Hope you like the photos, they nearly cost me my life
As a couple of hard-hitters made their passes, I realized just how close I really was to these raging vehicles: Only a short concrete barrier provided cover as thousands of horsepower flew past. And as soon as that thought crossed my mind, the next racer took off with a bang. I peered through the camera’s viewfinder. The car wobbled, then weaved. It was losing traction and hurling towards the barrier, directly at me. Scant milliseconds passed between the realization of what was happening and dropping behind the barrier in a panic. As I did so, bits of fiberglass exploded through the air as the car scraped the barrier wall’s other side with a screech. Miraculously, the driver regained control and managed to straighten the dragster up.
This is a companion discussion topic for the original entry at https://www.hagerty.com/articles-videos/articles/2016/03/18/march-meet-2016