Fox Body Mustang Nearly Flips Over on Track, Still Wins

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Wicked wheelstand nearly turns disastrous when this Mustang slams into the wall.

Crowds love seeing drag cars stand up on the rear wheels, but as this Fox Body Mustang shows us, a wheelstand can go horribly wrong in a hurry. This video from the Spoold Media on YouTube shows how a wheelstand can nearly become disastrous in the blink of an eye. With some driving skill and a little luck, the flying pony still gets the win light.

Dueling Fox Bodies

Unfortunately, we don’t have any concrete details on the cars in this race, but they are a pair of Fox Body notchback Mustangs at WOOOSTOCK 2K18 on April 13 to 14. It’s is an annual grudge racing event held at Darlington Dragway in Hartsville, South Carolina.

One the drivers racing at Wooostock was Charles Potter, who came out with the wicked red Mustang. We can see the dual four-barrel carbs sticking through the hood, so this car doesn’t have forced induction, but it might be running nitrous. We don’t know for sure, but what we do know is that it packs enough power to put the wheels way up in the air on a launch.

Fox Body Mustang Wreck

Things Go Wrong

In fact, on this run, the Mustang literally stands up on the back bumper. The extra drag of the bumper hitting the ground caused the car to twist and hop off of the ground, coming down on its side and slamming into the outside wall. After hitting the wall, the car lands on its wheels, the driver straightens it out and the damaged car coasts across the finish line – getting the win light.

While the red Mustang was sliding down the track on its side, the car in the near lane lost traction and then lifted, presumably when the driver saw the other car nearly flipping over as it hit the wall. That gave the win light to the car that hit the wall, although hitting the wall may have been an official disqualification.

Mustang Win Light

Best of all, in addition to the first camera angle at the starting line, the YouTube channel had a second camera down track, almost exactly where the Mustang hit the wall. This allows us to watch this scary race from two different angles, so crank up your speakers and enjoy!

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Longtime auto journalist Patrick Rall contributes to Ford Truck Enthusiasts, Rennlist, Club Lexus, F-150 Online, and YotaTech.

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