It must be a week for vehicular sacrifice. We've already seen a Lamborghini Gallardo go up in flames in the quest for the gold at the Targa High Country in Australia, but back here on American soil, Jeff Evans recently pushed his Acura Integra past the limit at the drag strip to break the eight-second barrier. The car campaigns in the True Street class with a 950-horsepower, turbocharged B-Series engine under the hood with a 67-millimeter Borg Warner turbo shoving 35 psi of boost down the intake.

That is no small number. On his third pass of the day, Evans lost control of the Acura shortly after crossing the quarter mile line, narrowly missing the EG Honda Civic in the next lane and bouncing off of two walls in the process. It wasn't until later that he was informed that he had managed to run an 8.98-second quarter mile at 167 miles per hour, which was good enough to earn him a record in his class. How's that for a bittersweet victory? Hit the jump to see the carnage for yourself, and be sure to check out the Evans Tuning site for more information on the car.



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      Rich K
      • 3 Years Ago
      he go tlocky. Looks like the parachute deploymnet cuased the crash. The chute might have been mounted incorectly to the car causing the rear end to lift, secondly you're supposed to keep it floored until the chute is fully opened. Letting off prematurely will cause the chasis to unload.
        Fresh
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Rich K
        Looks like he lost it when he took his hand off the wheel at 167mph to celebrate.
      glitched
      • 3 Years Ago
      Its pretty easy to see why this happened. he let off the gas, unloading the rear tires, and at the same time started to reach up for the chute, and accidently pulled his left hand down a little bit on the steering wheel, and with the rear tires unloaded, they got squirlly.
      bobmarley
      • 3 Years Ago
      950HP integra...jeez loweez!
      oRenj9
      • 3 Years Ago
      I'm glad he managed to move over when he did, if this happened a half a second earlier, then both cars would have collided. That would have been horrific. Nice run though!
      Fonin
      • 3 Years Ago
      nice to see the b-series still competing. funny that they use a vtec cam still, when your power curve is 7k-9700 rpm you don't need that low speed profile, i thought they liked to swap out for rollers. i ran b18b with a CTR like profile and peaked 9k still.
        Kris
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Fonin
        I've seen B16 NA spinning up to 11000rpm.
      monobloc_6piston
      • 3 Years Ago
      probably not a good idea to place the chute release where you have to take your hand off the wheel and have it located above your head.
        Rick
        • 3 Years Ago
        @monobloc_6piston
        He lost it as soon as his hand went up for the release.
        Alex Butti
        • 3 Years Ago
        @monobloc_6piston
        I think a lot of drag cars have the lever located on the roof. Don't ask me why.
      jonybgoode
      • 3 Years Ago
      most of you are the idiots...he wasn't celebrating..he reached up,to pull the chute lever,which is visable,(red in color),at the end of the video>>> when the chute opened,it shocked the rear of the car,which then unloaded the suspension,and then he lost control...
      Chris Young
      • 3 Years Ago
      Woops maybe should have not let off the gas quite as hard and let his parachute or chutes slow him down. It looks and sounds like he got off the gas a little too much and lost grip in the front wheels. Of course he was doing well over 150 at the time he lost control so it might just be one of those things. People that think he was celebrating are pretty clueless. Like Jonybgoode said he was reaching to deploy his parachutes. The last thing he would be doing is celbrating.
      David Corsaro
      • 3 Years Ago
      This person is no dummy. Sure, he made a mistake and it cost him a car. He does, however, have a thriving business in PA and does very, very well for himself.
      dave and mary
      • 3 Years Ago
      A little wind perhaps ... along with a lookup to get your hand on the chute release? Sub 10 seconds requires every-split-second attention.
      belldn3
      • 3 Years Ago
      Surprise he even won after that other car got such a big lead.
      RevenantDC5
      • 3 Years Ago
      We get it. RWD and higher displacement makes for quicker times with less effort. That doesn't render a 8.98 with a FWD 4 cylinder less impressive. These "jap-crap" comments are pretty 1980s. Get over it. It's about love of the build, competition, and fellow enthusiasts. I don't care which wheels are being driven by how many cylinders in a straight line, circle, or any number of squiggly lines.
        Chris Young
        • 3 Years Ago
        @RevenantDC5
        I agree with Revenant. I used to be anti import till I bought one. I tell you what my "import jap crap was built better and lasted longer than Detroits finest that I used to own. I have a Hyundai Tiburon that to this day out accelerates, brakes, and handles better than most all of the big displacement RWD american cars. Oh well some day the public will come to see the advantages of imports. Its movies like Fast and the Furious that make the imports look ridiculous. Most import owners are not ricers like the guys dipicted in those movies.
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