Posted Jul 12th 2012 8:00PM
Drag racing, like any sport involving high speeds and gasoline, has its fair share of crashes, burns, broken bones, amputations, etc. You get the idea. It can be dangerous - Something this drag racer experiences first hand when his clutch goes up in smoke...then flames.
Typically, drag cars need something called a scattershield to prevent this exact situation. Some of you may have heard of a man named Don Garlits. He's considered by many to be the father of drag racing. Garlits, in 1970, found himself in a similar situation. The two-speed transmission in his drag car exploded, severing part of his right leg and shattering the left.
It's unclear why there is no scattershield in this car, but at the very least, the driver seems to be moving around at the end of it all, which hopefully means they're okay.
Hit the jump to see the video for yourself.
News Source: LiveLeak