Dragster Does Burnout with Tires Ablaze

by Shane McGlaun

I once took my kids to a NHRA Top Fuel event in Texas. It was our first time to a drag race ever, and I had no idea just how much noise dragsters could generate. We got a sample with the burnouts, but that was nothing.

When those cars launched, the noise was insane and I thought my lunch would vibrate out of my stomach. As impressive as those normal burnouts are, check out this dragster literally setting its tires ablaze.

For whatever reason, the crew decided to put down some gasoline on the launch pad, and then set it on fire while the dragster was sitting there. After the tires were suitably ablaze, the burnout commenced. I’d have liked it better if the tires stayed on fire and laid down some Back to the Future style burning skid marks, but still the video is worth a watch.

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