Top Alcohol Dragster racer Mark Niver, 60, from Phoenix, was involved in a fatal incident when his dragster crashed in the shutdown area during the semifinals of the NHRA event this weekend in Seattle. Mark’s most recent NHRA national event victory came at this event two years ago, a season in which he also won the national event in Topeka. Niver was runner-up earlier this year in Topeka in his last final-round appearance. Mark was a racer’s racer and competed in many classes of drag racing since the 1970’s. His friends and competitors will miss him deeply. Weld Racing LLC shares the sadness and sends condolences to Mark’s family.