Thats for sure,, but if you notice,, some of those drivers stayed on the throttle, even after it was obvious the car was out of control, thats what I meant by grandstanding,, but surely a crowd pleaser, at the owners expense, a few of those drivers did a great job of getting the car under control , without destroying it,,
takes some huge "Cahones" to risk life and limb like that,
Wow! That brings back some all too familiar memories. Luckily... I never destroyed a car but I took a few really wild rides before getting the "handle" on the Anglia. A couple that actually made me week in the knees after a few minutes back in the pits. At the time I was much younger and all of the other expletives that went with the youth. I think when the adrenalin kicks-in, add a little macho, 5 or 600 horsepower and in about 3 seconds one can create more havoc than can be instantly corrected. It sure makes the spectators go crazy though.
Although I've raced over the years I've not had enough seat time or powerfull enough cars to get that far into trouble. My Firebird could have had I taken it to the strip more, but I plan to do a lot more with the Catalina. IF I EVER GET IT DONE, LOL. I have a problem with always tearing the cars down or apart to make them better, then I never get much time to drive them. Someday, if I ever grow up, I'll get more miles on a car. Mark L