The only better place to watch a drag race than from the other side of the wall is behind the steering wheel. Then again, that depends on what car you're driving. This gentleman enjoyed the view from the driver's seat of his hopped-up 80's Buick Regal for the holeshot, or just until his seat went from upright to permanently reclined in 1.2 seconds.

All of which just goes to show how souping up a car can sometimes reveal hidden weaknesses in the most surprising ways. Our advice: Do some crunches, get back out there and try again! Check out the disaster-averted hilarity after the jump.


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      Dan
      • 3 Years Ago
      Ha, my old Buick Skyhawk had a bad recliner mechanism...after developing abs of steel from holding myself upright for a few weeks when starting off from a stop, I bought a cheap cooler and wedged it behind the seatback.
      IBx27
      • 3 Years Ago
      Hey, he saved the car from hitting the wall, that's some major credit there.
      Steve
      • 3 Years Ago
      Getto Racing at it's finest.
        Ty
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Steve
        Did you mean "get to" or "ghetto"? You lost me there...
      jonnybimmer
      • 3 Years Ago
      That "push you into your seat" power just went a little too far.
      Dark Gnat
      • 3 Years Ago
      Yeah, it usually a good idea to put racing seats in a drag racer to prevent just such a thing. G-body coupes will always be a favorite of mine. They are excellent platform for modifications, and have plenty of room in the engine bay for just abut any block. They are also very fun to drive. I miss my '86 Monte Carlo. It was a beast. An LS, but 305 V8/4barrel carb, unrestricted dual exhaust. Got quite a few tickets on that thing, but it was worth it. It was alreo easy to work on, which is half the fun.
      Phillip
      • 3 Years Ago
      If I remember right there was a recall on seat back bolts some time back then.
      LUSTSTANG S-197
      • 3 Years Ago
      This video makes me miss the days when you could take grandma's old Buick and turn it into a "track beast". You can't do that with any of the W-Body and Epsilon cars. Though they were nothing special in stock form, the old G-Body cars were still something special.
      Jordan Kulhawik
      • 3 Years Ago
      There must have been a sale on white tee shirts before the race.
      MONTEGOD7SS
      • 3 Years Ago
      A friend of mine did this EXACT same thing in his '85 SS. He was well over 400lb, so it wasn't surprising. Must be a G-body thing.
      ShadowVlican
      • 3 Years Ago
      nice recovery though
      Ducman69
      • 3 Years Ago
      LOL! Ghettomuch? xD
      Dvanos
      • 3 Years Ago
      Since when are the brothas into drag racing???
        LUSTSTANG S-197
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Dvanos
        It just goes to show how the sport/activity has grown over the years. Where I live, I see plenty of "brothas" driving around 5.0s and GTs, and even some 70s TRANS AMs, and no, they are not decorated with fake chrome and 22' rims if that's what you are thinking. With that simple observation alone in mind, it comes as no surprise to me that there are African Americans who enjoy drag racing.
        marcosc
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Dvanos
        Remember the movie Greased Lightning, a film loosely based on the true life story of Wendell Scott, the first African American stock car racing champion in the United States. Maybe these guys were inspired by it.
        Tourian
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Dvanos
        So many options with this one: A. Perhaps you don't know to many "brothas?" B. Perhaps you don't ever step foot outside of your white suburb? C. Perhaps you are just plain sheltered and ignorant of "brothas" in general?" D. All of the above.
          whats is up
          • 3 Years Ago
          @Tourian
          I'm going to have to select D.
          OptimusPrimeRib
          • 3 Years Ago
          @Tourian
          Definitely D. And why do white people think all black people call each other "Brothas"? I'm a very proud black person and the only person I call my "Brotha" is my brother and none of my black friends, middle and lower lower class, call each other "Brotha". My white friends call me bro more than my black friends do.
          tony36619
          • 3 Years Ago
          @Tourian
          D for the win. This is a credit no credit test right ? lol
          Elmo
          • 3 Years Ago
          @Tourian
          D
        tomw05
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Dvanos
        or maybe we're all pretty much the same nowadays....people are people no matter what....why would you hate doin somethin fun because youre black, white, or whatever....guy here is prolly not tryin to be racist either..just was uninformed...so you all can stop throwing that racist flag up every chance you get also...it's not helping anything.
        B
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Dvanos
        "Brothas" have BEEN into racing. See here: www.mckenziedragstrip.com Black owned and operated but people of ALL races come to race and enjoy the action.
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