Chicken Hawk Totaled – Ted Harbit Hospitalized
Ted was racing the car at a 1/8 mile track in Muncie, In. when something let
loose, and he lost the car in his own oil. The car got up on the guardrail and
rolled ten times.Ted was pinned in the wreck for quite some time. He’s now in
the hospital with a collapsed lung, couple of broken ribs, a broken shoulder,
and cuts and scratches.
The Chicken Hawk is one of the most famous Studebaker race cars — with Ted
racing it since the 60s. I think I remember a story that he bought the car for
$30 in 1960.
His previous pass was a 6.46 in the 1/8. That’s pretty sobering for this guy who
does high 5s in the 1/8 — but then goes another 1/8 for low 9s at 150MPH.