I know a lot of 19 yr olds that wouldn't even think of doing something stupid like that! That guy was just a moron. That's quite a car to just carelessly blow up on a 1/4 mile run, but, like the guy said many times in that video, "Oh WELL!"
"finally gave" huh? Call it what you will, but just because a set up was working for 'weeks' on end prior to ultimate detonation doesn't necessarily deem it careful especially if it is in fact a 300 NOS shot on an unbuilt 3.5. I wish I had a sponsor supporting me to anticipate a total motor blowout, it would make R&D so much easier. Whatever works I guess...
I agree that this was just an accident waiting to happen... And if anything, it seemed like a bit of a publicity stunt if you ask me! If the kid wanted power, whey not go with a Procharger (Supercharger), and then couple that with a SMALLER shot of NAWSS???? And as was said before, why did he not build his engine to withstand the power it would be putting out??? Seems like a pissing away of his sponsor's money if you ask me..
but then again, he did prove something...... You can strap a huge shot of NAWSS to ANYTHING and go fast.....
I bet a Ford ZX2 will perform almost as well with a 400 Shot of the 'go juice'
"RUN AS MUCH NOS AS YOU WANT AND NEVER BLOW UP YOUR CAR"
This ad was actually true, it turned out to be a bucnh of guys RENTING a Base modle Dodge Neon (NOT your car) And hooking up a Cheapo NOS kit. The cut a hole in the intake manifold to insert the jet, filled up the washer resoviour with extra fuel and used a cheapo NAPA fuel pump to pump it ($20) and then just put the NAWZZZZ tank in the back seat seatbelted in and hooked up the switch to the horn button.
Towards the end the were running a 150 SHOT with only 5% extra fuel (VERY VERY FING LEAN) and turned a 13.2.
They were dusting Vettes and Mustangs in this burgundy POS Neon, never blew either, and then returned the car later that day.
The funniest thing was the reverse Nitrous donuts.