What's the best way to get the tires off the rims quickly? Not by running the thing at 200 miles per hour on the dyno and having them explode, we're quite sure. That's what happened to a twin-turbo F-body Chevrolet Camaro with 1,800 horsepower at the wheels as it was being prepped for the Texas Mile, when the drag radials decided they would rather die.

The dyno run actually took place two years ago, but according to YouTube poster "High Tech Corvette" it is only now being seen, and its explosive action has now gone viral. The car is owned by Kelly Bise and tuned by Late Model Racing, and when it ran in the 2012 Texas Mile, it was called the world's fastest Camaro in the standing mile. When it ran again this year, things didn't go so well Bise crashed during his run going more than 200 mph. He emerged without injury.

There are three videos below: the dyno video is first, followed by this year's crash, and then the 2012 run showing how things are meant to go.









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      Drakkon
      • 1 Year Ago
      Wouldn't a dyno come with some literature about what its upper limits are? I have never heard of someone else using a dyno to test top speed. Maybe it happens. Dunno. I also marvel at peoples' collective cavalier attitude around dynos. We see it here, we see it in the Cobra the other day. People standing around, doo-dee-doo, looking to see what's going to happen next. When it goes bad, it usually goes bad in a big way.
        Tom
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Drakkon
        Could be possible the car was spinning the wheels at 200mph during the dyno pull. Not just as a test of top speed.
      icemilkcoffee
      • 1 Year Ago
      Looks like the rear end is not strapped DOWN enough. With this much horsepower you really need to pull the car down to get traction on the rollers. This is the reason why you see people sitting in the trunk sometimes during dyno runs- to put weight over the rear wheels.
        Tom
        • 1 Year Ago
        @icemilkcoffee
        I don't think that's why the tires blew.
      WindsWilling
      • 1 Year Ago
      "High Tech Corvette" is garbage. They used to post vids of "highly modified cars" racing tuned up vettes, when these "highly modified cars" (mainly imports) were just running an exhaust, and then bragging about these "kills". I won't click on the vids to give them hits because they're scum. Not to mention their vids were mainly highly dangerous street racing situations.
      James Whitener
      • 1 Year Ago
      That's why they don't allow drag radials at the Texas mile. The tire isn't made for sustained high speed runs. They are banned because they tend to blow out at really high speeds (200mph+).
      phlavor
      • 1 Year Ago
      I just want to know why there's cash monies by the turbo
      Rick
      • 1 Year Ago
      Cheap tires...
      Rotation
      • 1 Year Ago
      He missed a gear that badly and added 8mph? He must have turned up the boost or other power adder.
      Rotation
      • 1 Year Ago
      "Oh no". I appreciate that man's incredible level of restraint!
      Tahoe
      • 1 Year Ago
      Too bad SPEED is going away, I see a new TV series called \"Can you blow your tires off faster than a redneck?\"
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