Ron Capps' Insane Drag Racer Explosion at NHRA Winternationals 2014

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-3 1. joka232 commented 6 years ago

He is very lucky! if he wasn't wearing a helmet and protection im sure he would get burned as well as cut from that! also that it didn't hit him directly in the face! it just scraped him
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+15 2. Dmitry commented 6 years ago

That's got to be the best day of Ron's life. He won, he didn't get hurt, he became famous, and he got a whole new level of appreciation for just being alive. And did I mention that he won? :P
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+2 3. Malakyte commented 6 years ago

What a woosh! Too bad the slow-mo went wrong on this one.
I bet his retinas see as blur as the camera at launch...! 8-)
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+5 4. enuffsanuff commented 6 years ago

One helluva blower explosion for sure. Glad to see Ron walk away from that.
Amazing that he was able to keep that missile in a straight line. Safety Safari
on the car in about 10 seconds....wtg SS!!!!
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+1 5. Paul1968 commented 6 years ago

and a clean pair of shorts please sir
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+3 6. cameramaster commented 6 years ago

Gulp....that's a cure for constipation if there was ever one! I'm glad he walked away from that though...but I'd bet his knees wobbled a bit.
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+3 7. samxgx commented 6 years ago

He was walking al straight up being fine and stuff and the guy with the yellow black jacket was holding his arm like: come with me you criminal... you are insane I can't let you just walk around! sit here NOW!
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-3 8. torbengb commented 6 years ago

#7 welcome to America where people can sue you for anything. Able-bodied people are being wheeled around the hospital on the off chance that they fall and hurt themselves.
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-2 9. OneBadApple commented 6 years ago

They should call it the "NHRA Darwinism Finals"...
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0 10. SquidCap commented 6 years ago

Rarely you see these guys so shocked. He must've really thought that he died.

On second look the sudden deceleration might've knocked the wind out of him, or he inhaled fumes (doubt that, these things blow up pretty frequently and the safety is excellent).
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+2 11. sux2bu commented 6 years ago

#10 It is the concussion of the blower explosion that makes him look disoriented , almost like what a concussion grenade would do to you right in your face. That blast wave is what lifted the top of the body right off the car.

PS John Force won the Funny Car division at that race.
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-3 12. elghinnfaer commented 6 years ago

Did I win ?
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-4 13. chewbacca commented 6 years ago

And..what is the purpose on these drag races?
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+2 14. SquidCap commented 6 years ago

#11: Yeah, that's most likely it. Didn't think about pressures around those things, it's enclosed space after all..