A Monte Carlo Literally Blows Its Wheels Off At The Track
June 30th, 2017
There’s a reason a lot of drag racers don’t run on giant rims…and this Monte Carlo is a perfect example. The driver took his car to the Track Mania event at the Memphis International Raceway and it probably didn’t go how he was planning.
YouTuber Veltboy314 posted the driver’s unfortunate luck and man, it was rough. Two G-body Monte Carlos with massive rims do their burnout, back up and stage at the tree. The driver in the left lane launches a little too hard and shears the studs right off! Both rear tires come off the car, and the driver gets a good look at the track surface. At the same time, the tires keep rolling farther down the track. Guessing he lost that one… For the full video check out PowerNationTV.com
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