wall. His motorcycle would end up eluding him as it drifted toward the center. By the time he was able to make good enough contact to try to correct this situation, it was too late.

Beau probably ended up going home with some bumps, bruises, and a whole lot of soreness. Thankfully, he was able to get up under his own power after the fact. From there, he would be transported to the hospital for further evaluation.

We’re impressed by how quickly the safety crew was able to react as this one could’ve gotten much more serious. Sometimes, that can make all the difference in a situation like this. It just goes to show us that we never really know how a race is going to end.