Valentino Rossi lapped quick enough to be in the top half of the NASCAR Nationwide Series field as he tried Kyle Busch’s Toyota stock car in a promotional event. Seven-time MotoGP champion Rossi travelled to Charlotte Motor Speedway after finishing sixth in his series’ inaugural Austin race.
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The terrifying moment a car flies into packed stands after exploding during drag race. These shocking pictures show the moment a drag racing car exploded, sending its wrecked body hurtling through the air into the watching crowd. The dramatic video footage showed race driver Robert Hight’s car explode at the beginning of the National Hot Rod Association (NHRA) drag race near Charlotte in North Carolina.
The car’s carbon fibre body is sent flying into the air by the force of the blast and lands in a stand packed with spectators.
Mr Hight was uninjured by the explosion and even managed to finish the race, 9 News reports.
Two people hit by the debris needed medical treatment for minor scrapes. Mr Hight told USA today that he was shocked by the incident.
If you are reading this, then the odds are that you have had the itch to go racing yourself. Many of you scratch the itch so repeatedly that if it weren’t for your well-groomed countenance, you might be mistaken for a heroin junkie seeking their next fix. Others have heeded the advice of your mother, â€œscratching only makes it worse.â€ With all your reason and will, you’ve fought not to not give into it’s temptation. But, here’s an event that just might have you give in.
Known as â€œThe Machismo,â€ now in its eighth edition, the race is the brainchild of Rob Niles, the founder and president of Karting Ventures,Inc. Niles runs the CalSpeed kart track at Auto Club Speedway in Fontana, Calif., and is one of the most successful promoters of â€œarrive and driveâ€ racing in the countryÂ Â Â …Â More