A veteran drag racer from Texas was killed in a crash at a competition in southeast Iowa this weekend. The crash happened Saturday night during the World Fuel Altered Nationals at the Eddyville Raceway Park. The man who died in the crash, 49-year-old Tim Hay, was the defending champion of the competition.

According to the track’s website, Hay had reached the final round of competition when his dragster – nicknamed “High Voltage Hayride” – spun out of control. Hay had been involved in auto racing since 1977. The Burleson, Texas resident is survived by his wife Candy, two sons, a daughter and two granddaughters.