Guy Misses Being Hit By A Flying Supercharger By Inches
July 7th, 2017
This might just be the closest “near miss” we've ever seen caught on film at a drag strip. And no, we’re not talking about a near crash. This is a video of a guy nearly being killed by a flying hunk of supercharger. The most insane part is the fact that the guy who was almost decapitated by the flying parts managed to capture the whole thing on his own camera. It was filmed by Randy at 907 Video at Alaska Raceway and the video defies description and you may need to watch it more than once to fully appreciate what happened.
The driver involved in this is John Dixon in the Trophy Hunter AA/FA. He completes his burnout and backs up with no problems. Staging the car went fine too, but when it came to the launch. Well...this happened. The machine explodes in an impressive fireball which is bad enough on its own. But the blower explosion is so violent it literally blows the case apart. Naturally, a huge chunk of it flies off and heads almost directly in the direction of Randy and his camera.
Then they show the accident in real time and then slow it down for us in a frame by frame replay and that’s where you see the disaster unfold. You can see how close Randy came to being seriously injured, if not death. Bet his life flashed before him that day.
You know when you stand next to high powered drag racing cars to shoot photos/video you're in for a thrill and maybe a scare.