When it comes to drag racing craziness, we’re thankful that two car incidents are a relative rarity in the sport. Yes, we see them in videos like this but the reality is that seeing two cars actually get into each other is a very infrequent thing and that’s a good thing. This video was made at Bradenton Motorsports Park. During eliminations in the Heavy Street category a nice looking Nova lined up against the Zombie wagon, a car that we have seen compete at DuckX productions in both No Time and class style racing.
The Zombie Wagon is a bad ass car. Running on small radial rear tires, using a steel body, a nitrous injected engine and often times carrying the wheels well down the race track, we have called some really fun runs featuring this car over the years. This was not one of those fun runs as you’ll see below.
The thing about a radial tire is that the potential craziness does not end at the starting line. The wagon hustles off the line hard but then breaks traction and tries to make a hard left turn. With a quick pedal job, the car rockets left and hammers the Nova in broadside fashion bashing it not the wall.
The driver of the wagon then hammers the gas again and while some people are freaking out about this, we’re not. The reason he was back on the gas is because he did not know where the other cars was OR if it was heading back across the track. Thankfully it was not, but he was trying to get to clear space and not make a bad deal worse.
This is a racing accident. They happen. Hopefully both cars, especially the Nova, can be fixed and returned to competition quickly.