Fatal accident at Luskville race track
A 69-year-old driver died following a car accident when he lost control of his vehicle during the Canadian Bracket Super Tour Fall Finals race at Luskville Dragway, on Sunday, October 2, 2022.
Dennis Black, a resident of North York, Ontario, was racing his fourth race of the day when, for a reason still unknown to authorities, he lost control of his 1934 Chevrolet Roadster shortly after the start and crashed into one of the track's barriers at high speed. Authorities and ambulance services were called to the race track at around 2pm, however Black was pronounced dead at the scene.
According to the officers involved and those who witnessed the accident, the victim's vehicle was severely damaged in the collision with the guardrail.
The MRC des Collines-de-l'Outaouais Public Security has taken over the investigation which will attempt to establish the cause of the loss of control of the vehicle and the death of the driver. Investigators were at the Luskville Dragway on the evening of October 2nd until late in the night when they left the scene at approximately 1:00 am.
Dennis Black was a well known and loved member of the racing and track community. He had more than 10 years of experience and, in addition to his famous 1934 Chevrolet Roadster, drove several high-speed race cars and was a member of the Panic Attack Racing team, along with his brother Ken and their friend Jim Barry. The track veteran, who was also a father and grandfather, had made a recent return to the world of racing cars with his team after a 35-year absence.
The trio dedicated their return to Jim Barry's father, the late Wes Barry, who introduced them to the excitement of racing in 1969 when he took them to their first car race. The Canadian Bracket Super Tour team said in an official press release that proceeds from the October 2 races will be used to make the sport of racing and their future events safer in memory of Dennis Black.
"It wasn't hard to see Dennis' passion for the sport. He truly loved spending his time at the race track and anyone in his presence would have told you so! There is no doubt that the man loved drag racing. [...] He will never be forgotten," added the Canadian Bracket Super Tour team.
Photo 1 credit: Tony Hayes
Photo 1 caption: Dennis Black driving his Chevrolet Roadster.
Photo 2 credit: Night camera
Photo 2 caption: Emergency services at the scene of the accident, 2 October 2022.