When Jason Fuqua put the hammer down in the cockpit of his Tennessee Tracks tractor, things were looking up. The machine was moving ahead, the nose was coming up ever so slightly, and he looked to be off to a pretty good attempt with the sled…and then the nuclear bomb went off. When big engines with big boost and big power decide that they aren’t going to be part of the program anymore, the ending is not typically subtle.
Jason Fuqua had a front row seat to ALL the fire getting out on this run. In some circumstances you can hear an engine missing or starting to get unhappy but in this case all seemed to be right with the world…until it wasn’t. If you frame by frame watch the explosion it is wild to see how damaging the concussive force was on everything under the hood. You’ll see exhaust stacks bend like straws, plumbing get blown apart, and while Jason had a full faced helmet on, we’re guessing that he said something like, “OH FUQUA!” when this whole fire show went down.
We told you that we’ be stepping up the tractor pulling content over the next couple of months and we’re not kidding! Between the awesome gallery and the video of this explosion, the week is off to a thundering start on the tractor pulling media front!
PRESS PLAY BELOW TO SEE WHAT HAPPENS WHEN A VERY POWERFUL TRACTOR GETS THE BEANS ABOVE THE FRANK!