I used to drive down to Cayuga raceway to watch the Drag Races. The site is called Toronto Motorsports Park. That park has a dragstrip along with a car racing course. Some of the machinery was jaw dropping. I was amazed to see “Snowmobiles” drag racing on that dragstrip in the middle of summer.
There was the odd accident – maybe once per season. Nothing happened that was anywhere near what had happened to a 4,000 Horsepower Corvette at Tulsa Raceway Park. It literally took flight.
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It was interesting to note that both of the drag race cars raised their front end. I was surprised that such powerful machines did not have a Wheelie Bar at the rear. Such a bar has small wheels and limits the amount that the machine can rise up in the air. The wheelie bar would limit the rise. had this corvette had that, I doubt that it would have taken flight as it did.
At the end it was great to see the driver come out of the Corvette. He was probably shook-up and upset about the car damage but looked to be physically unharmed.