Nitro Methane is an incredibly volatile substance, that also happens to help build the massive amounts of power that some drag racing engines. That volatility means that when things go wrong, the resulting boom is close to apocalyptic. Don’t believe me? Just check out this video from Pomona last Thursday.
Funny car ace Jack Beckman was part way down the strip in his 8,000 horsepower Dodge Charger Funny Car at the Auto Club NHRA Finals in Pomona when he learned really quickly what it is like to be inside an inferno! Fortunately, Beckman was uninjured, which means that the NHRA was free to share a whole bunch of different camera angles. This is just insane!
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