We got tipped off to this video by the guys at ReplayXD cameras. A ReplayXD was mounted at ankle height during the burnout contest at the NMCA Nationals in Commerce, Georgia. The camera captured a SN197 Mustang absolutely melting the hides off the back of itself and belching tire smoke everywhere. It also happened to catch the flaming end of the burnout where the tire seems to ignite and launch some pretty good licks of flame out of the wheel well. The NMCA safety guy was mere feet away from the car, so as soon as it flamed up, he was at the ready with a fire extinguisher.
We’ve never actually had a burnout end in flames. We’re not sure if that means we’re doing it wrong or doing it right. Granted we have had a vehicle or two burn to the ground, so that may count for something. Thankfully for the owner of this Mustang, the excitement of the fire was not followed by a bunch of melted and destroyed parts. The car seems unscathed.