There are quite a few things that go wrong with the car, and when it’s a seriously muscled up drag car, many of those things can lead to horrific problems. Take this story of Jerry Yoeman. His Turbo Corvette drag car was apparently having some electrical issues, leading to the RPM spike which blew up the transmission cooler. The resulting spray of transmission fluid all over everything is what caused the explosion you will see here. Jerry suffered only minor burns and some smoke inhalation, something of a miracle considering the ferocity of the fire.
Whoa.. that was a crazy video. Now check out this next one!