Piloting a 700 + horsepower drag car down the 1,320 can be a pretty harrowing experience. Things can go wrong in an instant and when that happens all hell can break loose. Eric Peterson found this out when he lost control of his classic Firebird, which in turn sent him careening into the armco. To make matters worse a stuck accelerator peddle led to a thick cloud of tire smoke which hindered fire response teams from responding as they should. Thankfully Peterson escaped unharmed, but it just goes to show you there’s more to drag racing then just putting your foot down and going straight.