The Ford Mustang on the right is drag racing with the standard technique. The Mustang on the left, driven by David Measell, is using a new "rear bumper only" technique that evidently surprised everyone at the South Georgia Motorsports Park strip – including Measell.

Measell said his outfit just bought the car the week before the event, noting that it has more than 2,000 horsepower. Speaking of his "flying" run, Measell said, "We turned it up to dip on down," by which he meant they turned up the power in order to get his time down. Turns out all that power and all that traction sent the nose straight up into the air almost as soon as the race began.

He told an interviewer afterward that this was his first race in a "regular car" since he normally drives a pro-mod. "I like my wheelie bars," he concluded. You can see how he got there in the video below.



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      Mforh
      • 9 Months Ago
      3-2-1- and liftoff!
      BillT
      • 9 Months Ago
      Bet there's a brown racing stripe on the driver's seat
      Patrick
      • 9 Months Ago
      Hope the guy was okay.
      Logan
      • 9 Months Ago
      http://cl.ly/image/0w081z0G1v0c/76n5w.gif
      Logan
      • 9 Months Ago
      Watch this gif of Jeremy Clarkson responding to this incident! http://cl.ly/image/0w081z0G1v0c/76n5w.gif
      Logan
      • 9 Months Ago
      [IMG]http://cl.ly/image/0w081z0G1v0c/76n5w.gif[/IMG]
      TsarBomba
      • 9 Months Ago
      Must... hit... daily... quota...
      Semislicks
      • 9 Months Ago
      All I can say is: ALL SHOW AND NO GO. 2000 unused Horsepower.
      • 9 Months Ago
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      Riley C.
      • 9 Months Ago
      The thumbnail for this article stopped my scrolling for a good 10 seconds. My mind was trying to piece together what was going on lol
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