23-year-old Shawn Price was working on installing a Chevy 350 in his Mazda Miata when it suddenly caught fire.
“I was super excited to start it,” he said. “I could not start with exhaust manifolds because they would not fit. I have to make my own. But aside from that, I mounted the car via modified subframe and hooked a house on the rear to keep the engine level.”
He said he hooked up all the fuel lines and gave it a go, but the engine erupted into flames, and Price suffered 1st and second degree burns all over his arm and leg.
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This HSV R8 caught fire on the dyno. According to the YouTube poster, the car doesn’t run on nitrous, nor did it destroy the motor. Apparently an injector o-ring failed, spraying the engine bay with fuel. Luckily no one was hurt, and the car was running again 30 minutes later.
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You never know what you’re gonna see at a mud bog, whether it’s a modified rig or a nitrous explosion. In the video above, one man’s ride erupts into a massive fire. Thankfully, it was put out quickly, and it appears that no one was injured.
Yesterday’s Daytona Battle of the Beach 2013 was a series of flips, fires and chaos, and that’s putting it lightly. The caution flag was issued at least 17 times.
In the video below, Danny Bohn was exiting Turn 4 when Ryan Pries lifts him onto the wall and flips Danny upside down. Within seconds, the car ignites, but luckily, rescue crews were able to get him out of the vehicle in time. Take a look.