Dramatic moment car EXPLODES into flames and crashes into racetrack wall sending the roof flying through the air during high speed drag race
- National Hot Rod Association is a drag racing body where usually two cars compete to get to finish line
- Driver Robert Hight won the race despite the explosion sending roof flying
- Hight exited the car and was not hurt but taken to hospital as a precaution
Dramatic footage shows the moment a drag race driver’s car explodes after slamming into the racetrack wall, sending the roof flying through the air.
National Hot Rod Association (NHRA) driver Robert Hight won the race, which took place in Missouri, despite the outer shell of his car launching into the air.
The NHRA describes itself as a drag racing governing body, which sets rules in drag racing and hosts events all over the United States and Canada.
Drag racing is a type of motor racing in which automobiles or motorcycles compete, usually two at a time, to be first to cross a set finish line.
The footage shows the cars in their starting positions before the race begins, the cars are given the signal to go but not long after, the engine in Hight’s car explodes sending the car into the wall and the roof hurtling through the air.
The cars set off before the dramatic crash happened. The footage was posted on the National Hot Rod Association’s social media page
Driver Robert Hight is set to have won the race despite the fact that his cars roof is sent hurtling through the air
The cars are designed to be as light as possible making it easy for the roof to easily blow off and fly about 100 feet in the air.
Hight is said to have been taken to hospital as a precaution. It is said that the car roof landed in a camping area. It is not known if anyone was hurt but emergency services were not called
The body landed in a camping area. It is not known whether anyone was hurt but emergency services were not called.
Hight was taken to hospital as a precaution.
The NHRA have over 40,000 drivers on its rosters and claims to be the largest motorsports sanctioning body in the world.