Explosive Drag Racing

Have you ever seen what happens when a 7,000 hp engine explodes? No? What on earth are you doing with your life?

American drag racer Ron Capps has some unfortunate first-hand experience with just such a situation – while running his Dodge Charger R/T in the National Hot Rod Association’s 300mph class, pieces of the engine suddenly flew off, as did bits of the top of the car’s carbon fiber body. In a remarkably calm and succinct description, “You go from a car that’s all dark [inside] and then you’re [driving] a convertible,” said Capps.

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