Minutes ago, Ron Capps completed a 4.01-second nitro funny car lap to grab the number two qualifying position at the 2014 NHRA Winternationals but for obvious reasons he was not all smiles in the shutdown area. The NAPA sponsored funny car exploded in violent fashion very late in the run and while Capps does not to appear to have suffered any visible or serious injuries, it sure left a mark. We have screen captures from the ESPN3 live stream of the race below. As soon as video is released of the explosion, we’ll share it with you.
CompPlusTV has a cool compilation video showing virtually every angle of the boomer from overhead to inside the car. This is wild stuff!