Robert Hight's Funny Car engine has a huge explosion during qualifying at the NHRA US Nationals

Posted by: Jesse Kleib on 11/18/2021

While drag racing might go down in a straight line, the sport provides plenty of twists and turns for both drivers and spectators alike.

This time, we check out a highlight from Funny Car driver, Robert Hight’s, pass that would leave him blindsided with a mishap of spectacular proportions.

While making his way down the strip, all of a sudden, his car would erupt without as much as a single warning sign to alert him to the coming carnage.

Somehow, even after the epic explosion that was enough to send Robert into the next lane, no injuries were reported thanks to the safety equipment in place via NHRA rules.

Check out the insanity in the video below that threw a huge curveball at this racer. You could never be ready for something like this to go down, but the way that you react to it is key. We think that Robert will be moving along just fine!

BREAKING: Robert Hight's Funny Car engine has a HUGE explosion during qualifying at the #ChevroletPerfUSNats. Hight walked away uninjured and keep watching to see his interview afterward.

Posted by NHRA on Saturday, September 3, 2016