An NHRA drag race in North Carolina on Saturday gave fans a little more than they bargained for when pieces of a Funny Car's body flew off during a run and landed in the stands. Amazingly, no one seems to have been seriously hurt.
USA Today has the scoop on the incident and they report that during the final qualifying session at the zMax Dragway, the engine in Robert Hight's car exploded and sent pieces of the body flying into the east stands. Hight was unhurt.
The pieces landed on several fans, two of whom had minor scrapes and were treated and released. Hight seemed rightfully horrified:
"I asked where the body landed and they said, 'In the stands,' " Hight told USA TODAY Sports after his run. "It was like, 'Oh, man…' But they came back to me real quick and said no one was injured and everybody is good. That's not what you want (to) have happening."
The video is pretty shocking, but the great news is that no one was badly hurt, especially after the awful NASCAR Nationwide Series crash at Daytona earlier this year.
Hat tip to $kaycog, who has been on a tip roll this weekend!