This is the burnout equivalent of a mic drop. No burnout will ever top a burnout that actually burns. With flames. On fire!
Clearly, the way to make a burnout even more ridiculous is to douse the tires with gasoline and light them on fire first.
Driver Dave Nelson ripped the most ridiculous burnout ever at the United Kingdom’s Santa Pod Raceway, according to AutoGuide. Nelson replied to one commenter on YouTube that he can only do the stunt at “meets with very strict safety conditions and additional fire cover,” and it’s pretty obvious why.
That additional cover includes around a dozen fire marshals in full fireproof gear made for Top Fuel cars with access to equipment closeby, including a full fire truck, per Nelson’s explanation on YouTube. Another fire marshal was stationed on a quad at the 1/8-mile mark with even more firefighting equipment.
Additionally, Nelson himself is wearing a thick drag racing firesuit and all the required safety gear. A catch fence and concrete walls plus a 20-foot break separated spectators from the car as well.
In other words, don’t try this at home—but do film it for our enjoyment if you’re in a safe location to pull it off.