But still lucky enough to not be dead.
Have you ever noticed how the stands at drag strips tend to be set back a bit, and also how there are usually big concrete barriers between them and the blacktop? That’s because sometimes cars, especially hugely powerful cars, lose control; and without such safety measures, could potentially kill tons of spectators. So you’d think that, even if you were going to attend a drag race in a less formal setting, you’d still want to stand back.
Maybe you’d stand close nearer the start line, but here you’ll see a race between a modified Audi RS6 and a Lamborghini Aventador where the crowd stand right next to the road almost the whole way down. Talk about lucky.