As a guy who has done a load of drag racing in his life, Brandon Snider knows that each run in his current pro mod or this former Pro Extreme Corvette could get crazy. Even as prepared as these guys are, when a drive shaft decides to violently walk off the job during a 200+ mph pass, all bets are off. As you’ll see, the car did its job perfectly by keeping the spinning shaft out of the cockpit as well as the assorted spinning parts. As for Snider, he did his job, too. He was out of the throttle instantly, got the chutes out and kept the car moving straight ahead. Hell, watching him man handle the car down the course is crazy enough but the added drama…wow! The video runs in real time and then super slow motion.
Lastly, pay attention to the violent reaction that Snider suffers when the shaft gives up. Even with the HANS device, you can see his head bury into his chest when the car rapidly loses speed. He had his hand up the pull the ‘chutes but he never needed to pull the handle. He could have easily lost his arm if the shaft got up inside the car. Scary stuff!
PRESS PLAY BELOW TO SEE A DRIVESHAFT GIVE UP UNDER THE STRAIN OF 3,000HP ON THE TRACK!