Disaster narrowly averted.
Torque can do funny things to cars, and lots of torque can potentially be pretty damn hard to control. This is why the wheelie bar is such a necessary thing in drag racing. But it turns out that even this can go wrong, as the owner of the turbocharged Mustang in the following video found out. The result is very nearly a crash, but sheer luck keeps the car away from the wall. It’s still pretty impressive to watch, and you can only imagine the level of clenching going on.
It’s hard to say whether he would have won, but maybe he’ll get a rematch once he fixes his car.