This Is What It Looks Like When You Blow Two Tires At 150 MPH

This is when you’re really glad you had to install that parachute.

As you can see in the video, both front wheels lock up at the end of his run, his nitrous still running after crossing the finish line. The tires drag, they pop, and the car starts steering towards the barriers.

How the car kept out of the guardrail I do not know, but that chute definitely played a big part.

BangShift points out how amazing it is that driver Tim Albright completely kept his act together. And how straight the car rolls after the blowout, particularly after you notice he was dog legging the entire length of his drag run.

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DISCUSSION

Seems like the line lock never released from the start, that’s why it was crabwalking down the track as it was dragging locked front tires the whole way down.

Those not familiar with a line lock is it locks the pressure in the brake calipers up front to allow an easier burnout as well as to keep the car from rolling forward on the trans brake or clutch engaged at the light.