When Things Go Terribly Wrong On the Drag Strip

Drag racing is one of the of shortest and most exhilarating form of racing. That’s because more times than not, the race is over in less than 10 seconds. Competitors spend countless hours and even more money to make their cars as fast as humanly possible. And trying to wrangle all that power and keep the car going in a straight line is not necessarily an easy thing to do, especially when you have hundreds, if not thousands of horsepower trying to spin you out.

If you ask most professional drag racers, they’ll tell you that it’s not a matter of “if” you’ll crash, but “when.” It’s inevitable and just comes with the territory. The best you can hope for is that you’ve paid attention to the safety equipment on the car. And assuming that all goes well and you’re able to walk away, the next thing you’ll want is to make sure someone caught the whole thing on film. Which is where the guys at 1320video come into play. They’ve compiled a top ten list of the most heinous crashes caught on film and you won’t believe how ferocious some can be.