Drag car spins out, burns tyres off, burns engine out - video
Driver Eric Peterson's XDR Firebird got out of shape almost immediately during a solo dragstrip run and crashed almost head-on into the wall.
According to people in attendance, both tires on the car's driver's side were torn off, and the impact ripped the master cylinder from the firewall.
The throttle cable was attached to the cylinder, so when the cylinder fell, the throttle controlling a 1,500-plus-horsepower engine got stuck wide
open for more than a minute.
Worst of all, the initial impact knocked Peterson unconscious, so he wasn't able to do anything to intervene.