Tony Schumacher Endures Major Engine Explosion During Testing in Pheonix
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“The Sarge”, a multi-time national champion and perennial favorite to take home points title, laid down a solid 3.72 pass but suffered a pretty serious explosion as he streaked through the speed traps at the 1,000 foot mark. Crew Chief Mike Green revealed a key clue as to the explosion – a noticeable spike in boost just before the engine let go – but said the team hadn’t tracked down the cause at the time of his interview with Competition Plus TV’s Bobby Bennett.
Bennett then took a moment to speak with Schumacher about the safety of his hotrod, which features an enclosed canopy, still a relatively new safety feature on the quickest-accelerating cars on the planet. The test session continues through the weekend, so there may be some more explosive footage for us to bring you in the coming days.