Today at the 2012 March Meet Top Fuel racer Denver Schutz appeared to suffer a crash on the top end of the race track. In actuality, he pulled off one of the most incredible front engine dragster driving jobs we have ever seen. As you will see in the photos sequence below, shot at the March Meet this afternoon, Schutz was headed for certain doom against the wall past the finish line at Famoso. Using his guile and experience, Schutz gave ‘er full right rudder, which actually allowed the car to start climbing the lower part of the wall. As the car started to come up on two wheels, he nailed the throttle once and possibly twice to keep the car from turning over. His strategy worked as the car landed on four wheels and rolled safely to a stop. Note how fast he is going by our photog, who was buried DEEP into the shutdown area.
Take your time and go through the photo sequence below. This is an amazing piece of driving and frankly, in drag racing you find out who the great drivers are when the crap hits the fan. Schutz saved his own ass and his race car this afternoon. His veteran status in the seat of a Top Fuel slingshot shone through today!
Note the orange timing blog embedded in the front of the digger!