Anyone who has ever raced in a parking can attest to the fact that it can be treacherous. This track, on this weekend, was possibly one of the most dangerous that I have ever seen. First of all, the track was an eighth-mile uphill – couldn’t find a flat place in Houston, Texas? Next, the drag strip dead-headed into a convention center. What’s up with that? Drag cars have enough problems stopping (hence the parachute) so why throw salt in the wound by restricting the landing strip to an area the width of a four-lane road? Finally, traction was nonexistent Read More
Wheelie-bars? We don’t need no stinkin’ wheelie-bars! Check out these Mustangs, Mopars, Malibus, and muscle-bound Camaros (there is even a Luv pickup and a Willis) as they attempt to go airborne. Some get “hooked-up” and lay down a fantastic quarter or eighth-mile pass. Some are literally up and down, from one end of the track to the other, and a few are just epic failures (one car even leaves parts strewn all over the track). Surely these guys have now invested in a good set of wheelie-bars after tearing up their rear-bumpers, roll pans, and other miscellaneous components, by slamming Read More
Ride along in these extraordinarily powerful pro-stock and sportsman cars as they “tote the front” coming off the line. Some end in a beautiful pass and some end in absolute catastrophe. Pulling the front wheels off the pavement at the start of a quarter or eighth-mile run is typically an indication that a competitor is “hooked up” properly and will post a good time. Watch what happens when a car is so powerful that three — and sometimes even four — wheels leave the pavement and the driver is forced to compensate. Excellent photography from multiple angles combined with strategically Read More
One of Underground Racing’s Twin Turbo Lamborghini Gallardo’s producing 1,500 – 1,900 horsepower went off the runway at over 200MPH shortly after it’s chute opened while attempting a new world record standing 1 mile pass. The following footage is the first we’ve seen that actually shows the entire run and crash. Amazingly, the driver Richard Holt, actually walked away from this disastrous accident. Source: Gary Javo
Take a look at this freak Lamborghini Gallardo accident in Hollywood Hills, CA. The front of the Gallardo was so low that it went right underneath a Saab SUV lifting it up into the air. The Gallardo seems to hold up well, the roof didn’t seem to buckle at all.