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Drag Racers Go 145 mph on LIE, Then Crash

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    Surveillance video at a gas station captured an explosion after a car involved in a drag race hit a gas pump. (Published Thursday, March 3, 2011)

    Authorities arrested two men they say were drag racing down the Long Island Expressway at 145 mph just after midnight.

    Both cars crashed right after exiting the expressway.  One hit a gas pump and burst into flames.  The other hit a fence.

    One person suffered minor injuries.

    A Suffolk sheriff's officer used a laser speed gun to clock the cars as they sped on the westbound side at about exit 59.

    The drivers face a variety of charges.