Nobody dies, sorry if that's a spoiler.
Traction is one of those things that tends to be important in a sport where hundredths of a second routinely means the difference between winning and losing. To us in America, the idea that top fuel drag racing takes place in Japan without track preparation seems insane, so the video you're about to see is positively psychotic, but we mean that as a compliment this time, as watching drag racing on snow is hugely entertaining.
All that we really know about the race is that it takes place in Wisconsin and it's a 1/8 mile. Probably not a great idea to try at home.