The better angles of our nature may shout us down for it, but any longtime observer (let alone fan) of any motorsport could probably be coaxed to admit that wrecks can be entertaining to watch. Sure, no one wants to see someone get hurt, but watching high-performance vehicles go wrong is a spectacle, no question.

And, perhaps like nowhere else in the racing world, when things go pear-shaped in the National Hot Rod Association, they do so in a dramatic fashion. The video above shows this all off through the glory of slow-motion video, allowing us all to see mechanical disaster unfurl in painstaking detail. There's a lot of fire, a lot of rubber being wildly deformed and at least one engine rocketing out of the hood of a car. Trust us, this is worth a few minutes of your time.


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      jesscott
      • 4 Months Ago

      pretty cool to get to watch the safety features work in slo-mo

      btulliani
      • 4 Months Ago

      Cool video and nice sound track!

      pmurray63
      • 4 Months Ago

      "The better angles of our nature"

      Sorry to be that guy, but ... try angels. ;)


      Brett Red-Dog Evans
      • 4 Months Ago

      1:12 was pretty horrifying with the flames burning inside the cabin...

      studemax
      • 4 Months Ago

      An engine rocketing out of the hood of the car?

      For "Car Guys" you sure are stupid.

      It's called a supercharger, FYI.


        threefortyduster
        • 4 Months Ago
        @studemax

        Actually, that is a nitrous car that blew the upper intake off. Supercharged Pro Mods don't have hood scoops.  Maybe you should fix up that glass house before you throw stones.

          fastz28
          • 4 Months Ago
          @threefortyduster
          You are both correct there was a front mounted engine that blew off the upper intake and a rear mounted engine that blew of a supercharger.
      Edsel
      • 4 Months Ago

      Think of the shocking consequences when pure EV drag racing is introduced.

        Phil Williamson
        • 4 Months Ago *Edited*
        @Edsel

        "When"  Hate to break it to you,Edsel, but it was "intruduced" a long time ago. The NEDRA ( EV equivalent of NHRA) has been around since 1996. :-)

        Info @ http://www.nedra.com/


        Even "Big Daddy" Garlits has switched the electric racing. For your pleasure:

        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ea4igN8Thtg


      SloopJohnB
      • 4 Months Ago

      Could eliminate 90% of these by banning superchargers and nitrous.

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