Drag racing engines are some of the most stressed pieces of machinery in the ...
Drag racing engines are some of the most stressed pieces of machinery in the motorsport.
Thanks to the outright power and torque needed to dig out of the start, and engines need to be exceptionally powerful. This power, of course, comes at the cost of durability—something and this driver learned the hard way.
In the video below put together by CompetitionPlusTV, we get to see what the drag engine failure at high speeds looks like first-hand, using the GoPro attached the to front of the car.
This car gets off the line just fine, completing around 1000 feet worth of drag strip before this engine grenades itself, and detaches the supercharger in spectacular fashion.
Flames erupt from the rear of a block, and continue until the emergency crew arrives at the scene. Fortunately, no one was injured.
Drag engines might make the whole lot of power, just don’t be surprised if they give out the little bit more often.
What a bugger. Great camera angles. Would love to see a slow-mo of the rear facing camera.
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